Monthly Phenomenology (Online) – Walter Hopp

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Announcement of the next talk of the series: Hopp (Boston University), Knowledge and the Foundations of Intentionality, Friday, 18 November.

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 will stretch from the history of early phenomenology to the systematic application of phenomenological insights in recent debates in analytic philosophy.

Schedule: The talks will take place once a month on a Friday from October to May. Time: 10:15am ET, 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”. A zoom link will be sent to you the day preceding each talk.


Next talk
Walter Hopp (Boston University)
Knowledge and the Foundations of Intentionality
Friday, 18 November 2022
10:15am ET, 3:15pm GMT, 4:15pm CET

Abstract: In this paper I will attempt to provide a broadly Husserlian defense of the thesis that all objectifying or object-directed intentionality is either itself knowledge, or is founded upon knowledge. No intentional acts of any type could occur without a foundation in knowledge. The argument, quite simply, is that all intentionality is founded on what Husserl calls “Evidenz” or givenness, and that Evidenz in all of its varieties is knowledge. I will examine the various roles that Evidenz plays in conscious life, including its indispensable role in what Husserl calls “constitution”, and also argue that both (a) conceptual Evidenz or fulfillment and (b) nonconceptual Evidenz or originary intuition qualify as knowledge. I’ll try to address some objections along the way.

Upcoming talks

Katja Crone (TU Dortmund University)
Personal Identity, Narrativity, and the Self-understanding of Persons
9 December 2022

Ditte Munch-Jurisic (University of Virginia/University of Copenhagen)
Vagueness in Emotion Perception: Disorientation as the Norm?
20 January 2023

Alba Montes Sánchez (University College Cork)
Towards a Phenomenology of Migrant Nostalgia
10 February 2023

Davide Bordini (University of Fribourg)
31 March 2023

Jonathan Mitchell (Cardiff University)
The Intentional Horizons of Visual Experience
21 April 2023

Marie Guillot (University of Essex)
26 May 2023

Guillaume Fréchette (University of Geneva)
Marta Jorba (Pompeu Fabra University)
Alessandro Salice (University College Cork)
Hamid Taieb (Humboldt University Berlin)
Íngrid Vendrell-Ferran (Philipps University Marburg)

Organized on behalf of the Network for Phenomenological Research