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    • 31 Dec 2017
    • NAKS


    Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017 

    (for books published throughJanuary 1 to December 31, 2017).

    NAKS is pleased to anounce the fifth Book Prize for Senior Scholars competition. This prize will be awarded for an outstanding book dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. Submissions will be judged by a panel consisting of members drawn from the NAKS Advisory Board, and the winner will receive a prize of $500. The Awards Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted. 

    Eligibility rules:

    ·    Only single-authored monographs or collections of essays written in English will be considered.

    ·    Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.

    ·    Submission must be made by the publisher, and four (4) copies of the book must be submitted to NAKS. (Submissions should be sent to: Prof. Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University, Department of Philosophy, Kresge 3512, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

    ·    Senior" is defined here as: "40 or older (regardless of tenure status), or tenured (regardless of age).”

    ·    Current NAKS Executive and/or Advisory Board Members are not eligible to compete for the prize.

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • tbd


    Submission deadlines:

    Title and abstract (5-800 words): Feb 28, 2017.  

    Final Paper (7-10,000 words): Jan. 15, 2018.

    Date of publication will be Fall 2018.

    Transcendental phenomenology is not simply a theory about the structure of (inter)subjectivity, nor is it merely a discourse about how we understand and perceive the natural world and our sense-constitutive activities and passivities. It is not even a theory about how the world appears to us, if such a theory is supposed to be complemented by a further investigation (left to metaphysics) of what the world itself is like. Transcendental phenomenology aims  to  answer  the  following  question:  “in  what  way  is  the  being  of  the world,  the  world,  which  is  for  me  and  could  be  for  me,  grounded  in  my intending, in my streaming experiencing and otherwise conscious life, and in my enduring features”? (Edmund  Husserl, Husserliana XXXIV: 244)

    Despite of a long tradition  of  invocation and discussion of Husserl’s transcendental thinking, the deep meaning of the idea of a transcendental constitution of consciousness  remains even  today  troublingly  obscure. We would like to take Husserl’s references seriously and reflect on the following topics:

    ·       The Kantian and the Husserlian notion of the transcendental ego

    ·       The distinction between the transcendental and the natural, the transcendental and the psychological, the transcendental and the anthropological

    ·       Husserl’s notion of a world-annihilation

    ·       Husserl’s mature transcendental phenomenology

    ·       The idea of transcendental logic

    ·       The transcendental foundation of the natural sciences

    ·       The relation of transcendental phenomenology to post-Kantian philosophies

    ·       Eugen Fink and the critique of transcendental reason

    Submit abstracts and papers to Claudia Serban [claudia_serban@hotmail.fr] and Iulian Apostolescu [iulian.apostolescu@gmail.com].

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