Taipale Joona, Postdoctoral Researcher

Taipale Joona, Postdoctoral Researcher

Education: Ph. D., Docent in philosophy, Experienced Researcher (Kone Foundation)

Research interests: Phenomenology, psychology, psychoanalysis, psychopathology, social ontology, theory of recognition, normality, selfhood, empathy intersubjectivity, philosophy of emotions

Publications: More than 50 academic publications (4 books and edited volumes, 35 articles, 3 translations, 5 book reviews, and several public appearances). My most recent international publications include:

*Phenomenology and Embodiment (Northwestern University Press 2014)

*“The anachronous other: Empathy and transference in early phenomenology and psychoanalysis” (Studia Phenomenological, 2015)

*“Empathy and the Melodic Unity of the Other” (Human Studies 2015)

*“Beyond Cartesianism. Body-perception and the immediacy of empathy” (Continental Philosophy Review 2015)

*“From types to tokens: Empathy and typification” (in Phenomenology of Sociality. Discovering the ‘We’, Rutledge 2016)

*“Self-regulation and beyond. Affect regulation and the infant-caregiver dyad” (Frontiers in Psychology 2016)

*“Social mirrors. Tove Jansson’s Invisible Child and the importance of being seen” (Scandinavian Psychoanalytic Review 2016).

Link to Academia page https://jyu.academia.edu/JoonaTaipale

Current research:

My current research focuses on self/other differentiation from the point of view of philosophy, psychodynamic psychology, social ontology, and psychopathology.

My current research focuses on questions concerning self/other differentiation and interpersonal understanding from the point of view of phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and social ontology. My main hypothesis, to be examined from various angles, is that the difference between ourselves and others might not be as clear as the dominant paradigm in developmental psychology, cognitive science, and philosophy of mind assumes. I will partly challenge the dominant paradigm by examining the phenomenological structure of group-intentionality, on the one hand, and more recent psychoanalytic and developmental-psychological theorizations of early infantile experience and early group-formation. To shed some concrete light on the vulnerability of the self/other boundaries, I will also employ research on psychiatric disturbances.

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