Thinking About the Possible - Summer University 2018

Type: 
Workshop
Audience: 
Private
Building: 
Oktober 6 u. 7
Room: 
101, 102, 103
Category: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:00am
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Date: 
Monday, July 9, 2018 - 9:00am to Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 4:00pm
Thinking About the Possible - Summer School at CEU
Thinking about the possible and impossible and exploring counterfactual (“what if?”) scenarios are fundamental aspects of the human mind. The boundary conditions for counterfactual thinking, and the extent to which it shares the same underlying cognitive machinery with related abilities such as episodic future thinking and pretend play, are currently the subjects of substantial debate in philosophy and psychology. 
 
The course will bring together diverse perspectives on imagination and counterfactual reasoning, with seminars offered by faculty from the fields of Developmental and Cognitive Psychology, Philosophy, Linguistics, Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, and Informatics on a range of topics. Course participants will learn about empirical techniques and findings from studies in cognitive development, cognitive psychology, and neuroscience and will engage with theoretical perspectives on the nature of imagination and counterfactual reasoning.

COURSE DIRECTOR(S): 

Patricia Ganea
Department of Applied Psychology and Human Development, University of Toronto
Agnes Kovacs
Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University

COURSE FACULTY: 

Sarah Beck
Department of Psychology, University of Birmingham
Ruth Byrne
School of Psychology and Institute of Neuroscience, Trinity College Dublin, University of Dublin
Gergely Csibra
Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University
Felipe de Brigard
Department of Philosophy, Duke University
Paul Harris
Graduate School of Education, Harvard University
Christoph Hoerl
Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick
Ferenc Huoranszki
Department of Philosophy, Central European University
Karen S. Lewis
Department of Philosophy, Barnard College, Columbia University
Christopher Lucas
School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
Teresa McCormack
School of Psychology, Queen's University
Eva Rafetseder 
Faculty of Natural Sciences, University of Stirling
Erno Teglas
Department of Cognitive Science, Central European University
Caren Walker
Department of Psychology, University of California San Diego

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 14 FEBRUARY 2018

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