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.


  • New Visiting Fellow Starting in April: Harmen Ghijsen (Radboud) is visiting our group in April and May.
  • New Member Starting in April: Insa Lawler has just started as a post-doc in our group.
  • Workshop in May: We are hosting the workshop Perception, Mental Imagery, and Inference. It will be held in Bochum on May 14-15, 2018. Invited speakers are: Ophelia Deroy (Munich), Edouard Machery (Pittsburgh), Bence Nanay (Antwerp), Jona Vance (Arizona). Organizers are: Peter Brössel, Albert Newen, Filippo Vindrola (Bochum).
  • 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 (Cologne), 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 (Bochum), 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), Clayton Littlejohn (King’s College London), Errol Lord (Pennsylvania), Stefan Mandl (Duisburg-Essen), Susanne Mantel (Saarland), and Thomas Raleigh (Bochum). Organizers are: Insa Lawler (Bochum) and Thomas Raleigh (Bochum).