Prof. Dr. Tobias Schlicht



  • Lichtenbergprofessor for Philosophy with a Focus on Consciousness and Cognition

  • Contact Person for philosophy students who wish to study abroad (Erasmus)

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Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Institut für Philosophie II
Universitätsstraße 150
D-44780 Bochum

Office Hour: Wednesday, 12-13 pm
Room: GA 3/29
Phone: +49-234-32-29479


Carolin Wolters-Telle
Room: GA 3, 31
Phone: +49-234-32-22721

Student Assistance

Paola Gega, BSc
Tel.: +49-234 32-24715
Room: GA 3/38

  Forschungsschwerpunkte/Areas of Specialization


  • Bewusstsein/ Consciousness
  • Situierte Kognition/ Situated Cognition
  • Soziale Kognition/ Social Cognition
  • Kants theoretische Philosophie/ Kant's theoretical philosophy

New research project on 'The Structure and Development of Understanding Actions and Reasons'

Schlicht Newen

  • in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Albert Newen (RUB), Prof. Dr. Josef Perner (Salzburg) und Prof. Dr. Hans-Johann Glock (Zürich)
  • 2018-2022


New Publications

Mentale Reprensatationen

T. Schlicht, Smortchkova, J. (eds.) (2018): Mentale Repräsentationen. Grundlagentexte. Berlin: Suhrkamp.
Soziale Kognition

T. Schlicht (2018): Soziale Kognition. Hamburg: Junius.


T. Schlicht, T. Starzak (2019): Prospects of enactive approaches to intentionality and cognition.



T. Schlicht, E. Venter (2019) Getting the world right. Perceptual accuracy and the role of the perceiver in predictive processing models.

Upcoming Events:

  • Bayesians. Current topics in cognitive science