Scientific organisation:

Institute of Philosophy II:
Dr. Tobias Starzak - Prof. Dr. Albert Newen

Institute of Psychology:
Dr. Felix Ströckens - Dr. Alexis Garland
Prof. Dr. Onur Güntürkün

Interdisciplinary Workshop “Rational animals?”

Date: October 04 - 06, 2016
Venue: Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Germany)

Ruhr-University Bochum is hosting the interdisciplinary workshop “Rational animals? Comparing human and animal minds from an interdisciplinary perspective”. The workshop will offer three keynote lectures and will be organized in four symposia, each tackling one core aspect of comparative cognition research from both philosophical and empirical perspective.

The four symposia are:
  1. cultural evolution & social learning
  2. causal understanding and means-end reasoning
  3. theory of mind
  4. the anthropological difference