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AISB event Bulletin Item

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION: Saphir Graduate Conference, 25-27 Feb 2013, Bochum, GERMANY

Date: February 25-27th 2013
Venue: Ruhr-University Bochum
GA 2/41 - Comenius room

Keynote Speakers: Sabine Dring (Tbingen), Matthias Frisch (Gieen), Hans 
Radder (Amsterdam), Jason Stanley (Rutgers)

Conference languages: English and German

Attendance is free but spaces are limited. To register, write an email to


Monday 2/25

11:00-12:10 Keynote lecture

Jason Stanley (Rutgers) "Abilities"

12:15-13:05 PhD talk

Boris Brandhoff (Bonn) "Beyond Semantic Conceptions of Representation"

14:30-15:20 PosDoc talk

Fabian Lausen (Bielefeld) "Extending Wimsatt's Analysis of Reductionist Biases 
in the Life Sciences"

15:25-16:15 PhD talk

Lars Dnzer (Kln) "Semantics, Pragmatics and the Explanation of Utterance 

16:30-17:20 PhD talk

Anne-Sophie Brggen (Bochum) "What is it like to imagine?"

17:30-18:40 Keynote lecture

Sabine Dring (Tbingen) "Warum persistierende Emotionen nicht irrational sind"

Tuesday 2/26

09:30-10:30 Junior Professor talk

Jun-Prof. Gottfried Vosgerau"Eingegebene Gedanken und Gedankenkontrolle" + 
Erfahrungsbericht:"Theorie und Praxis der Juniorprofessur"

10:50 --11:40PhD talk

Stephan Kopsieker (Bielefeld) "Modularity and Plasticity in the Immune System"

11:40-12:10 PhD talk

Benita Herder (Kln) TBA


Conrad Baetzel (Bonn) "Defending the Resolute Reading of the Tractatus"

14:30-15.40 Keynote lecture

Matthias Frisch (Gieen) "Physics and the Human Face of Causation"

16:00-16:50 PhD talk

Florian Boge (Dsseldorf) "Can Many Minds Solve the Quantum Mystery?"

16:55-17:45 PhD talk

Alexander Gebharter (Dsseldorf) "A formal framework for representing 

18:00-19:00 Special Event

Sabine Dring/Anna Welpinghus "Frauen in der Philosophie"

Wednesday 2/27

09:30-10:20 PostDoc talk

Erik Stei (Bonn) TBA

10:25-11:15 PhD talk

Florian Fischer (Bonn) "Fundamentale Dispositionen"

11:30-12:20 PhD talk

Matthias Rolffs (Bonn) "Dispositionale Analysen des Andersknnens"

12:30-13:40 Keynote lecture

Hans Radder (Amsterdam) "Referential realism revisited"

Organizers: Albert Newen (Bochum), Andreas Bartels (Bonn), Martin Carrier 
(Bielefeld), Tomoo Ueda (Bochum), Anna Welpinghus (Bochum)

Ruhr-Universitt Bochum
Institut fr Philosophie II
Sekretariat Prof. Newen
GA 3/153
44801 Bochum
Tel.: 0234/32-28339
Fax: 0234/32-14963