CFP: Husserl in a New Generation

Submission deadline: March 30, 2017

Conference date(s):
September 15, 2017 - September 17, 2017

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Kent State University
Kent, OH, United States

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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.

Call for Papers

Interested participants should send both a paper (word count max: 5000) and an abstract (word count max: 500) to Deborah Barnbaum ( Please prepare submissions for blind review as an attachment in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format. In your cover email, please include your name, paper title, word counts, institutional affiliation, and whether you are a graduate student or faculty member. Submissions are due by March 30, 2017.

Our program committee will evaluate all submissions and send out invitations by late May.

An outstanding submission by a graduate student will also be recognized at the conference and will be awarded a $200 cash prize.

Graduate Workshop

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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