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    ABSTRACT In this comment, I argue that transformative experiences such as experiences of grief often imply a break in one's coherent, non-fictional and biographical narratives and practical identities. The nature of these breaks is of a certain kind, as they interrupt even the process of narration. To insist that the process of narration as well as the narratives themselves belong to one and the same process of adjustment in transformative experiences such as grief might overlook the importance …Read more
  • Shaping Actions and Intentions – Introduction
    with Karl Mertens
    Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 53 (2): 111-117. 2022.
    How do actions and intentions come into being and how are they shaped over time? These questions entail an implicit critique of those theories of action that downplay or overlook the processual asp...
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    Die phänomenologischen Wurzeln der Normativität (review)
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 69 (5): 890-896. 2021.
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    On the role of habit for self-understanding
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 19 (3): 481-497. 2020.
    An action is typically carried out over time, unified by an intention that is known to the agent under some description. In some of our habitual doings, however, we are often not aware of what or why we do as we do. Not knowing this, we must ask what kind of agency is at stake in these habitual doings, if any. This paper aims to show how habitual doings can still be considered actions of a subject even while they involve a sense of involuntariness and there is a temporal displacement in the self…Read more
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    Die anthropologische Einstellung und die Frage der Natur
    Internationales Jahrbuch für Philosophische Anthropologie 3 (1). 2012.
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    Ongoing: On grief’s open-ended rehearsal
    Continental Philosophy Review 51 (3): 343-360. 2017.
    Peter Goldie’s account of grief as a narrative process that unfolds over time allow us to address the structure of self-understanding in the experience of loss. Taking up the Goldie’s idea that narrativity plays a crucial role in grief, I will argue that the experience of desynchronization and an altered relation to language disrupt even of our ability to compose narratives and to think narratively. Further, I will argue that Goldie’s account of grief as a narratively structured process focus on…Read more
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    Clinical Response to Bodily Symptoms in Psychopathology
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 24 (1): 53-67. 2017.
    In what sense can bodily manifestations in psychopathology be conceived of as modes of speaking? In which ways can a patient be listened to and responded to? In this paper, we consider these questions in the framework both of phenomenology and psychoanalysis. On the one hand, a phenomenological approach helps considering the body as expressive, but, we argue, more refinement is needed, and in particular, expression ought to be differentiated from communication, in the aim of better capturing the…Read more
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    My body as an object: self-distance and social experience
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 12 (1): 163-178. 2013.
    In phenomenology the body is often referred to as the lived body which makes the world familiar to me. In this paper, however, I discuss bodily self-consciousness in terms of self-distance. Self-distance is the suggestion that bodily self-consciousness consist in a reflective stance where you conceive of your body as a physical thing, an object in the world as well as the subject of bodily experiences. I argue that we are bodily self-conscious because we experience our own body in more than one …Read more
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    Responding to Incomprehensibility: On the Clinical Role of Anonymity in Bodily Symptoms
    Philosophy, Psychiatry, and Psychology 24 (1): 73-76. 2017.
    We are grateful to René Rosfort for his comment on our target paper Clinical Response to Bodily Symptoms in Psychopathology. Rosfort’s remarks lead us here to specify an important point which our initial proposal may have left too implicit. Within the realm of clinical practice in psychopathology, we argue that bodily manifestations can be offered an expressive space and that they can be listened to in the clinical encounter as being part of the patient’s speech whereby she, by way of her bodily…Read more
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    A phenomenological insight in the debate on empathy is that it is possible to directly perceive other people’s emotions in their expressive bodily behaviour. Contrary to what is suggested by many phenomenologists, namely that this perceptual skill is immediately available if one has vision, this paper argues that the perceptual skill for empathy is acquired. Such a skill requires that we have undergone certain emotional experiences ourselves and that we have had the experience of seeing the worl…Read more