Next Talk of “Monthly Phenomenology”: Anna Ichino (State University of Milan)

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Organized on behalf of the Network for Phenomenological Research, a regular online forum of discussion on recent work in phenomenology.

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 September to June. 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
Anna Ichino (State University of Milan)
Conspiracy Theories and Make-Believe
Friday, 29 October 2021
10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET

Abstract: To a large extent, recent debates on conspiracy theories have been based on what we can call the “doxastic assumption”. According to that assumption, a person who supports a conspiracy theory does ipso facto believe that such theory is (likely to be) true. In this paper I question the doxastic assumption. I argue that conspiracy theories’ supporters often do not really believe, but just imagine, that their theories are true – engaging in peculiar games of make-believe in which such theories are used as props. This view has important normative implications for the assessment of conspiracy theories’ rationality, as well as practical implications for interventions aimed at reducing conspiracy theories’ spread.

Upcoming talks

Jean Moritz Müller (University of Bonn)
Knowing Value and Acknowledging Value
12 November 2021

Anna Bortolan (Swansea University)
Epistemic Emotions and Self-Trust: A Phenomenological Proposal
17 December 2021

Witold Płotka (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw)
Blaustein on Husserl’s Theory of Intentionality: Sources, Context and Main Arguments
14 January 2022

Sanneke de Haan (Tilburg University)
The Uses of Phenomenology and Enactivism for Psychiatry
25 February 2022

Hayden Kee (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Interhorizonality? Perception, Language, Thought
11 March 2022

Elisa Magrì (Boston College)
29 April 2022

Clare Mac Cumhaill (Durham University)
Anscombe and Murdoch on the Phenomenology of Scale and Distance
20 May 2022

Kyle Banick (Chapman University/California State University Long Beach)
Husserl, Experiential Conceptualism, and Stone Duality
3 June 2022

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

Organized on behalf of the Network for Phenomenological Research