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Concepts: Philosophical Perspectives

17th-18th October 2022, Department of Philosophy, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Organisers: Matías Osta-Vélez, Matteo De Benedetto, Nico Orlandi, Peter Brössel, and Nina Poth Program: Monday, 17th October 2022, GA 03-33/3412:30-14:00: Arrival + lunch14:00-15:00: Nico Orlandi (UCSC), TBA15:00-15:30: Break15:30-16:30: Matteo De Benedetto (RUB) & Nina Poth (RUB), “Bootstrapping Concepts”16:30-17:00: Break17:00-18:00: Nick Shea (Oxford), TBA19:00: DinnerTuesday, 18th October 2022, GA 03-33/3409:10-09:30: Coffee09:30-10:30: Corinne Bloch-Mullins (Marquette), TBA10:30-11:00: Break11:00-12:00: Matías Osta-Vélez (RUB), “Global properties, coherence, and… » read more


To be or not to be… conscious. Phenomenal realism and illusionism

Format: HybridLocation: University of BochumDate: September 29 and 30, 2022Organization: François Kammerer and Tobias Schlicht Contact: kammerer DOT francois AT gmail DOT comRegistration: caroline DOT stankozi AT rub DOT de Registration is now open. Please write to Caroline Stankozi (see address above), indicating your name and affiliation, and explaining whether you’d like to attend online or in-person. Please also indicate in your email whether you’d also like to join us… » read more


The Metaphysics of Sensory Experience

Workshop – Ruhr-Universität Bochum – 01.-02. September 2022 Program09:00 arrival and coffee09:30 David Papineau (King’s College/CUNY): Problems for representationalism10:45 coffee11:00 Alex Byrne (MIT): Representationalism defended12:15 Lunch13:30 Umrao Sethi, online (Brandeis): Accounting for seeming presence14:45 coffee15:15 Albert Newen (RUB): The ALARM Theory of Consciousness16.30 coffee16.45 Laura Gow (Liverpool): Wannabe Representation19.00 Dinner (Living Room, Bochum) Friday September 2nd:09:00 arrival and coffee09:30 Stefanie Grüne (Berlin): Are representationalism and naïve realism compatible?10:45 coffee11:00 Alex Grzankowski (Birkbeck): Against cosmic brains12:15 Lunch13:30 Katalin Farkas (CEU Vienna): Representation by sensory qualia is not arbitrary14:45 coffee15:15 Heather Logue (Leeds): Purpose and procedure in the metaphysics of perceptual experience16.30 coffee16.45 Tim Crane, online (CEU Vienna): Is… » read more


Avian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference

The bird‘s eye view on the evolution of cognition 11th and 12th of August 2022 – Ruhr University Bochum – Veranstaltungszentrum We have a great lineup of confirmed speakers including, but not limited to, Dmitry Aronov, Herman Wagner, and Thomas Bugnyar.Join us for two days of birds, brains and behavior! Looking forward to seeing you there! Jonas Rose and the Neural Basis of Learning lab


Bayesian Learning & Reasoning

JULY 11-12th 2022 Ruhr-Universität Bochum Keynote Speakers: Ulrike Hahn (Birkbeck College) Nico Orlandi (University of California, Santa Cruz) Julia Staffel (University of Colorado, Boulder) Josh Tenenbaum (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) For the full program and further information, please click here


The Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures with Cecilia Heyes- 07.-08.06.2022 – Ruhr University Bochum

Prof. Heyes‘ work concerns the evolution of cognition. It explores the ways in which natural selection, learning, developmental and cultural processes combine to produce the mature cognitive abilities found in adult humans. She is especially interested in social cognition. Her current projects examine whether the neurocognitive mechanisms enabling cultural in-heritance – social learning, imitation, mirror neurons, mind reading, etc. – are themselves products of cultural evolution. Her three lectures will… » read more