‘Habit: phenomenological and ontological approaches’ – Colloquium & Workshop

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Erasmus University Rotterdam are convening a colloquium and a workshop on ‘Habit: phenomenological and ontological approaches’ on 4-5 March, 2020.

Habit (hexis, habitus) has a long and rich history in philosophy. Often viewed as the enemy of thought, many different philosophical traditions have nonetheless made fruitful explorations of habits. Aristotle saw virtue as a habit, and in modernity, the Scottish moral philosophers, French spiritualism, phenomenology and pragmatism all rely on extensive accounts of habit. Recently, habit has gained a renewed interest, for habit brings together and deconstructs various classical opposites such as: mind and body, nature and nurture, individual and community, organism and habitat, behavior and cognition, and freedom and necessity. Moreover, habit plays a central role in many sciences such as psychology, pedagogics, anthropology, ecology, biology and the neurosciences.

Erasmus School of Philosophy Colloquium: Michael Hampe – Human Nature and Habit
4 March, 2020

Workshop – ‘Habit: phenomenological and ontological approaches’
5 March, 2020
Erasmus University Rotterdam
G2-32 (morning), Mandeville T3-06 (afternoon)

10.00 Registration
10.30 Opening
10.40 David van Putten (EUR): The Decompartmentalization of Habit
11.10 Thijs Heijmeskamp (EUR): Sketching a context: Habit in contemporary Psychology
11.40 Coffee break
12.00 Jasper van den Herik: Habits for ‘Higher’ Cognition
12:30 Lunch
14.00 Sandrine Hansen (KU Leuven): The Autoerotic Pleasure of Habit
14.30 Chris Satoor (York University, CA): T.B.A.
15.00 Olivia Brown (KU Leuven): The Problem of Habit in Philosophy
15.30 Coffee break
16.00 Clare Carlisle (King’s College London): Habit and Practice
17.30 Drinks
19.00 Dinner

Organizers: Sjoerd van Tuinen, Maren Wehrle, Thijs Heijmeskamp

Attendance is free. If you would like to attend the workshop, please contact [email protected]

This workshop is generously made possible by the Erasmus School of Philosophy