zondag 6 juli 2014

The Ideas of Phenomenology Contemporary Varieties of Phenomenological Research

Radboud University Nijmegen – Faculty of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies
Nijmegen, the Netherlands – March 19-20, 2015
Center for Contemporary European Philosophy
& Center for the History of Philosophy and Science
International workshop and graduate student meeting on
The Ideas of Phenomenology
Contemporary Varieties of Phenomenological Research
A truly paradoxical and puzzling situation affects contemporary debates in
phenomenology. On the one hand, over the last century phenomenology has been
widely and diversely disseminated in all major fields of philosophical research and in a
variety of scientific domains. In effect, a considerable number of philosophers and
(neuro-)scientists make use of phenomenological or phenomenologically inspired
concepts and approaches in order to address basic questions in ontology, practical
philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of religion etc. On the other
hand, the question ‘what is phenomenology?’ has become significantly less important,
with the result that ‘phenomenology’ seems to be nothing but a label attached to
philosophical perspectives which do not seem to have much to do with each other. The
ambition of this international conference is precisely to re-address the question ‘what is
phenomenology’. Instead of interpreting or presenting the conceptions of
phenomenology that have been elaborated by the major authors of the
phenomenological movement, the speakers will discuss the more or less implicit ideas
of phenomenology that define today’s phenomenological landscape.
The conference includes two sections. The international workshop is intended for
senior researchers (post-doc and professors). The graduate student meeting is intended
for PhD candidates and research master students. Obviously, graduate students are
invited to attend the international workshop as well.
Papers will be presented in English (30 min. presentation + 20 min. collective
Keynote speakers: Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä, University of Helsinki) &Nicolas de Warren (University of Leuven)
Organizers: Antonio Cimino & Cees Leijenhorst (international workshop); Cees
Leijenhorst & Carli Coenen (graduate student meeting)
Deadline for the submission of abstracts (1,000 words) and CV (1 page): October 1, 2014.
Please send abstracts (prepared for blind review) and CV to:
a.cimino@ftr.ru.nl (international workshop)
c.coenen@ftr.ru.nl (graduate student meeting)

 A decision about the submitted abstracts will be made by the 1st of November 2014  at the latest.