Mental Capacities (JeSyP 2018) – Seminar

The topic of the first Jena Summer Symposium in Philosophy (JeSyP 2018) is “Mental Capacites”. This year’s distinguished guest is Professor Michael Kremer (University of Chicago). 

Professor Kremer’s one-day seminar on July 17th will address Gilbert Ryle’s conception of the mind in terms of dispositions and capacities. The seminar will comprise three 90-minute sessions, beginning at 11:00, and end with a dinner reception open to all. Advanced BA-students and graduate students are cordially invited to participate, if familiar with Ryle’s “The Concept of Mind” and/or surrounding debates. One of many ways for students to familiarize themselves with this topic is to take part in a suitable preparatory seminar in the summer term of 2018, for example in:

Call for Registration

Participation in the seminar is free and open to all, but since places are limited, students are required to register via e-mail to, stating their full name, affiliation, source of familiarity with this year’s topic (e.g. participation in a preparatory class), whether they plan to participate in the pre-read discussion after the symposium, and any further needs with respect to childcare or accessibility.