Announcement Workshop Narrativity: Interpretation, Embodiment and Responsibility

3rd Workshop in the series Moral Agency, Deliberative Awareness, and Conscious Control

19, 20 and 21 October, 2012 (conference location: International School for Philosophy, Amersfoort, The Netherlands).

Organized by Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands & Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany.

Preliminary program:

Friday 19 October (start around 12.00 with registration and lunch)

Irene Bucelli (Kings College, London)

The Author and the Narrator. Narrativity as a Condition for Agency

Steven Delay (Rice University)

The Toiling Lily: Narrative Life, Responsibility, and the Ontological Ground of Self-Deception

Fleur Jongepier (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Two Conceptions of Narrative Identity

Lynne Rudder Baker (University of Massachusetts Amherst)

Making Sense of Ourselves: Self-Narratives and Personal Identity

Comments: Leon de Bruin (University of Bochum)

Saturday 20 October

Marion Smiley (Brandeis University)

Excuse-Giving, Self-Narration, and the Social Construction of Responsibility

Comments: Humberto Brito (New University of Lisbon)

Nicole van Voorst Vader-Bours (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Narrative Responsibility Assessment for Non-Deliberated Acts

Natallia Stelmak Schabner (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)

Narrativity and Action

Martin Weichold (University of Göttingen)

Narrative Responsibility for Unreflective Action

Frank Hindriks (University of Groningen)

Moral Narratives for Better or Worse

Comments: Patrick Delaere (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Agustín Vicente (University of the Basque Country)

Agency, Attribution and Responsibility

Comments: Wim de Mijnck (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Sunday 21 October (end around 13.00 with lunch)

Anika Fiebich (Ruhr-University Bochum)

The Role of Interaction and Narratives for Social Understanding

Zuzanna Rucinska (University of Hertfordshire)

Pretence as Embodiment of Social Narratives Instead of Individual Concepts

Filippo Santoni de Sio, Nicole Vincent & Bjørn Jespersen (Delft University of Technology)

Persons, Roles, and Excuse: Why the BCN Cannot Tell Us Who We Are

Comments: Bert Musschenga (VU University Amsterdam)

The latest update of this program is posted on: <>

Registration open till September 17. Please send an email to: Workshop Mail <> subject-heading ‘registration narrativity’

Conference fee:

– 250 euro (includes three lunches, coffee and tea)

– 520 euro (two nights in a single room, two breakfasts, three lunches and two conference dinners, coffee and tea)

– Reduction of 40% for unwaged (PhD) students under the age of 30.

If you’re interested in participation, but have no possibilities for funding, please contact

All researchers working in the area are welcome, but there are only a limited number of places available. Closing date: September 17.

Registration for one day is possible, but only if places are still available after the closing date.

Organizing Committee: Maureen Sie, Nicole van Voorst Vader, Arno Wouters and Leon de Bruin (reseach group Maureen Sie, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, in collaboration with the research group of Albert Newen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany)


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