CfA: Third Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology

Hosted by the Austrian Society for Phenomenology, and entitled ‘Phenomenological Approaches to Epistemology, Metaethics, and Metaphysics’ on 2-4 September 2024.

Third Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology
Phenomenological Approaches to Epistemology, Metaethics, and Metaphysics
September 2-4, 2024
hosted by the Austrian Society for Phenomenology

organized by Philipp Berghofer, Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, and Michael Wallner
keynote speakers: Elijah Chudnoff, Steven Crowell, Ingrid Vendrell Ferran

Call for Abstracts
The Austrian Society for Phenomenology launches its third international summer school. The objective is to promote the research of young scholars (bachelor, master, and doctoral students) that sheds new phenomenological light on current debates in epistemology, metaethics, and metaphysics. The descriptive analysis of lived experience, the eidetic study of the various modes of intentionality, and the epistemic role and normative dimensions ascribed to experience constitute the cornerstones of phenomenological research. In particular, Husserl’s conceptions of originary givenness, evaluative experience, and eidetic intuition are among the various seminal contributions we find in the phenomenological tradition. Currently, promising research is done that utilizes such conceptions in order to develop phenomenological perspectives on experiential justification, the debate between epistemic internalism and externalism, the theory of value, (moral) emotions, moral epistemology, issues surrounding metaphysical realism and anti-realism, as well as the epistemology and metaphysics of modality. The event wants to encourage students to develop phenomenological insights and teachings systematically and in view of contemporary debates in philosophy. The ambition is to promote such phenomenological research by providing a platform to connect with, discuss with, and receive feedback from peers and experts. Each conference day is devoted to one of the subtopics of the event.

The conference will be an online event. If you wish to participate in the summer school but not to give a talk, please provide a short statement of motivation (not more than 150 words) and specify your name, affiliation, and research interests.

If you wish to participate in the summer school and give a talk, please apply with an (extended) abstract of the paper you wish to present. Submissions should not exceed 500 words, must be written in English (conference language), and should be prepared for blind review.

The submission deadline is July 19, 2024.

Please send your applications/submissions and general inquiries to [email protected]

Women and members of other traditionally underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Preliminary schedule

September 2, 2024
Phenomenological Approaches to Metaethics
Ingrid Vendrell Ferran (Universitiy of Marburg) TBA
3 student presentations commented on by Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl (University of Graz)

September 3, 2024
Phenomenological Approaches to Metaphysics
Steven Crowell (Rice University): TBA
3 student presentations commented on by Michael Wallner (University of Graz)

September 4, 2024
Phenomenological Approaches to Epistemology
Eiljah Chudnoff (University of Miami): TBA
3 student presentations commented on by Philipp Berghofer (University of Graz)