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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Preliminary programme is now online


The preliminary programme for the RTG Summer School on Recent Developments in Situated Cognition is available for download from our conferences site.    

Call for papers: Summer School on Recent Developments in Situated Cognition – Empirical and Philosophical Investigations, 23. – 26.09.2019


From 23rd until 26th September 2019, the RTG summer school will be held at Ruhr-University Bochum. The call for papers and posters is open until 1st June 2019. For more... » read more

Round Table: Career Opportunities Outside Academia


PhD in Philosophy or Psychology? Now What? We will discuss this question with our guests: Dr. Anne-Sophie Brüggen – PhD in Philosophy, now: Management Consultant Dr. Manuela Lenzen – PhD... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
May 21, 2019 12:00 pm to May 21, 2019 2:00 pm invited lecture Center for Mind & Cognition Prof. Dr. Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh): What is the function of the concept of knowledge?Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187
May 21, 2019 4:15 pm to May 21, 2019 5:45 pm invited lecture Werning, Brössel, Fabry Markus Pantsar (Helsinki): From Computational to Cognitive Complexity: Considerations from Mathematical Problem SolvingRuhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187
May 22, 2019 12:15 pm to May 22, 2019 2:00 pm invited lecture Prof. Dr. Markus Werning Prof. Michelle Montague (Texas): Against the AttitudesRuhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187
May 24, 2019 12:15 pm to May 24, 2019 1:45 pm invited talk Luke Roelofs, Tobias Schlicht Sidney Carls-Diamante (Konrad Lorenz Institute, Vienna): Single arm use in octopuses and motor control by prediction errorGAFO 04/271
May 28, 2019 4:00 pm to May 28, 2019 6:00 pm invited lecture Werning, Brössel, Fabry Katharina Spalek (HU Berlin): Alternatives in the Brain: What Neuroimaging Can Tell Us about PragmaticsRuhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187