BSP Podcast: A Conversation with Sophie Loidolt

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Here we present an interview given by Professor Sophie Loidolt, one of the keynotes from our 2020 conference, ‘Engaged Phenomenology’.

Season 5 episode 101: 26 February 2021

In this episode we present an interview given by Professor Sophie Loidolt, Professor of Philosophy and Chair of Practical Philosophy, Technische Universität Darmstadt / Technical University of Darmstadt. In the next episode we release her keynote paper from our 2020 annual conference, ‘Engaged Phenomenology’, titled ‘Order, Experience, and Critique: The Phenomenological Method in Political and Legal Theory’.

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Sophie Loidolt
Interviewed by Hannah Berry (BSP) and Jessie Stanier (Wellcome Centre)

In the interview Loidolt talks about reading groups, armchair philosophy, music, film and all things phenomenology. It was recorded in August of this year, and first released to conference attendees. The interviewers are Jessie Stanier and Hannah Berry from the event team.

Sophie Loidolt

Sophie Loidolt is professor of philosophy at the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany. She is a member of the “Young Academy” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and “Recurrent Visiting Professor” at CFS Copenhagen. During her time and education at University of Vienna (PhD, habilitation, assistant professor), she was a visiting researcher at the Husserl-Archives of KU Leuven and at The New School for Social Research in New York. Her work centers on issues in the fields of phenomenology, political and legal philosophy, and ethics, as well as transcendental philosophy and philosophy of mind. Her books include Anspruch und Rechtfertigung. Eine Theorie des rechtlichen Denkens im Anschluss an die Phänomenologie Edmund Husserls (Springer 2009), Einführung in die Rechtsphänomenologie (Mohr Siebeck 2010), and Phenomenology of Plurality: Hannah Arendt on Political Intersubjectivity (Routledge 2017).

You can hear more from our interviewers Hannah Berry and Jessie Stanier with their own research in episodes #99 and #98 of the BSP Podcast. Berry presents a paper on serial killers ‘We Need to Talk About Ted’; while Jessie team up with Nicole Miglio (San Raffaele University) to explore ‘Painful experience and constitution of the intersubjective self’, based on their soon to be published book chapter. If you enjoyed the interview format, Hannah and Jessie have also recorded a conversation with Professor Luna Dolezal, associate professor in philosophy and medical humanities, the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health, University of Exeter (see episode #90), and – for our 100th episode of the podcast – Shaun Gallagher, Lillian and Morrie Moss Professor of Excellence in Philosophy at the University of Memphis, USA, and Professorial Fellow at the School of Liberal Arts, University of Wollongong, Australia.

Jessie Stanier is a PhD student at the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health at the University of Exeter. She takes an engaged approach to her transdisciplinary research on phenomenology, ageing, and older age, collaborating with publics affected by the lived realities of ageing and caring. In her PhD thesis, she aims to shed new light on normative determinants of ageing and how they affect lived experiences and possibilities for older people. She is co-supervised by Dr Robin Durie, Dr Felicity Thomas, and Prof Luna Dolezal. She completed her MA in Philosophy at KU Leuven, Belgium, in 2018.

Hannah Berry has recently completed her Ph.D. on a linguistic and phenomenological analysis of empathy. She has had a lectureship at Liverpool Hope University in Sociolinguistics and has taught at various institutions such as the University of Liverpool and Manchester Metropolitan University. She is now working in the adult education sector.

This recording is taken from the BSP Annual Conference 2020 Online: ‘Engaged Phenomenology’. Organised with the University of Exeter and sponsored by Egenis and the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health. BSP2020AC was held online this year due to global concerns about the Coronavirus pandemic. For the conference our speakers recorded videos, our keynotes presented live over Zoom, and we also recorded some interviews. Podcast episodes from BSP2020AC are soundtracks of those videos where we and the presenters feel the audio works as a standalone.

Our 2021 event is an online international conference between the National University of Ireland Galway / Ollscoil Na Héireann Gaillimh, The Irish Philosophical Society / Cumann Fealsúnachta Na Héireann, and the British Society for Phenomenology: 1 – 3 September. The call for papers is open now.

The British Society for Phenomenology is a not-for-profit organisation set up with the intention of promoting research and awareness in the field of Phenomenology and other cognate arms of philosophical thought. Currently, the society accomplishes these aims through its journal, events, and podcast. Why not find out more, join the society, and subscribe to our journal the JBSP?