The joint Research Training Group (RTG) is based at Ruhr-University Bochum and Osnabrück University. Methodologically, it connects philosophy of mind and cognition with empirical research in cognitive science. The main goal of the RTG is to identify deficits in traditional conceptions of the human mind and to refine and enhance the existing conceptions by drawing on new developments in cognitive science that have not yet made their way into the prevailing philosophical approaches.

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RTG fellow: Dr. Christine Michel (Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)


Dr. Christine Michel of Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, will be visiting the RTG from 10. – 14. September 2018. She will be joining Samantha... » read more

Second conference of the RTG – Situated Approaches to Social Understanding, Emotion, and Meaning


Following the successful first RTG conference held in Osnabrück in autumn last year, it was now Bochum’s turn to host the 2nd RTG conference on 22nd and 23rd June 2018.... » read more

RTG Fellow: Dr. John Michael (University of Warwick)


Dr. John Michael will be visiting the RTG in Bochum from mid of June until beginning of July 2018. John Michael is currently an assistant professor at the Warwick University... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
September 21, 2018 9:15 am to September 21, 2018 5:50 pm Workshop RTG Situated Cognition GAP Satellite Workshop: Mental Representation, Mechanistic Explanation & Situated CognitionUniversity of Cologne
September 26, 2018 9:00 am to September 28, 2018 7:00 pm Workshop Anton Benz, Michael Franke, Christoph Hesse, Ralf Klabunde, Matthias Unterhuber, and Markus Werning CoMPrag2018: Computational Models of Language Generation and Processing in PragmaticsRuhr-Universität Bochum