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The Extended Mind Thesis in Theory and Applications

Date: November 23 - 25, 2009

Organizers: Holger Lyre (Bielefeld), Ipke Wachsmuth (Bielefeld), Sven Walter (Osnabrück)

Keynote-Speakers: Kenneth Aizawa (Shreveport), Jon Bird (Milton Keynes), Andy Clark (Edinburgh), Andreas Engel (Hamburg), Thomas Metzinger (Mainz), Robert Rupert (Boulder), Gregor Schöner (Bochum), Lawrence Shapiro (Madison), Mark Sprevak (Cambridge), Henrik Walter (Bonn), Michael Wheeler (Stirling)

“The mind doesn't stop at the boundary of skin and skull but leaks out into the world.” This is the idea of the so-called extended mind or extended cognition thesis, which was in the main focus of this international 3-day conference. Researchers from both philosophy of mind and the cognitive sciences and neurosciences came together to explore the relevance of extended cognition ideas in their everyday work and practice as well as on the basis of theoretical and foundational points of view. Many of the inspiring and intensive discussions centered around the question of what cognition finally really is. A further goal was to make the thesis of extended cognition better known in the German-speaking community—a goal perhaps in parts already reached due to the unexpectedly large number of almost 100 interested participants.

Kenneth Aizawa (Shreveport, LA), Alexander auf der Straße (Essen), Ciano Aydin (Enschede), Amrei Bahr (Münster), Hartmut Beucke (Osnabrück), Stanislas Bigirimana (Heidelberg), Jonathan Bird (Milton Keynes), Bettina Bläsing (Bielefeld), Charlotte Rosalind Blease (Belfast), Cordula Brand (Tübingen), Gerhard Chr. Bukow (Bonn), Andrew Buskell (Calgary), Andy Clark (Edinburg), Jason A. Clark (Osnabrück), Sam Coleman (Hatfield), Holk Cruse (Bielefeld), Zoe Drayson (Bristol), Kirstin Dreimann (Bielefeld), Alexandra Elsen (Pulheim), Andreas K. Engel (Hamburg), Markus Eronen (Osnabrück), Mirko Farina (Edinburgh), Jörg Fingerhut (Berlin), S. Benjamin Fink (Osnabrück), Wolfram Friedrich (Egelsbach), Britt Glatzeder (München), Ramiro Glauer (Bonn), Gerd Grübler (Mainz), Johannes Haack (Potsdam), Christa Hermanns (Osnabrück), Rebekka Hufendiek (Berlin), Kerrin Jacobs (Osnabrück), Fabian Hundertmark (Bielefeld), Bert Karcher (Bielefeld), Matthias Kettner (Witten), Michael Kienecker (Paderborn), Jens Ph. Kleesiek (Hamburg), Hans Kolbe (Cuxhaven), Peter König (Osnabrück), Beate Krickel (Münster), Martin Kurthen (Zürich), Miriam Kyselo (Osnabrück), Jan-Peter Lamke (Bonn), Hedda Lausberg (Köln), Fabian Lausen (Bielefeld), Crystal L’Hôte (Colchester, VT), Hans J. Markowitsch (Bielefeld), Maximiliano Martínez Bohorques (Bielefeld), Nikita Mattar (Bielefeld), Harald Maurer (Tübingen), Thomas Metzinger (Mainz), Jan G. Michel (Münster), Miljana Milojevic (Belgrad), Dennis Mischke (Bochum), Rudolf Owen Müllan (Osnabrück), Vincent Müller (Pylaia), Saskia K. Nagel (Osnabrück), Arvid Neumann (Heidelberg), Albert Newen (Bochum), José Ossandón (Osnabrück), Xenia Paultre (Wiesbaden), Jayanta Poray (Luxemburg), Ulrike Ramming (Stuttgart), Helge Ritter (Bielefeld), Louise Röska-Hardy (Witten-Herdecke), Robert Rupert (Boulder, CO), Christoph Sauter (Nürnberg), Erasmus Scheuer (Düsseldorf), Ulla Schmid (Basel), Christoph Schommer (Luxemburg), Gregor Schöner (Bochum), Urs Schüffelgen (Bremen), Lawrence Shapiro (Madison, WI), Arno Simons (Berlin), Adrian Smith (Mainz), Mark Sprevak (Cambridge, UK), Mog Stapleton (Edinburgh), Achim Stephan (Osnabrück), Anneke Streit (Bielefeld), Ulrich Thurm (Münster), Adam Toon (Bielefeld), Arun Kumar Tripathi (Dresden), Gottfried Vosgerau (Bochum), Jack Wadham (Sheffield), Henrik Walter (Bonn), Arne M. Weber (Münster), Martin Weichold (Göttingen), Markus Werning (Düsseldorf), Michael Wheeler (Stirling), Wendy Wilutzky (Osnabrück), Christian Wirrwitz (Leipzig)



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