Dan Zahavi

Dan Zahavi

Dan Zahavi in Copenhagen, 2014
Born (1967-11-06) 6 November 1967
Copenhagen, Denmark
Alma mater
Region Western philosophy
School Phenomenology
Main interests

Dan Zahavi is a Danish philosopher. He is currently Professor of Philosophy at University of Copenhagen.


Dan Zahavi was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, and initially studied philosophy at the University of Copenhagen. He obtained his PhD in 1994 from the Husserl Archives at the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium, with Rudolf Bernet as his doctoral supervisor. In 1999 he defended his Danish Disputats (Habilitation) at the University of Copenhagen. In 2002, at the age of 34, he became Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Subjectivity Research at the University of Copenhagen.


Zahavi writes on phenomenology (especially the philosophy of Edmund Husserl) and philosophy of mind. In his writings, he has dealt extensively with topics such as self, self-consciousness, intersubjectivity and social cognition. He is co-editor of the journal Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences. Zahavi's work has been translated into 25 languages.

Selected publications

Zahavi is the author of a number of books, including:

Zahavi is also the editor of more than 10 volumes, including:

Honors and awards

Zahavi has received a number of honors and awards, including:

External links

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