Husserl Circle

Next Husserl Circle Meeting: Boston 2012

43rd Husserl Circle Meeting at Boston College

Program – Final Version (03/21/2012)

Wednesday, June 6th

9:00-9:45 Registration
9:45-10:00 Welcome

Session One

Chair: Andrea Staiti (Boston College)

10:00-11:15
Presenter: Tom Nenon (University of Memphis)
“Umwelt” in Husserl and Heidegger
Commentator: Adam Konopka (College of Mount St. Joseph)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:45
Presenter: Adam Konopka (College of Mount St. Joseph)
The Role of Umwelt in Husserl’s Debate with Rickert: Toward the Development of the Life-world
Commentator: Tom Nenon (University of Memphis)

12:45-3:00 Lunch Break

Session Two

Chair: Rosemary Lerner (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

3:00-5:00

Book Panel I

Edmund Husserl, Zur Lehre vom Wesen und zur Methode der eidetischen Variation, edited by D. Fonfara, Husserliana 41 (Springer: Dordrecht 2011)

Commentators: Smaranda Aldea (Emory University)
Daniele De Santis (Universita’ di Roma II – Tor Vergata)

Respondent: Dirk Fonfara (Husserl Archive – Universität zu Köln)

5:00-5:15 Coffee Break

5:15-6:30
Presenter: Claudio Majolino (Université Lille III)
«Zwittereinheit.» On the Strange (Multiple) Intuitive Basis of Eidetic Variation
Commentator: Burt Hopkins (Seattle University)

6:30-7:30 Reception

Thursday, June 7th

Session Three

Chair: Richard Cobb-Stevens (Boston College)

10:00-11:15
Presenter: Henning Peucker (Universität Paderborn)
Husserl’s Conception of a Highest Good in his Late Ethics
Commentator: Dennis Skocz (Independent Scholar)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:45
Presenter: Marta Ubiali (Husserl Archive - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
The Modalities of Will, Willenspassivität and Unerlebtes Wollen: Husserl's And Geiger's Phenomenology of the Will
Commentator: Ron Bruzina (University of Kentucky)

12:45-3:00 Lunch Break

Session Four

Chair: Tom Nenon (University of Memphis)

3:00-4:15
Presenter: Carmine Di Martino (Universita’ degli Studi di Milano)
Husserl and the Man/Animal Question
Commentator: Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)

4:15-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-5:45
Presenter: Maxime Doyon (McGill University)
The Problem of Perceptual Presence In Transcendental and Enactive Phenomenology
Commentator: Brian Tracz (Boston College)

Friday, June 8th

Session Five

Chair: Dan Dwyer (Xavier University)

9:30-11:30

Book Panel II

Sebastian Luft, Subjectivity and Lifeworld in Transcendental Phenomenology (Northwestern University Press: Evanston IL 2011)

Commentators: Nicolas De Warren (Husserl Archive - Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Andrea Staiti (Boston College)
Respondent: Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break

11:45-1:00
Presenter: Stefano Vincini (University of Memphis)
Die erste Einfühlung. An Attempt at a Constructive Phenomenological Psychology
Commentator: Rosemary Lerner (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú)

1:00-3:00 Lunch Break

Session Six

Chair: Burt Hopkins (Seattle University)

3:00-4:15
Presenter: Philippe Merz (Husserl Archive – Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg)
Is a rationally self-determined life possible? On Husserl's Phenomenological Notion of Freedom
Commentator: Dan Dwyer (Xavier University)

4:15-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-5:45
Presenter: Dan Dwyer (Xavier University)
Ethical and Epistemic Freedom in Kant and Husserl
Commentator: Philippe Merz (Husserl Archive – Albert Ludwigs Universität Freiburg)

6:00-7:00 Business Meeting

Saturday, June 9th

Session Seven

Chair: Jeremy Smith (Otterbein College)

10:00-11:15
Presenter: Fabrizio Palombi (Universita’ della Calabria/MIT)
A Phenomenological Perspective: Gian-Carlo Rota as a Reader of Husserl
Commentator: Claudio Majolino (Université Lille III)

11:15-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-12:45
Presenter: Lester Embree (Florida Atlantic University)
The Way from the Ideal of Science: A Motivation for the Transcendental Phenomenological Reduction in the Doctoral Dissertation of Dorion Cairns
Commentator: Witold Plotka (University of Gdańsk)

12:45-3:00 Lunch Break

Session Eight

Chair: Molly Flynn (Assumption College)

3:00-4:15
Presenter: Michael Sigrist (George Washington University)
Death in Transcendental Phenomenology
Commentator: Jeremy Smith (Otterbein College)

4:15-4:30 Coffee Break

4:30-5:45
Presenter: Mirja Hartimo (University of Helsinki)
Phenomenology, Local Normativity, and Mathematical Pluralism
Commentator: Robert Tragesser (Independent Scholar)