JBSP Online: Book review – Hermeneutics and Phenomenology (eds Geniusas & Fairfield)

journal update

Available now, Seb Thirlway’s review of Hermeneutics and Phenomenology for the JBSP, published online in advance of the paper edition.

Seb Thirlway – Book Review: ‘Hermeneutics and Phenomenology: Figures and Themes (eds. Saulius Geniusas and Paul Fairfield)’ [London: Bloomsbury, 2018]. (Review originally published online: 6 May 2019).

Opening paragraph: Almost fifty years ago, Paul Ricoeur offered an influential hermeneutic critique of phenomenology in “Phenomenology and Hermeneutics”. Ricoeur’s article is directly addressed in several chapters of the present volume, but in the context of a broader ambition. This collection aims to contribute to a re-evaluation of the relationship between phenomenology and philosophical hermeneutics. Such a re-evaluation might open up new dialogues between the two traditions by reconsidering their common origins and parallel histories, rather than aiming to solidify their differences. This intention is reflected in the choice of contributors – which includes Jean Grondin, Dermot Moran, Felix Ó Murchadha and Tom Rockmore – and results in a welcome heterogeneity of approaches to the theme.

Full article: https://doi.org/10.1080/00071773.2019.1610611

Seb Thirlway, Newcastle University

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Registration is open for the JBSP’s 50th Anniversary Conference (2019). In celebration of Volume 50 of the JBSP, the British Society for Phenomenology is running a three-day conference, examining the contribution of Heidegger’s Schwarze Hefte (Black Notebooks) to an understanding of the question of the history of being. See the JBSP anniversary conference homepage for more details.
And, the Call for Papers for the British Society for Phenomenology’s 2019 Annual Conference is now live. The conference is to be held in Manchester, UK from Thursday 5 – Saturday 7 September 2019. The CfP runs until Friday 31 May 2019 (midnight BST). For more details – including keynote speakers – see the BSP 2019 Annual conference homepage.