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Simon Høffding

Simon Høffding


I am researching the phenomenology of expert musicianship, hypothesizing that deep immersion expresses changes in selfhood (ipseity) and intentionality. My research is based on interviews with classical musicians combined with analyses of phenomenologists such as Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, and Henry, but also more contemporary philosophers such as Dreyfus, Kelly, Gallagher, Zahavi, and Legrand. 

Besides the chapters in my thesis, I am working on two papers. One in psychology of music on the lack of attentive interaction in performing musicians and another, co-authored with my colleague Kristian Martiny on the methodology of the phenomenological interview.  I am also co-editing a special issue of Journal of Consciousness Studies on multidisciplinary approaches to the self.


Primary fields of research

Phenomenology, Skilled Coping, Bodily Intentionality, Selfhood, Perception

Selected publications

  1. Published

    What is Skilled Coping?: Experts on Expertise

    Høffding, S. Sep 2014 In : Journal of Consciousness Studies. 21, 9-10, p. 49-73 25 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

  2. Published
  3. Published

    The Epistemic Status of Intelligence: An Epistemological Contribution to the Understanding of Intelligence

    Rønn, K. V. & Høffding, S. 2012 In : Intelligence and National Security. p. 1-23 23 p.

    Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article

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