KLI Colloquia are informal, public talks that are followed by extensive dissussions. Speakers are KLI fellows or visiting researchers who are interested in presenting their work to an interdisciplinary audience and discussing it in a wider research context. We offer three types of talks:

1. Current Research Talks. KLI fellows or visiting researchers present and discuss their most recent research with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

2. Future Research Talks. Visiting researchers present and discuss future projects and ideas togehter with the KLI fellows and the Vienna scientific community.

3. Professional Developmental Talks. Experts about research grants and applications at the Austrian and European levels present career opportunities and strategies to late-PhD and post-doctoral researchers.

  • The presentation language is English.
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Event Details

Ivan Gonzalez-Cabrera
KLI Colloquia
Sharing our Normative Worlds: The Role of Ontogeny in the Evolution of Normative Thinking
Ivan Dario GONZALEZ-CABRERA (KLI & Max Planck Institute, Leipzig)
2016-03-10 16:30 - 2016-03-10 16:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description:
This talk is divided into two parts. In the first part, I will give a brief overview of my research project on normative cognition. In the second part, I will defend a particular picture of the evolutionary trajectory of normative thinking. The reconstruction I will offer ties up normative thinking to the lineage of a psychological phenomenon called ‘shared intentionality’. This lineage explanation takes into account both human evolution and human ontogeny, with regard to a variety of life history variables and psychological competencies as well.


Biographical note:
Ivan Dario Gonzalez Cabrera is a Ph.D. Student at the School of Philosophy at the Australian National University and a Visiting Fellow at the Department of Comparative and Developmental Psychology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig. He has recently received a Writing-Up Fellowship of the KLI and started working on his project at the KLI in January 2016.