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AISB event Bulletin Item

CFP: 'Thinking about Animal Cognition', March 17th - 18th 2011
Contact: Tobias Starzak,

Workshop with Colin Allen (Alexander von Humboldt Awardee 2010) at Bochum, Germany

Workshop 'Thinking about Animal Cognition'with Colin Allen (Alexander von Humboldt Awardee 2010)March 17th - 18th 2011

*Call for Papers*

Postgraduate and advanced graduate students are cordially invited to participate with a presentation on the work of Colin Allen or animal minds (25min. plus 15min. discussion). Abstracts (no longer than 700 words) should be submitted electronically to Tobias Starzak ( by *February 15th 2011*.

The speakers of four selected graduate presentations will be supported with up to 150? (based on receipts for travel or accommodation).

*Preliminary Program*

Thursday, March 17th

10.00 - 11.30 | Colin Allen: Animal Cognition and the Limits of Experimental Methods

11.30 - 12.30 | comments and/or graduate presentations, general discussion

14.30 - 16.00 | Colin Allen: The Content of Animal Cognition

16.00 - 17.00 | comments and/or graduate presentations, general discussion

Friday, March 18th

   9.15 - 12.45 | graduate or postgraduate presentations on animal minds or related topics in philosophy of mind and science

14.30 - 16.00 | Colin Allen: Implications of Animal Cognition for Philosophy of Mind and Philosophy of Science

16.00 - 17.00 | final discussion

*General* *registration* will be open until March 5th 2011. Please email Tobias Starzak (

For detailed information concerning registration, accommodation and contact, please consult our websites:

Scientific Organization:
Prof. Dr. Albert Newen & Tobias Starzak (Ruhr-Universitt Bochum) Prof. Dr. Neil Roughley (University of Duisburg-Essen)