‘Monthly Phenomenology’ Online: ‘Was Mach a Phenomenalist?’ asks Chiara Russo Krauss

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The Network for Phenomenological Research continues its online forum of discussion on recent work in phenomenology on Friday 11 December.

An online forum of discussion on recent work in phenomenology

Description: This series of talks gathers together scholars interested in phenomenology and its relation to contemporary issues in philosophy, especially in the philosophy of mind. It establishes a forum of discussion where people can meet on a regular basis and present their work-in-progress or recent publications. The topics addressed stretch from the history of early phenomenology to the systematic application of phenomenological insights to recent debates in analytic philosophy.

Schedule: The talks take place once a month on a Friday for 8 months (with a break in March). Time: 10:15am EST/EDT, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET. Talks last 90 minutes, including a 45 minutes Q&A.

Participation: Talks are held on zoom. To participate, please send an email to [email protected] with the heading “Registration Monthly Phenomenology”. You will be registered to our mailing list and a zoom link will be sent to you the day preceding each talk.

Chiara Russo Krauss (University of Naples Federico II)
Was Mach a Phenomenalist? And How His Pupil Petzoldt Can Help Us Answer This Question
Friday, 11 December 2020
10:15am EST, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET

Abstract: Ernst Mach’s claim that the objects are bundles of sensation was (and still is) widely interpreted in a phenomenalistic sense, as if he was asserting that there only exist our perceptual experiences. The talk will reconstruct the philosophical system of Mach’s pupil Joseph Petzoldt, to propose a different interpretation of Mach’s work, that put it into the wider context of the polemic against the widespread neo-Kantianism of that time.

Upcoming talks

Carlota Serrahima (University of Antwerp)
29 January 2021

Chad Kidd (City University of New York)
The Phenomenology of Rationality
26 February 2021

Marta Jorba (University Pompeu Fabra)
9 April 2021

Anna Giustina (University of Liège)
Acquaintance and Inner Awareness
7 May 2021

Joel Smith (University of Manchester)
Perceptual Demonstratives in the Logical Investigations
25 June 2021

Matt Bower (Texas State University)
The Problem of Objectual Phenomenology
9 July 2021

Guillaume Fréchette (University of Geneva)
Alessandro Salice (University College Cork)
Hamid Taieb (Humboldt University Berlin)
Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran (Goethe University Frankfurt)

Organized on behalf of the Network for Phenomenological Research