CFS Workshop: Perspectives on We-intentionality

14:15-14:20 Introduction
14:20-15:20 Henning Nörenberg, University of Rostock: "Collective Affective
                   Intentionality and the Body"
15:20-15:40 Coffee Break
15:40-16:40 Ingar Brinck, Lund University: "Varieties of We-Intentionality"
16:40-17:00 Concluding remarks

Henning Nörenberg

The aim of my talk is to sketch a key factor in social coordination processes: the affective dimension of we-intentionality. The main idea is to conceive collective affective intentionality in terms of embodiment. In the first part I will point out some shortcomings of current approaches in the field which have their focus on the structures of mental states only. In the second part I wish to elucidate the significant role embodiment plays in collec-tive affective intentionality. Therefore, I will 1) advocate for the irreducibility of the bodily-affective dimension, 2) outline the interleaving of perception and motion, and 3) explicate the body as a “resonance chamber” for synaesthesia and gestalt phenomena. In the third part I will discuss some further questions involved in the topic.


Ingar Brinck

I will compare rational or cognitive and non-rational or non-cognitive accounts of we-intentionality in philosophy and developmental psychology, and discuss how they are related, if at all, and what kind of behaviour they may explain. The emphasis will be on non-rational (non-cognitive) accounts.


 The event is free and open to all: everyone is welcome!