Reading Room Update – This and that

Below is a list (and a few comments on) of the latest additions to our Reading Room.  Most of these items are quite small, but are either interesting or obscure enough to warrant posting.  In this post you will find the (near) complete bibliographic information data for many of these pieces, whereas in the Reading Room the link will not include these.
I have also not included links to the articles in this post.  If you would like to view them, please go to the Reading Room.  If you find that any of the links are broken, please let us know.

Emmanuel Levinas – “Revues Critiques – Phenomenologie,” Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger (1937), pp.258-263

  • Herein, Levinas offers brief reviews of three books: Hans Reiner, Das Phänomen des Glaubens (1934); Arnold Metzger, Phänomenologie und Metaphysik (1933); and Friedrich Weidauer, Kritik der Tranzendentalphänomenologie Husserls, Erster Theil (1933).

Jean Hering – “De Max Scheler à Hans Reiner,” Revue d’histoire et de philosophie religieuses (1925), pp.152-164

Jean Hering – “Bulletin de philosophie phénoménologique,” Revue d’histoire et de philosophie religieuses 30 (1950), pp. 51-55

Jean Hering – “La phénoménologie d’Edmund Husserl il y a trente ans souvenirs et reflexions d’un étudiant de 1909,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 1:2 (1939), pp.366-373

Jean Hering – “La représentation et le rêve,” Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses 27 (1947), pp. 193–206

Jean Hering – “Das Problem des Seins bei Hedwig Conrad-Martius,” Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 13:3 (1959), pp. 463-469

Edith SteinBeitrage zur philosophischen Begrundung der Psychologie und der Geisteswissenschaften (1922) [selections; p.1-207]

  • Note that this is not the complete piece from the Jahrbuch.  I was only able to obtain part of the work.

Dietrich Mahnke – (Review) “W. Dilthey, Gesammelte Schriften VII. Bd.: Der Aufbau der geschichtlichen Welt in den Geisteswissenschaften, Hrsg. von Bernhard Groethuysen,” Deutzsche Litteraturzeitung 44 (1927), pp. 2143-2151

Paul Ferdinand Linke – “Das Recht der Phänomenologie,” Kant-Studien 21 (1917), pp.163-221

Alexander Pfänder – (Review) “Th. Celms, Die Phänomenologische Idealismus Husserls, Deutsche Literaturzeitung 43 (1929), pp.2048-2050.

Fritz Weinmann Zur Struktur der Melodie (1903).

  • Weinmann was one of the participants in the “Munich invasion” of Göttingen, along with Johannes Daubert, Adolf Reinach and Alfred Schwenninger.  This is his dissertation, which was written under Theodor Lipps.

Alfred von Sybel – “Zu Schelers Ethik,” Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche (1925), pp.216-232.

Maximilian Beck – “Die Neue Problemlage der Erkenntnistheorie,” Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 6 (1928), pp.611-639

Franz Josef Brecht – (Review) “A. Pfänder, Logik,” Kant-Studien 38 (1933), p.223

Gustav Shpet – “Consciousness and its Owner,” From the participants in G.I. Chelpanov’s seminars in Kiev and Moscow 1891-1916: Articles on Philosophy and Psychology (1916), pp.115-210.

  • This piece (uploaded here in the original Russian) is not included in Thomas Nemeth’s translation of Shpet’s Appearance and Sense (1914/1991), but he informs us that an English translation of this essay is in the works!

Reading Room Update – selections from the Jahrbuch

Along with Husserl’s Ideen I, the first volume of the Jahrbuch für Philosophie und phänomenologische Forschung (1913) also contains Alexander Pfänder’s Zur Psychologie der Gesinnungen, Erster Artikel.  In the ‘Translator’s Introduction’ to Phenomenology of Willing and Motivation, Herbert Spiegelberg remarks that the ‘Psychology of Sentiments’ is easily Pfänder’s “richest phenomenological case study, which I nominate as the next candidate for a complete translation.”  Sadly, it has never been translated into English.

Next we have posted Moritz Geiger’s Fragment ueber den Begriff des Unbewussten und die psychische Realität from JPPF IV (1921).  This brings the total number of pieces by Geiger in our reading room up to 4.  From the same issue of the Jahrbuch, we have also included Jean Hering’s  Bemerkungen ueber das Wesen, die Wesenheit und die Idee, and Roman Ingarden’s Ueber die Gefahr einer Petitio Principii in der Erkenntnistheorie.  Together with his dissertation, Intuition und Intellekt bei Henri Bergson,published in JPPF V (1922), these are the first posts in our Reading Room by Ingarden.  Though Husserl famously stated “We are the true Bergsonians” at a meeting of the Göttingen Circle, you will find little mention of the connection between Bergson and the early phenomenologists in Bergson and Phenomenology, ed. Michael Kelly (2010).

Finally, I have included Alexandre Koyré’s essay Bemerkungen zu den Zenoischen Paradoxen from JPPF V (1922). This article stems from research on Cantor’s set theory and Russell’s paradox which Koyré had submitted to Husserl and David Hilbert as a draft-dissertation in 1912.  (The draft was, however, rejected.)  Both the Hering article and this piece by Koyré have been more recently reproduced in Anthologie der realistischen Phänomenologie, ed. Josef Seifert and Cheikh Mbacké Gueye (2009).

Along with the piece on Zeno’s Paradoxes, I have added two other short pieces by Koyré, both in English.  First is a translation of his essay ‘Réflexions sur le mensonge,’ published as The Political Function of the Modern Lie in the Contemporary Jewish Record VIII (1945).  Second is Koyré’s wonderful Introduction to Descartes Philosophical Writings, ed. G.E. Anscombe and Peter Geach (1950).

We hope that you put these materials to good use!

Reading Room Update – 3 pieces by Jean Hering

If you make your way over to our Reading Room section, you will find that 3 pieces by Jean Hering have been added:

  • Phenomenologie et Philosophie religieuse (1925)
  • His review of Emmanuel Levinas‘ Le Theorie de l’Intuition
  • His review of Gaston Berger‘s Le cogito dans la philosophie de Husserl, and a collection of essays entitled Philosophical Essays in Memory of Edmund Husserl (ed. Marvin Farber).  Both of these reviews are in the file titled Litterature phenomenologique recente

As always, we hope you find these resources useful for your research.

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