8 July 2015

CAVE Distinguished Visitor 2015

Dan Zahavi is the CAVE (Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics, Macquarie University, Sydney) Distinguished Visitor 2015.

Dan Zahavi is Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen. Dan Zahavi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and initially studied philosophy at the University of Copenhagen. He obtained his PhD in 1994 from the Husserl Archives at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, with Rudolf Bernet as his doctoral supervisor. In 1999 he defended his Danish Disputats (Habilitation) at the University of Copenhagen. In 2002, at the age of 34, he became Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen.

Zahavi writes on phenomenology (especially the philosophy of Edmund Husserl) and philosophy of mind. In his writings, he has dealt extensively with topics such as self, self-consciousness, intersubjectivity and social cognition. He is co-editor of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Zahavi's work has been translated into more than 20 languages.

Zahavi is one of the keynote speakers at this year's Australasian Association of Philosophy Conference, hosted by the Philosophy Department at Macquarie University. He will then be speaking at the CAVE workshop, Consciousness, Subjectivity, and Self, on Monday 13 July.

See more at the CAVE visitors programme-site