Shaun Gallagher @ UCF
Lectures and Conference Papers (1976-2005)


The primacy of impure pre-reflective self-awareness. Colloque ESPRA: Experience subjective pre-reflexive et action, CREA. Paris (December 2005).

Phenomenology and simulation theory. Philosophy Colloquium, University College, Cork, Ireland (October 2005).

Forms of empathy: From animal intercorporality to human narrative. Invited key note speaker: The Child and the Animal. 30th International Meeting: The Merleau-Ponty Circle. University of Oregon (October 2005).

Three arguments against simulation theory. Philosophy Colloquium, University of Florida (September 2005)

Experimenting with phenomenology. The scientific use of subjective reports. Danish Graduate School of Psychology. Aarhus (August 2005).

Neurophilosophy and neurophenomenology. Invited plenary speaker. Towards a Science of Consciousness: Methodology and Definitions. Copenhagen (August 2005).

Temporality and gesture. Workshop on conversational gestures and schizophrenia. Institute Jean Nicod, Paris (21 June 2005).

Time, agency, and gesture in schizophrenia. Panel on Body, affect, and time in language: A neurophenomenological approach to psychotic and other non-aphasic language disorders. Conference on Interacting Bodies - Corps en interaction. International Society of Gesture Studies (ISGS). Lyon, France (June 15-18 2005)

Visiting Professor, Danish National Research Foundation Center for Subjectivity Research, organized in collaboration with the Research Priority Area: Mind and Body at the University of Copenhagen (May-June 2005)

Neurons, neonates, and narrative: From elementary understanding to empathy. Interdisciplinary Cognitive Sciences Colloquium, University of Lund, Sweden (June 9, 2005)

Affectivity, intersubjectivity and object perception. Colloquium: Center for Subjectivity Research (June 2005).

Intentionality and intentional action. Intentionality: World and Mind: New Perspectives on the Internalism-Externalism Debate. Center for Subjectivity Research. University of Copenhagen (May 2005)

Expertise, phronesis, and the self. Colloquium: Center for Subjectivity Research (May 2005).

The difference between embodied cognition and situated cognition. Cognition, Incarnation, Situation, Seminaire d'epistemologie des sciences cognitives, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Lyon (May 2005)

Against simulation. Workshop with Marc Jeannerod , Jean-Michel Roy, and Roberto Poli. CPER Research program: Representationalism and the foundations of cognitive science: new problems, new perspectives. Ecole Normale Supériure, Lyon (May 2005).

Finding the whole among missing parts: A mereology of the body schema Philosophical Anthropology Reviewed and Renewed: History, Evidence, Synthesis, and Normative Implications. University of Notre Dame (May 6-10, 2005).

From neurons to narrative: An interdisciplinary approach to intersubjectivity. Beyond dichotomies, across the boundaries: Interdisciplinary investigations of dynamic interactions in biological and social sciences. University of Minneapolis (April 2005)

Representation and expertise. Seminar on Representation, CREA, Paris (April 2005).

Elementary understanding and empathy: From neurons to narrative. Systmes résonnants, empathie, intersubjectivité. Collège de France - Laboratoire de Physiologie de la Perception et de l'Action, and Ecole Normale Supérieure - Département des Etudes Cognitives Collège de France - Ecole Normale Supérieure. Paris (March 05) [pdf].

Objects and intersubjectivity: Can we understand the first without the second? American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting, San Francisco (March 2005).

Intersubjectivity in the theory of mind: Contrasting perspectives in cognitive science and phenomenology. Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Lecture Series, University of Kentucky (March 2005).

Phenomenology and the theory of mind debate. Philosophy Department Colloquium. University of Oregon (February 2005)

Before you know it: The role of consciousness in free action. Philosophy Department Colloquium. Bryn Mawr College (January 2005)

2004 Frankenstein's brains: Neurocognitive science fiction. Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature. University of Central Florida Library (November 2004).

Empathy and primary understanding. Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Memphis (October 2004)

Towards a neurophenomenological account of autism. From Autopoiesis to Phenomenology: A Tribute to Francisco Varela. Amphi Richelieu at the University Paris-Sorbonne (June 2004)

The framework of egocentric space. The Embodied Mind. Conference and PhD course organized by the Danish National Research Foundation: Center for Subjectivity Research in collaboration with The Graduate School of Neuroscience and the Association for Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, Copenhagen (June 2004)

Metaphysics and methodology: from neurophilosophy to neurophenomenology. Methodological Issues in the Study of Consciousness. The Nordic Network for Consciousness Studies, Aarhus University (May 2004). Does the consciousness of free will matter? Danish Society for Philosophy and Psychology Symposium (78th Annual Meeting: Consciosuness: Empirical Findings and Philosophical Interpretations). University of Copenhagen (May 2004).

Visiting Professor, Danish National Research Foundation Center for Subjectivity Research, organized in collaboration with the Research Priority Area: Mind and Body at the University of Copenhagen, (Spring 2004)

Experimenting with phenomenology. Learning Lab Denmark, Copenhagen (March 12, 2004).

"Mutual interpretations: Hermeneutics and the science of mind." Department for Cultural Studies and the Arts, University of Copenhagen (March 10, 2004)

Agency, delusions of control, and thought insertion. Neurobiology Research Unit, Rigs Hospital, Copenhagen (March 9, 2004).

'Yes and no': The right and wrong answers to the Molyneux problem. Public lecture. Research project on mind and body. University of Copenhagen (February 19, 2004).

Free will and conscious decision. Colloquium, Danish National Research Foundation Center for Subjectivity Research, Copenhagen (February 17, 2004)

Embodiment and the meaning of other bodies. Conference: Cognition and phenomenology: Philosophical implications of/and preconditions for the study of meaning. Center for Semiotics. University of Aarhus, Denmark (January 2004).
2003 "Phenomenological contributions to understanding social cognition," The Aron Gurwitsch Memorial Lecture, Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Boston (November 2003)

"Merleau-Ponty and the theory of mind debate." Keynote Lecture, Conference on Merleau-Ponty. University of Guelph (November 2003)

"Phenomenological contributions to a theory of social cognition," Institute of Psychology Colloquium, University of Aarhus (October 2003).

"Central coherence and the phenomenology of intersubjectivity in autism." Danish National Research Foundation Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen (October, 2003).

"The self: Bottom-up and top-down," Invited presentation, Tempelton Conference on The Self Inside-Out/Le Soi dan tous ses Žtats. Montreal (September 2003).

"Bodies in context: From primary to secondary intersubjectivity," PCS Conference on Intersubjectivity and Embodiment: Perspectives from Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Louvain, Belgium (September 2003)

"Phenomenological and neurological insights into agency in schizophrenia," Invited Plenary Session, Constructivism, Phenomenology and Brain Imaging, International Congress on Constructivism and Psychotherapy. Bari, Italy (June 2003).

"Two modes of self-awareness: sense of agency and sense of ownership." Graduate seminar on Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Self-consciousness, Graduate School of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen Medical School (May 2003)

Phenomenological interventions in the neuro-cognitive sciences. The Hebdomades Lectures, Philosophy Department, Univerzita PalackŽho v Olomouci, Czech Republic (May 12-15, 2003).

"Neurophilosophy and neurophenomenology," Invited Seminar, Approches du phŽnomne de la prise de conscience. Collge International de Philosophie, Maison Heinrich Heine, CitŽ Universitaire, Paris (April 2003)

"Dynamic models of body schematic processes." Invited paper. Conference on Body Image and Body Schema. University of Gent, Belgium (March 2003).

2002 "Phenomenology in the cognitive sciences," Comment on a colloquium paper. American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting, Philadelphia (December, 2002)

"Does simulation add up to empathy?" Conference: Interdisciplinary approaches to subjectivity: Prospects and perils. Center for Subjectivity, University of Copenhagen (December, 2002).

"The importance of embodied experience as a response to paralogical anxiety: Remarks on Watson's diagnosis," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Chicago (October 2002)

"Theory of mind and the primacy of interaction," Conference: Gurwitsch's Relevance for Cognitive Science, Florida Atlantic University (October 2002)

"Simulation, Imagination, and Empathy," Symposium on movement, action and consciousness: toward a physiology of intentionality. In honor of Marc Jeannerod. Institut des sciences cognitives, Lyon (September 2002)

"Self-agency and self-ownership," European Society for Philosophy and Psychology. Lyon, France (July 2002)

"Movement and expression in the development of social cognition," presented at the Jean Piaget Society, Philadelphia (June 2002)

"IW and evolution," co-author with David McNeill and Jonathan Cole. Workshop on Evolution and Cognition, University of Chicago (May 2002)

"Neonate imitation as expressive movement," Graduate Seminar on Imitation (Woodward and Bertenthal). Department of Psychology, University of Chicago (April 2002)

"Passions, Actions, the Self, and Others," Colloquium with Jaak Panksepp and Robert Van Gulick. The Fourth Rutgers Symposium on Self and Social Identity. Rutgers University. (April 2002).

"Self-knowledge and the Self." Chair: Symposium with Owen Flanagan, Ronald DeSousa, and David Jopling. Central Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Chicago (April 2002 - Symposium cancelled).

"Redrawing the map: Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences," Symposium paper. Pacific Division Meeting, American Philosophical Association, Seattle (March 2002).

"Pathologies of self and identity," Invited Seminar, Cognition and Mind. Graduate School of Neuroscience, University of Copenhagen Medical School (February, 2002)

"Cognitive mechanisms and the phenomenology of schizophrenia," Invited Seminar, Department of Psychiatry, University of Copenhagen (February, 2002)

"Expressive movement," Invited Lecture. Department of Comparative Literature, University of Copenhagen (February, 2002)

"Phenomenology and experimental design: Four approaches," Invited Lecture. Brain and Cognition Seminar. Sponsored by the MR Research Centre, the Department of Ethnography and Social Anthropology, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Linguistics, the Center for Semiotics, and the Department of Psychology, University of Aarhus, and the PET Centre - Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark (February 2002).

"Theory of mind, practice of body," Cross-disciplinary symposium: Practice of Body and Sport, Center for Idr¾t, University of Aarhus, Denmark (February 2002).

2001 "Expressive movement in a deafferented subject," Seminar, Center for Cognitive Science, State University of New York (November 2001)

"Neo-Aristotelian Neurobiology," Invited round table discussion: Le phŽnomne de la vie: l'inscription du vivant dans une philosophie de la nature, Collge International de Philosophie, JournŽe d'Žtude en hommage à Francisco Varela: La nature de l'esprit: ˆ la croisŽe de la philosophie phŽnomŽnologique, de la neurobiologie et des traditions spirituelles. Paris (October 2001).

"First-person access to second-person intentionality," The Danish Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Colloquium on Intentionality and Experience. Copenhagen (June 2001).

"Embodied and disembodied expression," Invited lecture, Philosophy and Moral Science Department, Universiteit Gent, Belgium (June 2001)

"The Language-Thought-Hand System ," co-author with J. Cole and D. McNeill, submitted: Colloque international: OralitŽ et gestualitŽ (ORAGE 2001), Aix-en-Provence, France (June 2001).

"Primary Intersubjectivity and the Practice of Mind," Invited paper, British Society for Phenomenology, Oxford (April 2001)

"Gestures with and without proprioception," Invited lecture, Institut des sciences cognitives. Lyon, France (April 2001)

"The narrative self in schizophrenia," Invited lecture, Psychology Program, Richmond College, London (April 2001)

"Primary Intersubjectivity," Philosophy Colloquium, York University, Toronto (February 2001)


"Phenomenological and experimental research on embodied experience," Invited Seminar, Phénoménologie et Cognition Research Group, at Centre de Recherche en Epistémologie Appliquée (CREA), Ecole Polytechnique, Paris (December 2000)

"Neurons and Neonates: Answers to the Molyneux Question." Philosophy colloquium. Trinity College, Dublin (November 2000)

"Perceptual and non-perceptual awareness of the body." Philosophy colloquium. University College, Dublin (November 2000)

"Self-reference and psychopathology," Invited Colloquium. Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Galway (November 2000)

"Movement, thinking and self-awareness in schizophrenia," Gulbenkian Symposium on Science and Consciousness, Invited participant, Instituto Gulbenkian de Cincia, Lisbon, Portugal (July 2000)

"Unity and disunity in bodily awareness: Phenomenology and neuroscience," with Jonathan Cole (Southampton) and Natalie Depraz (Paris), Conference Workshop, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Fourth Annual Conference, Brussels (June 2000)

"Non-perceptual self-awareness," Phenomenological and Experimental Approaches to Cognition, CREA, Paris (June 2000).


"Gesture after deafferentation," co-author with D. McNeill and J. Cole, Semiotics Conference on Machines and History, Dresden, Germany (October 1999).

"Motor and Communicative Theories of Gesture," Invited Lecture. Center for the Study of Semiotics, University of Aarhus, Denmark (September 1999).

"Embodied Learning," Invited Lecture. Institute of Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark (September 1999)

"The Body in Gesture," Invited presentation, Fetzer Institute Conference on Human Consciousness: Integrating Phenomenology and Cognitive Science. Kalamazoo, MI (September 1999).

"The Case of the Missing Schema," American Psychological Association, Boston (August 1999)

"Movement and Gestures in a Deafferentiated Subject," Merleau-Ponty Conference, NEWI, University of Wales (July 1999)

"Personal Identity and Schizophrenia: A Cognitive Model of Immunity to Error through Misidentification," 3rd Annual Meeting of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, London, Ontario (June 1999).

"Self-reference and schizophrenia," Invited Lecture, Conference on Problems of the Self: Philosophical and Psychopathological Perspectives on Self-Experience, University of Copenhagen (May 1999).

"La conscience intime du temps, cognition, et schizophrénie," Invited seminar, Collège international de philosophie, Universitè Paris (15 April 1998).

"Neurons and Neonates: Answering Molyneux's Question to John Locke," Philosophy Colloquium, William Paterson University, New Jersey (March 1999).

"Gestures After Total Deafferentiation of the Bodily and Spatial Senses," co-author with Jonathan Cole & David McNeill, Colloque international: Oralité et gestualité: Communication multi-modale, interaction (ORAGE 98), Besancon, France (December 9-11, 1998).

"Time-Consciousness, Cognitive Explanation, and Schizophrenia," Invited Seminar, Joint Philosophy and Psychology Project on Consciousness and Self-Consciousness, sponsored by the British Academy, University of Warwick (October 1998).

"Emotion and Intersubjective Perception: A Speculative Account," Conference on Emotions, Qualia and Consciousness, Instituto Italiano per gli Studi Filosofici, Napoli/Ischia, Italy (October 1998).

"Body Schema, Neonate Imitation, and Loss of Proprioception," Invited Lecture, Psychology Department, NEWI, University of Wales (October 1998).

"Gestures in a Case of Total Deafferentiation," co-author with J. Cole, D. McNeill, S. D. Duncan, N. Furuyama, and K.-E. McCullough, Max Planck Institut for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Holland (June 1998).

"Isomorphism and explanation in cognitive science," Toward a Science of Consciousness: Third Conference, Tucson (April 1998)--Abstract

"The Molyneux Question and Some New Principles of Perception," Boston University Philosophy Colloquium (April 1998)

"Prenoetic and Ecological Roles for the Body in First-Person Identity," Conference on Persons, Charles University, Prague (August 1997).

"Two Theories of Critical Theory: Habermas and Foucault," Plenary Session: National Conference of Learned Societies (Canada), Canadian Society for Hermeneutics and Postmodern Thought, St. John's, Newfoundland (June 1997)

"Specters of Gadamer: A Response to Schmidt," American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting, Colloquium Paper Comment (April 1997).

"Intermodal Perception: Envisioning a New Answer to the Molyneux Problem with Considerations that Touch upon Merleau-Ponty," 21st Annual International Conference of the Merleau-Ponty Circle, University of Memphis (September 1996)

"The Onset of Consciousness," Toward a Science of Consciousness, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (April 1996); Abstract originally published: Times Educational Supplement, Tucson Conference Internet site, Cognitive Science and Psychology (3.11).

"First Perception: A New Solution to the Molyneux Problem," New York State Philosophical Association (Creighton Club), Skaneateles, New York (March 1996)

"Body Image, Body Schema, and Neonatal Imitation," Seminar: Centre for Applied Cognitive Science, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto (October 1995)

"The Moral Significance of Primitive Self-Consciousness," Conference on Persons, Oriel College, Oxford (August 1995)

"The Early Connection between Rhetoric and Hermeneutics: A Lost Sense of Education," International Society for the History of Rhetoric, University of Edinburgh, Scotland (July 1995)

"Newborn Imitation: Its Implications for the Development of Self-Perception and the Perception of Others," International Conference on Understanding the Social World, University of Huddersfield (July 1995)

"Hermeneutics and Scientific Rationality," Invited Session: Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Virginia (April 1995)

"A Key to the Chinese Room," Philosophy Department Colloquium, Canisius College (November 1994)

"The Status of the Body Schema: Its Implications for the Development of Self-Perception and the Perception of Others," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Seattle (October 1994)

Invited Visiting Scientist, Medical Research Council: Cognitive and Brain Sciences Unit (formerly Applied Psychology Unit). Cambridge University (Spring 1994).

"Hermeneutics and the Science of Psychology," Seminar: Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU: formerly, Applied Psychology Unit), Cambridge (22 June 1994)

"Interpretation Theory in Educational Practice," Seminar: Institute for Educational Technology, Open University, Milton Keynes, England (16 June 1994)

"Empirical Verifications for the Distinction between Body Image and Body Schema," Seminar: Medical Research Council, Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU: formerly, Applied Psychology Unit), Cambridge (1 June 1994)

"Hegel, Foucault, and Critical Theory," Invited Colloquium Paper, Villanova University (March 1994)

"Evolution in the Flesh: Comments on Maxine Sheets-Johnstone's The Roots of Thinking ," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, New Orleans (October 1993)

"Disrupting Seriality: Merleau-Ponty and Lyotard on PostHusserlian Temporality," Merleau-Ponty Circle Conference, Muhlenburg College (September 1993)

"Conversations in Postmodern Hermeneutics," Conference on Hermeneutics and Postmodernism, SUNY-Buffalo (March 1993)

"A Critique of Postconventional Universality," American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division Meeting Colloquium Paper, Washington, DC (December 1992)

"Body Schema and Intentionality," Invited Paper: King's College Research Centre Workshop on Perception of Subjects and Objects, King's College, Cambridge University, England (September 1992)

"Conversations in Postmodern Hermeneutics," Invited Paper: Collegium Phaenomenologicum, Perugia, Italy (August 1992)

"Personal Identity: Hume-Husserl-Derrida," International Society for Philosophy and Literature, University of California, Berkeley (May 1992)

"Demythologizing the Specious Present," Invited Paper: Philosophy Colloquium, University of Toledo (January 1992)

"Some Particular Limitations on Postconventional Universality: Hegel and Habermas," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Memphis State University (October 1991)

"The Theater of Personal Identity: From Hume to Derrida," Conference on Persons, Mansfield College, Oxford (September 1991)

"A Hermeneutical Retrieval of Plato's Concept of Paideia," Philosophische Hermeneutik und Griechische Philosophie, International Symposium at Heidelberg University (July 1991)

"The Place of Phronesis in Postmodern Hermeneutics," American Philosophical Association Colloquium Paper, Eastern Division Meeting, Boston, (December 1990)

"Lyotard, MacIntyre, and the University," Invited Paper: Matchette Lecture, Siena College, (November 1990)

"Husserl and the Specious Present," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Villanova University (October 1990)

"The Hermeneutics of Ambiguity," Merleau-Ponty Circle, Penn State University (September 1990)

"The Historikerstreit and the Critique of Nationalism," International Society for the Study of European Ideas, Leuven, Belgium (September 1990)

"Husserl's Critique of Romantic Hermeneutics: A Comment on G. Overvold's 'Husserl's Hermeneutical Dilemma'," Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Duquesne University (October 1989)

"Heidegger on Plato's Conception of Paideia ," Heidegger Conference, University of Notre Dame (May 1989)

"Responsibility in Heidegger: A Comment on S. Watson's 'Heidegger and Sartre'," Sartre Society, Duquesne University (October 1988)

"Language and Imperfect Consensus: Merleau-Ponty's Contribution to the Habermas-Gadamer Debate," Merleau-Ponty Circle, Villanova University (September 1988)

"Hermeneutic Play and Self-Realization," International Society for Philosophy and Psychotherapy, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (January 1988)

"An Exploration of Hermeneutical Theories," English Faculty Seminar, Canisius College (November 1987) "Self-Evaluation and Student Evaluation," National Seminar on Successful College Teaching, Orlando (March 1987)

"Institutional Decadence and Hermeneutical Analysis," Merleau-Ponty Circle, Notre Dame University (September 1986)

"Contingency and the Limits of Phenomenology: A Response to Wachterhauser," Conference on Naturalism and Rationality, State University of New York - Buffalo (April 1986)

"Hegel's Economic Model," Society for Iberian and Latin American Thought, Universidad de Puerto Rico, Mayaguez (February 1985)

"A Phenomenological Clarification of the Concept of Body Schema," Merleau-Ponty Circle, Concordia University, Montreal (September 1984)

"Greek and Roman Connections in Hegel's Economics," ACPA Regional Conference, Buffalo (April 1984)

"Heidegger and Derridian Deconstruction," Faculty Seminar, Canisius College (October 1983)

"Hermeneutic Reflections on Hegel's Metaphysics," Faculty Seminar, Canisius College (October 1982)

"Political Solutions in Northern Ireland," Residence Life Lecture, Canisius College (October 1982)

"From Kant to Merleau-Ponty: Comments on Dillon's Paper," Merleau-Ponty Circle, Colgate University (October 1981)

"Embodiment and Sensation in Husserl's Phenomenology," Husserl Archives Colloquium, Leuven, Belgium (December 1979)

"Intentionality in Aquinas and Cartesian Philosophy," Bryn Mawr College Colloquium (December 1976)

Lectures 2000-Present