Professor Dan Zahavi

BA, MA Copenhagen, PhD KU Leuven, Dr.phil Copenhagen


Phenomenology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychiatry

I am mainly working on topics in the field of phenomenology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of psychiatry, and cognitive science. I have written extensively on the philosophy of Edmund Husserl, and am working systematically on topics such as selfhood, self-consciousness, intersubjectivity, empathy, shame and collective intentionality. I am currently involved in work on how to use phenomenology in qualitative research. 


Recent Publications

  1. Zahavi, D. (ed.) (2018). The Oxford Handbook of the History of Phenomenology. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. Zahavi, D. (2018). “Brain, mind, world: Predictive coding, neo-Kantianism, and transcendental idealism.” Husserl Studies 34/1, 2018, 47-61.
  3. Zahavi, D. (2017). Husserl's Legacy: Phenomenology, Metaphysics, and Transcendental Philosophy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. Zahavi, D. (2017). “Phenomenology, empathy, and mindreading.” In H.L. Maibom (ed.): The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Empathy. New York: Routledge, 2017, 33-43.
  5. Zahavi, D. (2016). “Analytic and continental philosophy: From duality through plurality to (some kind of) unity.” In S. Rinofner-Kreidl, S., Wiltsche, H. (eds.): Analytical and Continental Philosophy: Methods and Perspectives. Berlin & Boston: de Gruyter, 80-93.
  6. Zahavi, D. (2016). “The end of what? Phenomenology vs. speculative realism.” International Journal of Philosophical Studies 24/3, 289-309.
  7. Zahavi, D., Kriegel, U. (2016). “For-me-ness: What it is and what it is not.” In D.O. Dahlstrom, A. Elpidorou & W. Hopp (eds.): Philosophy of Mind and Phenomenology: Conceptual and Empirical Approaches. London: Routledge, 36-53.
  8. Zahavi, D., Rochat, Ph. (2015). “Empathy ≠ sharing: Perspectives from phenomenology and developmental psychology.” Consciousness and Cognition 36, 543-553.
  9. Zahavi, D. (2015). “You, me, and we: The sharing of emotional experiences.” Journal of Consciousness Studies 22/1-2, 84-101.
  10. Zahavi, D. (2014). Self and Other: Exploring Subjectivity, Empathy, and Shame. Oxford: Oxford University Press