Online conference: Motivation and Time in phenomenology

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Two day event hosted by the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus on 11 & 12 January, 2024.

Title of conference: Motivation and Time in phenomenology
Dates: 11 & 12 January, 2024
Venue: Online (hosted by the Department of Classics and Philosophy, University of Cyprus)

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Description of conference: This conference brings together the themes of motivation and temporality in the phenomenological tradition, and explores their complex relationship. Motivation has been identified as the lawfulness that regulates the relations between different moments of intentionality – a lawfulness that differs from causality and reason. It is the unique manner in which subjective life is regulated and through which perceptual and other intentional phenomena are triggered and interconnected. Phenomenological philosophy has also offered ground-breaking insights into the constitution of time-consciousness and the important ways it connects to other phenomena, such as memory, anticipation, self-awareness, perception of temporal objects, etc.

Despite the centrality of motivation and temporality to both our experiential life and to the history of phenomenology, surprisingly little work has been done to explicate the complex relationship between these two intricately linked phenomena. Many important questions remain unanswered: Does the peculiar experiential character of motivation already involve an awareness of time? Or, conversely, does our awareness of time already involve motivation? What kind of experiences embody this intertwinement? And if there is indeed such a connection, do all kinds of motivation relate to time in the same way? This conference launches the investigation into these essential questions.

Conference Speakers:

  • Peter Antich (Dominican University New York)
  • Alessandro Anzà (Vita-Salute San Raffaele University)
  • Celia Cabrera (CONICET, Argentina)
  • Alexis Delamare (Université de Rouen-Normandie & Universität Heidelberg)
  • Ingrid Vendrell Ferran (Universität Marburg)
  • Susi Ferrarello (Cal State University, East Bay)
  • Yorgos Filippopoulos (Panteion University)
  • Thomas Fuchs (Universität Heidelberg)
  • Christos Hadjioannou (Sofia University)
  • Sarah Horton (Catholic Institute of Paris)
  • Verónica Kretschel (University of Buenos Aires)
  • Sebastian Lederle (Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)
  • Renxiang Liu (Tsinghua University)
  • Daniel Neumann (Humboldt University)
  • Charlie Driker-Ohren (Stony Brook University)
  • Vanessa Ossino (University of Cologne & University Fribourg)
  • Jack Reynolds (Deakin University)
  • Andrea Scanziani (University of Milan)
  • Max Schaefer (University of Prince Edward Island)
  • Nikos Soueltzis (University of Patras & National and Kapodistrian University of Athens),
  • Genki Uemura (Okayama University)