CFP: Central and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology

Submission deadline: January 10, 2012

Conference date(s):
June 2, 2012 - June 3, 2012

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Conference Venue:

School of Religion and Philosophy, St. Petersburg University
Saint Petersburg , Russia

Topic areas


The phenomenological movement recognized from the outset its debt to Aristotle’s philosophy. As it is too well-known, this affinity has been emphasized and deepened by Martin Heidegger and by the contemporary phenomenological research in the wake of Hannah Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur etc. Alexei Chernyakov has been an eminent Russian representative of that tradition.

Nevertheless, phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle’s philosophy seem, nowadays, to be marginal, in part because of their reluctance to establish a bridge with contemporary Aristotelian scholarship and with alternative approaches to Aristotle. The conference aims at putting an end to this introverted attitude. It welcomes therefore contributions which, though of phenomenological inspiration, provide text-centered readings of Aristotle’s philosophy in dialogue with current debates within Aristotelian studies. Bringing to light eventual affinities or disparities with analytic-oriented readings of Aristotle is also a desideratum. There is no restriction as to the specific subject matter of the contributions. Phenomenological studies on Aristotle’s ethics, politics, rhetoric, metaphysics, physics, poetics, time, action, etc. are equally welcome. 

Organizers: The Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO)St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy, RussiaDepartment of Philosophy, University of Patras, Greece 

Scientific committee: Pavlos Kontos (Patras), Marc Michalski (Athens), Viktor Molchanov (Moscow),Nelly Motroshilova (Moscow), Natalia Pecherskaya (Saint-Petersburg),Panagiotis Thanassas (Thessaloniki), Panos Theodorou (Crete) 

Place and Time: The Conference will take place in St. Petersburg, June 2-3, 2012 (Universitetskaya embankment 5, Saint-Petersburg, 199034, Russia).


  • Speakers will be given 30 minutes to present their papers, followed by 20 minutes of discussion.
  • Papers from outside Russia/CIS should be sent by e-mail attachment to [email protected] Papers from Russia/CIS should be sent to: [email protected] Deadline: January 10, 2012
  • Papers will be blind-reviewed by members of the program committee. Hence, the author's name, institution, or references pertaining to the identity of the author must be omitted from the paper, notes, and bibliography. The e-mail accompanying the submission must include the author’s name and the title of the paper.
  • Papers must be written in English. They may not exceed 3,000 words of text and be submitted in MS Word™ or pdf (pdf is required if untransliterated Greek is used).
  • Papers should be accompanied by an abstract of around 200 words.
  • We will only examine full length papers (not mere abstracts) or elaborated drafts. Receipt of papers will be acknowledged by e-mail; decisions will be reached by end January 2012 and authors will be notified by e-mail.
  • The Conference will host no more than 12 contributions.The Proceedings of the Conference will be published RegistrationThere is no registration fee. All participants are expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses. The speakers will be informed in due time about the possibility to get a financial support for their travelling and accommodation expenses.

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