CFP: Conference Announcement
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.