Registration for Workshop “The Phenomenon of Reality” (Zoom)

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On 22 Sept 2022. Host: the Center for the History of Women Philosphers & Scientists, directed by Ruth E. Hagengruber.

The event is hosted by the Center for the History of Women Philosphers and Scientists, Paderborn University, directed by Prof. Ruth E. Hagengruber.

Workshop: The Phenomenon of Reality
2022, September 22nd at Paderborn University
Via Zoom – For meeting-ID please email: [email protected]

15:00 – 15:10 Welcome
15:10 – 15:30 Emiliano Trizio (Ca’ Foscari University Venice): A Phenomenological Foray among Possible Worlds and Quasi-Worlds
15:30 – 15:50 Lee Braver (University of South Florida): The Misjudgment of the Miracle of Language by Grammar and Logic
15:50 – 16:10 Tina Röck (University of Dundee): The Thing as Fourfold – Transforming the Idealism-Realism Debate
16:10 – 17:10 Discussion
17:10 – 17:30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 17:50 Josef Seifert (Internationale Akademie, Liechtenstein): The Ur-(Primordial)phenomenon of Reality. Its Incorrect Determination by Husserl and Insufficient Phenomenological Grasp by Scheler
17:50 – 18:10 Anna Varga-Jani (Pázmány Péter Catholic University): Reality Fulfilling in Temporality. Parallel Analyses in Early Phenomenology: Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Edith Stein
18:10 – 18:30 Daniel Neumann (Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, University of Paderborn): Contact or Constitution. Reality in Early Phenomenology
18:30 – 19:30 Discussion

The workshop is co-organized by Tina Röck, lecturer in philosophy at the University of Dundee and Daniel Neumann, research associate for early phenomenology at the Center for the History of Women Philosophers and Scientists, University of Paderborn.

The Phenomenon of Reality

The phenomenon of the real is deeply ambivalent: Is it reality that shows itself, such that phenomenology is the discipline that can account for a real-ontological self-manifestation? Or is reality rather the product of a constitution by the subject, for whom the world is, in the first place, a transcendent experience? Or is reality shaped by both processes, the self-showing as well as the constitution, such that only the meeting of a constituting subject and a self-giving reality can generate world?

Along these lines, some of the early phenomenologists have discussed the real and ideal modalities of the experience of reality. In this workshop, we want to consider some of these historic aspects more closely and contrast them with more contemporary approaches. Next to the discussions between Husserl and other early phenomenologists, we are interested in what the method of phenomenology has to offer in addressing the phenomenon of reality more broadly considered. What are the modalities of the appearance of reality as reality? Can this phenomenon be naturalized? What are the metaphysical stakes that a phenomenological approach in particular can bring (and has brought) to the discussion of real and subjective reality?