The World in Us: Conference Schedule

The World in Us
Gestalt Structure, Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition

7th-9th July

Room G32, 7 George Square, EH8 9JZ
University of Edinburgh


Conference Program:

Friday 7th July

10 – 10:45
Julian Kiverstein (Amsterdam): Perceiving value in a world of facts

10:45 – 11:30
Adam Linson (Dundee): Reconfiguring the frameworks of J. J. Gibson and H. L. Dreyfus through the active inference approach to ecological perception

11:30 – 11:45

11:45 – 12:30
John Preston (Reading): From Gestalt Psychology to Phenomenology in the work of Michael Polanyi

12:30 – 2

2 – 3
Sanneke de Haan (Berlin): Can Anybody Tell Me if This is Me? Towards an Enactive Account of Authenticity

3 – 3:45
Hayden Kee (Fordham): Defending Enactivism’s Phenomenological Heritage: Merleau-Ponty on Sense-Making

3:45 – 4:15

4:15 – 5:30
Tony Chemero (Cincinnati): The World Around Us


Saturday 8th July

10:00 – 11:00
Charles-Edouard Niveleau (Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne): Paving the path to the Gestaltist style of experimentation: The use and significance of phenomenological demonstration in Brentano’s study of sensory phenomena

11:00 – 11:30

11:30 – 12:15
Matthew Crippen (Cairo): “Film and the New Psychology”: Emotions, Situations and the Kuleshov Effect

12:15 – 1:00
Sarah Pawlett-Jackson (Open University): Gestalt Structures in Multi-Person Intersubjectivity: The Evidence From Phenomenology and Embodied Cognition

1 – 2:30

2:30 – 3:15
Manuel Gustavo Isaac (Swiss NSF and Amsterdam): Semiotic Intentionality For Multi-E Cognition

3:15 – 4:00
Vicente Raja (Cincinnati): Why isn’t Kepler the Father of Embodied Cognition? Gestalt, Phenomenology and Embodiment

4 – 4:30

4:30 – 5:45
Uljana Feest (Hanover): The Status of Phenomenology in Gestalt Psychology


Sunday 9th July

10:30 – 11:15
Roy Dings (Radboud): Understanding phenomenological differences in how affordances solicit action: An exploration

11:15 – 12:00
Becky Millar (Edinburgh): Smelling Objects

12 – 1:30

1:30 – 2:45
Gary Hatfield (Penn): Gibson’s Realism: The Role of Construction

2:45 – 3:00

3:00 – 4:00
Closing discussion


Accessibility information for the conference venue is available here.

This conference is part of the Gestalt Structure and Phenomenology subproject of the Cambridge New Directions in the Study of Mind project, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, with additional funding from the Scots Philosophical Association, EIDYN, and the Department of Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh.

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