CfR: Concepts and Reasoning Workshop (Ruhr University Bochum, June 20-21, 2022)

Submitted by Corina Strößner (Birkbeck University of London).


Call for registration: “Concepts and Reasoning” Workshop
Bochum June 20 – 21, 2022
Center for Mind & Cognition, Institute of Philosophy II, Ruhr Universität Bochum

We are pleased to invite you to register for the two-day workshop on the topic of Concepts and Reasoning, to take place at Ruhr University Bochum on June 20th and 21st.

The purpose of this workshop is to stimulate the dialogue between philosophers and psychologists on foundational issues in conceptual representation and reasoning. A major aim is to discuss the role of concepts in reasoning, with focus on how semantic similarity and typicality guide different forms of everyday inference. Other topics to be addressed in the workshop are inference and metacognition, generics and communicative intentions, and conceptual combination and modifier effects.

The workshop is organized by the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception to Belief and Back Again, located at the Institute for Philosophy II of the Ruhr University Bochum.

Preliminary programme

June 20
10:00 Steven Verheyen: “Typicality representations in conceptual space”
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Annika Schuster: “Typicality and probability”
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Igor Douven: TBA
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Corina Strößner: “Non-monotonic reasoning and modification”
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Peter Gärdenfors: “Reasoning with generics as expectations”

June 21
10:00 James Hampton: TBA
11:00 Coffee break
11:15 Martin Jönsson: “What We Mean as What We Said or Would Have Said”
12:15 Lunch
13:15 Matías Osta-Vélez: “Analogy as a search procedure”
14:15 Coffee break
14:30 Shira Elqayam: “Inference is all around us: conditionals, fluency and affect”
15:30 Coffee break
15:45 Valerie Thompson: “Metareasoning: Reflective thinking, Feeling of Rightness, and Actively Open-Minded Thinking”

Attending the workshop is free of charge. You can register in the following link:
(Registration deadline is June 18th)

AKAFÖ Mensa der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Room 2

Questions can be directed to Matías Osta-Vélez ( or Corina Strößner (

Matías Osta-Vélez
Corina Strößner
Peter Brössel
Lea Franz
Matteo De Benedetto