CFS Newsletter No. 5 - 2018

CFS Newsletter No. 5 - 2018

Phenomenology: The Basics 

Dan Zahavi, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Series: The Basics

Phenomenology: The Basics is a concise and engaging introduction to one of the dominant philosophical movements of the twentieth century. This lively and lucid book provides an introduction to the essential phenomenological concepts. With a glossary of key terms and suggestions for further reading, the book considers key philosophical arguments around phenomenology, making this an ideal starting point for anyone seeking a concise and accessible introduction to the rich and complex study of phenomenology.

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Visiting researchers

Jaakko Belt, University of Tampere, FI (13.08.2018-30.11.2018)
Marie-Elisabeth Holm, Syddansk University, DK (01.10.2018-12.12.2018)
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)

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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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7 December 2018, 14:00-16:00
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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13 December 2018, 13:15-16:00
Workshop on Intentionality and Panpsychism
CFS workshop featuring Michelle Montague and Galen Strawson, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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14 December 2018, 13:15-15:00
The Solo Self
CFS lecture by Galen Strawson, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin, USA
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All events are open and free to all. Welcome. 

Congratulations to Maja Zandersen

On the 25 September 2018 Maja Zandersen successfully defended her PhD thesis:
Borderline Personality Disorder and the Boundaries of 
the Schizophrenia Spectrum

Conceptual trajectories, core psychopathology, and differential diagnostic disarray"

Assessment Committee
Ralf Peter Arnfred Hemmingsen, MD, DMSC, Professor (chairperson)
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Povl Munk-Jørgensen, MD, DMSc, Professor
Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark, Research Unit, OUH,
Odense, Denmark

Borut Skodlar, MD, PhD, Professor
Medical Faculty, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Josef Parnas, MD, DMSc, Professor (principal supervisor),
Mental Health Centre Glostrup, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Mads Gram Henriksen, MA, PhD, Associate Professor (co-supervisor),
Mental Health Centre Glostrup & Department of Media, Cognition and
Communication, Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

International Conference 

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

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

Programme, abstracts and bio
The preliminary programme for the conference —along with abstracts, biographical information of each speaker, and further information about the conference— is now on the conference website.  

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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CFS Blog at The Open Commons of Phenomenology


Zahavi, D.: Phenomenology: The Basics. London. Routledge 2019. (x + 158 p.)

Zahavi, D.: Husserl no Isan. Genshogaku, Keijijogaku, Choetsurontetsugaku (『フッサールの遺産―現象学・形而上学・超越論哲学』)Tokyo: Hosei University Press 2018. (382 pp.)

Montes Sánchez, A.: "Er skam en moralsk følelse? En sammenligning af individuel og gruppebaseret skam" K&K - Kultur og Klasse 46/125: 49-70.

Montes Sánchez, A.: "Thoughtcrime or Feelingcrime?" In Di Nucci, E & Storrie, S (eds.), 1984 and Philosophy. Popular Culture and Philosophy Series. Open Court, 2018.

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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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