Wilhelm Schapp – Lebenslauf

Soon we will be adding Wilhelm Schapp’s dissertation, Beiträge zur Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung (1910), to our Reading Room.  However, I noticed that in the reprint edition Schapp’s Lebenslauf has been omitted from the back matter.  [The date of his oral exam, 16 June, 1909, is also omitted from the front matter.]  Luckily, I have found a copy of the original publication, and have decided to translate the Lebenslauf for everyone to enjoy. An image of the original is also attached.

Schapp writes as follows:

I, Wilhelm Albert Johann Schapp, was born on October 15th,  1884, in Timmel, East Frisia.  I attended high school first in Leer and later in Wilhemshaven.  During Easter of 1902 I entered the University of Freiburg im Breisgau, where I remained for three semesters.  Here, alongside lectures on law and national economics, I heard the lectures of Professors Rickert and Cohn.  Then I went to Berlin where, alongside lectures on law and economics, I attended the lectures of Professors Dilthey, Stumpf and Simmel.  In October 1904 I passed the first bar exam at the Kammergericht in Berlin.  As a visiting student I
attended the lectures of Professors Husserl, G.E. Müller and Cohn in Göttingen for about five semesters, and also took part in their seminars.  After that I went to Munich as a visiting student for two semesters, where I attended the lectures of Privatdozents Geiger and Scheler, and participated in the seminars of Professors Lipps and Pfänder.
I wish to express my most sincere thanks to all of my distinguished teachers, but especially Professor Husserl, to whom I am indebted for his generous and enduring support, and under whose influence all my philosophical thinking stands.

W Schapp Lebenslauf

Reading Room Update – The Pfänder-Festschrift

The most recent addition to the Reading Room is the Pfänder-Festschrift – Neue Münchener Philosophishce Abhandlungen, Alexander Pfänder zu seinem sechzigsten Geburtstag gewindet von Freunden und Schülern, Hrsg. Ernst Heller und Friedrich Löw, Johann Ambrosius Barth: Leipzig, 1933.

All of the essays have been uploaded as separate files.  The contents of this volume are as follows:

Moritz GeigerAlexander Pfänders methodische Stellung, pp. 1-16

PhiIipp SchwarzÜber die oberste ontologische Kategorie, pp.17-35

Kurt StavenhagenCharismatische Persönlichkeitseinungen, pp.36-68

Theodor Celms – Lebensumgebung und Lebensprojektion, pp.69-85

Maximilian BeckProblem der Analogie zwischen seelischen und dinglichen Qualitäten, pp.86-99

Herbert SpiegelbergSinn und Recht der Begründung in der axiologischen und praktischen Philosophie, pp.100-142

EIse VoigtIänderBemerkungen zur Psychologie der Gesinnungen, pp.143-164

Karl LöwensteinWunsch und Wünschen, pp.165-200

Friedrich LöwÜber die Definition, pp.201-228

WiIheIm SpechtDie Grenzen der biologischen Erfassung der Persönlichkeit, pp.229-249

Ernst HellerÜber die Willenshandlung, pp.250-259

Reading Room Update – Lipps-Festschrift

In this update, we are sharing with you the Festschrift for Theodor Lipps in celebration of his 60th birthday: Münchener Philosophische Abhandlungen. Theodor Lipps zu seinem sechzigsten Geburtstag gewidmet von früheren Schülern, Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1911 (commonly referred to as simply Lipps-Festschrift).  Some of the essays from the Lipps-Festschrift were already available in the Reading Room, but now we have the complete collection.

Alexander PfänderVorwort, pp.iii-iv

Ernst von AsterNeukantianismus und Hegelianismus, pp.1-2

Alfred BrunswigDie Frage nach dem Grunde des sittlichen Sollens, pp. 26-50

Theodor ConradÜber Wahrnehmung und Vorstellung, pp.51-76

Max EttlingerZur Entwicklung der Raumanschauung bei Mensch und Tier, pp.77-99

Aloys FischerÄsthetik und Kunstwissenschaft, pp.100-124

Moritz GeigerDas Bewusstsein von Gefühlen, pp.125-162

Alexander PfänderMotive und Motivation, pp.163-195

Adolf ReinachZur Theorie des negativen Urteils, pp.196-254

Otto SelzExistenz als Gegenstandsbestimmtheit, pp.255-293

Else VoigtländerÜber die Bedeutung Freuds für die Psychologie, pp.294-316

Johannes Daubert had started to write an essay to be included in this volume, but was unable to finish it before the volume was published. For some insight into Daubert’s unfinished essay, see Karl Schuhmann and Barry Smith, “Against Idealism: Johannes Daubert vs. Husserl’s Ideas I and Karl Schuhmann, “Johannes Dauberts Kritik der ‘Theorie des negativen Urteils’ von Adolf Reinach,” in Speech Act and Sachverhalt (1987), pp.227-238.

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 – Moritz Geiger and Waldemar Conrad in ZAAK

Now in the Reading Room you will find links to articles by Moritz Geiger and Waldemar Conrad from the Zeitschrift für Ästhetik und allgemeine Kunstwissenschaft.  These links take you to the digital catalogue of the University Library Heidelberg, where you can download pdf versions of the articles by clicking on the links in the journal’s table of contents on the left-hand side of the page.

The links here are to Waldemar Conrad‘s three part essay, Der ästhetische Gegenstand, Eine phänomenologische Studie (1908-09), and to Moritz Geiger‘s Zum Problem der Stimmungseinfühlung (1911) and Phänomenologische Ästhetik (1925).

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