Category : phenomenology

LUC-Marquette Phenomenology Workshop, May 21-22

Dear all,
Please find the program for the joint workshop on May 21-22 of the Phenomenology Research Group (PRG), to take place at Marquette (location TBA).  This is the first workshop organized jointly by graduate students at Loyola University Chicago and Marquette University interested in phenomenology.  This is the kick-off event of a series of ongoing exchange between both departments to be continued in the fall (alternating between Chicago and Milwaukee).  Please spread the news and consider attending.  Please RSVP to either me or Greg Trotter ( so we know how big a space we need to reserve.
Best wishes,
Sebastian Luft (on behalf of the Phenomenology Research Group)

PRG Spring Semester Event Calendar

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Events in Spring Semester

It will be a busy Spring (and early Summer) with four PRG (or, PRG-related) events. Please join us for any and all. Essential details below; consult the website for last minute schedule changes, rooms, and times.

On February 26th Loyola will host a Book Symposium for Dr. Ardis Collins’ new book Hegel’s Phenomenology: The Dialectical Justification of Philosophy’s First Principles. Speakers include:
-Kevin Thompson (DePaul)
-Mark Alznauer (Northwestern)
-Corbin Casarez (LUC)
-and Ardis Collins will provide a response
Details here:

On February 28th we will have a Dinner Symposium on Max Scheler’s Phenomenology of Love with Saboura Hajialiorakpour (SIUC) and
Thomas Ruble (SIUC). Space limited, RSVP required.

On March 22nd the PRG will host Matt Bower (Beloit College) for a talk titled “Affect in the perception of dispositional properties and states of affairs: A phenomenological analysis.” Time/location TBD.

On May 21st-22nd the PRG will participate in a joint workshop with Marquette University. The workshop will be held at Marquette and is open to interested attendees. Details forthcoming.

Hegel Symposium @ Loyola: Dr. Ardis Collins’ Hegel’s Phenomenology, Feb. 26

We are very pleased to announce that the Philosophy Department at LUC is hosting a symposium on the new book Hegel’s Phenomenology: A Dialectical Justification of Philosophy’s First Principles by our very own Dr. Ardis Collins.

DATE: 02/26/2014

TIME: 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Damen Student Center, Room 1100
Lake Shore Campus
Loyola University Chicago


The symposium will consist of three commentaries about Prof. Collins’s book, by:

  • Prof. Kevin Thompson (DePaul University)
  • Prof. Mark Alznauer (Northwestern University)
  • Mr. Corbin Casarez (Loyola University Chicago)

Prof. Collins will respond to the commentaries, with time for questions from the audience.

PRG Workshop: with Harald Wiltsche; LUC, Nov. 5

The PRG welcomes Harald Wiltsche (University of Graz, University of Toronto) for a talk and workshop. Participants interested in the workshop are asked to read two articles in advance, which can be downloaded at the following link:

Talk: 4pm
Workshop: 2pm
Location: TBA (Lake Shore Campus)

Check out the Facebook event page for more details.

PRG Workshop: Phenomenology, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, LUC, Oct. 19

Saturday, October 19th /// 1-4pm /// Crown Center, Room 200 (Lake Shore Campus)


Marilyn Nissim-Sabat (Lewis University)

“Contra Ricoeur: The Compatibility of Phenomenology and Psychoanalysis”


Russell Newstadt (LUC)

“Nothing To Us: Negation and the Limits of Experience”


Allan Breedlove (LUC)

“Indoctrination or Transformation? Nussbaum’s Reply to Friedman on the Democratic Ideal of Public Education”

PRG: Events and Updates (Event This Friday!)

On Friday, October 4th the PRG welcomes Carly Lane from the University of Chicago for a research seminar titled “It is Not Finished: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Love”. The session will begin at 2pm in the Crown Center, Room 200 (the glass-walled room).


On Saturday, October 19th the PRG presents a workshop on phenomenology and psychoanalysis. Presenters include Marilyn Nissim Sabat (Lewis University), Allan Breedlove (LUC), and Russell Newstadt (LUC). Time and location TBA, check the website for updates.


On Tuesday, November 5th we welcome Harald Wiltsche (University of Graz) for a discussion on contemporary themes in phenomenology and the philosophy of science. The talk begins at 2pm — check the website for location and updates.

(Our very own!) CFP: LUC Graduate Conference: “Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood”


Philosophy, Virtue, and Personhood

A Graduate Student Philosophy Conference at Loyola University Chicago April 11-12, 2014

Submission Deadline: December 15, 2013 Keynote Speakers:

 Gabriel Richardson Lear (University of Chicago) ␣ Hanne Jacobs (Loyola University Chicago)

Ancient to contemporary thinkers have struggled with questions about the transformation of the self and what it means to live well. Are multiple conceptions of the good life compatible with more univocal doctrines of goodness and wellbeing? We want to explore what role, if any, philosophy can play in helping us to constitute ourselves as persons, become better selves, or live better lives. The philosophy department at Loyola University Chicago invites papers from a broad range of philosophical perspectives, operating in both continental and analytic traditions, on topics pertaining to the role of philosophy in shaping the self and in living a good life.

All submissions should be submitted for blind review by December 15, 2013. Full papers (up to 3,000 words), with 100 word abstracts, should be sent to in .DOC or .PDF format.

CFP: HERA Conference, “Humane, Inhumane, Human”


Call for Papers

Humanities Education and Research Association

Annual Conference, February 27- March 1, 2014

Washington D.C.



Humane, Inhumane, Human


In keeping with HERA’s mission of promoting the study of the humanities across a wide range of disciplines and interdisciplines, we invite presentations for the 2014 conference. The wide range of disciplines and areas of study for the conference include but are not limited to Aesthetics, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Classics, Communication Studies, Composition, Cultural Studies, Dance, Design, Digital Technology, Education, Environmental Issues, Ethics, Ethnic Studies, Family, Film Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, Globalization, History, Languages, Literature, Media, Museum Studies, Music, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sexuality, Sociology, Theater and all sciences relevant to the topic.


Creative presentations, readings, and exhibitions are also welcomed. Submissions are encouraged from educators at all levels (including advanced graduate students) as well as all those with an interest in the arts and humanities.


Proposals for papers, panels, or workshops must be submitted through the conference web portal on the HERA website at


Questions may be directed to the conference organizers, Marcia Green (, Sarita Cannon (, and Erin McCoy (


Presentation time for individual papers is limited to 15-20 minutes.


Deadline for submission: no later than October 24, 2013.

The Fairfax Hotel Embassy Row (Starwood Luxury Collection) is the host of HERA’s 2014 conference.  The guest room rate is $139 plus tax.  The hotel is a short walk from the Dupont Circle Metro stop.



Dr. Marcia Green                        
Executive Director/CFO                  
Humanities Education and Research Association
P.O. Box 715                           
Pacifica, CA 94044-4206               
Phone: 650-359-2660


Upcoming events organized by The Phenomenology Research Group, LUC, Oct. 4,19, & Nov. 5

The Phenomenology Research Group has events on October 4, 19 and November 5.  Click the link below for details:


Basic event info (lifted from PRG site, link above):

  • Events on October 4, 2013
    Research Seminar: Carly Lane (UC)
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: October 4, 2013 – 4:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: “It is Not Finished: Emmanuel Levinas and the Politics of Love”
  • Events on October 19, 2013
    PRG Workshop: Psychoanalysis
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: October 19, 2013 – 1:00 pm
    Location: TBA
    Description: Marilyn Nissim-Sabat
    Allan Breedlove
    Russell NewstadtTime: TBA
  • Events on November 5, 2013
    Harald Wiltsche
    Starts: 4:00 pm
    Ends: November 5, 2013 – 5:00 pm
    Location: TBD
    Description: Talk
    (A related seminar will be held earlier in the day at 2:00pm. For more information, email[at]

CFP: EPTC 2014: Existential & Phenomenological Theory & Culture

Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada


The society for Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture (EPTC) invites papers discussing any aspects of existential or phenomenological theory or culture. For example, papers dealing with theoretical or cultural issues in relation to authors such as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Dostoyevsky, Kafka, Beckett, Husserl, Heidegger, Jaspers, Levinas, Malraux, Marcel, Buber, Frankl, Beauvoir, Sartre, Camus, Merleau-Ponty, Irigaray, or Laing are all welcome. Submissions from all disciplines are welcome. EPTC will meet at Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada onMay 27-30, 2014, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities of Canada. Our keynote speaker this year will be Christine Daigle.


Interested authors should submit the following electronically in .doc, .docx, or .rtf format:


1. The paper, not more than 4500 words, and prepared for anonymous review (identifiable by paper title only).


2. A separate abstract, not more than 100 words, also listing the paper’s title, author’s name, institutional affiliation, and e-mail address.


If you are interested in either presenting a commentary (of not more than 1000 words) on a paper, or chairing a session, please submit a brief e-mail note indicating as much, including your name, institutional affiliation, e-mail address, and relevant areas of interest.


EPTC is able to waive Congress fees for a few delegates each year. Such awards will be made according to criteria of financial need and quality of paper at the discretion of the conference program coordinator. Non-tenure-stream delegates interested in this award should append a note indicating as much to their submission materials.


The submission deadline for the above materials is January 15, 2014.


Submissions should be sent to:


For more information on EPTC, see:

13th Annual Phenomenology Roundtable, Loyola, May 19-21

Reminder: PRG Workshop on language is this Saturday, May 11

Dear All,
Here we are, the last PRG Workshop of the academic year! This Saturday 12-4pm in Cuneo Hall (Rm. 218), join us for some phenomenological reflections on Language. Incoming AGSP president Giancarlo Tarantino will be among the speakers — he’s promising to blacklist any no-shows who want conference travel money next year, so watch out.

CFA: On the body and human identity



Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Body and Human Identity

November 7-9, 2013


[W]e know a person only in his or her embodied presence. In and through that body the person is a living whole. For certain purposes, we may try to “reduce” the embodied person simply to a collection of parts, thinking of the person (from below) simply as the sum total of these parts. But we do not know, interact with, or love others understood in that way; on the contrary, we know them (from above) as a unity that is more than just the sum of their parts.

– Gilbert Meilaender, “The Gifts of the Body”


The Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture will devote its fourteenth Annual Fall Conference to the theme: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made: The Body and Human Identity. In customary interdisciplinary fashion, this conference will take up a host of questions related to the human meaning of the body and life as an embodied self. These questions will be pursued in the contexts of philosophy, theology, political theory, law, history, economics, the biosciences, literature, and the arts.


We welcome the submission of abstracts drawing on a wide range of moral and religious perspectives and academic specialties. Possible issues to be explored include:



• Teleology and the Human Body

• The Incarnation and the Eucharist

• Beauty and the Human Form

• Property in the Body

• Aging and Relations Among the Generations

• Artificial Intelligence

• Torture

• Marriage, Procreation, and Parenting

• Thought, Language, and the Body

• “Personhood” and the Body

• Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging

• Epistemology and the Body

• The Definition and Meaning of Death

• Mind, Body and Dualism

• The Body in Literature and the Arts

• Memory and Identity

• End of Life Decision-making

• Human/Nonhuman Chimeras and Hybrids

• Genetics and Evolutionary Biology

• Vulnerability and Suffering

• “Health” and the Ends of Medicine

• Transhumanism

• Systems Biology

• Eating and Gastronomy

• Performance Enhancement in Sport




One-page abstracts for papers should include name, affiliation, address, and e-mail address (if available). Session Presentations will be limited to twenty minutes. Please note that we will not be accepting panel proposals this year.


The deadline for submissions is Friday, July 5, 2013. Notification of acceptance will be sent by Friday, August 23, 2013. One-page abstracts, along with your full contact information, should be e-mailed to or mailed to:


Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture
14th Annual Fall Conference
424 Geddes Hall
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Phenomenology Research Group workshop on Saturday, 5/4, 2-4pm

Hey all,
Just wanted to give a quick shout out to the Phenomenology Research Group workshop this Saturday at the Crown Center (Rm. 140) from 2-4pm. We’ll have two speakers, Sean Petranovich and Trevor Perri (who is scheduled to defend at KU Leuven in June, so come lob tough questions at him). If you haven’t come to a PRG workshop before, this one will be a nice short & sweet introduction. If you have, stop by again before saying adios for the summer.
And, of course, don’t forget the other events in May: PRG 6: Language (5/11) and the Phenomenology Roundtable (5/19-21).

PRG: Events in May