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    Phenomenology of imagining and the pragmatics of fictional language
    Continental Philosophy Review 1-22. forthcoming.
    This paper focuses on the performative character of fictional language. While assuming that all speaking is a form of acting, it aims to shed light on the nature of fictional, and particularly literary, speech acts. To this aim, relevant input can be found in the discussion of the ontological status of fictional entities and of their constitution and in the inquiry into the interaction between author and receiver of a fictional work. Based on the critical assessment of different approaches in th…Read more
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    Über Normalität und Abweichung: Ein responsiver Ansatz
    Deutsche Zeitschrift für Philosophie 68 (1): 79-100. 2020.
    This article aims to highlight the relevance of Bernhard Waldenfels’ responsive phenomenology for questions related to normality and to the different kinds of deviation from what is taken tobe normal. The article begins with a discussion of two limit cases in the understanding of the concepts of normality and deviation: a strictly normative understanding, according to which each deviation is norm-deviation, and a descriptive understanding, according to which deviation is what underlies individua…Read more
  •  5
    Is This Self-Evident? Husserl’s Phenomenological Method and the Psychopathology of Common Sense
    Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 3 (2): 191-207. 2012.
    Il presente articolo si propone di mettere in luce la rilevanza teorica della fenomenologia per la psicopatologia. A tal fine, l’argomentazione sarà focalizzata sul lavoro dello psichiatra tedesco Wolfgang Blankenburg. Nel concepire e sviluppare la sua cosiddetta “psicopatologia del senso comune”, Blankenburg fa costantemente appello alla fenomenologica husserliana ed instaura con essa un dialogo proficuo sul piano teorico ed epistemologico. Questo confronto consente a Blankenburg, da un lato, d…Read more
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    Is Make-Believe Only Reproduction?
    Social Imaginaries 5 (1): 97-119. 2019.
    This paper develops an analysis of the relation between fiction and make-believe based on the achievements of imagination. The argument aims at a “reciprocal supplementation” between two approaches to fiction. According to one approach, pretense or make-believe structures play a crucial role in our experience of fiction. Discussing Husserl’s view on bound imagining and Walton’s account of fiction as make-believe, I show why pretense and make-believe cannot thereby be reduced to the mere reproduc…Read more
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    The aim of this article is to develop a phenomenological analysis of pretense. In different forms of pretense, something we take to be fictive is somehow transposed into a context that we experience as real. Due to this ‘transposition’, the context itself, under certain respects, becomes unreal or fictional. When we ‘live’ in a pretense context, we bracket or conceal what we take for real. Departing from both meta-representational and simulationist approaches, the phenomenological interpretation…Read more
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    Addresses for correspondence
    with Thomas Fuchs, Universitatsklinikum Heidelberg, Maxine Sheets-Iohnstone, Elizabeth Behnke, Monica Alarcén, and Eugene Gendlin
    In Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Michela Summa & Cornelia Müller (eds.), Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement, John Benjamins. pp. 453. 2012.
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    Self-experience in Dementia
    with Thomas Fuchs
    Rivista Internazionale di Filosofia e Psicologia 6 (2): 387-405. 2015.
    This paper develops a phenomenological analysis of the disturbances of self-experience in dementia. After considering the lack of conceptual clarity regarding the notions of self and person in current research on dementia, we develop a phenomenological theory of the structure of self-experience in the first section. Within this complex structure, we distinguish between the basic level of pre-reflective self-awareness, the episodic sense of self, and the narrative constitution of the self. In the…Read more
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    Merleau-Ponty: Penser sans dualismes aujourd'hui
    with Stéphane Finetti
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 65 (1). 2010.
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    Ein sinnloses Gewühl? Die Hypothese des Chaos und ihre Implikationen bei Kant und Husserl
    In Peter Remmers & Christoph Asmuth (eds.), Ästhetisches Wissen, De Gruyter. pp. 189-210. 2015.
  • Empathy and Anti-Empathy: Which Are the Problems?
    In Dermot Moran & Elisa Magrì (eds.), Empathy, Sociality, and Personhood, Springer Verlag. 2017.
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    Imagination and Social Perspectives: Approaches From Phenomenology and Psychopathology (edited book)
    with Thomas Fuchs and Luca Vanzago
    Routledge. 2017.
    This book investigates the phenomenon of perspectival flexibility in its different facets and with particular attention to social experience. Our experience of other individuals goes hand in hand with the awareness that they have a unique perspective on the experienced objects and situations. The same object can be seen from different points of view; an event can awaken different emotional reactions in different individuals; and the positions we take can be mediated in part by our belonging to s…Read more
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    Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement (edited book)
    with Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, and Cornelia Müller
    John Benjamins. 2012.
    Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement is an interdisciplinary volume with contributions from philosophers, cognitive scientists, and movement therapists. Part one provides the phenomenologically grounded definition of body memory with its different typologies. Part two follows the aim to integrate phenomenology, conceptual metaphor theory, and embodiment approaches from the cognitive sciences for the development of appropriate empirical methods to address body memory. Part three inquires into the f…Read more
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    The disoriented self. Layers and dynamics of self-experience in dementia and schizophrenia
    Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 13 (3): 477-496. 2014.
    This paper explores the question concerning the relationship between basic and higher layers of experience and self-experience. The latter distinction implicitly presupposes the idea of a univocal foundation. After explaining the formal ontological law of foundation, an attempt is made to clarify how the idea of foundation may be suitable to understand the relationship among moments, or layers, of self-experience. To this aim, the phenomenological descriptions of self- and world-experience in de…Read more
  •  17
    Body memory and the genesis of meaning
    In Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Michela Summa & Cornelia Müller (eds.), Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement, John Benjamins. pp. 84--23. 2012.
  • Merleau-ponty. Thinking without dualism today
    with Stephane Finetti
    Rivista di Storia Della Filosofia 65 (1): 159-162. 2010.
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    Dynamic Embodimnet and its functional role. A body feedback perspective
    with Caterina Suitner, Sabine C. Koch, Katharina Bachmeier, Anne Maass, S. C. Koch, T. Fuchs, and C. Müller
    In Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Michela Summa & Cornelia Müller (eds.), Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement, John Benjamins. 2012.
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    Das Leibgedächtnis. Ein Beitrag aus der Phänomenologie Husserls
    Husserl Studies 27 (3): 173-196. 2011.
    ZusammenfassungDie Unterscheidung von verschiedenen Gedächtnisformen und -systemen sowie die Beziehung zwischen Gedächtnis und Leiblichkeit stehen sowohl im Fokus der kognitionswissenschaftlichen, als auch der phänomenologischen Debatte. In diesem Artikel wird versucht, beide Ansätze zum Thema in einen Dialog zu bringen. Das Leibgedächtnis wird hier zunächst phänomenologisch als der konkreteste Ausdruck des impliziten Gedächtnisses bestimmt. Basierend auf Edmund Husserls Analysen zum Zeitbewusst…Read more
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    Das Verhältnis zwischen Husserl und Kant zählt zu den kontroversesten Themen im Bereich systematischer Forschung zur Transzendentalphilosophie. Dieses Verhältnis ist unter anderem deshalb kompliziert, weil Husserl relativ ambivalent über Kants Philosophie urteilt. Einerseits betrachtet er Kant als den Entdecker der Transzendentalphilosophie und somit auch als Vorläufer der transzendentalen Phänomenologie. Andererseits äußert er sich gegenüber bestimmten Aspekten der Philosophie Kants, die er als…Read more
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    Several works published in the last decades defend the claim that the concept of creativity should be demystified. With the aim of showing that creativity is not an obscure power owned by only few individuals and free from constraints, authors working at the intersection field between philosophy and cognitive science have notably focused on the structure and evolution of cognitive mechanisms underlying our creative capacities. While taking up the suggestion that we should try not to mystify crea…Read more
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    Body memory
    with Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, and Cornelia Müller
    In Sabine C. Koch, Thomas Fuchs, Michela Summa & Cornelia Müller (eds.), Body Memory, Metaphor and Movement, John Benjamins. pp. 417. 2012.