CFS Newsletter No. 7 - 2016

CFS Newsletter No. 7 - 2016

Public Defence of PhD Thesis:

Felipe León Torres

Shared experiences and other minds
30 November, 13:00

Assessment Committee:
Søren Overgaard (Copenhagen)
Naomi Eilan (Warwick)
Inger Brinck (Lund)
Thor Grünbaum (Copenhagen)

Faculty of Humanities, 21.0.54
Read more


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
Read more

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
Read more

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
Read more

19 December 2016, 10:15-12:00 
CFS Lecture by Bret Davis: "Nishida and Cross-Cultural Dialogue: Toward a Radical Cosmopolitanism"      
Lecture by Bret Davis, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University, Maryland.
Place: 16.1.16
Read more

19 December 2016, 13:00
Transcendental Philosophy and its Transformations
Yuko Ishihara defends her PhD thesis.
Place: 22.0.11
Read more


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

See programme

CFS Spring School: "Empathy, Direct Perception and Other Minds"

Call for Abstracts

We invite applications from PhD students, and post-doctoral researchers. Applicants must submit (a) an extended abstract of their presentation (maximum 1,000 words); (b) 2 letters of recommendation. 

We welcome empirical as well as philosophical approaches. However, it is essential that abstracts and presentations are accessible to a non-expert audience.

Accepted applicants will have their transportation and accommodation costs covered.

Keynote Speakers
Cristina Becchio (Psychology, University of Turin)
Dan Zahavi (Philosophy, CFS Copenhagen)
Søren Overgaard (Philosophy, CFS Copenhagen)

Read more

Visiting researchers

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

Simon Gusman / Different Dimensions of Selfhood

Olle Blomberg / Joint action and conversation

Zeynep Üsüdür / Visiting Ph.D. student at UC, Berkeley



Nordgaard, J., Jessen, K., Sæbye, D., Parnas, J.: "Variability in clinical diagnoses during the ICD-8 and ICD-10 era." Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology 51/9, 2016, 1293-9.

Parnas, J., Henriksen M.G.: "Epistemological error and the illusion of phenomenological continuity." World Psychiatry 15/2, 2016, 126-7.

Koren, D., Lacoua, L., Rothschild-Yakar, L., Parnas, J.: "Disturbances of the Basic Self and Prodromal Symptoms Among Young Adolescents From the Community: A Pilot Population-Based Study." Schizophrenia Bulletin 42/5,  2016, 1216-24.

Parnas, J., Carter, J.W., Nordgaard, J.: "Premorbid self-disorders and lifetime diagnosis in the schizophrenia spectrum: A prospective high-risk study." Early Intervention in Psychiatry 10/1, 2016, 45-53.

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

See full list

About the center

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.

To reply to this email, please write to


Sendt d. 15 November 2016