Disability and Experience: A Workshop with Shaun Gallagher

April 17, 2020 -
9:30am to 4:00pm

Abstract: Philosopher Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis) has written about extended cognition, the body, and phenomenology. His work spans divisions within philosophy. Gallagher’s books on the enactivist, extended, or embodied form of cognition include Enactivist Interventions: Rethinking the Mind (Oxford, 2017) and How the Body Shapes the Mind (Oxford, 2005), and with Dan Zahavi, The Phenomenological Mind (Routledge, 2008, 2012). He has also written on issues of disability, including blindness, neonatal deafness, and the autism spectrum. This workshop, with Gallagher as a featured speaker, is designed to bring together faculty and students from the humanities and social sciences, including those in philosophy and in history and philosophy of science, and particularly disability studies scholars and scholar-activists. The workshop also includes presentations by University of Pittsburgh scholars Brock Bahler (Religious Studies), Emily Herrington (Science, Ethics, and Society Initiative), Mark Paterson (Sociology), Mary Saracino Zboray (Communication), and Ron Zboray (Communication), as well as Jelena Janjic from Duquesne University School of Pharmacy.

Co-sponsored by the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Sociology, and the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center at Duquesne University

Location and Address

602 Cathedral of Learning