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CFP: Conference Announcement

Posted in CFP by Hanne De Jaegher on September 12, 2008

DISCOS:
Interdisciplinary Perspectives on
Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self

International Conference, Heidelberg, 13-15 November 2008

Registration and further information (incl. programme): www.discos2008.unitt.de

During the last decade, philosophical, psychological and neurobiological approaches to the self have increasingly overcome their disciplinary constraints and entered into a productive dialogue. Different levels of self-awareness such as the “core” or “mini­mal self” and the “extended” or “narrative self” have been distinguished and investi­gated from a phenomenol­ogical, developmental and neurocognitive perspective. In this context, disorders of self-experience have also attracted growing attention. The concept of embodiment may serve as a crucial junction for integrating these different ap­proaches to a common framework. This idea has also inspired the European Marie-Curie Research Training Network “Disorders and Coherence of the Embodied Self” (DISCOS), a consortium of 10 European research facilities which organizes this con­ference.

The conference is aimed at creating an interdisciplinary forum for the exchange of ideas on the themes of embodiment, self-awareness and its disorders. Special emphasis will be placed on

  • the interplay of biological and social factors for establishing self-coherence
  • the relevance of intersubjectivity and intercorporeality for the development of the self
  • neuropsychiatric disorders of the embodied self, their nature and origins
  • therapeutic and ethical consequences.

A number of distinguished speakers have been invited for the conference. There will be a schedule of plenary sessions and poster sessions. We look forward to meeting you in the charming city of Heidelberg and its beautiful surroundings.


http://www.discos-rtn.eu

Contact:

discos2008(at)med.uni-heidelberg.de

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