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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GAP Satellite Workshop


On Friday, Sept 21 2018, the RTG hosted a one-day philosophy workshop on “Mental Representation, Mechanistic Explanation & Situated Cognition.” The workshop was one of three satellite workshops one day... » read more

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


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
January 25, 2019 12:30 pm to January 26, 2019 7:00 pm Workshop Tobias Schlicht Predictive Coding, Consciousness, and SelfRuhr-Universität Bochum
January 28, 2019 (All day) Workshop Tobias Starzak and Tobias Schlicht Cognition in Biological SystemsRuhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187
March 14, 2019 9:00 am to March 15, 2019 6:00 pm Workshop Albert Newen and Tobias Schlicht Rudolf-Carnap-Lectures 2019Ruhr-Universität Bochum
June 5, 2019 9:00 am to June 6, 2019 6:00 pm Workshop Peter Brössel and Insa Lawler Measurement in Cognitive ScienceRuhr Universität Bochum, Beckmannshof
September 2, 2019 9:00 am to September 4, 2019 6:00 pm Workshop Albert Newen EuroCogSci2019Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum