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Here you will find a selection of the most important publications of our section. The full publication lists are available on the personal pages of each team member.


  • Vosgerau, G. & van Riel, R.: Grundlagen der Logik: Aussagen- und Prädikatenlogik. J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart, 2018.
  • Patrice Soom (2011), Prom Psychology to Neuroscience. A new reductive account.Frankfurt (Main): Ontos-Verlag
  • Vosgerau, G.: Mental Representation and Self-Consciousness. mentis, Paderborn, 2009.
  • Seeger, Max, Thought Insertion, Immunity to Error through Misidentification, and Self-Knowledge, Dissertation 2015


  • Newen, A. & Vosgerau, G. (Ed.): Selbstwissen, privilegierter Zugang und Autorität der ersten Person. mentis, Paderborn. 2005.
  • Held, C., Knauff, M. & Vosgerau, G. (Ed.): Mental Models and the Mind: Current Developments in Cognitive Psychology, Neuroscience, and Philosophy of Mind. Elsevier, Amsterdam. 2006.
  • Herausgabe eines Sonderheftes von Consciousness & Cognition „Beyond the Comparator Model“ zusammen mit Matthis Synofzik, Band 21, 2012.
  • Hartmann, B.J., Siemens, D. & Vosgerau, G. (Hg.): Biometrie – Sicherheit für den gläsernen Menschen? Schöningh, Paderborn. 2012.
  • Online-Journal Abstracta.

Peer-Reviewed Contributions


  • Baston, R. (2020). Implizite Vorurteile: Wie unbewusster Rassismus unser Denken begleitet. J.B. Metzler. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-476-05727-3

  • Baston, R., & Kenyah-Damptey, B. (2020). Unintentional Trolling: How Subjects Express Their Prejudices Through Made-up Stories. Philosophy& Technology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13347-020-00425-4

  • Berio, L. “Culturally embedded schemata for false belief reasoning”, Synthese Special Issue: The cultural evolution of human social cognition, ed. by R. Moore, https://doi.org/10.1007/s11229-020-02655-7

  • Berio, L. and Vosgerau, G. “Enriching the cognitive account of Com- mon Ground:kinds of shared information and cognitive processes”, Grazer PhilosophischenStudien, 97(3), doi.org/10.1163/18756735-000105, 495-527

  • Berio, L. “Language relativity and flexibility of mental representations: color terms in a frame based analysis”, in Concepts, Frames and Cascades in Semantics, Cognition and Ontology, Springer forthcoming.

  • Hufendiek, R., James, D., & van Riel, R. (2020). Social Functions in Philosophy: Introduction. In Hufendiek, R., James, D., & van Riel, R. (Hrsg.). (2020). Social Functions in Philosophy: Metaphysical, Normative, and Methodological Perspectives (pp. 1-17). Routledge.

  • Hufendiek, R., James, D., & van Riel, R. (Hrsg.). (2020). Social Functions in Philosophy: Metaphysical, Normative, and Methodological Perspectives. Routledge.

  • James, D. (2020). Social Organisms: Hegel’s Organisational View of Social Functions. In Hufendiek, R., James, D., & van Riel, R. (Hrsg.). (2020). Social Functions in Philosophy: Metaphysical, Normative, and Methodological Perspectives (pp. 2124517). Routledge.

  • Lindner, N. (2020). Acting together: An integrated account of joint action. mentis.

  • Newen, A. & Vosgerau, G. (2020): “Situated Mental Representations: Why we need mental representations and how we should understand them”, in J. Smortchkova, K. Dołęga, and T. Schlicht (eds.): What are Mental Representations?, Oxford University Press, in print. 


  • Erbach, K. and Berio, L. “Readings of Plurals and Common Ground”. In E. Pacuit and J. Sikos (eds). At the Intersection of Language, Logic, and Information. Lecturenotes in Computer Science, vol. 11667. pp. 21-41. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg

  • Taylor, S. D. (2019). Two Kinds of Explanatory Integration in Cognitive Science. Synthese. doi:

  • Taylor, S. D. and Vosgerau, G. (2019). The Explanatory Role of Concepts. Erkenntnis. doi:

  • Vosgerau, G., & Jung, E.-M. (2019): „Wer weiß am meisten über das Radfahren? – Eine Unterscheidung verschiedener Formen des Wissens“, in:F. Leinen (Hrsg.): Vélomanie, Bielefeld: transcript Verlag, S. 163–80. 

  • Vosgerau, G., & Weber, A.M. (2019): „Kognitionswissenschaft und Erkenntnistheorie“. Eintrag im Handbuch Erkenntnistheorie, hersg. von Martin Grajner und Guido Melchior, 421–26. Stuttgart: J.B. Metzler. 

  • Taylor, S. & Vosgerau, G.: The Explanatory Role of Concepts. In: Erkenntnis, 02 Jul. 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10670-019-00143-0
  • Taylor, S. D. (2019). Two Kinds of Explanatory Integration in Cognitive Science. In: Synthese. doi: 10.1007/s11229-019-02357-9.


  • Kenyah-Damptey, B. (2018). Rezension zu: Ulrich Bröckling: Gute Hirten führen sanft, Zeitschrift für philosophische Literatur, 6(3), pp. 56-64.

  • Taylor, S. D. and Sutton, P. (2018). A Frame-Theoretic Model of Bayesian Category Learning. In: S. Löbner, T. Gamerschlag, T. Kalenscher, M. Schrenk& H. Zeevat (eds.), Cognitive Structures:Linguistic, Philosophical, and Psychological Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer.

  • Taylor, S. D. and Sutton, P. (2018). A Frame-Theoretic Model of Bayesian Category Learning. In S. Löbner, T. Gamerschlag, T. Kalenscher, M. Schrenk & H. Zeevat (eds.), Cognitive Structures: Linguistic, Philosophical, and Psychological Perspectives, Dordrecht: Springer.
  • Weber, A. & Vosgerau, G.: Brain-Body-Environment Couplings: What Do they Teach us about Cognition? In: Albert Newen, Leon De Bruin and Shaun Gallagher (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of 4E Cognition. Oxford University Press. 405-414.
  • Vosgerau, G.: Vehicles, Contents and Supervenience. In: Philosophy and Society 29, 471-646.


  • Vosgerau, G. & Soom, P.: Reduction Without Elimination: Mental Disorders as Causally Efficacious Properties. Minds and Machines 28, 311-330.
  • Tillas, A.: "On the Redundancies of 'Social Agency'". In J. Leefmann and E. Hildt (Eds.), The Human Sciences after the Decade of the Brain. San Diego, CA: Elsevier.
  • Berio, L., Latrouite, A., Van Valin, R. and Vosgerau, G. “Immediate and General Common Ground”, Modeling and Using Context: 10th International Interdisciplinary Conference, CONTEXT2017, Paris, P. Brezillon, R. Turner, C. Penco (eds), Springer, Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence

  • Noorloos, R., Taylor, S. D., Bakker, A., & Derry, J. (2017). Inferentialism as an alternative to
    socioconstructivism in mathematics education. Mathematics Education Research Journal. doi: 10.1007/s13394-017-0189-3

  • Taylor, S. D., Noorloos, R., and Bakker, A. (2017). Mastering as an inferentialist alternative to theacquisition and participation metaphors for learning. Journal of Philosophy of Education.
    doi: 10.1111/1467-9752.12264.

  • Vosgerau, G. (2018): „Vehicles, Contents and Supervenience“, Philosophy & Society 29, 473-88. doi.org/10.2298/FID1804473V


  • Baston, R. & Vosgerau, G.: "Implicit attitudes and implicit prejudices", Philosophical Psychology 29, 889-903.
  • Gentsch, A., Weber, A., Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Schütz-Bosbach, S., "Towards a common framework of grounded action cognition: Relating motor control perception and cognition", Cognition 146, 81-89.
  • Vosgerau, G., "Was soll erklärt werden? Funktionalismus, erweiterter Geist und Kriterien des Mentalen", in J.G. Michel, K.J. Boström & M. Pohl (Eds.): Ist der Geist im Kopf? Beiträge zur These des erweiterten Geistes, 83-107.
  • Tillas, A., Vosgerau, G., Seuchter, T. & Zipoli, S., "Can Affordances Explain Behavior?" in: Review of Philosophy and Psychology Vol (), 1-21; DOI: 10.1007/s13164-016-0310-7. 1-21, available as 'Online First': http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13164-016-0310-7
  • Tillas, A. & Vosgerau, G.: „Perception, Action & the Notion of Grounding”, in: V. C. Müller (Ed.), Fundamental Issues of Artificial Intelligence (Synthese Library 377), Springer, Berlin.


  • Kenyah-Damptey, B. (2016). Nietzsche/Foucault. Die Funktion des ‚spezifischen Intellektuellen‘ im Werk Michel Foucaults im Hinblick auf das Denken des Politischen. Nietzschestudien, 23(1), pp. 179-188

  • Soom, P. & Vosgerau, G., "A Functionalist Approach to the Concept of 'Delusion'", Journal für Philosophie und Psychiatrie, www.jfpp.org/113.html
  • Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Lindner, A., "The experience of free will and the experience of agency: an error-prone, reconstructive process", in W. Glannon, ed., 'Free Will and the Brain: Neuroscientific, Philosophical, and Legal Perspectives', Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, S.66-79.
  • Tillas, A. & Trafford, J., "Communicating Content". Language and Communication, 40, 1-13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2014.10.011.
  • Tillas, A.: "Intuitions and Philosophical Inquiry' in Bueno, O. (Ed.) Synthese Library, Studies in Epistemology, Logic, Methodology, and Philosophy of Science, Synthese-Springer.
  • Tillas, A.: "On the Origins of Concepts", in Christoph Kann, David Hommen, and Tanja Osswald (Eds.) Concepts and Categorization. Paderborn: Mentis.
  • Tillas, A. & Trafford, J., "Intuition & Reason: Re-assessing Dual-Process Theories with Representational Sub-Activation". Theorema. XXXIV/3.
  • Tillas, A., "Language as Grist to the Mill of Cognition". Cognitive Processing 16, Issue 3, 219-243. DOI: 10.1007/s10339-015-0656-2.
  • Tillas, A., "Communicating Content". Language and Communication, 40, 1-13, (with James Trafford). http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.langcom.2014.10.011.
  • Vosgerau, G., Seuchter, T. & Petersen, W., "Analyzing Concepts in Action-Frames", in T. Gamerschlag, R. Osswald, W. Petersen (eds.): Meaning, Frames, and Conceptual Representation, Studies in Language and Cognition. Düsseldorf University Press, Düsseldorf.


  • James, D. (2014). Book Review: Understanding Moral Obligation: Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard. Hegel Bulletin, 35(2), 325.

  • Noorloos, R., Taylor, S. D., and Bakker, A. (2014). An inferentialist alternative to constructivismin mathematics education. In Liljedahl, P., Oesterle, S., Nicol, D., Allan, D. (Eds), Proceedings ofthe Joint Meeting 4 – 321 of PME 38 and PME-NA 36, Vol. 4 (Vancouver: PME), pp. 321-328.

  • Lindner, N. & Vosgerau, G., "Is joint action necessarily based on shared intentions?", Cognitive Processing 15, 117-119.

  • Tillas, A., "How do Ideas Become General in their Signification?" in Edouard Machery, 2014 Jesse Prinz, and Jurgis Skilters (Eds.) The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication, Vol. 9, Kansas: New Prairie Press.
  • Vosgerau, G. & Voss, M., "Authorship and control over thoughts", Mind & Language 29, 534-565.


  • Auf der Straße, A., "Truths are Valuably, Truth isn't", Abstracta 7, 23-37.
  • Seeger, M., "Commentary on Martin & Pacherie. Out of nowhere: Thought insertion, ownership and context-integration". Consciousness and Cognition 22, 261-263.
  • Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Voss, M., "The experience of agency: an interplay between prediction and postdiction", Frontiers in Psychology 4, URL: "http://www.frontiersin.org/Journal/Abstract.aspx?s=253&name=consciousness_research&ART_DOI=10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00127", DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2013.00127
  • Translated into Italian: (2014) "L'esperienza dell' agentività: un intergioco fra predizione e retrodizione", Sistemi Intelligenti 26 (1), 39-55.



  • Seeger, M., "A Critique of the Incentives Argument for Inequalities". Kriterion 25, 40-52.
  • Seuchter, T., "A New Approach on the Grounding of Abstract Concepts". Kriterion Journal for Philosophy 25, Nr.1, pp.53-63.
  • Vosgerau, G., "Varieties of Representation", in A. Newen, A. Bartels, E. Jung (Ed.): "Knowledge and Representation", CSLI Publications, mentis, 185-209.


  • Seeger, M., "Experimental Philosophy and the Twin Earth Intuition." Grazer Philosophische Studien 80, 237-244
  • Patrice Soom, Christian Sachse and Michael Esfeld, "Psycho-neural reduction through functional sub-types", in Journal of Consciousness Studies, 17, pp. 7-26. http://www.academia.edu/1240092/Psycho-neural_reduction_through_functional_sub-types" external="1"
  • Vosgerau, G. & Synofzik, M., "A Cognitive Theory of Thoughts", American Philosophical Quaterly 47, 205-222.
  • Vosgerau, G., "Memory and Content", Consciousness & Cognition 19, 838-846.
  • Michel, Jan G., Weber, A., (et al.), Searle's Biological Naturalism - A Typology. in Franken, D., Karakus, A., Michel, Jan G. (Eds.): John R. Searle: Thinking about the Real World. Frankfurt am Main, ontos, 73-86.
  • Seidel, M. & Weber, A., Trivial, Platitudinous, Boring? Searle on Conceptual Relativism. in Franken, D., Karakus, A., Michel, Jan G. (Eds.): John R. Searle: Thinking about the Real World. Frankfurt am Main, ontos, 143-162.


  • Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Lindner, A., "Me or not me - An optimal integration of agency cues?", Consciousness & Cognition 18, 1065-1068.
  • Vosgerau, G., "Stufen des Selbstbewusstseins: Eine Analyse von Ich-Gedanken", Grazer Philosophische Studien 78, 101-130.


  • Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Newen, A., "Beyond the comparator model: A multifactorial two-step account of agency", Consciousness & Cognition 17, 219-239.
  • Synofzik, M., Vosgerau, G. & Newen, A., "I move, therefore I am: A new theoretical framework to investigate agency and ownership", Consciousness & Cognition 17, 411-424.
  • Vosgerau, G., Schlicht, T. & Newen, A., "Orthogonality of Phenomenality and Content", American Philosophical Quaterly 45, 309-328.


  • Vosgerau, G. & Newen, A., "Thoughts, Motor Actions, and the Self", Mind & Language 22(1), 22-43.
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