Discovering the We: The Phenomenology of Sociality Conference Programme

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Wednesday, 8th May 2013

9.00–9.30 Registration
9.30–9.45 Welcome Address (Maria Baghramian and Dermot Moran)
9.45–10.45 Dermot Moran (University College Dublin): “Self, World, Interworld: Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of the Social
Chair: Maria Baghramian
10.45–11.00 Tea/Coffee Break
11.00–12.00 Sarah Heinämaa (University of Helsinki): “Intersubjectivity and Normality”
Chair: Maria Baghramian
12.00-13.30 Lunch Break
13.30-14.15 Tim Burns (University College Dublin): “Group Experiences: Edith Stein’s Philosophy of Psychology and a Spanish Fire-Walking Ritual”
Chair: Fred Cummins
14.15-15.00 Bruno Godefroy (University of Lyon/Erlangen): “From the ‘We’ to the World: Karl Löwith’s Phenomenology of ‘Being-with-others’ and its Reformulation”
Chair: Fred Cummins
15.00-15.45 Alessandro Salice (University of Vienna): “Touching another mind: Social acts and social stances in Dietrich von Hildebrand.”
Chair: Fred Cummins
13.30-14.15 Denisa Butnaru (University of Augsburg): “Empathy: Ground/Background for Sociality”
Chair: Mette Lebech
14.15-15.00 Anna Jani (ELTE University Budapest): “Empathy and Individuality according to Edith Stein: The Influence of Dilthey on the Early Philosophy of Stein”
Chair: Mette Lebech
15.00-15.45 Christian Ferencz-Flatz (University of Bukarest): “Heidegger’s Early
Conception of Empathy”

Chair: Mette Lebech
15.45–16.15 Tea/Coffee Break
16.15-17.15 Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen): “Empathy, Self-Other
Differentiation and We-Intentionality”

Chair: Dermot Moran
17.15-18.30 Book Launch of Dermot Moran: “Husserl’s Crisis” (Cambridge UP, 2012) & Wine Reception
20.00 - Conference Dinner

Thursday, 9th May 2013

9.30–10.30 Lester Embree: (Florida Atlantic University): “Notes on Sociality in
Phenomenology at the New School for Social Research”

Chair: Luna Dolezal
10.30–10.45 Tea/Coffee Break
10.45–11.30 Massimiliano Cappuccio (United Arab Emirate University): “From Mitsein to Join Attention: Heidegger and the We, via Finger Pointing”
Chair: Meredith Plug
11.30–12.15 Cathal O’Madagain (University College Dublin): “Husserl and Davidson on the ‘We’ in Judgment”
Chair: Meredith Plug
10.45–11.30 Patrizio Lo Presti (Lund University): “The Manifestations of ‘We’-attitudes in Social Encounters”
Chair: Tim Mooney
11.30–12.15 Jo-Jo Koo (Dickinson College): “Sharing a Common World or Concrete Face-to-Face Encounters: Which is More Fundamental in Phenomenological Approaches to Intersubjectivity?”
Chair: Tim Mooney
12.15–13.30 Lunch Break
13.30–14.30 Karsten Harries (Yale University, New Haven): “The Question ‘Who Are We?’ and the Environmental Challenge"
Chair: Dermot Moran
14.30-14.45 Tea/Coffee Break
14.45–15.30 Thomas Szanto (University College Dublin): “Group Persons:
Phenomenological Accounts in Contemporary Perspective”

Chair: Cathal O’Madagain
15.30–16.15 Kevin Thompson (DePaul University, Chicago): “Towards an Ontology of Social Institutions”
Chair: Cathal O’Madagain
16.15–17.00 Filip Buekens (Tilburg University/KU Leuven): “Status Markers and the Institutional Cycle: Phenomenological and Game-Theoretical Approaches Integrated”
Chair: Cathal O’Madagain
14.45–15.30 Christian Skirke (University of Amsterdam): “Shame as Fellow Feeling”
Chair: Meline Papazian
15.30–16.15 Jaap Tromp (University College Dublin): “The Issue of Shyness from a Phenomenological Viewpoint”
Chair: Meline Papazian
16.15–17.00 Holly Havens (Durham University): “Phenomenological Reflections on Loneliness”
Chair: Meline Papazian
17.00–17.15 Tea/Coffee Break
17.15–19.00 Jean-Claude Gens (University of Bourgogne, Dijon): “The Manifold
Communities of the We-ness”

Chair: Joseph Cohen


The ACCEPT Pluralism Project, UCD School of Politics and International Relations
and UCD School of Philosophy invite you to the lecture:
Rainer Forst (University of Frankfurt): “Toleration and Democracy”


Friday, 10th May 2013

9.30–10.30 Richard Wolin (City University New York): “Habermas and Hermeneutics: from Verstehen to Lebenswelt.”
Chair: Maeve Cooke
10.30–10.45 Tea/Coffee Break
10.45–11.30 Sophie Loidolt (University of Vienna): “Hannah Arendt’s Discovery of the “We” in her Core-Phenomenon of Actualized Plurality”
Chair: Danielle Petherbridge
11.30–12.15 Marieke Borren (Radboud University, Nijmegen): “Rethinking Democratic Citizenship: Towards a Political Phenomenology of Worldliness”
Chair: Danielle Petherbridge
10.45–11.30 Michael Staudigl (University of Vienna): “On ‘Negative Sociality’: Reflections on the Ambiguity of Religion”
Chair: Rozemund Uljée
11.30–12.15 Jochen Dreher (University of Konstanz): “Symbolized Consociality: Reflections on a Phenomenology of Friendship”
Chair: Rozemund Uljée
12.15–13.00 Andreas Göttlich (University of Konstanz): “The Idealisation of the
Interchangeability of Phases of Life”

Chair: Rozemund Uljée
12.15–14.00 Lunch Break
14.00–15.00 Larry Vogel (Connecticut College): “Heidegger, Buber and Levinas: Must We Choose between Authenticity, Mutuality, and Holiness?”
Chair: Niall Keane
15.00–15.15 Tea/Coffee Break
15.15–16.00 Artur R. Boelderl (University of Linz/Klagenfurt): “The Sense of Community is the Community of Sense: On Discovering the ‘We’ with Eugen Fink and Jean-Luc Nancy”
Chair: Lisa Foran
16.00–16.45 Joseph Cohen (University College Dublin): "'We' 'Sacrifice' 'Ereignis'"
Chair: Lisa Foran
15.15–16.00 Mahon O’Brien (University College Dublin): “Heidegger and Mass Society”
Chair: Dylan Trigg
16.00–16.45 Natalie Nenadic (University of Kentucky): “Pornography, Technology, and Closing off the Possibilities of Authentic Mitsein”
Chair: Dylan Trigg
16.45–17.00 Tea/Coffee Break
17.00–18.00 James Risser (Seattle University): “Locating Shared Life in the ‘Thou’: Some Historical and Thematic Considerations”
Chair: Thomas Szanto