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RATIONAL AGENCY
inaugural workshop of the Graduiertenkolleg Grounding Self and Agency

ABOUT

We are establishing an interdisciplinary Graduiertenkolleg (doctoral research training program) on Grounding Self and Agency at the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience.
The Graduiertenkolleg brings together researchers from the cognitive sciences and philosophy in order to promote cientific exchange and nurture the next generation of doctoral researchers investigating problems concerning agency and the self. Understanding agency and the self requires an interdisciplinary approach, where problems are simultaneously approached at different levels: from the neural, behavioral, to the representational, and phenomenological.

As part of the Graduiertenkolleg, we will be organizing a two day interdisciplinary workshop on a theme each semester. The inaugural workshop will be on rational agency. The workshop is scheduled for June 6-7, 2011. The first day of the workshop will focus on modes of rationality, whilst the second day will focus on mechanisms of control.