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The third annual conference of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology.

Preliminary program.

Friday 22.04

10.00 – 10.15

Welcome address, Dean of Faculties of Arts Vigdis Songe-Møller and Anne Granberg

10.15 – 11.45

Rudolf Bernet, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Bergson on a Present Folded Back on the Past, Aud. B

11.45 – 12.45


12.45 – 16.00

Section I

16.00 – 16.30

Coffee break

16.30 – 17.45

Sara Heinämaa, University of Helsinki, Personality and sexual difference: A phenomenological approach, Aud. B

18.00 -

Reception for speakers

Section I. 12.45 – 16.00

I.a. Phenomenology and Psychology

Rasmus Thybo-Jensen, Merleau-Ponty's critique of the separation of psychology and phenomenology

Julia Jansen, Imagining Possibilities: On the Problem of a Phenomenology of Creativity

Thor Grünbaum, What is a kinaesthetic experience?

Erika Ruonakoski, Animal Psychology and Phenomenology

Chair: Gunnar Karlsen

I.b. Phenomenological Methodology

Konrad Rokstad, The Cartesian Meditations and its shadow

Tarjei Mandt Larsen, Husserl and the Problem of Radical Scepticism

Frode Kjosavik, Eidetic Intuition and the Method of Variation in Mathematical Practice

Mark van Atten, On the hypothetical judgement in Husserl's logic

Chair: Egil Olsvik

I.c. Art and Aesthetics

Miika Luoto, From Existence to Techné. Situating the Question of Art in Heidegger's Thought

Sara Hacklin, Phenomenology on video art – A certain dead-end or fresh insights?

Ingvild Torsen, When theory does violence to practice: the case of Heidegger's philosophy of art

Vibeke Tellmann, The musical origin of language: The importance of musical phenomena in the 1700-century debate on the origin of language

I.d. Levinas and Ethics

Søren Overgaard, The Tyranny of Goodness: A Critique of Levinas' Phenomenological Ethics

Carl Cederberg, Platonism and Alterity in Levinas

Joel Backström, The moral imperative: A goodness born of evil?

Hannes Nykänen, Conscience and the essence of philosophy

Chair: Gry Ane Vikanes


Saturday 23.04

09.30 – 12.30

Section II

12.30 – 13.30


13.30 – 15.45

Section III

15.45 – 16.00

Coffee break

16.00 – 17.15

Theodore Kisiel, Northern Illinois University, Heidegger's Protopractical Ontology of Dasein Exemplified , Aud. B

17.15 – 18.00

NSP business meeting (for members)


Conference dinner for speakers at restaurant På Høyden

Section II, 09.30 – 12.30

II.a. Phenomenology, Medicine and Psychiatry

Egil Olsvik, A phenomenological reply to the argument for “incomprehensibility” regarding psychosis

Hisashi Fujita, Between Phainomena and Phantasmata: Bergson's ‘Déjà-vu' and Merleau-Ponty's ‘Phantom limb'

Finn Nordtvedt, Confined in pain and shut off from the world – a phenomenological study of men with phantom pain

Fredrik Svennaeus, Heidegger on Prozac: Attunement, Alienation and Being-in-the-World

II.b. Merleau-Ponty on Embodiment

Ulla Thøgersen, Desire and the Paradox of Expression

Kurt Dauer-Keller, The corporeity of the self

Marc van den Bossche, The Metaphysical Structure of the Body – Merleau-Ponty on Eros and Libido

Jonna Bornemark, Body as Radical Immanence – a Reading of Michel Henry's Philosophy and Phenomenology of the Body

II.c. Technology and Rationality

Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Heidegger, the Essence of Technology and Modern Art

Jonathan Habib Enquist, A remark on the question of fear and the ethics of technology

Eva Schwarz, Naturalism, phenomenology and the concept of nature. Some questions

Martina Keitsch, Hans Skjervheim´s Phenomenology and Transcendental Pragmatics

II.d. Limits of Phenomenology

Susanna Lindberg, The animal that follows Derrida

Marcia Cavalcante Schubak, Heidegger's issues on void, privation and nothingness

Paul M. Karlsson, Reading in finitude - hermeneutical phenomenology of language and infinity

Jari Kauppinen, Evil, Theology and the Coming of the Worst in Jacques Derrida's philosophy


Section III, 13.30 – 15.45

III.a. Anomalous Selfhood

Jørgen Thalbizer, Asking the patient about first person experience

Marit Quist, Existential Aspects in Experiences of Delusion

Lisa Käll, A Sense of Self. Expressive Selfhood and Schizophrenic Distortions of Bodily Self-Awareness

III.b. Phenomenology and Sexual difference

Johanna Oksala, Phenomenology and Sexual Difference

Linda Fischer, Gendered Phenomenology

Ulrika Björk, Repetition and variation in Simone de Beauvoir's autobiography

III.c. Affectivity and Vulnerability

Tove Pettersen, The Phenomenology of Joy

Marja-Liisa Honkasalo, Agency and human suffering as phenomenological problems

Michael Staudigl, Phenomenological Reflections on Violence and their Impact on Phenomenological Methodology

Sunday 24.04

10.00 – 13.00

Section IV

13.00 – 14.00


14.00 – 15.15

Leonard Lawlor, University of Memphis, “For the Creation Waits with Eager Longing for the Revelation”: From the Deconstruction of Metaphysics to the Deconstruction of Christianity in Derrida , Aud B.

15.15 – 15.30

Coffee break

15.30 – 16.45

Josef Parnas, University of Copenhagen, The nature of first-person perspective: Lessons from schizophrenia, Aud. B


Section IV, 10.00 – 13.00

IV.a. Selfhood and Subjectivity

Joona Taipale, The concept of ego in Husserl's genetic phenomenology: Transcendental person, alterity, and disorders

Dan Zahavi, Time and Self

Trond Grønli Åm, The Aesthetics of Immanence – Immanent Ontology and the Shape of Reflexion as Fundament for Practical Thought

Else Wiestad, Spatial Identity: The Self in Interaction with Space and Place

IV.b. Arendt and Politics

Martina Reuter, Infinity and Unpredictability: Descartes and Arendt on Will and Action

Martta Heikkila, Jean-Luc Nancy: Politicising the Undecidable

Joakim Löf, Dissociation as the trauma of labour and the retreat of the mother

Helgard Mahrt, The Concept of Phronesis in Aristotle and Arendt: From the Concern for Life and the Self to Caring for the World

IV.c. Heidegger and Ancient Philosophy

Hans Ruin, Heidegger and the Destiny of Thinking

David Michael Kleinberg-Levin, Agxibasihn: Phenomenology as a Practice of Endless Approach in Heidegger and Benjamin

Jussi Backmann, All of a Sudden: Heidegger and the Platonic Instant