22 March 2021 – 23 March 2021

Workshop via Zoom: “Intelligence and Abilities”

Mon and Tue 14:00–18.30 workshop, social gatherings on Wonder

This workshop, co-organized by Excellence Cluster “Science of Intelligence” and “Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities - Human Abilities” (both Berlin-based), brings together philosophers and cognitive scientists to discuss the relationships between intelligence and abilities in humans, nonhuman animals, and artificial systems.

Is intelligence best seen as an ability? How to understand cognitive abilities and skills to start with? How can we investigate abilities and intelligence philosophically and scientifically?

These and related questions will be tackled during this two-afternoon workshop. Each afternoon will comprise three talks, followed by a roundtable discussion with all the speakers.

Confirmed speakers

  • Ellen Fridland (London)  
  • Romy Jaster (Berlin)   
  • Dimitri Coelho Mollo (Berlin)
  • Carlotta Pavese (Cornell)
  • Martin Rolfs (Berlin)
  • Barbara Vetter (Berlin)

The workshop will take place on Zoom, with social gatherings on Wonder.


Please write an e-mail to: communication(at)scioi.de

Contact and questions

Feel free to contact the organizers: Dimitri Coelho Mollo dimitri.coelhomollo(at)hu-berlin.de and Sanja Dembić sanja.dembic(at)hu-berlin.de

Details and updated information

More details and updated information can be found here: https://www.scienceofintelligence.de/workshop-on-intelligence-and-abilities/

and here: https://www.human-abilities.de/events/workshop_intelligence_and_abilities_2021032223.html).