Reading Room Update – Antonio Caso and Jose Gaos

This year will be NASEP’s first visit to Mexico and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).  UNAM has a rich history of engagement with phenomenology beginning in the 1930s with the work of Antonio Caso and José Gaos.  Caso’s La filosofia de Husserl (1934), now available in our Reading Room, is the first commentary on Husserl’s phenomenology by a Mexican philosopher, and draws upon both the Prolegomena to Husserl’s Logical Investigations – which had been translated into Spanish by García Morente and Gaos in 1929 – and the French edition of the Cartesian Meditations, as well as Gaos’ Spanish translation of Theodor Celms’ Der Phaenomenologische Idealismus Husserls (1928).  Gaos left Spain for Mexico in 1939 and at that time he had translated
Brentano’s Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint, Scheler’s Ressentiment, works by August Messer and Segei Hessen, and was working on a translation of Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations.  Gaos was in possession of a draft of the Cartesian Meditations given to Ortega by Husserl, but it was lost during Gaos’ move to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War.  As mentioned above, Gaos had also translated Celms’ famous critical work on Husserl.  Selections from this translation, El Idealismo fenomenológico de Husserl (1931) are also now available on our site.

For more information on the history of phenomenology in Mexico, please see Antonio Zirion’s wonderful paper, “Phenomenology in Mexico: A historical profile,” Continental Philosophy Review 33: 75–92, 2000.

Reading Room update – Vasily Sesemann and a handful of reviews

After a wonderful conference in Boston, and a long hiatus in posting new content to our Reading Room, here is a list of some of the newer items that you can find on our site.  We hope you take the time to give some of them a read!

Vasily Sesemann – Beiträge zum Erkenntnisproblem. Über gegenständliches und ungegenständliches Wissen (1927).

Charles Serrus –  “L’oeuvre Philosophique d’Edmund Husserl – Le réel phénoménologique,” Les Études philosophiques, 4:2/3, December 1930, pp. 126-133.

George Dawes Hicks – “Survey of Recent Philosophical the Theological Literature,” The Hibbert Journal XII (1914), pp. 198-205.

  • The survey begins with the claim that the work of Alexius Meinong and Edmund Husserl are the most important recent contributions to philosophy from the German speaking world, and then some comments on the first volume of the Jahrbuch.

Oskar Ewald – “German Philosophy in 1913 (Translated by F.H. Knight),” The Philosophical Review XXIII (1914), pp. 615-633.

  • In this overview, the Czech born Oskar Ewald (Friedländer) situates Husserl’s Ideen I within a larger constellation of German philosophers working in the wake of Kant.

Rudolf Hirsch – [Rezensionen] “W. Jerusalem Der kritische Idealismus und die reine Logik,” Zeitschrift für Philosophie und philosophische Kritik 134 (1909), pp.266-274.

  • Hirsch was a member of the Munich Circle off and on from 1899-1912.  He also served for a time as the personal secretary of Franz Brentano.  In this review, Hirsch defends Hermann Cohen and Husserl against the attacks of Wilhelm Jerusalem.

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!

CFP – Franz Brentano’s Heritage in Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness and Intentionality. Franz Brentano’s Heritage in Philosophy of Mind

The International Brentano Conference 2013, University of Salzburg, February 7-9 2013

This conference will deal with the multiple intersections between Franz Brentano’s philosophy and contemporary philosophy of mind, taking into consideration issues related to – among others – Brentano’s psychology, ontology, and theory of knowledge. Questions to be addressed may include – but are not limited to – phenomenal intentionality, internalism, non-conceptual content, disjunctivism, cognitive (and affective) phenomenology, self-awareness and time-consciousness. Contributions may take various angles: they may address for instance Brentano’s conception of the mental from a critical, historical and/or exegetical perspective, or they may propose original accounts of intentionality and consciousness inspired by – or critical of – Brentano’s insights on that matter.

Please send an abstract (max. 1000 words) before December 7 using Easychair.

Confirmed Speakers:
Mauro Antonelli (University of Milan Bicocca)
Wilhelm Baumgartner (University of Würzburg)
Thomas Binder (University of Graz)
Johannes L. Brandl (University of Salzburg)
Arkadiusz Chrudzimski (University of Szczecin)
Tim Crane (University of Cambridge)
Barry Dainton (University of Liverpool)
Denis Fisette (University of Quebec at Montreal)
Robin Rollinger (University of Salzburg)
Mark Textor (King’s College London)

Organizer: Guillaume Fréchette

For more information visit this website.

CFP – Describing and Exploring Early Phenomenology, NASEP 2013

The North American Society for Early Phenomenology announces their 2nd Annual Conference, Describing and Exploring Early Phenomenology, to be held at King’s University College, Western University, 12-14 June, 2013.

Keynote Speaker: Lester Embree

NASEP invites all scholars to submit abstracts on any aspect of early phenomenology. This includes all philosophical investigations into the members of the Munich and Göttingen circles, their place within the early period of phenomenology (roughly 1900-1939), their relationship to other philosophers, and their contributions to the development of early phenomenology.  The aim of this conference is to investigate the works of early phenomenologists across a broad range of topics, including ethics, mathematics, logic, aesthetics, politics, epistemology, ontology, psychology, etc.  Figures covered include, but are not limited to: Edmund Husserl, Max Scheler, Moritz Geiger, Alexander Pfänder, Adolf Reinach, Carl Stumpf, Theodor Conrad, Johannes Daubert, Dietrich Mahnke, Hans Lipps, Hedwig Conrad-Martius, Wilhelm Schapp, Edith Stein, Alexandre Koyré, Jean Hering, Winthrop Bell, Maximilian Beck, Roman Ingarden, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Fritz Kaufmann, Theodor Celms, Aron Gurwitsch, Gustav Shpet, Gerda Walther, Wolfgang Köhler, Dorion Cairns, and Eugen Fink.  We also welcome papers on the relationship between early phenomenology and the School of Brentano, Hermann Lotze, Theodor Lipps, the American Pragmatists, and the Neo-Kantians.

Senior researchers and graduate students both are welcome to submit proposals. Graduate students should indicate their status in the email with their submission. Abstracts should be prepared for blind review, and should not exceed 300 words.

Deadline for submissions: March 1st, 2013.

Please send submissions and inquiries to:
Dr. Kimberly Baltzer-Jaray

Downloadable/printable PDF poster for distributing, click here:  NASEP2013CFP