Programme: Friday, June 6th 2008


9:30 – 10:30


Tea / Coffee


10:30 – 10:45

Opening Address
Dr. Brian O’Connor

Head of School, UCD School of Philosophy   


10:45 – 12:15

Session 1
Embodied Aesthetics
Chair: Dr. Brian Elliott, UCD School of Philosophy



Institutional Affiliation

Talk Title

Aimie Purser

University of Nottingham,

Dancing from Others: Intercorporeal Synchrony and Understanding

Nathaniel Stern

Trinity College Dublin

Social Anatomies: Intercorporeality in Interactive Art

Connell Vaughan

University College Dublin

The Art Institution and Embodied Perception

12:15 – 1:30


Catered by Insomnia Café


1:30 – 3:30

Session 2
Body Politics
Chair: Dr. Tim Mooney, UCD Philosophy


Institutional Affiliation

Talk Title

Paul Walsh

Leuven University,

Merleau-Ponty's Influence on the Political Philosophy of Claud Lefort

John McGuire

University College Dublin

A Body Politic? : A Defence of a Cognitivist Ethics

Gabrielle Buvinger-Wild

University College Dublin

The Stateless Body: The Detention Centre as Camp

Birgit Schippers

St. Mary's University
College, Northern Ireland

Between Ethics and Politics: Kristeva and Butler on Intercorporeality

3:30 – 4:00

Tea / Coffee Break


4:00 – 5:00

Session 3
Embodied Relations

Chair: Prof. Maria Baghramian, UCD Philosophy



Institutional Affiliation

Talk Title

Amanda Taylor

Durham University, UK

Fleshing out Relations: The Importance of Affective Embodied Interaction for Interpersonal Understanding

Hanne de Jaegher

University of Heidelberg, Germany

Enacting Autism: An intercorporeal and intersubjective perspective

5:00 – 5:15 



5:15 – 6:15

Keynote Speaker
Prof. Stephen Mennell, UCD, Sociology

“Against Dualism: Bodies in the Light of Norbert Elias’s Post-Philosophical Sociology”
Chair: Dr. Christopher Mole, UCD Philosophy



Drinks Reception, UCD Common Room

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