Monday, 3 March 2014

Summer Schools on Epistemology and Cognition in Groningen

In the last week of August 2014 (25 to 29), the Faculty of Philosophy of the University of Groningen will be hosting TWO co-located summer schools with a common theme, Epistemology and Cognition. One of them will focus on contemporary debates on these topics, while the other will adopt a historical perspective. Below is is the lineup of keynote speakers (common to both summer schools) and tutorials for each of them. Further information on the Summer Schools can be found in the official website of the events.


Keynote speakers

  •      Jeanne Peijnenburg (University of Groningen): Fading Foundations
  •      Rineke Verbrugge (University of Groningen): TBA
  •      Andrew Pyle (University of Bristol): Locke and the Ethics of Belief
  •      TBA


Groningen-Bristol Summer School on Epistemology and Cognition – contemporary perspectives

  • Finn Spicer (University of Bristol): TBA
  • Richard Pettigrew (University of Bristol): “Aiming at the truth: from the goal of accuracy to rationality constraints”
  • Catarina Dutilh Novaes (University of Groningen): “Dialogical conceptions of reasoning"
  • Jan-Willem Romeijn (University of Groningen): “Group rationality”
  • Fred Keijzer (University of Groningen): “Cognition, embodied cognition, biocognition”


Groningen-Nijmegen Summer School on Epistemology and Cognition – historical perspectives


  •  Carla Rita Palmerino (Radboud University Nijmegen): "Impossible, possible and real: the role of thought experiments in early modern natural philosophy"
  •  Paul Bakker (Radboud University Nijmegen): "The Soul's Cognitive Powers in Late-Medieval and Renaissance Psychology"
  •  Hein van den Berg (Free University of Amsterdam and University of Groningen): "Instinct and animal cognition in Reimarus and Herder"
  • Andrea Sangiacomo (University of Groningen): "Mind and Body: between union and identity"
  •  Sander de Boer and Han Thomas Adriaenssen (University of Groningen): "Medieval echoes in early-modern theories of cognition: empty slogans or hidden roots?"

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