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    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 01 May 2017
    • Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg

    VII MULTILATERLA KANT COLLOQUIUM 2017

    Submissions deadline: October 1, 2016

    The Immanuel Kant Forum at Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg (MLU), in collaboration with “Kant-Gesellschaft”, “Aufklärung – Religion – Wissen” (MLU), “Interdisciplinary Center for the European Enlightenment” (MLU) and “Kant- Forschungsstelle at Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz”, invites submission for the VIIth Kant Multilateral Colloquium to take place at Halle/Saale (Germany) on April 28-30, 2017. The day of arrival is April 27, the day of departure May 1.

    The theme of the colloquium is:  Kant und seine Kritiker – Kant and his critics – Kant  et ses critiques. Papers may include discussions of any aspect of Kant’s philosophy and its critique from Kant’s time to the present.

    The Multilateral Colloquium involves approximately 55 participants, about 15 of whom will be invited presentations. The official languages are German, English, and French, but participants can choose to present their papers in Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian, provided a version in one of the official languages is available, too. Due to the traditionally multilateral dimension of the Kant Colloquium and its origin, the selection committee is particularly interested in submissions from participants working in South America, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. 

    The selection committee is an international group of Kant-scholars and is chaired by Professor Heiner F. Klemme (MLU).

    The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be issued by December 1, 2016. Please send all papers electronically to Dr. Antonino Falduto at Antonino.Falduto@phil.uni-halle.de

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 4400 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please send your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 400 words, and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word or RTF file.

    Presentations cannot exceed 50 minutes (30-35 minutes reading time, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion).

    There will be conference fee of € 30,-


    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • Bishop's University

    THE PROBLEM OF EVIL IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

    For many, the developments and often dazzling breakthroughs of the modern sciences since the 19th century have sustained the hope that evil will find sociological, psychological and even neurological and genetic explanations. These explanations were looked to with the aspiration that they would eventually bring about measures which, without completely eradicating evil, would nevertheless significantly reduce the pain and suffering it causes. For others, however, such hope, inherited from the ideals of Enlightenment, has revealed itself to be a mere illusion. In their view, both human reality, in its moral, political and historical dimensions, as well as natural reality, seem to show that evil, in all or part, is irreducible to this hope and the “solutions” that it conveys. In this regard, it is well known that a certain number of 20th century philosophers and writers, amongst which Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel are assuredly the most famous, have developed their thoughts on evil with reference to the horrors of Auschwitz and the concentration camps. More recently, the term or notion of evil has attracted a great deal of attention, as George W. Bush, in the aftermath of 9/11, justified the U.S. intervention in Iraq by claiming the need to combat what he described as “the axis of evil”.

    In this context, it is not surprising that philosophers, theologians and thinkers have undertaken to pursue and to expand their reflections on evil. For some of them, such reflections had to take the form of a re-examination of the major milestones of the philosophical view since Kant who, as is well-known, once claimed in his famous writing on religion that evil is a propensity (ein Hang) that has its origin within human reason itself.

    Entitled The Problem of Evil in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy, this conference in intended as an opportunity to revisit and to examine anew the terms around which the different views of evil have been defined from Kant to contemporary European post-Kantian philosophy. The conference is organized by the Department of Philosophy at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec) and will take place on April 28th and 29th 2017. Proposals (in either English or French) must be submitted by email to Prof. Martin Thibodeau (mthibode@ubishops.ca) and Prof. Jamie Crooks (jcrooks@ubishops.ca) before December 31, 2016. Proposals must be 300 words long and accompanied by a short CV. Selected writers will be notified by January 13th, 2017, and will be asked to submit a 30 minute-presentation by March 17th, 2017. 


    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • George Washington University

    ENAKS STUDY GROUP

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 14th annual meeting to take place at George Washington University on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017. Our hosts this year are Professors Laura Papish and Joseph Trullinger.

    The deadline for submissions is Saturday, December 31, 2016. Please send all papers electronically to the organizer, Oliver Thorndike, oliverthorndike@jhu.edu.

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 5,000 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please prepare your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 300 words (abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered), and include a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student in your separate Word file.

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

    Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Selected papers are eligible to be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

    Papers will be posted in the “members only” section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants, who are expected to have read them at the time of the conference.

    Accommodations:

    Our hosts have reserved two blocks of rooms, both reservations hold for the nights of April 28, 29, and 30.

    1) The first block is at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, located at 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC  20037-1203. Please directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (202) 872-1500 on or before March 17, 2017, to make reservations. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University GW Room Block group. The room rate is: $159.00 per night. 

    2) The second block is at The George Washington University Inn, located at 824 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037. Please directly call the Hotel at 1 (800) 424-9671 or (202) 337-6620 on or before March 17, 2017. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University Room Block group. The room rate is: $189.00 per night.

    ENAKS receives support from NAKS and host universities. Earlier programs are available on our website:

    http://word.emerson.edu/enaks/

    For questions about ENAKS or the upcoming meeting, please contact oliverthorndike@jhu.edu. 



    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY

    ENAKS Study Group 14th Annual Meeting

    George Washington University, April 29-30, 2017

    Saturday, April 29

    Location: 714 21st Street NW

    2:15pm

    Greetings and welcoming words by

    Organizer: Oliver Thorndike (Loyola University Maryland)

    Hosts: Laura Papish and Joseph Trullinger (George Washington University)

    Session I. 2:30-4:45PM

    Chair: Ethan Terrill (George Washington)

    2:30-3:30pm  

    Wild Chimeras: Kant on the Dangers of Enthusiasm

    Krista Thomason (Swarthmore College)

    3:45-4:45pm  

    You Can’t Move without Being Moved: On the Moral Significance of The Human Capacity for Feeling

    Anastasia N. Artemyev Berg (University of Chicago, Candidate for the Markus Herz Prize)

    4:45-5:15pm Coffee break

    Keynote I. 5:30-7:00PM

    Introduction and chair: Laura Papish (George Washington)

    Title: tbd

    David Sussman (University of Illinois)

    Sunday, April 30

    Session II. 9:30-11:45AM

    Chair: Nathan Bauer (Rowan University)

    9:30-10:30am    

    Kant’s Common Sense and the Communicability of Non-Conceptual Content

    Mathias Birrer (Université du Luxembourg/Visiting at Columbia University)

    10:45-11:45am  

    Organisms as the form of freedom: The ultimate end of nature in Kant’s third Critique

    Naomi Fisher (Clark University)

    12-1pm            Lunch Break

    Session III. 1:15-3:30PM

    Chair: Courtney White (George Washington)

    1:15-2:15pm  

    A Phenomenalist Interpretation of Kant’s Category of Actuality

    Tim Jankowiak (Towson University)

    2:30-3:30pm  

    Kant & The Impositionist Thesis

    Dante Dauksz (Syracuse University)

    3:30-4 pm Coffee break

    Session IV. 4:15-5:15PM

    Chair: Amanda Stagnaro (George Washington)

    4:15-5:15pm  

    Kant and the duty to promote one’s own happiness

    Samuel Kahn (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis)

    Keynote II. 5:30-7:00PM

    Introduction and chair: Joseph Trullinger (George Washington)

    Liberalism and Peoplehood: Kant on Citizenship, Society, and Economic Justice

    Susan Meld Shell (Boston College)

    Reception: 7:15-10:15PM

    Tonic at Quigley’s Pharmacy

    2036 G St., Washington DC

    Third Floor

    Remark: Papers will be posted on the members only section of the NAKS website prior to the meeting. The idea is to have all the materials available and read presentations in advance, so that we can have a more fruitful discussion face to face.

    Hosts: Laura Papish, Joseph Trullinger (George Washington University)

    Organizer: Oliver Thorndike (Loyola University Maryland)

    Selection Committee: James Hebbeler (Saint Joseph’s University), Reed Winegar (Fordham University), Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown University), Kate Moran (Brandeis University), Edgar Valdez (Seton Hall University), Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton University)

    Hotel Information

    We have reserved two blocks of rooms at the following hotels (both reservations hold for the nights of April 28, 29, and 30:

    1) Washington Marriott Georgetown, located at 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC  20037-1203.

    Call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (202) 872-1500

    Room rate is: $159.00 per night. 

    2) The George Washington University Inn, located at 824 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037.

    Call the Hotel at 1 (800) 424-9671 or (202) 337-6620

    Room rate is: $189.00 per night.

    Reservations with the group rate can be made here: https://gc.synxis.com/rez.aspx?Hotel=21485&Chain=21485&group=GPCAPR2817

    All Reservations must be made prior to March 17, 2017.

    Directions to George Washington University

    The meeting will take place in the GWU Honors Townhouse at 714 21st Street NW, Washington, DC 20052.

    click here for a map

    NB: The People’s Climate March is taking place on Saturday, April 29 in DC. Those who are interested will meet at 9am to participate (location TBA), and poster boards and markers will be provided. Those who would like to attend - or just get a drink - are invited to a get-together Friday night at 9pm in the Marriott lobby bar (1221 22nd St NW, Washington DC).

    Sponsors: GWU Philosophy Department; The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences of George Washington University; GWU Medieval and Early Modern Studies Institute; Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (ESIA); North American Kant Society; GWU Honors Department; GWU History Department

    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 02 Jun 2017
    • University of Leuven

    LEUVEN KANT CONFERENCE

    Submission deadline: January 5, 2017

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    Time & Place:

    June 1-2, 2017, University of Leuven

    Keynote speakers:

    Jeanine Grenberg (St. Olaf College)

    Julia Jansen (KU Leuven)

    Konstantin Pollok (University of South Carolina)

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    The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the fourth Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.

    Abstracts (no more than 500 words) should be sent in MSWord as attachment to leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be  

    Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The author’s name, paper title, institutional position and affiliation, as well as contact information, should be included in the body of the e-mail.

    Notification of acceptance by February 1, 2017.

    See http://hiw.kuleuven.be/eng/events/leuvenkantconference

    Organizers: Karin de Boer (University of Leuven), Arnaud Pelletier (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Simon Truwant (University of Leuven), Dennis Vanden Auweele (University of Leuven / University of Groningen)

    University of Leuven

    Institute of Philosophy

    Kardinaal Mercierplein 2

    3000 Leuven

    BELGIUM

     

     

     


    • 15 Aug 2017
    • Luxembourg

    KANT YEARBOOK 10/2018


    Submission deadline: August 15, 2017

    The Kant Yearbook is now accepting submissions for its tenth issue in 2018. The Kant Yearbook is an international journal that publishes articles on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It is the Kant Yearbook’s goal to intensify innovative research on Kant on the international scale. For that reason the Kant Yearbook prefers to publish articles in English, however articles in German will also be considered. Each issue is dedicated to a specific topic. The tenth issue’s topic is "Philosophy of Religion".

    All papers discussing Kant’s philosophy of religion –wildly construed– from a historical, systematic and/or contemporary perspective are welcome. The Kant Yearbook practices double-blind review, i.e. the reviewers are not aware of the identity of a manuscript’s author, and the author is not aware of the reviewers’ identity. Submitted manuscripts must be anonymous; that is the authors’ names and references to their work capable of identifying them are not to appear in the manuscript. Detailed instructions and author guidelines are available at http://kantyearbook.uni.lu/ (http://philosophie.uni.lu). For further information contact the editor or the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York (www.degruyter.com). Paper submissions should go to dietmar.heidemann@uni.lu

    Editor: Dietmar H. Heidemann (University of Luxembourg). Editorial Board: Henry E. Allison (University of California at Davis), Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame), Gordon Brittan (Montana State University), Klaus Düsing (University of Cologne), Corey Dyck (University of Western Ontario), Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University), Kristina Engelhard (University of Cologne), Hannah Ginsborg (University of California at Berkeley), Michelle Grier (University of San Diego), Terry Godlove (Hofstra University), Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne), Paul Guyer (Brown University), Robert Hanna (University of Colorado at Boulder), Lothar Kreimendahl (University of Mannheim), Georg Mohr (University of Bremen), Angelica Nuzzo (Brooklyn College/CUNY), Robert Stern (Sheffield University), Dieter Sturma (University of Bonn), Jens Timmermann (St Andrews), Robert Theis (University of Luxembourg), Ken Westphal (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi), Marcus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt).

    Publisher: De Gruyter Berlin/New York.


    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • University of Oslo

    CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

    Submission deadline: 15 February 2015


    The Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political research is organising a Section on “Kant on Political Change” (section convenors: Sorin Baiasu and Howard Williams) for the 2017 Annual Conference, which will take place at the University of Oslo between 6 and 9 September. The following panels have been provisionally accepted by the organisers:

    1. The History of Pure Reason (convenors: Sorin Baiasu and Avery Goldman);
    2. Rights and Duties in Kantian Legal and Political Philosophy (convenors: Alyssa Bernstein and Christoph Hanisch);
    3. Du Bois and Rawls on Kant’s Cosmopolitanism (convenor: Elvira Basevich);
    4. From State of Nature to Civil Society (convenors: Luke Davies and Paola Romero);
    5. Realism and Idealism in Kant’s Political Thought (convenors: Daniel Tourinho Peres and Alice Pinheiro Walla);
    6. Kant on Revolution (convenors: Jakub Szeczepanski and Christian Rostball);
    7. From Cosmopolitanism to the Closed Commercial State (convenors: Howard Williams and Reidar Maliks).

     

    In addition to paper proposals on any of these topics, we also invite:

    • -        Panel proposals focusing on other issues relevant for the topic of political change in Kant (in addition to the 7 panels listed above, the organisers may allocated space for one or two additional panels);
    • -        Paper proposals either on one of the issues mentioned above, or on other issues bearing on the Section’s topic.

    Proposals can be submitted online as follows:

    • -        To propose a new panel with papers: https://ecpr.eu/MyEcpr/Forms/PanelProposalForm.aspx?EventID=96
    • -        To propose an individual paper: https://ecpr.eu/MyEcpr/Forms/PaperProposalForm.aspx?EventID=96

    For queries, email the Section convenors at: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk or hlwilliams@aber.ac.uk

    NB: If you do not have an account with the ECPR, you will need first to create one – however, the process is free, simple and online; once you will have created an account, please go to MyECPR (top right), select My Groups and, then, “See list of all current Standing Groups and Research Networks”; click on Details and, then Join.


    • 15 Sep 2017
    • University of Porto

    CON-TEXTOS KANTIANOS

    Submission deadline: September 15, 2017.

    Kant’s philosophy and current discussions in philosophy of mind and epistemology

    The journal Con-Textos Kantianos – International Journal of philosophy is preparing a special issue on the relation between Kant’s philosophy and current discussions in philosophy of mind and epistemology. The editors invite submissions from Kant scholars and other philosophers on the following themes: self-consciousness and self-knowledge, judgement and perception, perception and givenness, conceptualism and non-conceptualism regarding perception, naturalism and experience.

    Articles should be submitted by September 15, 2017. They should be prepared for blind review and should not exceed 10000 words. All submissions must be in PDF or Word formats. A separate cover letter in PDF or Word format should also be submitted with the following details: name, paper, title, institutional affiliation, and contact information. Successful applicants will be contacted by October 31st, 2017.

    Sofia Miguens (Department of Philosophy, University of Porto – Portugal)

    Paulo Tunhas (Department of Philosophy, University of Porto – Portugal)


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • Stanford University

    NAKS/SGIR CONFERENCE


    Submission deadline: May 1, 2017

    Time: October 14-15, 2017

    Place: Stanford University

     

    Keynote Speakers:

    Eckart Förster

    Paul Franks 

    Invited Speakers:

    Henry Allison

    Karin de Boer

    Angela Breitenbach

    Emily Carson

    Anja Jauernig

    Allen Wood

     

    The North American Kant Society and the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism are inviting submissions for the 2017 SGIR-NAKS joint conference to be held at Stanford University on October 14-15. The theme for the conference will be Kantian Legacies in German Idealism and Romanticism. The SGIR and NAKS welcome papers on all aspects of the philosophy of Kant and on the thought of the various figures in German Idealism and Romanticism generally, but preference will be given to talks that take up the relationship between Kant's philosophy and some aspect Idealism and Romanticism. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please only include your personal information (name, affiliation) in the body of the email. Submitted papers will be considered for the SGIR Awards (1) SGIR Faculty Paper of the Year and 2) SGIR Graduate Paper of the Year) as well as for the NAKS Markus Herz Prize for graduate students."    

    Submissions should be emailed to us by May 1st at: sgir.naks.2017@gmail.com 

    Important Note to Attendees: Because the conference dates overlap with Homecoming, attendees are strongly advised to reserve rooms as soon as possible. As a result of homecoming, we are unable to take out block reservations, so attendees must book individually. For the most affordable options we recommend reserving through either TripAdvisor or renting through Airbnb. For more information on recommended hotels near Stanford visit: 

    www.thesgir.org/cfps---conference-announcements.html


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • University of Minnesota

    MIDWEST NAKS STUDY GROUP

    Submission deadline: June 30th, 2017.

    Keynote:  Daniel Warren (UC Berkeley).

    The Midwest Study Group of NAKS invites submission for its Fall 2017 meeting to be held October 6-7th at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (hosted by Michael Bennett McNulty).

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please send contact information in a separate document, indicating whether you are a graduate student. Presentation time is limited to 25 minutes and submissions should not exceed 20 pages (double-spaced, regular margins).

    In addition, the program committee invites proposals for panel discussions on Kantian topics or author-meets-critics sessions on recently published books. Proposals should include a short (up to 500 words) description of the topic/summary of the book to be discussed, as well as brief biographies of the confirmed participants.

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (both contemporary and historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. We especially encourage submissions from individuals of groups underrepresented in philosophy and Kant scholarship in particular.

    The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize awarded by NAKS.  Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings are not eligible for submission.  Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing (though this is not required in order to submit a paper). 

    Papers should be submitted electronically (in .pdf or .docx format) to the Program Committee Chair, Corey W. Dyck.


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • Washington University, St. Louis

    NAKS WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE JUNIOR KANT SCHOLARS

    In response to need expressed by junior female Kantians, NAKS aims to organize a workshop during the academic year of 2017/18. The workshop will allow junior scholars to present their work-in-progress to and get feedback from senior female Kant scholars. The aim is to provide better conditions for junior scholars writing excellent research papers during their pretenure/pre-tenure track/ pre-permanent position years. The exact format and the location of the workshop is yet to be determined. At this point, if you would like to participate in this workshop as a junior female Kant scholar presenting work or if you would be willing to participate as a senior female Kant scholar, please send an email to Helga Varden at hvarden@illinois.edu.


    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Tulane University

    SOUTHERN NAKS STUDY GROUP


    Submission deadline: June 1, 2017.


    Dates: November 17-19, 2017

    Place: Tulane University, New Orleans 

    Topic: Kant on Freedom

    Keynote: Paul Guyer (Brown University)

     

    This is a first call for papers for the 2017 meeting of the Southern Study Group of NAKS. The meeting will be a themed conference on Kant’s conception of freedom. The selection committee welcomes any paper on this topic, whether it refers to Kant’s writings on theoretical or practical philosophy, and whether it is oriented towards a historical or systematic understanding of Kant’s notion of freedom. Ideally, papers will be around 4000 words long. Selected papers may be submitted to the NAKS Rethinking Kant series for publication, and manuscripts by graduate students will be considered for the Markus Herz Prize.

     

    Please send papers, prepared for blind peer-review, to the Chair of the Program Committee, Oliver Sensen (sensen@tulane.edu).


    • 31 Dec 2017
    • NAKS

    NAKS BOOK PRIZE

    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

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HUSSERL, KANT, AND THE TRANSCENDENTAL PHENOMENOLOGY


    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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