CIN Workshops: Games of the Brain - Personal and Sub-personal Explanation with Prof. Rüdiger Bittner

from: 2015, 28 Jan - 14:00 to: 2015, 29 Jan - 17:00

Wednesday, 28th January 2015 | 2pm - 5pm | Forum Scientiarum (Doblerstr. 33, Tübingen)
Thursday, 29th January 2015 | 10.30am - 1.30pm & 2pm - 5pm | CIN Seminar Room (on level 3, Otfried-Müller-Str. 25, Tübingen)

This workshop will examine the relation between personal and sub-personal explanations through revisiting classical texts on this topic by Dennett, McDowell, Hornsby, Ryle, Davies, and others, and by examining the kinds of explanations linking personal level phenomena with sub-personal mechanisms and constraints in recent philosophy of mind and action (e.g. the work of Burge, Campbell, Peacocke and Wu).

Our guest, Prof. Rüdiger Bittner, is emeritus of the University of Bielefeld. He received his PhD in 1970 from the University of Heidelberg. Later he taught at the University of Hildesheim, Princeton and Yale, among others. Since 1991 he is professor at the University of Bielefeld. His work focusses on Kant's concept of dialectics, moral philosophy, action theory and aesthetics.

On Wednesday, Jan 28th, 6pm c.t., Prof Bittner will give a public talk on "Desiring". The talk will take place at Philosophisches Seminar, Raum X, Bursagasse 1, Tübingen.

Everyone interested in the topic is welcome. For further information and a detailed programme please write an e-mail.

Location: CIN Seminar Room (on level 3, Otfried-Müller-Str. 25, Tübingen)
  • Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience