Below you will find a short description of projects previously carried out at or in relation to the Center.
Antagonistic Political Emotions: An Integrative Philosophical Analysis
This project will investigate what it means to experience political emotions, provide detailed analyses of specifically antagonistic political emotions, clarify their role in political identification and group formation, consider their normative functions and appropriateness conditions, and examine how they arise in face-to-face encounters, social movements, as well as online contexts.
You and We: Second-Person Engagement and Collective Intentionality
The aim of the project is to better understand the relationship between interpersonal understanding, collective intentionality, and group identification.
SHARE: Shared Emotions, Group Membership, and Empathy
The project aims at a better understanding of the role of emotions in interpersonal and intergroup encounters involving research on group membership-induced negative biases, intercultural differences in emotional behaviour, and the ‘politics’ of identity-building.
Finding perspective: Determining the embodiment of perspectival experience
The Finding Perspective project investigates the ways in which the experience of the body and the experience of the world mutually influence one another. It is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and runs from March 2015 to 2018.
Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding
The research project "Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding" aims to contribute to this current debate by investigating two questions: 1) What is empathy and what role does it play in interpersonal understanding? 2) To what extent does interpersonal understanding presuppose a common social and cultural background?
The disrupted “we”: Shared intentionality and its psychopathological distortions
The aim of the project is to investigate the notion of shared intentionality and the nature of the we-perspective. The project is funded under the UCPH Excellence Programme for Interdisciplinary Research and will run from 2013-2016.
The Genomic History of Denmark
The aim of this multidisciplinary project, which is a collaboration between researchers from the Centre for GeoGenetics and various institutes at the University of Copenhagen, is to make Denmark the first country in the world to map its evolutionary, demographic and health history...
Self-understanding and self-alienation
The project offers an empirical and philosophical investigation into self-understanding and identity. The aim is to provide comprehensive answers to questions about self-understanding and experiences of self-alienation. Read more at the project site at Søren Kierkegaard Research Centre.
Intentional Joint Action: Coordination, Responsibility and Agent’s Knowledge (2015-2017)
This project aims to improve our understanding of the nature of intentional joint action by focusing on coordination, responsibility and agent’s knowledge.
The embodied affective dimension of collective intentionality (2015-2017)
The project will contribute to a more adequate understanding of social phenomena by working out a key factor in social coordination processes: the affective dimension of collective intentionality which is rooted in our bodily existence.
4-year funding of a Marie Curie Initial Training Network under the 7th Framework Programme entitled "Towards an embodied science of intersubjectivity (TESIS)". The network coordinator was Thomas Fuchs, University of Heidelberg, Germany. The amount obtained: 3.7 mill DKK.
3-year funding of "Digging for the Roots of Understanding (DRUST)" - a research project under the ESF EUROCORES program Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture. The project leader was Günther Knoblich, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands. Amount obtained: 720.000 DKK
3-year funding of "Understanding the Normative Dimensions of Human Conduct: Conceptual and Developmental Issues (NormCon)" - a research project under the ESF EUROCORES program Understanding and Misunderstanding: Cognition, Communication and Culture. The project leader is Josef Perner, University of Salzburg, Austria. Amount obtained: 1.5 mill DKK.
Center of Excellence funding (2007-2012)
5-year funding of Center for Subjectivity as a "Center of Excellence" from the Danish National Research Foundation. Amount obtained: 19 mill DKK
Agency, self and other: An interdisciplinary investigation (2007-2010)
4-year funding from the Danish Research Council for the Humanities to the collective research project "Agency, self and other: An interdisciplinary investigation". Amount obtained: 2.9 mill DKK
4-year funding of a Marie Curie Research Training Network under the 6th Framework Programme entitled "Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self (DISCOS)". The network coordinator was Thomas Fuchs, University of Heidelberg, Germany. Amount obtained: 3.3 mill DKK
3-year funding of BASIC - a research program under the ESF EUROCORES Consciousness in a natural and cultural context (CNCC). The project leader was Andreas Roepstorff, University of Aarhus, Denmark. Amount obtained: 550.000 DKK
Rearticulations of Reason: Recent Currents (2004-2006)
3-year grant from NOS-H to a research network entitled "Rearticulations of Reason: Recent Currents". The project was led by Leila Haaparanta, University of Tampere, Finland. Amount obtained: 350.000 DKK
Center of Excellence funding (2002-2007)
5-year funding of Center for Subjectivity as a "Center of Excellence" from the Danish National Research Foundation. Amount obtained: 16.6 mill DKK