Roberta Dreon (Università Cà Foscari), professeure invitée

Roberta Dreon (Università Cà Foscari) est professeure invitée dans le cadre de l'EUR Translitterae.
Roberta Dreon

 A propos du séminaire

Sensibility, Habits, and Enlanguaged Experience : Features of a Pragmatist Anthropology

“Existentially speaking – John Dewey says in Experience and Nature (1925) – a human individual is distinctive opacity of bias and preference conjoined with plasticity and permeability of needs and likings”. This series of seminars will focus on the qualitative, pre-personal, and habitual features of human experience constituting the background to rational decision-making, normativity, and reflection. In other words, it will be devoted to developing some contributions to a philosophical anthropology, basically seen through pragmatist lenses. While remaining faithful to the philosophical legacy of Dewey, William James, and George Herbert Mead, I will try to work out a pragmatist anthropology, something that these philosophers never put together in a comprehensive form. I will do so by linking their insights to the current debates on the mind as embodied and enacted, philosophy of emotions, social theory, and studies about the origins of human language. What are the main features of human experience, understood not as something occurring in the “internal theatre of the mind”, but as humans’ complex set of interactions with their natural and naturally social environment? By assuming a basic continuity between natural developments and human culture, I will question the view of sensibility as a primarily cognitive faculty and suggest we reconceptualize it as a function of life. Together with the Pragmatists, I will propose a view of habits as pervasive features of human behaviour, primarily acquired by attuning to the social environment. Finally, I will defend an interpretation of human experience as "enlanguaged", namely as contingently yet irreversibly embedded in a linguistic environment that has important loop effects on human sensibility and habitual conduct.

A propos de Roberta Dreon

Roberta Dreon is Associate Professor of Aesthetics at the Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage of Venice University, Ca’ Foscari since December 2014. In July 2017 she obtained the National Scientific Qualification for Full Professorship in the scientific area 11/C4, Aesthetics and Philosophy of Languages. At present, she teaches Aesthetics, within the degree courses of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage, as well as in the degree course in Economy and Management of Cultural Production. Since 2011 she is a member of the International Ph.D. board of Philosophy and Pedagogy at Ca’ Foscari University, Venice. Since 2021 she is a member of the Teachers’ Assembly of the National Ph.D. Programme in Sustainability and Climate Change. Since October 2020, she has been appointed the Delegate for the Research in the Humanities by the Dean of Ca' Foscari.

She is a member of the editorial and scientific boards of "Mind, Language and the Arts", “Ermeneutica letteraria”, and she is co-editor in chief of the “European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy” since June 2019. Since 2007 she is a member of the Società Italiana di Estetica and of “Pragma” association.

Programme  des séances :

Sensibility, Habits, and Enlanguaged Experience : Features of a Pragmatist Anthropology

Programme des cours de Roberta Dreon, Professeure invitée EUR Translitterae, ENS-PSL
11 mai 2023
, 14-16h, Salle des Résistants, ENS, 45 Rue d’Ulm, Paris 5e
17 mai 2023, 14-16h, Salle de Conférence, 46 Rue d’Ulm, Paris 5e
25 mai 2023, 14-16h, Salle des Résistants, ENS, 45 Rue d’Ulm, Paris 5e
1er juin 2023, 14-16h, Salle des Résistants, ENS, 45 Rue d’Ulm, Paris 5e



Mis à jour le 12/5/2023