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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Call for PhD Applications


This is a call for 13 PhD-positions starting at the 1st of June 2020 as the key component of the Research Training Group „Situated Cognition“. The first round of PhD... » read more

RTG Fellow: Prof. Carrie Figdor (University of Iowa, Iowa)


In November/December 2019, Prof. Carrie Figdor from the University of Iowa will be visiting the RTG in Bochum. Carrie Figdor currently works as Professor at the Department of Philosophy and... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
November 21, 2019 2:00 pm to November 21, 2019 4:00 pm Lecture Beate Krickel, Albert Newen, Peter Brössel Mara Floris (Turin): Language and Categorisation: A Critique of Bottom-up Approaches to the Effect of Labels on PerceptionRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
November 27, 2019 5:00 pm to November 27, 2019 7:00 pm Lecture Benjamin Angerer Cross-domain generalisation in humans and machines – Alex DoumasUniversität Osnabrück, 93/E31
November 28, 2019 10:00 am to November 29, 2019 6:00 pm Workshop Matej Kohár, Beate Krickel Mental Representations in a Mechanical WorldRuhr-Universität Bochum, Veranstaltungszentrum
December 5, 2019 2:00 pm to December 5, 2019 4:00 pm Lecture Beate Krickel, Albert Newen, Peter Brössel Carrie Figdor (Iowa, USA): Conceptual Change in PsychologyRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
December 12, 2019 2:00 pm to December 12, 2019 4:00 pm Lecture Roy Dings, Beate Krickel, Albert Newen, Peter Brössel Jelle Bruineberg (Amsterdam, Eindhoven): If Markov Blankets are the Answer, then what’s the Question?Ruhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)