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
November 8, 2018 2:00 pm to November 10, 2018 2:00 pm Workshop Sabrina Coninx, Lena Kästner, and Albert Newen Investigating the MindRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
November 15, 2018 4:00 pm to November 15, 2018 6:00 pm Lecture Guido Robin Löhr The role of context in language processing – Dr. Marte OttenRuhr-University Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator)
November 23, 2018 (All day) Internal Workshop RTG Situated Cognition Third Internal RTG WorkshopUniversität Osnabrück
December 13, 2018 4:00 pm to December 13, 2018 6:00 pm Lecture Matej Kohár The Structuralist Ontology of Ecological Psychology – Dr. Alistair Isaac
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