Next Talk of “Monthly Phenomenology”: Elisa Magrì (Boston College)

Announcement of the next talk of the series Monthly Phenomenology, an 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 October to May. Time: 10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT/GMT+1, 4:15pm CET. (Exceptions are the talks of February and March, which will take place at 7:15am ET, 12:15pm GMT, 1:15pm 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.

Programme: Next talk
Elisa Magrì (Boston College)
Habit, Rule-following, and Value Sensitivity
Friday, 24 May 2024
10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT+1, 4:15pm CET

Abstract: In what ways, if any, is habit responsible for the internalization of social norms and values? In this paper, I argue that some of the most widely held theses on the phenomenology of habit can be described in terms of rule-following. Such a view, which I call the “incorporation thesis”, encounters considerable problems when it comes to explaining the relationship between dispositions and norms. Drawing on Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology, I propose a distinction between rule-following and value-sensitivity to illuminate the kind of responsiveness (and associated limits) at stake in habit formation with respect to individual and public norms.

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