CFS Newsletter No. 2 - 2015

CFS Newsletter No. 2 - 2015

The Center for Subjectivity Research was established in 2002 as an interdisciplinary "Center of Excellence." In the period 2002-2012 it was funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, with supplementary funding from the University of Copenhagen. Currently, it is host to a number of externally funded research projects. It is located at the Faculty of Humanities, and its current staff is affiliated with the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Theology, and the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.


New Grant: Shared Emotions, Group Membership, and Empathy
Thomas Szanto receives the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship. Under “Horizon 2020”, the European Commission FP7 framework for Research and Innovation grants 1.578.300 DKK for Thomas’ project SHARE: “Shared Emotions, Group Membership, and Empathy”.
Thomas, who is currently a VELUX-Fonden Postdoctoral Research Fellow at CFS, will start his two-year project in April 2016.
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New Grant: Finding Perspective: Determining the embodiment of perspectival experience
The Volkswagen Foundation's European Platform for Life Sciences, Mind Sciences, and the Humanities has awarded 2,9mill DKK to the project Finding Perspective: Determining the embodiment of perspectival experience. From this amount 0,9 mill DKK have been awarded to Adrian Alsmith. The project starts in March 2015 and will have a duration of 3 years.
Adrian Alsmith is Postoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for Subjectivity Research.
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Interview with a graduate and PhD student in Philosophy
Zachary Joachim graduated in Philosophy from the University of Copenhagen in 2014. He is now a PhD student at the Department of Philosophy at Boston University. He chose to study his Master’s in Denmark for the program offered in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind, which one of his former professors highly recommended.
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The Phenomenological We - Summary
The lecture The Phenomenological We explores different phenomenological ideas about the nature of the we. One central question concerns whether we-consciousness presupposes and involves self-consciousness and other-consciousness or whether it rather abolishes the difference between self and other. Another central question concerns the relation between the second-person singular and the first-person plural. Might the adoption of a second-person perspective, where I am aware of the other and at the same time implicitly aware of myself in the accusative, as attended to or addressed by the other, play an important role in the constitution of a we? The lecture explores these questions by considering the contributions of a variety of different figures in classical phenomenology.
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See the lecture on website for The History of Distributed Cognition.


Adele-France Jourdan, University of Leuven, Belgium (01.09.2013-30.06.2015)
Stefano Vincini, University of Memphis, USA (12.01.2015-30.03.2015)
Yoshiaki Motobayashi, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science/ Kobe University, Japan (17.04.2014-20.03.2015)


11 March 2015, 14:15-17:00
CFS Workshop: Perspectives on We-intentionality
Speakers include: Ingar Brinck and Henning Nörenberg.
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12 March 2015, 13:00-17:00
CFS Workshop: The philosophy and science of volition
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25 March 2015, 14:15-16:00
CFS Lecture by Raimo Tuomela
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15 April 2015, 14:15
CFS Workshop: Tackling We-Intentionality
Speakers include: Sebastian Watzl and Björn Petersson
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12 May 2015, 14:15-17:00
CFS Workshop: Social Ontology and Social Consciousness
Speakers include Heikki Ikaheimo (The University of New South Wales) and Arto Laitinen (University of Tampere)
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21 May - 22 May 2015
CFS Conference: Empathy, Group Membership and We-Intentionality
Speakers include: Stephen Butterfill, Thomas Fuchs, Shaun Gallagher, Joel Krueger, Heidi L. Maibom, John Michael, Elisabeth Pacherie, Joanna Raczaszek-Leonardi, Alessandro Salice, Jan Slaby, Thomas Szanto,  Joona Taipale and Dan Zahavi
Registration is open!
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9 September - 11 September 2015
Psychiatric Nosology: Current Issues
Confirmed Speakers include: Paul Appelbaum (Columbia University), Derek Bolton (King's College London), Denny Borsboom (University of Amsterdam), John Campbell (University of California at Berkeley), Hasok Chang (University of Cambridge), Michael First (Columbia University), Stephen Heckers (Vanderbilt University School of Medicine), Paul Hoff (University of Zurich), Kenneth S. Kendler (Virginia Commonwealth University), Dominic Murphy (University of Sydney), Josef Parnas (University of Copenhagen), Kenneth Schaffner (University of Pittsburgh), Miriam Solomon (Temple University), Dan Stein (University of Cape Town), Kathryn Tabb (Columbia University), Eric Turkheimer (University of Virginia), Peter Zachar (Auburn University at Montgomery).
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Motobayashi, Y.: “香港・現象学国際セミナーからデンマーク・主観性研究センターへ” (Visiting Research Report: SPA to CFS). Annual Review of the Phenomenological Association of Japan 30, 2014, 185-187.

Høffding, S.: “スキルトなったコ-ピングとは?” (”What is skilled Coping?). Annual Review of the Phenomenological Association of Japan 30, 2014, 49-66.

Zahavi, D.: "Husserl and the Transcendental." In S. Gardner & M. Grist (eds.): The Transcendental Turn. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015, 228-243.

Montes Sánchez, A.: "False-belief tests and understanding others: Comment on Gallagher's 'The problem with 3-year-olds'." Journal of Consciousness Studies 22/1-2, 2015, 187-190.

Zahavi, D.: "You, me, and we: The sharing of emotional experiences." Journal of Consciousness Studies 22/12, 2015, 84-101.

Satne, G.: "Introduction: From interacting agents to engaging persons." Journal of Consciousness Studies 22/1-2, 2015, 9-23.

Satne, G. & Roepstorff, A. (eds.).: Intentionality in Interaction. Special Issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies 22/1-2, 2015.

Zahavi, D.: "Vindicating Husserl's Primal I." In J. Bloechl & N. de Warren (eds.): Phenomenology in a New Key: Between Analysis and History. Dordrecht: Springer, 2015, 1-14.

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