emmy_noether_logo_180Welcome to the webpage of the Emmy Noether Research Group From Perception To Belief and Back Again. The group is led by Peter Brössel and is located at the Center for Mind, Brain and Cognitive Evolution and the Department of Philosophy of the Ruhr-University Bochum. It is generously funded by the German Research Foundation with more than 1,2 million euros.


  • Workshop in June: We are hosting the pre-read workshop Epistemology Seminar. It will be held in Bochum on June 4-5, 2018. Invited speakers are: Lisa Cassell (Maryland), Julien Dutant (King’s College, London), Anna-Maria A. Eder (Northeastern), Branden Fitelson (Northeastern), Maria Lasonen-Aarnio (Helsinki), Richard Pettigrew (Bristol), Ginger Schultheis (MIT), Jack Spencer (MIT), and Scott Sturgeon (Birmingham). Organizers are: Peter Brössel (Bochum), Branden Fitelson (Northeastern), Insa Lawler (Duisburg-Essen/Salzburg), and Thomas Raleigh (Bochum).
  • Workshop in July: We are hosting the workshop Rationality: Epistemic and Practical Perspectives, which will be held in Bochum on July 9, 2018. Invited speakers are: Amy Flowerree (Cologne/Texas Tech), Nicholas Laskowski (Duisburg-Essen), Errol Lord (Pennsylvania), Susanne Mantel (Saarland), and Thomas Raleigh (Bochum). Organizers are: Insa Lawler (Duisburg-Essen/Salzburg) and Thomas Raleigh (Bochum).