CFP – NASEP 2014, Boston College

We are very pleased to announce the next annual conference of the North American Society for Early Phenomenology, titled:

Early Influences of Phenomenology: Neo-Kantianism, American Pragmatism, Experimental Psychology, et al.

Location: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

Dates: April 4-6, 2014

Invited Speakers:

Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University)
Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)
Ullrich Melle (Husserl Archives, KU Leuven)
Andrea Staiti (Boston College)
Fiorenza Toccafondi (University of Parma)
Dan Zahavi (Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen)

Call for abstracts

The purpose of this conference is to expound upon the historical and philosophical relationships between early phenomenology and its contemporaneous philosophical movements, particularly Neo-Kantianism, American Pragmatism, Experimental Psychology, Lebensphilosophie, British Idealism, and French Spiritualism.  Papers should focus on reviving the philosophical dialogue between specific figures by drawing concrete historical connections.  This will help to give a better picture of the influences that early phenomenology drew upon, and the influence it had on philosophers outside the phenomenological movement.  We encourage papers that focus on the relationships between members of the Göttingen and Munich phenomenological circles, including Husserl, and thinkers such as Hermann Lotze, Paul Natorp, Heinrich Rickert, Wilhelm Windelband, Nicolai Hartmann, Joseph Geyser, Emil Lask, Georgii Chelpanov, Boris Jakovenko, Nikolai Lossky, Leon Brunschvicg, Henri Bergson, Victor Delbos, Georges Gurvitch, Charles Serrus, Maurice Pradines, Paul F. Linke, Theodor Lipps, Oswald Külpe, August Messer, David Katz, Johannes Volkelt, Wilhelm Dilthey, Bernard Groethuysen, Georg Misch, Bernard Bosanquet, George Dawes Hicks, WR Boyce Gibson, Josiah Royce, William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, William Ernest Hocking, Sidney Hook, and Ralph Barton Perry.

Abstracts should be 500-700 words.  Please append a short bibliography of primary and secondary sources.  All abstracts must be prepared for blind review and sent via email in .doc or .docx format to Dr. Rodney K.B. Parker (

Both senior researchers and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Please note that NASEP is not able to subsidize travel and accommodation costs for presenters.

Deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2013.

This event is sponsored in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

A .pdf of the CFP can be found here.  Please distribute widely.

Reading Room Update – Conrad, Schwenninger, and a few odds and ends

Now that the end of the Winter Semester is near, it’s time to make the shift from teaching to research.  We have added a few new items to the Reading Room to help with this transition.

First we have the front matter to the 1909 Russian translation of Husserl’s Logical Investigations, which includes an introduction by Semyon L. Frank.  You will also notice from the table of contents that only the ‘Prolegomena’ was published in this volume.

Next we have Bernard Bosanquet’s review of the first volume of the Jahrbuch für Philosophie und Phänomenologische Forschung, published in Mind in 1914.

After that, you might want to check out Boris Jakovenko’s essay “Kritische Bemerkungen ueber die Phaenomenologie,” from Der Russische Gedanke (1930).

You will also find a copy of Paul Ferdinand Linke’s essay, “Die Minderwertigkeit der Erfahrung der Theorie der Erkenntnis,” Kant-studien 23 (1919).

Alfred Schwenninger’s dissertation, Der Sympathiebegriff bei David Hume: Eine Darstellung und Kritik (1908)

We have also posted a copy of Alfred von Sybel’s review of Brentano’s Wahrheit und Evidenz from Theologische Literaturzeitung, 1931.

And finally, you will find a pdf of Theodor Conrad’s dissertation Definition und Forschungsgehalt der Aesthetik (1909).  We apologize that some of these images are rather poor quality.  If someone has a better pdf of this book, please send it to us.

We hope that you can put these items to good use, so please head to the Reading Room and take a look at them!