Intersubjectivity and Embodiment:

Perspectives from Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences



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Monday, 15 September 2003


8:45am Morning Coffee (Sponsored by Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences and Kluwer Academic Publishers)



Introduction: Beata Stawarska

Welcome: Andree van de Putte, Dean, Institute of Philosophy, KUL.



1.        Intersubjectivity: From neurons to phenomenology (Chair: Dan Zahavi)


Dieter Lohmar. Mirror Neurons and the Phenomenology of Intersubjectivity


Anne Jacobson.   Understanding Others:  Empathy without Conceptualization



2.        Plenary Session: From phenomenology to neurons (Chair: Shaun Gallagher)


Marc Jeannerod. How do we decipher the mind of others



3.        Phenomenology and empathy (Chair: Valerie Hardcastle)


Maxine  Sheets-Johnstone. Further steps toward a phenomenological analysis of empathy


Natalie Depraz. Beneath empathy: Archaic forms of intersubjectivity in empirical disciplines as a renewal of transcendantal phenomenology


12:50-2pm Lunch Break




4.        Other Problems (Chair: Giacomo Romano)


S┐ren Overgaard.   The Problem of Others: A Wittgensteinian/Husserlian Perspective


Daniel Hutto. Turning Hard Problems on their Heads



Coffee Break (Sponsored by the Center for Subjectivity Research)



5.        Intersubjectivity and neuro-imaging (Chair: Marc Jeannerod)


Andreas Roepstorff.  The role of intersubjectivity in brain imaging experiments


Lorenzo Vaiani and Giuseppe di Pellegrin.  Hemispheric Asymmetry in Self-Other Recognition


Julie Grezes. Understanding other people's mental states through the observation of their motor behaviour: fMRI studies.




Tuesday, 16 September 2003


9:15am Morning Coffee (Sponsored by Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences and Kluwer Academic Publishers)



Introduction.  Dan Zahavi



6.        Developmental insights into intersubjectivity (Chair: Talia Welsh)


Daniel A. Schmicking. What the infant's body tells the phenomenologist's eye. Perspectives of early intersubjectivity


Shaun Gallagher.  Bodies in context: From primary to secondary intersubjectivity



7.        The contribution of the other (Chair: TBA)


Talia Welsh.  The Other Side: The Mirroring Parent in Infant Imitation


Beata Stawarska.  Mutual Gaze and Social Cognition



12:20-1:40pm Lunch Break



8.        Theories (Chair: TBA)


Dan Zahavi. The theory-theory approach to infantile autism. A phenomenological critique.


Matthew Ratcliffe.  Folk Psychology is not Folk Psychology



9.        Embodied Heuristics and Metaphors (Chair: TBA)


A. G. Stascheit: Heuristics of Embodiment: a Phenomenology of Practicing


Clive Cazeaux  Metaphor and Embodiment in Merleau-Ponty and Lakoff and Johnson


4:20-4:45pm Coffee Break (Sponsored by the Center for Subjectivity Research)




10.  Plenary session: Embodied mind (Chair: Beata Stawarska)


 Mark Johnson: The Meaning of the Body



Wednesday, 17 September 2003



11.  Intersubjectivity in practice


Kalle Pihlainen. Intersubjective Identification and the Possibility of an Embodied ethics?


Julia Jansen.   Neurological Clues For a Connection Between Art and Morality



12.  Perception and action


Erik Myin.  Embodied and neuroscientific perspectives on synaesthesia


Thor Grčnbaum.  Consciousness in action: Structure and content



12:00-1:30 Lunch Break




13.  Psychopathologies (Chair: Aaron Mishara)


Mette S. Vżver, Josef Parnas, Lene Lier, Marie Gammeltoft.  Linking Schizophrenic Thought Disorder to Disturbances of Embodiment and Intersubjectivity: Theoretical perspectives and presentation of the Empirical Study "The Copenhagen Infant Follow-up Study (CIFS)"


Hanneke De Jaegher. One body is not enough: Autism and development


Osborne Wiggins, Michael Alan Schwartz, and Manfred Spitzer. Mood, Time, and the Body in Depression and Mania




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