Who Are We?

Self-identity, Social Cognition, and Collective Intentionality

The project will investigate what it means to feel, think, and act as part of a we. Its guiding hypothesis is that a systematic account of the we must be embedded in a more comprehensive investigation of selfhood and social cognition.

The project will systematically develop this hypothesis by combining cross-disciplinary theorizing with historical scholarship. In particular, it will draw on seminal contributions from classical phenomenology. In addition to philosophers, the project will also involve social scientists (from social anthropology, sociology, social psychology, political theory etc.).


















Name Title Phone E-mail
León, Felipe Assistant Professor +4535335595 E-mail
Meindl, Patricia Postdoc +4535335213 E-mail
Salmela, Mikko Associate Professor +45+358405680684 E-mail
Szanto, Thomas Associate Professor +4535333788 E-mail
Vesterager, Mette PhD Fellow +4535337817 E-mail
Zahavi, Dan Professor +4535328690 E-mail
Zandersen, Maja Postdoc +4535328297 E-mail
Zelinsky, Dominik Postdoc +4535330459 E-mail

Recurrent visiting professor

Sara Heinämaa

Sophie Loidolt

Research Associate

Alessandro Salice


European Research Council

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No. 832940).

Carlsberg Foundation

This project has received funding from the Carlsberg Foundation.

Project period: 01 January 2020 – 31 December 2025.


Head of project, professor Dan Zahavi