Why do people believe weird things? Bayesian Brains, Conspiracy Theories, and Intellectual Vice

Talk Series on Conspiracy Theories & Rationality Please register to acquire zoom link for participation. Send Email to: Further info: Organized by Dr. Nina Poth, Dr. Krzysztof Dolega, Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht Upcoming Talks April 21 MICHAEL STREVENS (NYU)Irrationality and Rationality in Science  April 28 SAM GERSHMAN (Harvard) How to never be wrong  May 5 | 6 pm !!! (CET) CAILIN O’CONNOR (Irvine) Multiple Mechanisms for Polarization  May 12 C…. » read more

Interdisciplinary Reading Club:

Recent Debates on Situated Cognition Summer Semester 2022 Prof. Albert NewenDr. Sabrina Coninx 12.04.202216:00-17:30 Hal Hershfield (UCLA Anderson School)The Future SelfZoom-Link 19.04.2022 Evan Westra (York University, Toronto) A New Framework for the Psychology of Social NormsZoom-Link 10.05.2022 Anna Borghi (Sapienza University of Rome)Abstract Concepts and Inner SpeechZoom-LInk 07.-08.06.2022 Carnap Lectures (Hybrid Event) with Cecilia Heyes (Oxford University) 14.06.2022 Adrian Alsmith (King’s College London)Imagination, Illusion, and (Virtual) Reality 28.06.2022 Jonathan Birch (London… » read more


Time slot for October session:Session: 17:00 – 19:40 (CET) / 11:00am – 13:40pm (EST)(1st talk: 17:00 / 11am, 2nd talk: 18:20 / 12:20pm) Login details for all talks: 815 5743 9258Kenncode: 6CAG4D MAY 19TH 2022“Perception Revisited” 1.) Susanne Schellenberg (Rutgers), “Perspectival Variance and Perceptual Constancy”2.) Peter Brössel (RUB), “Perception and Updating” JUNE 2ND 2022“The Hard Problem of Consciousness” 1.) Brian McLaughlin (Rutgers), “Subjectivity in an Objective World”2.) Tobias Schlicht (RUB),… » read more

Online Lecture Series on Situated Cognition

In the Context of the Situated Cognition Spring School Keynotes of the Situated Cognition Spring School (SCSS–2022) will be streamed via Zoom.Join online and be inspired by state-of-the-art research in situated cognition research. For detailed information on this year’s Online Lecture Series in the context of the Situated Cognition Spring School click here.

Research Opportunities for Ukrainian Researchers in Philosophy to come either to Bochum or to Osnabrück (Germany)

In order to express our solidarity with the people in Ukraine, who face the destruction of their universities by the Russian army and an attack on the values we believe in: peace, democracy and freedom, the Research Training Group (RTG; DFG-Graduiertenkolleg) “Situated Cognition” offers a few fellowships based on our DFG-funding. We focus our support on the subject of philosophy. Since the RTG is bi-local the philosophers can be based… » read more

4E Cognition and Memory

Online Workshop – May 23-25 2022 We invite submissions for oral presentations (40 min. + 20 min. for discussion)at length: 250-500 words.Deadline: March 15 2022.Notification: April 1 2022.We encourage early career researchers, especially those from underrepresentedgenders and minority backgrounds, to submit an abstract. Invited Speakers:Louise Barrett(Psychology, University of Lethbridge)Richard Heersmink(Philosophy, Monash University)Francesco Ianì(Psychology, University of Turin)Anco Peeters & Marta Caravà(Philosophy, Ruhr University Bochum)John Sutton(Philosophy & Cognitive Science, Macquarie University)Evelyn… » read more