Summer School: Self and Self-disorders
DISCOS European Research Program on Self-Coherence
25-27 August, 2008.
Summer school DISCOS: "Self and self-disorders"
School director: Josef Parnas MD, Professor of Psychiatry.
The goal is to enable the participants, mainly ph-d students, to:
Grasp the notions of self-awareness and correlated concepts of self-reference and of the self.
To learn about approaches to naturalization of consciousness. e.g., certain basic metaphysical questions will be exposed and discussed here in relation to biology.
To learn how psychiatric disorders entail anomalies of self-experience (self-disorders), especially in schizophrenia, affective illness, borderline personality disorders, infantile autism and in selected neurological syndromes.
The forum will also provide possibility for presentation and discussion of participants’ own projects and thus create a space for an interdisciplinary debate.
Participants: The course is dedicated to doctoral and post-doctoral students, and other younger scientists. We target applicants from disciplines such as cognitive science and psychology, neuroscience, psychiatry, clinical psychology, philosophy, linguistics and related domains.
Participants will be selected from a pool of applications. Priority will be given to the applicants with prior attachment to DISCOS. There is no fee for participation.
Form: Participative; for each section, the participants should read the required literature sent out in advance.
Professors: Josef Parnas (psychiatry, Center for Subjectivity Research (CFS) University of Copenhagen; Louis Sass (psychology, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey);
Dan Zahavi (philosophy, CFS, University of Copenhagen); Evan Thompson (philosophy, University of Toronto); Thomas Fuchs (psychiatry, University of Heidelberg); Philippe Rochat (developmental psychology, Emory University); Drs. Dorothée Legrand and Thor Grünbaum (CFS, University of Copenhagen).
|Monday, August 25||Tuesday, August 26||Wednesday, August 27|
|Chair: Fuchs||Chair: Zahavi||
|9-9.30 Welcome, introduction, practical information(Josef Parnas)||9.00-9.30 Schizophrenia: basic information – and discussion (Josef Parnas)||9.00-9.30 Affective Illness: Basic Information (Thomas Fuchs)|
|9.30-10.30 Mind-body-world: Introduction – and discussion (Dan Zahavi)||9.30-10.30 Self and schizophrenia (Josef Parnas)||9.30-10.30 Melancholia, Self and the Body – and discussion (Thomas Fuchs)|
|10.30-11.00 Coffee break||10.30-11.00 Coffee break||10.30-11.00 Discussion (Thomas Fuchs)|
|11.00-11.30 1) Grounding Continuity of Life and Consciousness (Evan Thompson)||11.00-12.00 Schizophrenia, Emotions and the “negative symptoms” (Louis Sass)||11.00-11.30 Coffee break|
|11.30-12.30 2) Self, Embodiment and Neuroimaging Research Biology, Life and Consciousness – and discussion (Evan Thompson)||12.00-12.30 Discussion (Louis Sass and Josef Parnas)||11.30-12.30 Embodied Neurons: on Active Perception and Proactive Brain (Dorothée Legrand)|
|12.30-13.30 Lunch||12.30-13.30 Lunch||12.30-13.30 Lunch|
|13.30-14.30 Presentation and discussion of abstracts by Andrian Smith, Steve Velleman and Sanaâ Belayachi||13.30-14.30 Presentation and discussion of abstracts by Barnaby Nelson and Monika Intaite||13.30-14.30 Self and Self-awareness in Analytic Philosophy – and discussion (Thor Grünbaum)|
|14.30-15.00 Coffee break||14.30-15.00 Coffee break||14.30-15.00 Coffee break|
|15.00-16.00 Self and Self-consciousness (self awareness) – and discussion (Dan Zahavi)||15.00-16.00 The Ontogenesis of the Sense of Self – and discussion (Philippe Rochat)||15.00-16.00 Presentation and discussion of abstracts by Jenny Schimansky, Rachel Wood and Lorna Lee|
|16.00-16.30 General discussion||16.00-16.30 General discussion||16.00-16.30 Closing discussion|
|19.00 Common dinner for teachers and all participants|
Venue: The Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, Njalsgade 140-142, 2300 Copenhagen S.
Application: Application deadline was May 15 and we are therefore closed for registration.