CFP: Intersubjectivity as Interaction — In the Footsteps of Merleau-Ponty

Departments of Philosophy of Mind, Philosophical Anthropology and History of Philosophy, Radboud University Nijmegen, Netherlands

Thursday, June 6 2013 – Friday, June 7 2013

Maurice Merleau-Ponty’s notion of the body-subject has proven to be
truly innovative in connecting body, mind and world. His
phenomenological work is an important source of the emerging new
paradigm of embedded, embodied, enactive, extended cognition (4EC)

This conference focuses on a particular theme in the expanding field of 4EC, i.e. intersubjectivity as interaction. 

The aim is to investigate to what extent and in what sense
Merleau-Ponty’s insights of notions such as body, world, consciousness
and action, help us with the problem of intersubjectivity.

Confirmed keynotes:

Søren Overgaard
Hanne de Jaegher

Invited keynote:
Shaun Gallagher

In line with the interdisciplinary approach of 4EC, we invite papers
addressing the theme from various perspectives, including but not
limited to the perspectives of:

  • sense-making & social cognition
  • second person perspective
  • dynamical systems theory
  • collective intentionality
  • constitution of the social world
  • phenomenological accounts of action
  • Merleau-Ponty and philosophy of mind from a historical and/or comparative perspective

The aim is to investigate to what extent and in what sense
Merleau-Ponty’s insights of notions such as body, world, consciousness
and action, help us with the problem of intersubjectivity.

We invite graduate students and young researchers in particular to
send in an abstract. Papers are welcomed in the fields of Philosophy of
Mind, Philosophical Anthropology, History of Philosophy, Cognitive
(Neuro-)Science, and other relevant disciplines.

Please send your abstract (max. 300 words) in pdf-, doc.- or docx.-file to: intersubjectivityasinteraction@gmail.com before the
1st of March, 2013. Keep in mind that your paper should have the length
of a 20-minute lecture (followed by a 20-minute discussion).

Furthermore, we invite graduate students to send in panel proposals
consisting of no more than three students, intended for a 40-minute
discussion. Applicants will be notified by the 15th of March.