Natural Rationality | decision-making in the economy of nature


Defining Thoughts - Interdisciplinary workshop on the notion of thought

[a workshop in Bochum, Germany, where I will be giving a talk on the relationship between decision-making and thoughts)

Defining Thoughts - Interdisciplinary workshop on the notion of thought

Within the interdisciplinary research project „Are Thoughts Motor
Processes?“, the workshop “Defining Thoughts” will take place on June 5.-7.
2008 in Bochum, Germany.

The workshop “Defining Thoughts” aims at working out a notion of thought
fully usable in interdisciplinary research. While each discipline, from
linguistics and psychology to philosophy, traditionally uses its own notion
of thought, “Defining Thoughts” brings together researchers from each of
these disciplines to discuss the different notions of thought and to develop
a common notion making interdisciplinary communication possible.

Confirmed Speakers:

Lawrence W. Barsalou, Emory University
Tim Bayne, University of Oxford
José Luis Bermúdez, University of Washington in St. Louis
John Campbell, University of California, Berkeley
Max Coltheart, Macquarie University, Sydney
Vinod Goel, York University, Toronto
Benoit Hardy-Vallée, University of Toronto
Pierre Jacob, Institut Jean Nicod, Paris
Albert Newen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Matthis Synofzik, Universitätsklinik Tübingen
Gottfried Vosgerau, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Organization: G. Vosgerau, M. Synofzik, A. Newen

The workshop takes place from June 5.-7. 2008 at the Ruhr-University Bochum.
Participation is free but registration necessary at There will be a conference dinner
at June 6., for which the costs will be paid at the reception.