Monthly Phenomenology (Online) – Katja Crone

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Next talk of the series: Katja Crone (TU Dortmund University), Personal Identity, Narrativity, and the Self-understanding of Persons, 9 December.

An online forum of discussion on recent work in phenomenology

Description: This series of talks gathers together scholars interested in phenomenology and its relation to contemporary issues in philosophy, especially in the philosophy of mind. It establishes a forum of discussion where people can meet on a regular basis and present their work-in-progress or recent publications. The topics addressed will stretch from the history of early phenomenology to the systematic application of phenomenological insights in recent debates in analytic philosophy.

Schedule: The talks will take place once a month on a Friday from October to May. Time: 10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET. Talks last 90 minutes, including a 45 minutes Q&A.

Participation: Talks are held on zoom. To participate, please send an email to [email protected] with the heading “Registration Monthly Phenomenology”. A zoom link will be sent to you the day preceding each talk.

Next talk

Katja Crone (TU Dortmund University)
Personal Identity, Narrativity, and the Self-understanding of Persons
Friday, 9 December 2022
10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET

Abstract: Many narrative approaches assume a tight relation between narrative and selfhood. They hold that the self-understanding of persons as individuals possessing a set of particular character traits is above all narratively structured for it is constituted by stories persons tell or can tell about their lives. Against this view, it is argued that the self-understanding is also characterized by certain non-narrative and invariant mental features. In order to show this, a non-narrative awareness of self-identity over time will be analyzed. It will be argued that this basic form of awareness plays a fundamental role for the possibility of a richer form of self-understanding. To further analyze this awareness of self-identity over time, various mental phenomena will be explored as relevant sources of information. It will be argued that the narrative approaches at issue should expand their focus towards an integration of phenomenological and invariant aspects of the awareness of persons as persisting subjects.

Upcoming talks

Ditte Munch-Jurisic (University of Virginia/University of Copenhagen)
Vagueness in Emotion Perception: Disorientation as the Norm?
20 January 2023

Alba Montes Sánchez (University College Cork)
Towards a Phenomenology of Migrant Nostalgia
10 February 2023

Davide Bordini (University of Fribourg)
31 March 2023

Jonathan Mitchell (Cardiff University)
The Intentional Horizons of Visual Experience
21 April 2023

Marie Guillot (University of Essex)
26 May 2023

Guillaume Fréchette (University of Geneva)
Marta Jorba (Pompeu Fabra University)
Alessandro Salice (University College Cork)
Hamid Taieb (Humboldt University Berlin)
Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran (Philipps University Marburg)

Organized on behalf of the Network for Phenomenological Research