International Research Workshop “Phenomenology of values and personal identity” – Unisr – December 2nd-3rd, 2021

martedì, 30 Novembre, 2021

Research Center PERSONA, San Raffaele University, Milan

Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen

with the sponsorship of the International Research Centre for European Culture and Politics (IRCECP), San Raffaele University, Milan

organize the

International Research Workshop

Phenomenology of values and personal identity

Palazzo Arese Borromeo, Cesano Maderno

December 2nd – 3rd, 2021


Axiology, normativity, ethics are more and more investigated in contemporary phenomenology, often in the frame of well-established phenomenological contributions to social ontology, especially as concerns we-identity and its relationships to personal identity.

Axiology is largely debated within analytic philosophy and cognitive science. While reductive approaches are widely questioned in metaethics and philosophy of mind, a functionalist approach to the notion of value prevails in cognitive science, where reference to the experiential dimensions of our value-judgment and commitment is often neglected.

From a phenomenological point of view, value experience is a self-revealing and self-constitutive mode of consciousness, both from a singular (“me”) and from a plural (“we”) first-person perspective. Contemporary research, both in phenomenology and on phenomenological traditions, will be the main focus of our workshop.



December 2nd, 2021

Room: Sala Aurora

9.45 -10.00 Opening address (Roberto Mordacci and Roberta De Monticelli, San Raffaele University, Milan)

Chair: Vincenzo Costa (San Raffaele University, Milan)

10.00-11.00 Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen), True, personal, and pure. A Husserlian view on the self

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

Chair: Nicole Miglio (University of Haifa)

11.20-12.20 Sophie Loidolt (TU Darmstadt), The person as a fragile project. Husserl on uniqueness, freedom and unity of personhood

12.20-13.20 Francesca De Vecchi (San Raffaele University, Milan), A Personally Embedded Qualitative Social Ontology

13.20-14.45 Lunch break

Chair: Roberta De Monticelli (San Raffaele University, Milan)

14.45-15.45 James Jardine (University of Jyväskylä), Passivity, Receptivity and Stance-Taking in Emotional Experience: A Husserlian Account of Affective Valuing

15.45-16.45 Roberto Mordacci (San Raffaele University, Milan), Phenomenology of Values: A Kantian Critique


December 3rd, 2021

Room 2

Chair: Cristiano Vidali (University of Cagliari, University of Rouen Normandy)

9.00-10.00 Alessandro Salice (University of Cork), Preferences and Values

10.00-11.00 Francesca Forlè (San Raffaele University, Milan), Me in my Expressive Body. An Account of Bodily Expressivity and Personhood

11.00-11.30 Coffee break

Chair: Massimo Reichlin (San Raffaele University, Milan)

11.30-12.30 Andrea Staiti (University of Parma), A New Look at the Distinction (and Interrelation) Between Objectifying and Non-Objectifying Acts

12.30-13.30 Roberta De Monticelli (San Raffaele University, Milan), Discovering What Matters: Axiology and Personal Identity


The workshop will be held in presence but it can also be attended online at the following link:


Download the program here.


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Un commento a International Research Workshop “Phenomenology of values and personal identity” – Unisr – December 2nd-3rd, 2021

  1. Frederick Wertz
    martedì, 30 Novembre, 2021 at 18:11

    I assume the times given are in Milan, Italy–right? Early for New York, but I’ll try to stay up!

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