CFS Newsletter No. 4 - 2018

CFS Newsletter No. 4 - 2018

Non-reductive Accounts of Shared Intentionality

CFS Workshop
20 September 2018, 10:00-16:30

Confirmed speakers: Olle Blomberg, Felipe León, Glenda Satne, Thomas Szanto, and Dan Zahavi

Non-reductive accounts of shared intentionality deny that the capacity for shared intentionality can be accounted for by the capacity for individual intentionality plus some further conditions. The contributions to this workshop, drawing on literature from both phenomenological and current analytic philosophy of mind, explore the prospects and shortcomings of such non-reductive accounts of shared intentionality in the domain of a vast variety of intentional attitudes including: shared emotions, joint attention, shared agency, moral obligations and collective belief.


The workshop is free and open to all. Welcome.
Place: University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 78, lecture room 4A.0.68
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Visiting researchers

Jaakko Belt, University of Tampere, FI (13.08.2018-30.11.2018)
Anthony Fernandez, Kent State University, US (15.08.2018-15.10.2018)
Hynek Janoušek, The Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, CZ (01.05.2018-31.10.2018)
Xing Liu, Zhejiang University of Technology, CN (04.09.2017-14.11.2018)
Lucy Osler, University of Exeter, UK (13.08.2018 - 31.12.2018)
Thomas Szanto, University of Jyväskylä, FI (01.04.2018-30.11.2018)
Fulin Yue, Nanjing University, CN (03.01.2018 - 30.12.2018)

See list of previous visiting researchers


19 September 2018, 14:15-16:00
Phenomenal Consciousness, Intentionality, and Knowledge
CFS Lecture in Phenomenology by Walter Hopp, Department of Philosophy, Boston University, USA.
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20 September 2018,10:00-16:30
Non-reductive Accounts of Shared Intentionality
CFS Workshop on Shared Intentionality. Confirmed speakers are Olle Blomberg, Felipe León, Glenda Satne, Thomas Szanto, and Dan Zahavi
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25 October 2018, 14:15-16:00 
No-self and the phenomenology of ownership
CFS Lecture by Monima Chadha, Department of Philosophy, Monash University, Australia. 
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29 November - 30 November 2018
Second-Person Engagement and Group Identification
International two-day conference about theoretical and empirical perspectives on second-person engagement and group identification.
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4 December 2018, 13:00-15:00
The Subject(s) of Panpsychism: A Phenomenology of Empty, Extended, and Doubled Selves
CFS Lecture by Jennifer McWeeny, Ph.D., Editor Simone de Beauvoir Studies, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Worcester Polytechnic Institute.
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All events are open and free to all. Welcome. 

Dan Zahavi 

Dan Zahavi joins University of Oxford as Professor of Philosophy in a part time position.

Read more at the University of Oxford's webpage:

International Conference 

Second-Person Engagement and Group Identification
29-30 November 2018

Conference Content:

What is special about relating to someone as a ‘you’, and what is the link between second-person engagement and the capacity to adopt a group- or we-perspective? Although second-person engagement and group identification constitute pivotal structures of human sociality, their interrelation remains largely unexplored in philosophy and psychology. The aim of the conference is to discuss new theoretical and empirical approaches to these questions.

Confirmed Speakers
Dominic Abrams, Malinda Carpenter, Naomi Eilan, Arto Laitinen, Felipe León, Patricia Meindl, Henrike Moll, Vasudevi Reddy, Philippe Rochat and Dan Zahavi.

The conference is free and open to all but registration is needed.
Please use this registration form on no later than Friday 23 November 2018.

The conference is funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark

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Zahavi, D.: "Consciousness, self-consciousness, selfhood: A reply to some critics." Review of Philosophy and Psychology 9, 2018, 703-718.

Zahavi, D., Michael, J.: "Beyond mirroring: 4E approaches to empathy." In A. Newen, L. de Bruin & S. Gallagher (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of 4e Cognition. Oxford:  Oxford University Press , 2018, 589-606.

Szanto, T.  "The Phenomenology of Shared Emotions: Reassessing Gerda Walther." In S. Luft, & R. Hagengruber (eds.): Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology. Dordrecht: Springer, 2018, 85-104.

Zahavi, D.: “Manhattan Dynamite and no pancakes: Tradition and normality in the work of Tove Jansson”. Sats 19/1, 2018, 5-19.

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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.

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