External Advisory Board: We managed to gain the following outstanding researchers as members:
Prof. Dr. Elmar Weiler, Ruhr-University Bochum: He is emeritus professor and
former rector of the Ruhr-University Bochum and member of the Hochschulrat
(board of governors) of Osnabrück University. He is author of two excellence
proposals of the RUB-Research School which has been approved by the
excellence initiative two times. He is highly experienced in organizing PhD
education. Furthermore, he is an outstanding expert in biology: he received the
most prestigious research award in Germany (“Leibniz-Award”). Thus, he can also
advice the Steering Committee concerning questions about the adequate
involvement of the empirical researchers.
Prof. Shaun Gallagher, University of Memphis: He is attached to the philosophy
department of Ruhr-University Bochum thanks to an Anneliese Maier-Research
Award and is thus a regular visitor in Bochum. Furthermore, he is a key figure in
the debate about situated cognition with strong expertise in theory of emotion and
social understanding but also concerning aspects of perception. He is
internationally renowned for his interdisciplinary research combining philosophy
and the cognitive sciences.
Prof. Dr. Thomas Grundmann, University of Cologne: He is one of the outstanding
philosophers in epistemology in Germany. He is also the president of the German
Society for Analytic Philosophy. Since 2006, he annually organizes the
internationally well acknowledged Cologne Summer School in Philosophy (CSSIP).
Thus, he is intensely concerned with fostering young researchers.
Prof. Dr. Fiona MacPherson, University of Glasgow: She is the head of the
department of philosophy and director of research in philosophy. Furthermore, she
is director of the Centre for the Study of Perceptual Experience. She is s a
distinguished and internationally well respected expert in theory of perception.