It is our pleasure to present the first issue of Phenomenology and Mind. The Online Journal of the Centre of Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person, devoted to the proceedings of the Winter School The Phenomenological Mind (January 26-28, 2010) organized by the Research Centre of Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele and by the Phenomenology Lab with the collaboration of the Università degli Studi di Milano.
The Phenomenological Mind is also the title of the book by Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi (Routledge, London 2008; It. tr. by Patrizia Pedrini, Raffaello Cortina Editore, Milano 2009).
The Winter School The Phenomenological Mind aimed to discuss the main topics of The Phenomenological Mind: first of all the phenomenological perspective on Mind, Cognitive and Neurosciences, including the relation between phenomenology and analytic philosophy, and secondly, some crucial themes like Action and Agency, Social Cognition and Consciousness, Pathology of the self perception.
We would like to thank the Scientific Board which reviewed the submitted papers: Clotilde Calabi (Università degli Studi di Milano), Roberto Mordacci (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele), Massimo Reichlin (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele), Elisabetta Sacchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele), Roberta Sala (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele), Corrado Sinigaglia (Università degli Studi di Milano).
We would like to thank also the invited speakers and invited contributors who have sent their papers for the publication in the present issue: Vittorio Gallese, Shaun Gallagher, Lynne Rudder Baker, Elisabetta Sacchi.
The issue collects nineteen papers about three topics:
(i) Phenomenology, neuroscience and analytic philosophy
(ii) Action and Agency
(iii) Social Cognition and Consciousness
The first section of the volume collects the invited speakers’ papers (Vittorio Gallese and Shaun Gallagher) and further invited contributions (Lynne Rudder Baker and Elisabetta Sacchi) as well as two papers by the editors of the volume (Roberta De Monticelli and Francesca De Vecchi).
PHENOMENOLOGY AND MIND
The Online Journal of the Centre of Phenomenology and Sciences of the Person
Registrazione del Tribunale di Milano, n° 270 del 13/05/2011
Phenomenology and Mind practices double blind refereeing and publishes in English.
Editrice San Raffaele, Milano 2011
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Roberta De Monticelli, Francesca De Vecchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Phenomenologizing cognitive neuroscience?
Session 1. Phenomenology, neuroscience and analytic philosophy
Roberta De Monticelli (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Phenomenology today: a good travel mate for analytic philosophy?
Vittorio Gallese (Università degli Studi di Parma)
Neuroscience and phenomenology
Lynne Baker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Beyond the Cartesian Self
Shaun Gallagher (University of Central Florida; University of Hertfordshire)
Fantasies and facts: epistemological and methodological perspectives on first- and third-person perspectives
Elisabetta Sacchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
A phenomenologically oriented account of the phenomenon of aspectuality in propositional attitudes
Francesca De Vecchi (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele)
Collective intentionality vs. intersubjective and social intentionality. An account of collective intentionality as shared intentionality
Session 2. Action and agency
Luca Casartelli (Université de Genève)
Agent, action and agent’s awareness. A conceptual clarification of our experience
Donnchadh O’Conaill (Durham University)
Actions and attitudes
Philip Tonner (The University of Glasgow)
Towards a phenomenological cognitive archaeology
Beril Sözmen Idemen (Istanbul Technical University)
Keeping a sense of self. Pathologies and preferences of self and agency
Lodovica Maria Zanet (Università Cattolica Sacro Cuore, Milano)
See clearly to act well. Possible levels of intentionality
Silvano Zipoli Caiani (Università degli Studi di Milano)
The ecological meaning of embodiment
Session 3. Social Cognition and Consciousness
Anna Bortolan (Durham University)
A phenomenological discussion of Antonio Damasio’s theory of emotions
Emanuele Caminada (Universität zu Köln)
Higher-order persons: an ontological challenge?
Gloria Galloni (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
Action, emotion and embodiment in empathic responses
Marco Fenici (Università degli Studi di Siena)
What does the False Belief test test?
Beatrice Kobow (Universität Leipzig and EHESS/CRAL, Paris)
Language as embodiment
Marco Tedeschini (Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”)
Perceiving subject and social cognition. Remarks from Adolf Reinach, Shaun Gallagher and Dan Zahavi
Nicola Zippel (Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” )
Consciousness, ego, alterity: crossing of neuroscience and phenomenology?