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.
  • If you are interested in presenting your current or future work at the KLI, please contact the Scientific Director or the Executive Manager.

Event Details

Albrecht von Müller
KLI Colloquia
A Brief Introduction to Cognostics
Albrecht von MÜLLER (Parmenides Center)
2018-05-07 15:00 - 2018-05-07 16:30
Organized by KLI

Topic description / abstract:

Cognostics is a novel, highly interdisciplinary field of basic and applied research. Its the goal to better understand how the human brain copes with complexity and to develop methodolgies and tools that can support human cognition regarding this rapidly expanding challenge. The introduction will consist of a brief sketch of the conceptual foundations of this novel field and some practical examples for the application of its findings.


Biographical note:

Albrecht v. Müller is director of the interdisciplinary Parmenides Center for the Study of Thinking and he teaches philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU). His two main fields of interest are the concept of time and the phenomenon of thinking. In order to better support complex thinking and decision making processes, von Müller developed the visual reasoning methodology “Eidos” with which he served as scientific advisor to several governments and international institutions.