Call for papers: Phenomenological and Direct Realism

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CfP for The New Yearbook for Phenomenology & Phenomenological Philosophy. Guest Editors Daniel Neumann & Alexander Ehmann. Deadline October 2024.

CFP: The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy
Phenomenological and Direct Realism
Deadline for submissions: 1 October 2024

The beginning of the 20th century saw the emergence of several philosophical movements whose aim was a philosophical theory of knowledge and cognition of the world as it is in itself. The foundation of this knowledge was not to be found in the human mind, psychologically or pragmatically construed, but in the very things which the mind comes to discover. This special issue aims at a discussion of the topics of realism and knowledge of the in-itself based on two philosophical movements in particular: early phenomenology, specifically as a form of phenomenological realism that emerged in the Munich and Göttingen Circles, and direct realism, which emerged around the same time in the United Kingdom and America, with the cooperative study “The New Realism” (1912) by Holt, Marvin, Montague, Perry, Pitkin and Spaulding as the starting point for a broad discussion of perception and reality.

This special issue pursues a historical and a systematic interest. Historically, the contemporary emergence of two realist movements raises the question of why, and in which context, phenomenologists and direct realists came to formulate their programmatic return to realist methodologies. The systematic question concerns the overarching motives and approaches to realism in perception and intellection.

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Guest Editors
Daniel Neumann ([email protected])
Alexander Ehmann ([email protected])