CANCELLED - The Variety of the "We"

Practical information
18 March 2020

ENS, L357/359,  24 Rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris


Workshop: The Variety of the "We", March 18, 2020 at ENS

This workshop has two aims. (I) to discuss different ways of understanding we-ness from a philosophical and psychological perspective, and (II) identify and connect together researchers at DEC and related networks who are interested in this topic.

What do we understand by “we”? Can “we” be more (or less) than a collection of individuals? How do pre-existing theories approach social intentionality and group mentality and what can we suggest further from a different perspective? We opt to situate different forms of we-ness in relation to our understanding of self, other, and the world.

Topics that will be introduced with presentations include (1) If our language use (who-words and pronouns in different languages and cultures) affects and form the our way of understanding the we-ness, and if so, how; (2) What kind of we-ness (if any) follows from being co-subjects or co-objects of some act?; (3) How we-ness relate to figures of speech such as “our problem”, “our focus” etc.  In addition, there will be a couple of more slots open for presentations on topics related to the aims of the workshop stated above - let us know if you are interested in presenting your work.

Organizers: Hye Young KIM (ENS), Andreas FALCK (IJN), Takuya NIIKAWA (IJN)
Date (approx.): March 18, 1pm-6pm
Venue: L357/359, 24 Rue Lhomond, Paris
For any questions or submission of your paper, please contact: Hye Young KIM (<> )