Husserl in a New Generation

September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017
Department of Philosophy, Kent State University

Kent, OH
United States

This will be an accessible event, including organized related activities

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Main speakers:

Rudolf Bernet
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
Sara Heinämaa
University of Jyväskylä
Walter Hopp
Boston University
Lanei Rodemeyer
Duquesne University
Anthony Steinbock
Southern Illinois University
Donn Welton
Stony Brook University


Deborah Barnbaum
Kent State University
Kent State University

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Edmund Husserl (1859-1938), the founder of phenomenology, was one of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century, one whose influence can be seen in almost every area of philosophical research. In his early work, most notably Logical Investigations, Husserl draws on his background in mathematics and psychology to address questions concerning meaning, truth, and cognition. His later “transcendental” phenomenology is a far-ranging investigation into the fundamental structures of conscious experience and their relevance to topics such as time-consciousness, intersubjectivity, and the nature of scientific inquiry. Among his later works, Ideas, Cartesian Meditations, and The Crisis of the European Sciences have been particularly widely read and translated. In recent decades, central aspects of Husserlian phenomenology have played an important role in the evolution of fields as diverse as sociology, education, cognitive science, and architecture. The aim of this conference is to revisit Husserl’s important contributions, highlighting their relevance to the questions that philosophy faces today.

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The Graduate Workshop, to be held on the first day of the conference (Friday, 9/15), will be an opportunity for emerging Husserl scholars to showcase and critique each other’s work in the company of faculty members.


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September 8, 2017, 5:00am EST

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