The Phenomenological Mind
VOLUME 1, JULY 2011 

The Phenomenological Mind

The first issue of Phenomenology and Mind is devoted to the proceedings of the Winter School The Phenomenological Mind , which aimed to discuss the...

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The Phenomenological Mind

The first issue of Phenomenology and Mind is devoted to the proceedings of the Winter School The Phenomenological Mind , which aimed to discuss the main topics of The Phenomenological Mind (Gallagher-Zahavi 2007).

The issue collects nineteen papers about three topics:

  • Phenomenology, Neuroscience, and Analytic Philosophy
  • Action and Agency
  • Social Cognition and Consciousness

Despite the thematic differences between these topics, there is a leitmotiv shared by each of them and exemplarily expressed by Vittorio Gallese:
“We should phenomenologize cognitive neuroscience rather than naturalizing phenomenology. Why should we try to phenomenologize Neuroscience? Because if one of the aims of Cognitive Neuroscience is to shed light on the human condition, we certainly cannot but start from how the world is constituted within our own phenomenal appreciation (Gallese, in this issue).

We cannot but start from the phenomenal world, or the life-world, in the strict sense of the world that is each time given within the horizon of any given subject of consciousness or experience, namely any person.


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?