Events  Parmenides Workshops


International interdisciplinary workshop

"The Conceptual Foundations of Science: Rethinking Matter – Life – Mind"

September 18-21, 2018

Hotel Westerhof, Tegernsee, Germany

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International workshop on biological evolution

"Statistical Mechanics and Information in Biological Evolution. A Crossroad of Empirical and Theoretical Foundations"

July 4-6, 2016

Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich, Germany

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International financial workshop on

"Systemic risk and regulatory market risk measures"

June 2-3, 2014

Parmenides Foundation, Kirchplatz 1, 82049 Pullach, Germany

We would like to thank all participants for a successful and inspiring workshop. All talks and presentations are now online for download.

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Parmenides Workshops 2001-2011

Parmenides Foundation started its activities with staging a series of international workshops on the topic of thinking with the aim to evoking and fostering dialogue and collaboration between researchers from a wide range of disciplines. The organizing principle for these meetings has been the credo that a relaxed and pleasant atmosphere supports the openness and creativity needed for overcoming disciplinary boundaries and jointly breaking new ground.


Parmenides workshops have quickly sparked a lot of interest in the scientific community and succeeded to establish an unique style of their own. With inspiring locations and formats, their relatively small scale (in terms of people involved) and casual settings they have been facilitating an ideal platform for focusing on their topics, and opening up and exploring new directions in research on thinking.

To date we organized 20 international, multi-disciplinary workshops to explore key issues such as the neural correlates of thinking and their dynamics, consciousness, perception, the relation of thinking and language, visual thinking, metaphor and analogy, or the phylo- and ontogenetic development of thinking sklills.

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