CFS Workshop: "We & You"

CFS Workshop with David Bakhurst, Malinda Carpenter, Naomi Eilan, Mattia Gallotti and Dan Zahavi.

When people intend things in the world, their thoughts and experiences depend for their nature on several conditions, physical and social. For example, we can come to see things through others, the people we engage with on a daily basis in dyadic exchanges as well as large-scale group behaviour. What can the process of sharing thoughts and experiences with the others tell us about the nature and functioning of the mind?

Talk of the “meeting of minds” gestures in the direction of the idea that sharing minds can occur in other forms than the first person singular, or the third person. But there is no consensus as to what, and how, distinct thoughts about the world in the first person plural, or the second person, become formed and sustained through time.

The purpose of this workshop is to bring together current strands of research on the “We” and the “You” perspective across a diverse range of disciplines, spanning from phenomenology and analytic social ontology to the philosophy education, developmental studies and the neuroscience of social cognition.


David Bakhurst (Queen’s University Kingston)

Malinda Carpenter (St Andrews)

Naomi Eilan (Warwick)

Mattia Gallotti (London)

Dan Zahavi (Copenhagen) 

Scientific Organization 

We & You is organized by Mattia Gallotti and Dan Zahavi and hosted by the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen. 

Participation by invitation only