Early Career Researchers Workshop in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

– Call for Papers –

Fifth Bochum Early Career Researchers Workshop
in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science

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.

Date: July 13, 2022 – July 15, 2022

Location: online event via Zoom

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

Keynote speakers:  Elizabeth Irvine & 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

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.

We invite papers in philosophy of mind and cognitive science, broadly understood. Possible topics include, but are not limited to: 

  • Epistemology of perception
  • Mental representations
  • Bodily awareness and sensations
  • Social cognition and joint action
  • The problem of consciousness
  • Naturalization of intentionality
  • Animal cognition and comparative psychology
  • Philosophy of psychiatry and psychopathology
  • Philosophy of AI

We welcome submissions from members of minorities and underprivileged groups.

Eligibility: Submissions are invited from PhD students or researchers who received their PhD less than 2 years before the submission deadline.

Submission instructions: Abstracts ready for blind review (1000 words) with a separate cover sheet (listing name, contact information, institutional affiliation, and date of PhD conferral or expected conferral) should be submitted to bochumgradconf@gmail.com by April 30th, 2022. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by late May. Accepted speakers will be asked to send their full papers (of no more than 10,000 words) by the end of June. 

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