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42nd Annual KJSNA Meetings

April 9 - 10, 2021
Dilthey / Jaspers
Psychology of Worldviews
April 23 - 24, 2021
May 7 - 8, 2021
Giovanni Stanghellini


Due to the Pandemic, all meetings take place online


Psychology of Worldviews

Program Chair: Ruth Burch (Lugano Paradiso, Switzerland)

Friday, April 9, 2021

SESSION ONE: Dilthey in Jaspers' Psychology of Worldviews

Chair: Rudolf A. Makkreel (Emory University)


Mark Galliker (University of Berne, Switzerland)
Jaspers' differentiations in the chapter Das seelisch-kulturelle Weltbild

Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)
Jaspers' Critical View of Dilthey: "Ratlos machende Bildungsphilosophie"

Gunter Scholtz (University of Bochum, Germany)
Dilthey's Reaction to the Clash of Worldviews

Thomas J. Spiegel (University of Potsdam, Germany)
The Scientific Weltanschauung: Dilthey, Jaspers and Analytic Philosophy


Saturday, April 10, 2021

SESSION TWO: Book Review
Psychologie der Weltanschauungen
(Karl Jaspers Gesamtausgabe - KJG I/6, 2019)

Chair: Christian Rabanus, Wiesbaden, Germany


Csaba Olay (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary)
Dilthey’s Impact on Jaspers' Conception of "Worldview"

Stefano Papa (University of Vienna, Austria)
Jaspers and Chichilnisky on Extreme Events and Liminality

Heiner Rindermann (Technical University Chemnitz, Germany)
Psychologie der Weltanschauungen—A Current Perspective from Psychology



Program Chair: Michael Steinmann (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Friday, April 23, 2021

SESSION ONE: The Cyborg and Existential Becoming:
Exploring Posthumanism with Jaspers

Chair: Michael Steinmann (Stevens Institute of Technology)


Carmen Lea Dege (Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, Israel)
Jaspers in the Anthropocene: Meditations on the Question of the (Post-)Human

Charles M. Ess (University of Oslo, Norway)
Existential Media Studies: Jaspersian Critiques of Transhumanism

Nemira Kopp (Stevens Institute of Technology)
Human Uniqueness and Intentionality

John P. Sullins (Sonoma State University)
Robin Zebrowski (Beloit College)
Embodiment and Machine Morality


Saturday, April 24, 2021

SESSION TWO: Author meets Critics
Philosophical Posthumanism
(Bloomsbury Academic 2019)

Chair: Kyle B. Gonzalez (University of California, Santa Cruz)

Author: Francesca Ferrando (New York University)

Debashish Banerji (California Institute of Integral Studies)
Traditions of Yoga in Existential Posthuman Praxis

Jessica Ludescher Imanaka (Seattle University)
Conjoining Posthumanism with Cognitarian Futurabilities

Kevin LaGrandeur (New York Institute of Technology)
The Ethics of Human Enhancement

Markus Wirtz (Universität Köln, Germany)
The Hidden Religious Dimension of Posthumanism

Cameo appearance:
Isabel De Lorenzo (Rome, Italy)
Posthuman dance improvisation

Karl Jaspers on Understanding and its Application in Psychopathology

Program Chair: Alina Marin (Queen's University Kingston, Canada)

Friday, May 7, 2021
9:00 am (US Pacific), noon (Kingston, Canada; Santiago, Chile; US Eastern),
1:00 pm (São Paulo), 18:00 (CET, Rome)

SESSION ONE: Author meets Critics
Lost in Dialogue: Anthropology, Psychopathology, and Care
(Oxford University Press, 2017)

Chair: Gustavo Vazquez (Queen's University Kingston, Canada)

Author: Giovanni Stanghellini (G. d'Annunzio University, Chieti, Italy)


Otto Doerr-Zegers (Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile)
Dialoguing with Giovanni Stanghellini's Ideas about
Melancholic, Borderline, and Schizoid Personalities

Anthony Vincent Fernandez (Kent State University)
From the Universal to the Particular: A Commentary on Giovanni Stanghellini's Lost in Dialogue

Guilherme Messas (Santa Casa de São Paulo
School of Medical Sciences, Brazil)
In Between Two Realms of Phenomenological Psychopathology—The Open Perspectivism
of Giovanni Stanghellini

Louis Sass (Rutgers University)
Reflections on Autonomy and Schizophrenia:
A Commentary on Giovanni Stanghellini's Lost in Dialogue

Saturday, May 8, 2021

SESSION TWO: Jaspers on Understanding and its Application in Psychopathology

Chair: Alina Marin (Queen's University Kingston, Canada)


S. Nassir Ghaemi (Tufts Medical Center)
Verstehen as Part of the Spectrum of Scientific Knowledge

Jake Jackson (Temple University)
Karl Jaspers, Empathy, and the Limits of the Psychiatric Gaze

Guilherme Messas (Santa Casa de São Paulo
School of Medical Sciences, Brazil)
How to Contemporarily Understand Karl Jaspers' Concept of Understanding?

Jann E. Schlimme (Hannover Medical School, Germany)
Meeting on a Level Playing Field:
Psychotic Realities—Worldviews—Existential Communication


Friday, May 14, 2021

KJSNA Business Meeting