I am a former Research Professor in Phenomenology and the Philosophy of Mind at the University of Bern, Switzerland (1994-2008). In the 1960ties I studied at the Universities of Louvain and Heidelberg and, from 1968-1977, I worked at the Husserl-Archives in Louvain as editor of Husserl’s manuscripts on imagination, image consciousness and memory (Husserliana, vol. 23, 1980) and as collaborator of Iso Kern (vols. 13-15, 1973) and of Karl Schuhmann (the new edition of Ideas I, 1976). From 1974-1977, I was a collaborator of Jean Piaget at the interdisciplinary Centre international d’épistémologie génétique in Geneva where I conducted three developmental studies with children between 3 and 15 years. As a visiting scholar (1978-1980) at the Universities of Oxford, Berkeley, Rutgers, Teachers College at Columbia University New York I interviewed about 150 children between 3 and 9 years in an exploratory study on imagination and image consciousness. In the late 1980ties, I was a member of the interdisciplinary Research Group on Mind and Brain, Perspectives in Theoretical Psychology and the Philosophy of Mind at the Zentrum für Interdisziplinäre Forschung (University of Bielefeld).
I am an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University. My general philosophical interests are in the philosophy of mind, philosophical psychology, and the philosophy of science. The principal goal of my research is to construct a philosophically and empirically plausible account of social cognition. I also have research interests in imagination, pretense, and action theory. I recently published a book on social cognition called How We Understand Others: Philosophy and Social Cognition.
Heath Williams graduated with a PhD in philosophy from the University of Western Australia in 2018. He has published on a wide range of topics related to phenomenology, analytic philosophy of mind, and cognitive neuroscience, including: theories of personal level explanation, empathy, mirror neurons, the relationship between Edmund Husserl and Wilfrid Sellars, and the appropriation of phenomenology for the purposes of conducting qualitative research. Until recently he held a postdoctoral research position at Sun Yat-sen university in China, and he now holds the position of honorary associate at the University of Western Australia and lecturer at the university of Notre Dame Australia in his home town of Perth.
Michela Summa is Junior-Professor for Theoretical Philosophy at Würzburg University. She earned her PhD at the University of Pavia and KU-Leuven in 2010 with a dissertation on Husserl’s phenomenology of temporal and spatial constitution, published as Spatio-temporal Intertwining. Husserl’s Transcendental Aesthetic (Springer 2014). Before the appointment as Juniorprofessorin at Würzburg University, she was a post-doc at the Clinic for General Psychiatry in Heidelberg (2009-2015) and at the Institute for Philosophy in Würzburg (2015-2018), as well as guest professor for phenomenology and hermeneutics at the Institute for Philosophy in Kassel (2018). Her research focuses on the philosophy and phenomenology of perception, imagination, emotions, fiction, and sociality, on theories of intentionality and on phenomenological psychopathology.
Philipp Haueis graduated from the Berlin School of Mind and Brain in 2018 with a thesis on exploratory concept formation in neuroscience. He is currently an assistant professor (akademischer Rat auf Zeit) for philosophy of the life sciences at Bielefeld University. His research interests include the structure, development and normative evaluation of scientific concepts, exploratory experimentation and modeling, scientific discovery and pursuit, and the societal implications of neuroscience and climate research. For more details, visit Philipp's website.
Mark-Oliver Casper is group leader of the research group ‘‘Philosophy of Situated Cognition’’ at the University of Kassel (Germany). He received his PhD in Philosophy at the Ruhr-University Bochum and his M.A. in Philosophy at the Humboldt University Berlin. His research is mainly focused on situated cognition theories, especially enactivism, the scaling-up problem, and methodological studies of 4E research.
I’m an F.R.S. - FNRS postdoctoral fellow at the University of Liège. I did my PhD at the Institut Jean Nicod (École Normale Supérieure), under the supervision of Uriah Kriegel. I work mainly in the areas of philosophy of mind and epistemology, particularly on consciousness, introspection and self-knowledge.
Andrew Inkpin is a lecturer in contemporary European philosophy. His research centres on phenomenological approaches to meaning, particularly with regard to language, practice, pictures and the visual arts more generally (including connections between phenomenology and recent cognitive science focusing on the embodied, embedded and enacted nature of cognition).
In addition to particular interests in Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Wittgenstein and Nietzsche, he has a general background and broad interest in 20th century European philosophy.
Thomas Fuchs, MD, PhD, is Karl Jaspers Professor of Philosophy and Psychiatry at Heidelberg University, Germany. His main areas of expertise include phenomenological philosophy and psychopathology as well as embodied and enactive cognitive science, with a particular emphasis on non-representational, interactive concepts of social cognition. He was Coordinator and Principal Investigator of several large national and international grants, among them the European Research Training Network Towards an Embodied Science of Intersubjectivity (TESIS, 2011-2016). He has authored over 300 journal articles, book chapters and several books. He is also co-editor of Psychopathology and editorial board member of 4 scientific journals.
Jack Reynolds is Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities (FAHA), Professor of Philosophy, and Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Deakin University. His research has been supported by Australian Research Council grants (Lead CI on two Discovery Projects). He is the editor of eight books and author of five books, starting with Merleau-Ponty and Derrida: Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity (2004) and most recently Phenomenology, Naturalism, and Science: A Hybrid and Heretical Proposal (2018). In the latter of these books, and in other work with Dr. James Chase that was funded by the Australian Research Council and resulted in the book Analytic versus Continental: Arguments on the Methods and Value of Philosophy (2010), he examines and helps ‘bridge’ the so-called divide between analytic and continental philosophy. His recent work has become more interdisciplinary in nature, while continuing to address philosophical and empirical issues concerning embodiment, temporality, and social cognition.
Kristina Musholt is Professor of Cognitive Anthropology in the Department of Philosophy at Leipzig University, co-director and PI at the newly established Leipzig Research Center for Early Child Development, and a faculty member of the International Max Planck Research School on Neuroscience of Communication. Her research interests are in philosophy of mind and philosophy of cognitive science. In particular, she is interested in self-consciousness, social cognition, the distinction between conceptual and nonconceptual forms of representation, the relation between personal and subpersonal level explanations, and the nature and origins of normativity. Her research is guided by the belief that there can be mutually beneficial relations between philosophy and empirical research.
Susanne Ravn is Professor and Head of the Research Unit “Movement, Culture and Society” (MoCS) at the Department of Sports Science and Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark. Ravn’s research is grounded in interdisciplinary field(s) of combining phenomenology and qualitative methodologies. Her research projects and publications focus on cases of movement practices in sport, dance and health. The output from these projects spans from contributing to contemporary philosophical phenomenological discussions to having a more direct impact on cultural and societal issues. Her latest publications include: Ravn, Høffding and McGuirk (eds.) (2021) Philosophy of Improvisation, Routledge.
Alessandra Buccella (PhD University of Pittsburgh, 2020) is a postdoctoral researcher at the Brain Institute at Chapman University. Her work is mainly in the philosophy of mind and perception, at the intersection with psychology and cognitive science. More specific topics include perceptual constancy in philosophy and psychology, the role of mental representations in perceptual science, feminist themes in enactive-embodied theories of perception, phenomenology, and artificial intelligence.
I am a Lecturer in Philosophy at Deakin University; I previously taught at the University of Melbourne (where I completed my PhD on the intersection between Heideggerian phenomenology and 4E cognition) and Monash University. I'm particularly interested in time - what kinds of temporal structures enable and shape cognition; how our experience of time compares to that of other cognisers; how lived temporality has been conceptualised. My research focuses mainly on the phenomenological tradition, especially its dialogues with philosophies of cognition, mind and science. I am also like thinking about existentialism; critical theory; transhumanism; and the so-called analytic/continental divide.
Mads Gram Henriksen
Mads Gram Henriksen is Associate Professor of Philosophy of Psychiatry at the Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen, and Senior Researcher at Mental Health Center Amager. His work takes place in the interface between phenomenology and clinical psychopathology with an emphasis on schizophrenia spectrum disorders, self-disorders, and psychosis.