Conference: "Phenomenology of Empathy"

29-31 May 2013

Confirmed speakers include Sara Heinämaa, James Jardine, Jean-Francois Lavigne, John Michael, Dermot Moran, Søren Overgaard, Helena De Preester, Matthew Ratcliffe, Peter Rosan, Matthias Schlossberger, Joona Taipale and Dan Zahavi.


 May 29th, 2013

14:00-15:15 Dermot Moran (University College Dublin, Ireland):
      Empathy as Ineinandersein: Husserl and Merleau-Ponty on Understanding Others and Oneself

15:15-15.45 Coffee Break

15:45-17:00 Jean-François Lavigne (Université de Nice, France):
     Edith Stein's conception of the "Einfühlung": between Husserl, Lipps and Scheler

May 30th, 2013

9:30-10:45 Sara Heinämaa (University of Helsinki, Finland)
      The Child and the Animal: From Embodiment and Empathy to Generativity

10:45-12:00 Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
      Levels of Empathy

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:15 Søren Overgaard and John Michael (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
      How (not) to think about empathy

14:15-14.45 Coffee Break

14:45-16:00 Helena De Preester (Ghent University and University College Ghent, Belgium):
      Is it possible to empathize with traces of human gestures?

16:00-17:00 James Jardine (University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
      Empathy and Intentionality: The Experience of Other People in Husserl and Stein

May 31st, 2013

9:30-10:45 Matthew Ratcliffe (Durham University, UK):
      Phenomenology is Exploration, not Simulation

10:45-12:00 Peter J. Rosan (Bronx Children’s Psychiatric Center, USA):
      A Phenomenology of Empathy: The Play of Mimesis and Alterity

12:00-13:00 Lunch Break

13:00-14:15 Matthias Schloßberger (Universität Potsdam, Germany)
      Empathy or Recognition? Different approaches to normative social philosophy

14:15-15:30 Joona Taipale (University of Copenhagen, Denmark):
      Embodiment and the immediacy of the other

Prior registration is not required.
The conference is free and open to all, including students. Welcome!

With thanks to generous support from VELUX FONDEN.