Early Career Researchers Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

Date: July 13, 2022 – July 15, 2022

Location: online event via Zoom

Organization: Leonard Dung & Eline Kuipers, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), Germany

Keynote speakers:  Albert Newen & Alistair Isaac & Catherine Stinson

Submission deadline: April 30, 2022

Main page: https://bochumecr.wordpress.com

Zoom link: https://ruhr-uni-bochum.zoom.us/j/67485500763?pwd=RXJUQ3hudWRPQStKWXJseHZSRUY2UT09

Abstract: The Bochum Early Career Researchers Workshop is an annual event by and for graduate students and early career researchers. We provide a platform where people entering the academic job market have the opportunity not only for in-depth feedback on their work, but also for personal engagement and career advice from respected senior academics. Our workshop gives an opportunity for accepted speakers to be paired with other early career researchers working on a related topic. The paired researchers receive each other’s papers in advance, prepare detailed commentaries, and present online where they receive feedback from other members of the academia. The workshop will also include a number of slots for socialising and networking, as well as a “Fail Academy” session, where we will be sharing our stories of perseverance and resilience in the academic world.

This workshop offers early career researchers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science an opportunity for in-depth discussion and feedback on their work. Each accepted speaker will be paired with another early career researcher working on a connected topic. The paired speakers will receive each other’s papers in advance and prepare a detailed commentary. Each paper will then get 1 hour: 30 minutes for the speaker’s talk, 10 minutes for the paired speaker’s commentary, and 20 minutes for discussion.


TimesWednesday July 13Thursday July 14Friday July 15
14:00 – 15:00
Maja Griem (Ruhr Universität Bochum) – What Follows Is Play: Intentional Communication in Non-Human Animals

José Carlos Camillo (Universidade Federal de Goiás) – Does Episodic Memory Represent? An Enactivist PerspectiveCéline Budding (Eindhoven University of Technology) – Tacit Knowledge as a Target of Intervention in Neural Networks
15:00 – 16:00
Renee Ye (University of Sheffield) – Theoretical Commitment in the Comparative Study of Consciousness

Rebecca Dreier (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen) – The Nature of Episodic Memory: Belief as Basis ConstructivismLouis Longin (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)- Blamed But Not Praised: How AI Advisors Change the Dynamic of Human-AI Interaction
16:00 – 16:20BreakBreakBreak
16:20 – 17:00Breakout session with informal discussionBreakout session with informal discussionBreakout session with informal discussion
17:00 – 17:30Fail Academy Part 1Fail Academy Part 2Social Event
17:30 – 19:00
Albert Newen (Ruhr Universität Bochum) – The ALARM Theory of Phenomenal Consciousness

Alistair Isaac (University of Edinburgh) – Aristotelian Cognitive ScienceCatherine Stinson (Queen’s University) – Adversarial Perception in Deep Neural Networks

The full program can also be obtained from the official event page: https://bochumecr.wordpress.com/2022-edition/

For any queries and clarifications please do not hesitate to contact the organizers at: bochumgradconf@gmail.com