It is constitutive of our nature as rational individuals that our embodied minds are situated in specific, but changing environments. How do we act in and interact with these situations? How is it that competent actors are able to grasp and take advantage of more and more nuanced options in a given context than laypeople? Which role does the affective dimension of our embodied minds play in guiding these performances?
In a unique combination of philosophical argument, practical expertise and interdisciplinary inquiry, Erik Rietveld has developed a conception of the embodied mind which is extraordinarily rich in its interconnections with specific professional practices such as architecture and design. Our workshop will offer a discussion of Rietveld’s general outlook and of its specific consequences for the notion of extended and social cognition, aesthetic affection, practical skill, mental illness and further issues.
Departmental Colloquium Lecture
18:00 – 20:00 Situating and Emoting the Embodied Mind
Erik Rietveld (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
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9:15 – 10:00 Welcome, Introduction: Rietveld on the Embodied Mind
– Continuing the Discussion
Jan Slaby (Freie Universität Berlin)
& David Löwenstein (Freie Universität Berlin)
10:00 – 11:00 Situated Normativity and Normative Guidance. Rietveld meets Ryle
David Löwenstein (Freie Universität Berlin)
11:30 – 12:30 Phenomenological effects of Deep Brain Stimulation with Obsessive-
Compulsive Disorder patients: an enactive affordance-based approach
Sanneke de Haan (Universiteit van Amsterdam)
14:00 – 15:00 Scaffoldings of the Affective Mind
Giovanna Colombetti (University of Exeter)
15:30 – 16:30 Ways to Think about Extended Affect
Joel Krueger (University of Exeter)
17:00 – 18:00 Aesthetic Affordances, Affect, and Architecture
Joerg Fingerhut (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin & Universität Stuttgart)
& Mog Stapleton (Universität Stuttgart)
Workshop Registration until December 10: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dec 13, 2013 | 09:00 AM c.t.
KL 32/202, Habelschwerdter Allee 45