Jessica D. Bicking, BA MA

Jessica D. Bicking, BA MA

Præ Doc

Jessica D. Bicking

Department of Philosophy
University of Vienna
Universitätsstraße 7 (NIG)
1010 Vienna

Room: C 0211 (NIG)
Phone: +43-1-4277-46073


Areas of Specialization

Philosophy of Mind, Phenomenology, Cognitive Science, Philosophical Psychology & Psychiatry, Philosophy of Science



My work within the FoNTI-Project explores the conditions of interdisciplinary research into (normative) mind-phenomena via the case of empathy. Focusing especially on the potential that the phenomenological concept may have for a science of cognition.

Supervisors: Hans Bernhard Schmid, Herwig Grimm, Matthew Ratcliffe


Past & Upcoming Talks

29.01.2020 // Workshop: Alterity, Community, and Morality (w. Dan Zahavi): "Empathy & Morality: Prior knowledge in 3rd-person-observation and 2nd-person-engagement accounts" (Comment w. Andrea Pace Gianotta), University of Graz, Graz, Austria

22.05.2019 // FoNTI Colloquium: "A Concept and its Discontents - The cognitive-affective Distinction in the Theoretical and the Empirical Work on Empathy"- University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

13-15.05.2019 // 3rd EECP Workshop: “Measuring Empathy: Between Concept and Application”, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovakia.

25.03.2019 // Brainstorm #8: Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion:“Mental Challenges of the Homo Technologicus”. Vienna, Austria.


Research Groups



S/S 2020 // Introduction to Academic Writing in Philosophy (BA Course), Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna

Other Activities

Co-Founder of the Initiative to Support Women in Academic Philosophy (IWAP)