Felipe León
Felipe León

Assistant professor


My background is in classical phenomenology and philosophy of mind, and I mainly work on issues in the fields of social cognition, theories of selfhood, and  collective intentionality. I came to Copenhagen in 2011 for my MA studies in philosophy. I have previously worked as PhD fellow (2013-2016) and Postdoc (2016-2019) at the Center for Subjectivity Research. I am currently working within the framework of the project "Who are we? - Self-identity, Social Cognition, and Collective Intentionality", directed by Dan Zahavi, and my research is funded by the European Research Council. 



  • Spring 2020: Topics in Cognition and Communication (with Bjørn Hallsson and Mette Kramer)
  • Spring 2019Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology: Embodiment, Perception, and the Social Life (with Søren Overgaard)
  • Fall 2018: Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding (with Patricia Meindl)
  • Spring 2017: Consciousness and Self-consciousness (with Dan Zahavi)
  • Fall 2016: Central Topics in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind
  • Fall 2014: Central Topics in Phenomenology and Philosophy of Mind (with Adrian Alsmith and Alessandro Salice)
  • Spring 2014: Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (with Søren Overgaard and Mads Gram Henriksen)


Selected publications

  1. Published

    Sense of Ownership and Sense of Agency in First-Person Perspective Full-Body Illusions

    León, Felipe, 2018, In : Constructivist Foundations. 14, 1, p. 105-107 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

  2. Published

    How We Feel: Collective Emotions Without Joint Commitments

    León, Felipe & Zahavi, Dan, 2019, In : ProtoSociology - An International Journal and Interdisciplinary Project. 35 , p. 117-134

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. E-pub ahead of print

    Autism, Social Connectedness, and Minimal Social Acts

    León, Felipe, 2019, In : Adaptive Behavior.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  4. E-pub ahead of print

    For-me-ness, For-us-ness, and the We-relationship

    León, Felipe, 27 Mar 2018, In : Topoi.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Emotional Sharing and the Extended Mind

    León, Felipe, Szanto, Thomas & Zahavi, Dan, 2019, In : Synthese. 196, 12, p. 4847-4867

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  6. Published

    Dación y reflexión: Una investigación fenomenológica

    León, Felipe, 2016, Bogotá, Colombia: National University of Colombia. 200 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Phenomenology of experiential sharing: The contribution of Schutz and Walther

    León, Felipe & Zahavi, Dan, 2016, The Phenomenological Approach to Social Reality: History, Concepts, Problems. Salice, A. & Schmid, H. B. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 219-234 16 p. (Studies in the Philosophy of Sociality, Vol. 6).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  8. Published

    Shame and Selfhood

    León, Felipe, 2013, In : Phaenomenologische Forschungen. 2012, p. 193-211 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Experiential Other-Directness: To What Does It Amount?

    León, Felipe, 2013, In : Tidsskrift for Medier, Erkendelse og Formidling . 1, 1, p. 21-38 18 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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