ArgLab • Workshop

Wittgenstein, Religion, and Cognitive Science

3rd ERB Project Workshop

This workshop is organized by Robert Vinten, Nuno Venturinha and Sofia Miguens within the framework of the FCT-funded project “Epistemology of Religious Belief: Wittgenstein, Grammar and the Contemporary World” (PTDC/FER-FIL/32203/2017), hosted by the Reasoning and Argumentation Laboratory (ArgLab) of IFILNOVA. Attendance is free of charge. Please contact Robert Vinten at for details of the Zoom workshop if you would like to attend.


For more information about the project, please go to this page.

10:15 – 10:30
10:30 – 12:00
Roger Trigg (University of Warwick and Ian Ramsey Centre, University of Oxford)
Wittgenstein, Concepts and Human Nature - with a response by Florian Franken Figueiredo (Nova University of Lisbon)
13:00 – 14:15
Olympia Panagiotidou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)
Cognitive Theories and Wittgenstein: Looking for Convergence, not for Divergence
15:00 – 16:15
Hans Van Eyghen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Can Brains Perceive?
17:00 – 18:15
Gorazd Andrejč (University of Groningen and Science and Research Centre Koper)
The Great Hierarchy of Being: Thoughts on the Posthumanist Critique
19:30 – 20:45
Rita McNamara (Victoria University of Wellington)
Brains as the Source of Being: Mind/Brain Focus and the Western Model of Mind in Dominant Cognitive Science Discourse