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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Our Support for Ukrainian Researchers in Situated Cognition


In order to express our solidarity with the people in Ukraine, who face the destruction of their universities by the Russian army and an attack on the values we believe... » read more

Interdisciplinary Reading Club: Recent Debates in Situated Cognition


Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187 (Mercator Room) Format: hybrid or online (see table) Time: 14:00 – 15:30 CET Organization: Prof. Albert Newen & Dr. Julia Wolf Date Speaker Title Zoom... » read more

Bad Beliefs and Polarization
Epistemology and Psychology on Propaganda and Echo Chambers


Abstract Climate change denial, the anti-vax movement, Pizza Gate, and political propaganda — what unites these seemingly disparate phenomena? They are related to inappropriately formed, unfounded beliefs that contradict available... » read more


DateTypeOrganizerSpeaker & TitleVenue
November 29, 2023 9:00 am to November 30, 2023 5:00 pm Internal Workshop Albert Newen Career Workshop
“Reflect your own personality und develop your job-related (career)perspectives”
GAFO 04/619
December 15, 2023 1:00 pm to December 15, 2023 6:00 pm Internal Workshop Julia Wolf, Nikola Kompa Women of the RTG EventUniversität Osnabrück, 50/315
January 16, 2024 2:00 pm to January 16, 2024 3:30 pm Hybrid Lecture Albert Newen & Julia Wolf Interdisciplinary Reading Club
Bence Nanay (University of Antwerp)
Translucent Beliefs
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, GA 04/187
May 30, 2024 1:00 pm to May 31, 2024 5:00 pm Online Workshop Johannes Brinz & Nikola Kompa Workshop: Philosophy of Neuromorphic AIOnline