Thinking Of Events

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THINKING OF EVENTS - PERSPECTIVES FROM PHILOSOPHY, LINGUISTICS, AND NEUROSCIENCE

What are events? Do they make up a distinct ontological category? Do they exist independently of objects? What are the linguistic means to talk about events? What does the semantics of natural language tell us about them? How are events cognitively represented? Is there a genuine neural realization of event representations? These are the topics we will discuss at the one-day workshop. Everybody interested is welcome to participate. To register, please send an email to the address shown below.

Date: 1 July 2010, UV 3/310
Location: Ruhr University Bochum
Organization: Prof. Dr. Markus Werning and Dr. Michela Tacca
Inquiries: markus.werning@rub.de
Registration: aenne.petersen@uv.rub.de


 

Time Speaker Title
10.00h Michela Tacca & Markus Werning Welcome
10.10h Marcus Kracht
(U Bielefeld)
Atelic events and mass nouns
11.25h Coffee  
11.40h Ulrich Reichard
(Durham U)
With syntax against event arguments
12.55h Lunch  
14.00h Ricarda Schubotz
(MPI for Neurobiological Research, Cologne)
Cerebral signatures of event prediction
15.15h Coffee  
15.30h Achille Varzi
(Columbia U, New York)
The semantics and metaphysics of event individuation (via video conference from New York)
16.45h Regine Eckardt
(U of Göttingen)
Events and participants: Challenges on the way from sentence to meaning
 
18.00h Coffee  
18.15h Markus Werning
(Ruhr U Bochum)
Pure events? The cognitive (in)de-pendence of object and event representations
19.30h End  
20.00h Dinner