Philosophy, psychology and informatics group (PPIG)

We aim to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and the world

PPIG stands for the Philosophy, Psychology, and Informatics Reading Group. Please come along!

Time and place

Normally, alternate Wednesdays 5pm - 6.30pm in room 1.20, Dugald Stewart Building, 3 Charles Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AD. However, between April and August 2020 we will be meeting online biweekly on Wednesday from 18:00 – 19:30 UK time to explore and discuss the conundrums, intricacies, and perplexities of thinking - all from the comfort of our own homes.

Online meetings

For more information on the talks, the seminar structure and on how to attend, visit our Virtual Philosophy Psychology and Informatics Group website. If you are interested in attending the talks, please visit our Facebook page and click “interested” to the individual event:

Further information

We are a group of researchers from diverse backgrounds in the above-mentioned groups (and beyond) who aim to gain an interdisciplinary yet deep understanding of the threads that bind the human mind and the world. In particular, this seminar series focuses on the nature of cognition, metacognition and social cognition. We’ll be tackling questions such as, what does it mean to think? What does it mean to think about thinking? And, what does it mean to think about one’s own thinking versus thinking about the thinking of other people? Please come along!

Can I be on the mailing list and send mails to the list?

Yes, you can. Just go to mailing list.

Contact details

Tillmann Vierkant

Upcoming meetings

Upcoming meetings are listed on the Philosophy events page

Previous meetings

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