Together with Dan Zahavi and Thomas Szanto, I have been involved in the organization of the upcoming CFS conference “Shared Cultural Context and Interpersonal Understanding”.
The conference will take place on May 18-19, and is part of the CFS project “Empathy and Interpersonal Understanding”, financed by the VELUX Foundation.
The main aim of the conference is to explore the interrelations between shared cultural context and interpersonal understanding from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Some of the questions to be considered at the conference are:
- How do shared cultural contexts and in-group/out-group dynamics enable and influence different forms of interpersonal understanding?
- Conversely, what is the impact of interpersonal understanding on shared cultural contexts?
- In this regard, is there a specific role for empathy, sympathy, and mutual recognition?
- Furthermore, how do processes of stereotyping and typification contribute to our understanding of the interrelations between interpersonal understanding and shared cultural context?