CFS Newsletter No. 6 - 2016

CFS Newsletter No. 6 - 2016

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.


The Philosophy and Psychopathology of the We
1-2 December 2016

To what extent does we-intentionality and we-identity presuppose self-consciousness, second-person engagement and empathy? The aim of the conference is to explore these questions and elucidate the nature of the we, through a focused study of its psychopathological disruptions.

UCPH, Søndre Campus, 22.0.11

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23 November 2016, 14:15-16:00
CFS Lecture in Phenomenology: Rudolf Bernet
Lecture by Rudolf Bernet, University of Leuven, Belgium
Place: 15a.0.13
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1 December - 2 December 2016
CFS Conference: "The Philosophy and Psychopathology of the We."
Speakers including Thomas Fuchs, Vittorio Gallese, Louis Sass, Borut Škodlar, Josef Parnas, Alessandro Salice, Mads Gram Henriksen, Lars Siersbæk Nilsson, Dan Zahavi, Julie Nordgaard, and Vibeke Bliksted.
The conference is free and open to all, no registration is needed.
Place: 22.0.11
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9 December 2016
CFS Workshop: "Empathy in and with Groups"
Confirmed speakers: Stephen Butterfill (Warwick), Anika Fiebich (Essen), John Michael (Warwick), Thomas Szanto (Copenhagen), Joona Taipale (Jyväskylä), Somogy Varga (Memphis), and Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen).
Place: 22.0.11
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New PhD student

Yang Li is a newly enrolled PhD student at CFS from September 1, 2016 to August 31, 2019.

He started his study in philosophy at Tongji University (Shanghai) where he received his master's degree in western philosophy. Now he concentrate his academic focus on the fundamental problem of hyletic data in Husserl's transcendental phenomenology and its contemporary relevance.

His supervisor at CFS is Prof. Dan Zahavi.

Simon Høffding in The New York Times

Article by David Allen, The New York Times OCT, 21, 2012 

"Back in 2012 and 2013, the members of the Danish String Quartet, who appear at Carnegie Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 26, had an unusual traveler accompany them on a tour through Denmark and England: a phenomenologist named Simon Hoffding. Then a doctoral researcher at the University of Copenhagen, he was troubled by a philosophical question: “What kind of self is present when the musician is deeply into his music?”

Being asked to think about how they think was no easy task, the violist Asbjorn Norgaard, 31, said over lunch at Tanglewood this past summer: Playing, after all, takes place “on such a subconscious level.” Even so, in his dissertation, Mr. Hoffding used interviews with the quartet’s players to come up with a taxonomy of how top musicians experience their performances."

Link to article

Read more about Simon Høffding (in danish) 

Visiting researchers

Elodie Boublil, Archives Husserl de Paris, France (12.09.2016-22.11.2016)
Maria Chiara Bruttomesso, University of Verona, Italy (01.09.2016-30.11.2016)
Rocío Garcés, University of Valencia, Spain (01.09.2016-30.11.2016)
Marine Kneubühler, University of Lausanne, Switzerland (12.08.2016-31.07.2017)
Inês Macedo, the Portuguese Society of Existential Therapy (SPPE), Portugal (05.10.2016-23.12.2016)
Takuya Nakamura, Doshisha University, Japan (01.04.2016-31.03.2017)
Henning Nörenberg, University of Rostock, Germany (August 2015-July 2017)
Yunlong Xiao , Zhejiang University, China (22.09.2016-23.03.2017)

See list of previous visiting researchers

CFS Blog at The Open Commons of Phenomenology

Marine Kneubühler / The encounter (or the reunification) of the Social and the Experiential Body

Henning Nörenberg / Solidarity in Open Societies

Takuya Nakamura / Primal-Ego and Pre-Ego. Identity and Difference

Felipe León / Shared experiences and other minds



Zahavi, D.: "Openness versus interdependence: A reply to Kyselo." Philosophical Psychology 29/7, 2016, 1066–1067.

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