First Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology

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Check out this call for papers and call for attendance at the Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology, September 6-8, 2021.

First Austrian Summer School in Phenomenology
Phenomenological Approaches to Epistemology, Metaethics, and Metaphysics
September 6-8, 2021
Hosted by the Austrian Society for Phenomenology
Organized by Philipp Berghofer, Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, and Michael Wallner
Keynote speakers: Sara Heinämaa, Walter Hopp, and Dan Zahavi

The Austrian Society for Phenomenology launches its first 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. 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 orgnaisers would like 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 4, 2021.

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 6
Phenomenological Approaches to Epistemology
Walter Hopp: TBA
Philipp Berghofer: TBA
3 student presentations

September 7
Phenomenological Approaches to Metaethics
Sara Heinämaa: TBA
Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl: TBA
3 student presentations

September 8
Phenomenological Approaches to Metaphysics
Dan Zahavi: TBA
Michael Wallner: TBA
3 student presentations