CFA: Kant and the Founding of Phenomenology (Seminar in Phenomenology and the History of Philosophy)

Seminar in Phenomenology and the History of Philosophy (SIPHOP):

This new Seminar, organized by Matthew Shockey (IU-South Bend) and Clinton Tolley (UC, San Diego), aims to provide a venue for rigorous and scholarly work that is focused on phenomenology’s engagement with the history of philosophy, with the goals of, on the one hand, fostering discussion of continuing philosophical issues from a phenomenological perspective by tracing out the historical threads woven into the phenomenological tradition, and, on the other, putting the phenomenological interpretations of works in the history of philosophy into dialogue with the broader tradition of interpretation of historical texts.

For the inaugural meeting of SIPHOP, “Kant and the Founding of Phenomenology,” we invite papers that explore the attempts by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty and others involved in the development of phenomenology (up to roughly 1945) to engage with Kant and neo-Kantian thought. Papers that are more topical but that draw directly on this period of phenomenology and its engagement with Kant/Kantianism will also be considered. Presenters will have 45 minutes to read, followed by 30 minutes of discussion, so completed papers should be about 4500-5000 words (excluding notes). Please send abstracts of no more than 750 words, prepared for blind review, to Matthew Shockey ( by May 1st. William Blattner (Georgetown) is the invited speaker, and there will be slots for 6-8 additional papers. The meeting will be held at the affordable Magnuson Grand Hotel in downtown South Bend, IN, Sept. 15-16, 2012.