[MaFLa] Guenther Fleck: Budapest Seminar for PhD Students in Cognitive Science and Creativity 2012 - emlekezteto

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Günther Fleck, Ph.D.
Clinical and Health Psychologist
Institute for Human and Social Sciences
National Defence Academy
Stiftgasse 2a
Vienna, Austria

Cognitive Science and Creativity - Theory and Practice (2 Parts)

Time: 25-27 September (Part I) & 20-22 November (Part II)
Venue: ELTE Tudománytörténet és Tudományfilozófia Tanszék, Budapest, 
Lágymányosi Kampusz, 1117 Pazmany sétány 1/c, Southern building (Deli 
tomb) Room no. 1.711


Part I. (12 Teaching Units à 45 Minutes)

Tuesday, 25th of Sept.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00
Wednesday, 26th of Sept.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00
Thursday, 27th of Sept.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00

Part II (12 Presentation & Discussion Units à 45 minutes)

Tuesday, 20th of Nov.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00
Wednesday, 21st of Nov.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00
Thursday, 22nd of Nov.: 13.30-15.00 and 15.30-17.00

General Description of the Seminar:

Decision making largely depends on the cognitive abilities (e.g., intelligence) 
of the decision maker, his or her background knowledge and the characteristics 
of the problems to be resolved. The ability to create good theories in order to 
describe and explain the phenomena and to solve complex problems is 
acknowledged as central to scientific thinking. Accordingly, a kind of 
objectivity and pure rationalism are attributed to it. But scientific thinking 
is neither a pure cognitive process nor does it take place in an empty space. 
Scientists have adopted various ways of thinking, have developed basic belief 
systems about how things are, have made decisions in regard to a special 
epistemology, and have demonstrated preferences for a special philosophy of 
science and its corresponding scientific methodology and methods. Additionally, 
solving complex problems often requires a high level of creativity and the 
acceptance of uncertainty. Thus, coping with uncertainty as an integrative part 
of decision making has to be taken into account too.

In the first part of the seminar an integrative frame of creativity will be 
worked out referring to cognitive science as an interdisciplinary discipline.

In the second part students are invited to prepare related topics at their own 
choice for short presentations and discussions. Main goal of the seminar is to 
find ways of acquiring new tools for the development and improvement of one’s 
own expertise.


Harré, Rom (2002). Cognitive Science. A Philosophical Introduction. London: 

Singer, Irving (2011). Modes of Creativity. Philosophical Perspectives. 
Cambridge (MA): MIT Press.

An extended list of literature will be provided at the beginning of the 

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