CfP: Phenomenology and the Limits of Experience (21–23 September 2023, University of Bucharest)

Organized by: the University of Bucharest (ICUB) and the Romanian Society for Phenomenology Keynote Speakers: Natalie Depraz, Saulius Geniusas, Sara Heinämaa The recent publication of Husserliana XLII, Die Grenzprobleme der Phänomenologie, in 2014 has revitalized a...

Call for Papers: Phenomenology and the Sciences: Between Foundation, Clarification, and Material Contributions. Studia Phaenomenologica XXIV (2024)

Call for Papers: Phenomenology and the Sciences: Between Foundation, Clarification, and Material Contributions. Studia Phaenomenologica XXIV (2024) Guest Editors: Andrea Altobrando and Simone Aurora What can phenomenology say nowadays concerning the sciences? Is...

Cristian Ciocan, Violență și animalitate. Explorări fenomenologice (Spandugino, 2022)

"Cartea de față excelează în multe privințe. Din câte știu, este singura care, în spațiul nostru cultural, aprofundează atât de riguros și comprehensiv problematica violenței prin raportare constantă la fenomenul mai vast al animalității. Cristian Ciocan, bine...

Christian Ferencz-Flatz, “Film as Social Visibility”, in: Elisa Cuter, Guido Kirsten und Hanna Prenzel (Hg.), Precarity in European Film (De Gruyter, 2022)

One cannot properly assess discourses on social misery in recent Eastern Euro-pean cinema without first taking note of the fact that filmic depictions of them are disproportionately scarce compared to the extent of the phenomenon itself. Keeping in mind that countries...

Roxana Baiasu, “Lockdown Lived Experience, Illness, Power, and Epistemic Injustice”, in Peter Sutoris, Sinéad Murphy, Aleida Mendes Borges, Yossi Nehushtan (eds.), Pandemic Response and the Cost of Lockdowns, Routledge, 2022

This paper offers a contribution to recent discussions concerning the marginalisation or exclusion of the humanities from pandemic-related decision-making processes which have shaped important lockdown policies. More specifically, it focuses on certain contributions...

Natalie Depraz, Maria Gyemant (ed), Phénoménologie des émotions (Hermann, 2022)

Un sujet peu exploré dans la phénoménologie husserlienne est encore à ce jour le champ des émotions, longtemps minoré. Or la publication du volume des Husserliana « Sentiment et valeur » montre que les émotions sont un thème qui préoccupa Husserl durant toute sa vie....

Mădălina Diaconu, “Being and Making the Olfactory Self. Lessons from Contemporary Artistic Practices”. In: Di Stefano, N., Russo, M.T. (eds), Olfaction: An Interdisciplinary Perspective from Philosophy to Life Sciences (Springer, 2022)

Contemporary smelly artworks, installations and “scent sculptures” endorse philosophical and anthropological theories about the construction of identity as a relation to oneself and the others through consciousness and memory (John Locke), as a multi-staged process of...

Christian Ferencz-Flatz, “Screened Intercorporeality. Reflections on Gestures in Videoconferences”, Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 2022

This article brings a phenomenological perspective to the question of how bodily and inter-bodily experience is involved in interacting via audio-visual media like videoconferencing platforms. Contemporary discussions in interaction studies point to a certain...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Enjoyment fulfilment survival: on the value of art and beauty for life”, Popular Inquiry: The Journal of the Aesthetics of Kitsch, Camp and Mass Culture, vol. 6, issue 1, 2022

The discourse on vital values was once highly ambivalent in the history of Western aesthetics. The rationalistic mainstream condemned pleasure yet defended specific aesthetic enjoyment; only rarely was life itself uniquely seen as a source of pleasure. In the 20th...

Mădălina Diaconu, “Rescaling the Weather Experience: From an Object of Aesthetics to a Matter of Concern”, Environmental Values, Volume 31, Number 1, 2022.

This paper analyses the cluster of aesthetic features involved in the common experience of the weather. Perceptual features (framelessness, chromatics, texture, synaesthesia, ephemerality, proteism) are accompanied by 'atmospheric' moods that are irreducible to...

About Romanian Society for Phenomenology

The Romanian Society for Phenomenology was founded in 2000 to promote research in phenomenology, coordinate the development of this discipline in Romania, and help constitute a specialized phenomenological community in Romania.

The Society is a founding member of the Organization of the Phenomenological Organizations.

OUR PROJECTS

The aim of the society is to promote the phenomenology in Romania, by organizing conferences, seminars, and workshops, and by stimulating a professional community of researchers. The main publication of the Romanian Society for Phenomenology is the international yearbook Studia Phaenomenologica, founded in 2001.

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Alexandru Bejinariu, “Descriptive and Intentional Contents. Considerations on Husserl’s Logical Investigations from Brentano’s Empirical Point of View”. In: Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill (De Gruyter, 2022)

Abstract This paper develops a novel reading of Husserl’s critique of Brentano in Logical Investigations via the fundamental distinction between Brentano’s 1874 project of psychology as a positive, empirical science and his later descriptive psychology. I argue that...

Ion Tănăsescu, “Franz Brentano and Auguste Comte: The Theory of Stages and the Psychology”. In: Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill (De Gruyter, 2022)

Abstract The paper develops and argues the following theses: (1) Brentano’s theory of the four phases of philosophy was designed independently of Comte’s law of the three stages of thought. (2) Brentano took considerable care to underline the correspondence between...

Ion Tănăsescu, Alexandru Bejinariu, Susan Krantz Gabriel and Constantin Stoenescu (eds.), Brentano and the Positive Philosophy of Comte and Mill (De Gruyter 2022)

Before now, there has been no comprehensive analysis of the multiple relations between A. Comte’s and J.S. Mill’s positive philosophy and Franz Brentano’s work. The present volume aims to fill this gap and to identify Brentano’s position in the context of the positive...