Tuesday, February 05, 2008

CFP: "Perspectives on Intercorporeality and Intersubjectivity," University College Dublin, June 6-7, 2008.

The recent surge of interest in the body and embodiment studies has helped establish the body as a site of legitimate philosophical investigation. The contributions of phenomenologists such as Edmund Husserl and Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and their many contemporary commentators, have helped provide a powerful framework for the analysis of the body. This framework is not limited to research by philosophers – but extends to other fields such as women’s studies, psychology, sociology, cognitive science and literary theory, among others. This conference is intended to be an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on the theme of intercorporeality and intersubjectivity, exploring the manners and modes in which subjects relate to each other as embodied beings. Intercorporeality is an important theme which has come up in fields as diverse as management studies, artificial intelligence, ethics and education and warrants further theoretical investigation. Exploring intercorporeal relations will elucidate and enrich our understanding of intersubjective encounters and the role they play in establishing and constituting philosophical themes such as identity, ethics, subjectivity, cognition and discourse. Further information: http://www.ucd.ie/philosophy/iiconference/.

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