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Agents and Causes

Interdisciplinary Aspects in Mind, Language and Culture

Bielefeld, March 21 - 23, 2012

Convenors: Albert Newen (Bochum), Anne Springer (Potsdam), Christopher Topp (Bochum) and
Markus Werning (Bochum)

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The workshop was devoted to the question what it means for an agent to be the cause of an action: What is the metaphysics of the agent role in causation? What is its relation to the freedom of the will? How is the agent role mentally represented? What are the linguistic structures that express the agent role and how do they vary across languages? What can go wrong in representing the agent role, e.g., in psychiatric disorders? These questions were discussed by scientists and scholars from various disciplines, including Philosophy, Psychology, Linguistics and Anthropology.

Participants

Artemis Alexiadou | Stuttgart | DEU, Emmanuel Baierlé | Fribourg | CHE, Luca Barlassina | Bochum | DEU, Bettina Beer | Luzern | CHE, Sieghard Beller | Freiburg i.Br. | DEU, Andrea Bender | Freiburg i.Br. | DEU, Penelope Brown | Nimwegen | NLD, Leon de Bruin | Bochum | DEU, Nicole David | Rom | ITA, Sibylle Duda | Potsdam | DEU, Thomas Friedrich | Köln | DEU, Don Gardner | Luzern | CHE, Theresa Garwels | Bochum | DEU, Jason Grafmiller | Stanford, CA | USA, York Hagmayer | London | GBR, Daniel Hanus | Leipzig | DEU, Robert Kane | Austin, TX | USA, James Moore | London | GBR, Franziska Müller | Fribourg | CHE, Jonas Nagel |Göttingen | DEU, Hansjörg Neth | Göttingen | DEU, Elisabeth Pacherie | Paris | FRAU, Geda Paulsen | Tallinn | EST, Anita Schroven | Bielefeld | DEU, Max Seeger | Düsseldorf | DEU, Paulo Sousa | Belfast | GBR, Keith Stenning | Edinburgh | GBR, Richard Tamburro | York | GBR, Robert van Valin | Düsseldorf | DEU, Elisabeth Verhoeven | Berlin | DEU, Martin Voss | Berlin | DEU, Thomas Widlok | Nimwegen | NLD




Speakers and Program

Artemis Alexiadou (U Stuttgart)
Leon De Bruin (U Bochum)
Nicole David (U Hamburg)
Robert Kane (U Texas)
James Moore (U Cambridge)
Albert Newen (U Bochum)
Elisabeth Pacherié (CNRS Paris)
Paulo Sousa (Queen's U Belfast)
Robert Van Valin (U Düsseldorf)
Martin Voss (Humboldt U Berlin)
Markus Werning (U Bochum)
Thomas Widlok (U Nijmegen)

Program (PDF)




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