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Thomas Szanto

Thomas Szanto

Visiting Researcher

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    Academic Degrees

               

    2010         PhD in Philosophy (Dr. phil.) (summa cum laude), University of Vienna
    2004         MA in Philosophy (Mag. phil.) (summa cum laude),  University of Vienna

     

    Academic Appointments

     

    2018                 University Researcher, University of Jyväskylä (8 months), Affiliated Academy of Finland Research Project: “Marginalization and Experience: Phenomenological Analyses of Normality and Abnormality” (PI: Sara Heinämaa) (8 months)

    2016 - 2018       Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen; Research Project: SHARE: “Shared Emotions, Group Membership and Empathy” (24 months)

    2017                 Visiting Researcher at the DFG-Collaborative Research Center  “Affective        Societies”, Free University Berlin (3 months)

    2014 - 2016       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

    2012 - 2013       Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University College Dublin, School of  Philosophy

    2008 - 2014       Lecturer (Adjunct), University of Vienna, Department of Philosophy

    2010 - 2012       Lecturer (Adjunct), University of Klagenfurt, Department of Philosophy

    2010                  Teaching Fellow, University of Applied Pedagogy, Vienna

    2006 - 2007       Teaching Fellow, Medical University of Graz

    2005 - 2006       Junior Visiting Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

    2002 - 2003       Visiting Graduate Student, Université Paris 8

     

    Grants and Scholarships

     

    2016 - 2018       Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship (score: 96.2/100) (24 months)

    2013                  UCD SEEDS Grant, University College Dublin (co-applicant, twice)

    2012                  Publication Grant, University of Vienna

    2012                  Travel Grant, Austrian Research Community

    2009 - 2010        Research Scholarship, University of Vienna (12 months)

    2005 - 2007        DOC-Scholarship, Austrian Academy of Science (24 month)

    2005 - 2006        Junior Visiting Fellowship, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna

    2004                  Grant for Excellent Studies, University of Vienna

    2002 - 2003        Erasmus Scholarship, Université Paris 8

     

    Conferences & Workshops Organized

     

    • May 18 - 19, 2017 International Conference: "Shared Cultural Contexts", Center for
      Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (organized with D. Zahavi, S.
      Overgaard, F. León)
    • Mar. 29 - 31, 2017 Spring School: "Empathy, Direct Perception and Other Minds", Center for
      Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (organized with D. Zahavi, S.
      Overgaard, F. León)
    • May 21 - 22, 2015: International Conference: "Emapthy, Group Membership and We-Intentionality." Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (co-organizer: Dan Zahavi)
    • Dec. 16, 2013:  International Workshop: "Empathy, Community and the State: The Social Philosophy of Edith Stein", University College Dublin (co-organizer: Dermot Moran)
    • Aug. 6, 2013:  Roundtable: "Current Issues in Phenomenological Ontology", XXIII World Congress of Philosophy, Athens (co-organizers: Dermot Moran, Alessandro Salice, Genki Uemura)
    • May 8 - 10, 2013  International Conference: "Discovering the ‘We’: The Phenomenology of Sociality", University College Dublin (co-organizer: Dermot Moran)
    • Feb. 27 - 28, 2013:  Research Workshop: "Edith Stein’s Social Philosophy", University College Dublin (co-organizers: Mette Lebech, Danielle Petherbridge, Alessandro Salice)
    • Mar. 21 - 23, 2013:  International Conference: "Social Reality: The Phenomenological Approach", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (co-organizers: Hans Bernhard Schmid, Alessandro Salice)
    • Dec. 14, 2012:  Workshop: "Social Cognition and Group Cognition", University College Dublin (co-organizers: Cathal O’Madagain, Alessandro Salice)
    • Nov. 29 - 30, 2012:  International Workshop: "Life-World and Natural World. Husserl and Patočka", University College Dublin (co-organizers: Dermot Moran, Ivan Chvatík and Lubica Učník)

     

    Teaching

     

    • 2016       "Classical Text: Husserl's Experience and Judgment", Department for Media, Communication and Cognition, University of Copenhagen (MA course) (with Søren Overgaard)
    • 2015/16    "Classical Text: Husserl’s Crisis", Department for Media, Communication and Cognition, University of Copenhagen (MA course) (with Dan Zahavi)
    • 2012/13:  "Philosophy of Mind", School of Philosophy, University College Dublin, (graduate seminar) (together with Maria Baghramian and Cathal O’Madagain)
    • 2012/13:  (Responsible Session Leader): “Introduction to Phenomenology” (Seminar Leader: Dermot Moran), Trinity College Dublin (BA-seminar)
    • 2012:  "Consciousness and Intentionality: Fundamental Problems in Philosophy of Mind", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA-seminar)
    • 2012:  "Teamwork: Collective Intentionality and Social Action” Department of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt (BA-seminar)
    • 2011/12:  "Practical Irrationality”, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA-seminar)
    • 2011:   "Analytical Philosophy of Action”, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA-seminar)
    • 2011:   "Self-Deception and Weakness of Will", Department of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt (BA-seminar) 
    • 2011:  "Argumentation Theory and Rhetorics", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA lecture course & seminar)
    • 2010:  "Action Theory", Department of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt (BA-seminar)
    • 2010:  "Husserl’s Transcendental Phenomenology", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA-seminar)                
    • 2010:  "Argumentation Theory and Rhetorics", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA lecture course & seminar)
    • 2010:  "Introduction to Ethics and Anthropology", University of Applied Pedagogy, Vienna (graduate seminar) (together with Michael Wallner)
    • 2009:  "Argumentation Theory and Rhetorics", Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna (BA lecture course & seminar)
    • 2008:  "Argumentation Theory and Rhetorics", Department of Philosophy,University of Vienna (BA lecture course & seminar)
    • 2007:  "Medical Ethics", Medical University of Graz (BA-seminar)
    • 2006:  "Medical Ethics", Medical University of Graz (BA-seminar)

     

    Presentations

    • Apr. 2018  "Ressentiment: A Collective Affective Intentionality Account", ‘Phenomenology of Solidarity: Community, Practice and Politics’: The 16th Annual Conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Gdansk (refereed)

    • Feb. 2018  "Stein and Walther on Shared Emotions: A Critical Comparison", Workshop: Early Phenomenology on Affective Sharing, FU Berlin (invited)

    • Nov. 2017  "Imagining Collectives", Conference: Perspectives on Personhood and Communality: Emotions, Norms, and Imagination, University of Helsinki (invited)

    • Sept. 2017  "Kollektiver Hass", Die Phänomenologie und das Politische, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Phänomenologie, Fern-Universität Hagen (refereed)

    • Aug. 2017  "Collective Hatred", 5th Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO V), Lund University (refereed)

    • Jun. 2017 "Empathy and Imaginative Resistance", Empathies Conference, University of Basel (invited)

    • May 2017  "Emotional Self-Alienation", Collaborative Research Center Affective Societies, FU Berlin (invited)

    • May 2017  (with Alba Montes Sánchez) "Imagining Collectives", Conference: Shared Cultural Contexts, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

    • Apr. 2017  "Situated Emotions and Emotional Self-Alienation", Workshop: Affective Spaces, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (invited)

    • Apr. 2017  "Distrusting Collectives", University of Linköping (invited)

    • Mar. 2017  "Social Identity and Social Perception Biases", CFS Spring School: Direct Perception and Other Minds, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

    • Mar. 2017  "Shared Emotions: Re-Assessing the Phenomenological Account." Charles University Prague (invited)

    • Mar. 2017  "Essential Normativism about Collective Belief", Hradec University (invited)

    • Feb. 2017  "Extended Emotions and Emotional Alienation", University of Verona (invited)

    • Dec. 2016 "Empathy Biases, Social Salience and Group Entitativity", CFS Workshop: Emapthy in and with Groups, University of Copenhagen
    • Nov. 2016  "Shared Emotions: Re-Assessing the Phenomenological Account", Sketches of a Social Phenomenology. University of Liège (invited)

    • Oct. 2016  "The Temporality of Negative Collective Emotions: The Case of Hatred", Time and Intentionality, University of Montreal (invited)

    • Sept. 2016  "The Temporality of Collective Emotions", Collective Intentionality X, Den Haag (refereed)

    • Jun. 2016  "The Temporality of Negative Collective Emotions: The Case of Hatred", European Society for the Philosophy of Emotions, Athens (refereed)

    • Apr. 2016 (with Alessandro Salice): "Terrorism and Distrust: A Collective Agency Account", CFS Workshop We-identity and its Social and Political Implications, University of Copenhagen (invited)

    • Mar. 2016  "Shared Emotions: Phenomenological and Empirical Perspectives", Center for Phenomenological Studies, Trnava University, Slovakia (invited)

    • Mar. 2016  "Collective Irrationality and Collective Wrongdoing", Center for Phenomenological Studies, Trnava University, Slovakia (invited)

    • Feb. 2016  "Stein and Walther on Shared Emotions: A Critical Comparison", Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology, Paderborn University (invited)

    • Jan. 2016: "A Phenomenological Account of Shared Emotions." Consciousness & Cognition Research Colloquium, Ruhr-Universität Bochum Bochum (invited)

    • Sept. 2015: (with Alba Sanchez Montes) "Imagining Collectives and Collective Imagination", 4th Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology, University of Palermo (refereed)

    • July 2015:  "Imagining Collectives and Collective Imagination", Imagination, Intersubjectivity, and Perspective-Taking, Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Como (invited)

    • July 2015: (with Joel Krueger): "Emotional Co-Regulation and Social Identification: An Embodied Approach", 2015 Conference of the International Society for Research on Emotions, (ISRE 2015), University of Geneva (refereed)

    • May 2015 (with Joel Krueger): "Emotional Co-Regulation and Social Identification", Emapthy, Group Membership and We-Intentionality, University of Copenhagen

    • Apr. 2015: "Empathy, Direct Perception, and Disjunctivism", 13th Annual Meeting of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology, Södertörn University, Stockholm (refereed)

    • Mar. 2015: "Imagining Collectives and Collective Imagination", Multicentered Phenomenology Workshop, KU Leuven (invited)

    • Nov. 2014: "Disjunctivism and Empathy", Workshop: Perception in Phenomenology, University of Fribourg

    • Sept. 2014: "Distrusting Collectives", Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

    • Sept. 2014: "Distrusting Collectives", Collective Intentionality IX Conference, Indiana University, Bloomington (refereed)

    • Aug. 2014: "Shared Emotions and Empathy", 37th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (invited)

    • Jun. 2014:  "Distrust in Collectives and Collective Distrust", Common Minds: A Workshop with Philip Pettit, University College Dublin (invited)

    • Jun. 2014:  "Collective Emotions and Collective Empathy", Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (invited)

    • Dec. 2013: "Stein on Shared Experiences and Collective Empathy", Empathy, Community, and the State: Edith Stein’s Social Philosophy, University College Dublin

    • Nov. 2013:  "Stein on Shared Experiences and Collective Empathy", The Phenomenology of We, Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (invited)

    • Oct. 2013:  "Essential Normativism about Collective Beliefs", 3rd Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO III), University of Helsinki (refereed)

    • Oct. 2013:  Comment on Dan Zahavi: Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy and Shame, Werkstatt Phänomenologie, University of Vienna

    • Aug. 2013:  "Social and Corporate Akrasia", Collective Responsibility and Group Agency, University College Cork (invited)

    • Aug. 2013:  "Shared Extended Minds: Towards a Socio-Integrationist Account", Mind, Language and Action. 36th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (refereed)

    • Aug. 2013:  "Groups as Higher-Order Entities: A Phenomenological Account." Roundtable: "Current Issues in Phenomenological Ontology", XXIII. World Congress of Philosophy,Athens (refereed)

    • Jun. 2013:  "Stein on Sharing Minds", Lotze to Husserl: Psychology, Mathematics, Philosophy in Göttingen, KU Leuven (invited)

    • May 2013:  "Anti-Individualism and Self-Knowledge: Gareth Evans' Compatibilism." Post-Doc Research Workshop, University College Dublin (invited)

    • May 2013:  "Group Persons: A Phenomenological Controversy in Contemporary Perspective." Conference: Discovering the ‘We’: The Phenomenology of Sociality, University College Dublin
    • May 2013:  "Anti-Individualism and Self-Knowledge. Evans’ Two-dimensional Account." Workshop: The Varieties of Evans II, University of Stuttgart (invited)
    • Apr. 2013:  "Husserl über Kollektive Intentionalität", University of Graz (invited)
    • Mar. 2013:  "Husserl and Stein on Collective Consciousness and Shared Experiences", Conference: Social Reality. The Phenomenological Approach, University of Vienna
    • Jan. 2013:  "Externalismus und Immunität gegen Fehlidentifizierung. Evans’ Kompatibilismus." Workshop: The Varieties of Evans I, University of Stuttgart (invited)
    • Dec. 2012:  "Social Akrasia and Group Akrasia", Workshop: Social Cognition and Group Cognition, University College Dublin
    • Nov. 2012:  "Husserl and Stein on Community and Higher-Order Personality", Workshop: Life-World and Natural World: Husserl and Patocka, University College Dublin
    • Sept. 2012:  "Collective Self-Deception", 1st European Network for the Philosophy of the Social Sciences Conference, University of Copenhagen (refereed)
    • Aug. 2012:  "Collective Akrasia", Collective Intentionality VIII, University of Manchester (refereed)
    • Mar. 2012:  "How to Share a Mind. The Extended and the Group Mind Thesis", Werkstatt Phänomenologie, University of Vienna
    • Dec. 2011:  "Gruppen-Akteure, Gruppen mit einem eigenen Geist und kollektives Bewusstsein", Department of Philosophy, University of Klagenfurt (invited)
    • Sept. 2011:  "Supersizing the (Social) Mind. The Extended and the Group Mind Thesis", 2nd Conference of the European Network on Social Ontology, Rome (refereed)
    • Jun. 2011:  "Wer hat Angst vor grenzenlosen Geistern? Von Extended Minds zum Gruppengeist und zurück", 9th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, University of Vienna (refereed)
    • Oct. 2009:  "Does Phenomenology Have a Theory of Meaning?", Workshop: The Space of Reasons. A Debate with Steven G. Crowell on Crucial Issues of Transcendental Phenomenology, University of Graz (invited)
    • Aug. 2008:  "Impliziert der intentionale Irrealismus einen psychologischen Eliminativismus? Fodor und das Problem psychologischer Erklärungen", 31th International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (refereed)
    • Sept. 2007:  "Realismus, Anti-Realismus oder Nicht-Realismus? Dummett und Husserl zur neueren Realismusdebatte", 1st Austrian Graduate Conference for Phenomenology, University of Vienna (refereed)
    • Sept. 2007:  Response to: Harald A. Wiltsche: „Einige Bemerkungen zum Verhältnis zwischen Transzendentalphänomenologie und wissenschaftlichem Realismus“,1st Austrian Graduate Conference for Phenomenology, University of Vienna
    • Jul. 2007:  "Ist das Bewusstsein im Selbst? Eine phänomenologische Kritik
      (meta)repräsentationaler Theorien des Selbstbewusstseins", 8th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, University of Graz (refereed)
    • Dec. 2006:  "Ist Husserl ein interner Realist? Transzendentale Phänomenologie vor dem Hintergrund der Internalismus/Externalismus-Debatte", Workshop: Experience and Reflection. What is the Place for Phenomenology in Contemporary Thought?, University of Graz (invited)
    • Jun. 2006:  "What ‘Science of Consciousness’? A Phenomenological Take on Naturalizing the Mind", IWM Junior Fellows Conference, Vienna
    • Apr. 2006:  "Constitution, Determination and the Naturalization of Intentionality. A Husserlian Perspective", 6th Conference of the Nordic Society for Pheno­meno­logy, University of Island, Reykjavik (refereed)
    • Aug. 2005:  "Naturalizing Intentional Consciousness – What for?", Conference: Towards a Science of Consciousness 2005, University of Copenhagen (refereed)
    • Feb. 2004:  "'Die Zeit des Anderen’. Zeitlichkeit und Intersubjektivität bei E. Husserl", 7th Congress of the Austrian Society for Philosophy, University of Salzburg (refereed)

     

    Interviews & Public Outreach Activities

     

    Apr. 2017            Research Lab: “Designing for Inclusive Identities”, Cnergi: Center for the Emergence of Inclusive Identities in collaboration with Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

    May 2016             Presentation: Writing the Marie Curie Proposal & Supervisor/Fellow Relationship, Workshop for Marie Curie Applicants for the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen

    Apr. 2015            "Not only paying lip service to interdisciplinarity", Interview with HUMANIST,The Magazine of Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, 2015, Nr. 14. (Online: https://www.e-pages.dk/ku/1108/40)

    Oct. 18, 2011      Co-organizer and moderator of panel discussion: "Is Hungary still a Democracy?" (with the Hungary-correspondent of Süddeutsche Zeitung and others), Depot, Vienna

    Feb. 16, 2011      Interview partner for the radio series "Philosophische Brocken", Radio Orange, FM 94.0, Vienna: “Umstrittene Philosophen in Ungarn” (Podcast: http://audiothek.philo.at/)

    Oct. 26, 2011      Interview partner for the radio series "Philosophische Brocken", Radio Orange, FM 94.0, Vienna: "Das iPhone und mein Gehirn zusammen" (Podcast: http://audiothek.philo.at/)

     

    Professional & Departmental Services

     

    2017 -               Founding Member of the Interest Group of Temporary Research Employees (T-VIP Group) at the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen  

    2015 -               Junior Researchers’ Advisory Board Member of Centro di Ricerca in Fenomenologia e Scienza della Persona (PERSONA), Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milan

    2013 -               Advisory Board Member of e-Journal Philosophie der Psychologie
    2013                 Convener of the Cognitive Science Reading Group, School of Philosophy, University College Dublin
    2012 - 2013       Member (Substitute) of the Faculty Council, Faculty for Philosophy and Education, University of Vienna
    2010 - 2013      Member of the Board of Studies, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

    Referee

     

    Journals:         Acta Analytica; British Journal for the History of Philosophy; Continental Philosophy Review; Diametros; Erkenntnis; Études phénoménologiques; Frontiers in Psychology; Husserl Studies; Inquiry; International Journal of Philosophical Studies; Journal of Social Ontology; Journal of Social Philosophy; Phenomenology and Mind; Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences; Philosophia; Review for Philosophy and Psychology; Studia Phaenomenologica; Synthese; The New Yearbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Research

    Editors:          Oxford University Press, Duquesne University Press, Routledge

    Research Councils:       Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW); Austrian Agency for International Cooperation in Education and Research (OeAD); The Research Foundation Flanders (FWO)

     

    Supervision of Academic Theses

     

    • PhD-Proposal Defense (External Examiner) (2017): Maria Chiara Bruttomesso, University of Verona, Department of Philosophy
    • MA-Thesis (2017/18)  Steen Rasmus de Siles Deth, University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication: Topic: Husserl and Foucault on the Historical Apriori (ongoing)
    • MA-Thesis (2016)  Pia Stangerup, University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication: "Sensing movements. Sensing oneself"
    • MA-Thesis (2016)  Kenta Sekine, University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication: "Body Schema: An Anscombean Approach"
    • MA-Thesis (2014/15)  David Madsen, University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication: "Minimal Self, Phenomenology, and Nishida"
    • MA-Thesis (2014/15)  Morten Lund Hansen, University of Copenhagen, Department of Media, Cognition, and Communication: "Feelings of Alienation: A phenomenological examination of the felt alienation experienced by individuals suffering from clinically diagnosed depression"
    • BA-Thesis (2012)  Tobias Pöchtrager, University of Vienna, Institute of Philosophy:"The Hard Problem of Consciousness. Functionalism and the Problem of Subjective Experience"
    • BA-Thesis (2012)  Wilhelm Wyskitensky, University of Vienna, Institute of Philosophy: "Consciousness and Intentionality"

     

    Membership in Scientific Organizations


    Society for Philosophy of Emotions (SPE);

    Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP) (2016-2017)

    International Society of Research on Emotion (ISRE) (2015-2017)

    International Society of Social Ontology (ISOS)

    European Network for the Philosophy of Social Sciences (ENPOSS)

    European Network on Social Ontology (ENSO)

    Austrian Society for Philosophy (ÖGP)

    Austrian Society for Phenomenology (ÖGPh)

    Nordic Society for Phenomenology (NoSP)

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