Below you can find the tentative program of the Husserl Circle 2015. You can find a printable pdf-version of the program here.


The 46th Annual Meeting of the Husserl Circle
Time: June 9-12, 2015, Helsinki
Venue: The House of Science and Letters, Kirkkokatu 6, 5th floor, room 505

Subjectivity, Historicity, Communality (SHC) Research Network (University of Jyväskylä, University of Helsinki) and the Philosophical Society of Finland



Tuesday, June 9

10:00-10:15 Opening words by Mirja Hartimo and Sara Heinämaa
10:15–11:30 Thomas Hansberger (Marquette University): Two Arguments on Husserl and Externalism: Husserl’s Transcendental Critique of the Subject/Object Distinction
Commentator: Philipp Berghofer (University of Graz)
Chair: Mirja Hartimo
11:30–12:45 Lunch
12:45–14:00 Julia Jansen (University of Leuven): Husserl’s Notion of Deckungssynthese: A Radical Departure from Kant
Commentator: Rosemary Rizo-Patrón de Lerner (Pontifical Catholic University of Peru)
Chair: Jussi Backman
14:00–15:15 Hanna G. Trindade (Charles University in Prague): Temporality and Phantasy: The Role of Time in the Constitution of Imaginary Objects
Commentator: Ronald Bruzina (University of Kentucky)
Chair: Jussi Backman
15:15–15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:00 Virginie Palette (CNRS/ Ecole Normale Supérieure): The Normative Role of Types Perception: A Husserlian Proposal
Commentator: Gediminas Karoblis (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
Chair: Fredrik Westerlund


Wednesday, June 10
Consciousness, Understanding, Historicity

09:00–10:15 Invited Nordic Keynote
Dan Zahavi (University of Copenhagen): Communication and self-alienation
Chair: Sara Heinämaa
10:15–11:30 Michele Averchi (The Catholic University of America): Appropriation and Assimilation in Communication
Commentator: Witold Plotka (University of Gdansk)
Chair: Erika Ruonakoski
11:30–12:45 Lunch
12:45–14:00 Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä): Empathy and Typification
Commentator: Zachary Joachim (Boston University)
Chair: Mirja Hartimo
14:00–15:15 Dimitris Apostolopoulos (University of Notre Dame): Ricoeur, Husserl, and Poetic History
Commentator: Timo Miettinen (University of Helsinki)
Chair: Mirja Hartimo
15:15–15:45 Coffee
15:45–17:00 Lilian Allweiss (Trinity College Dublin): Self-Consciousness without an I
Commentator: Sara Heinämaa (University of Jyväskylä)
Chair: Joona Taipale


Thursday, June 11
Truth and Logic

09:00–10:15 Bernhard Obsieger (Complutence University of Madrid): Husserl’s Transcendental Reduction and the Realm of Ontology
Commentator: Wenjing Cai (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
Chair: Joona Taipale
10:15–11:30 Thomas III Byrne (University of Leuven): The Significance of the Hinweistendenz for Husserl’s Philosophy: Expression and Truth
Commentator: Simo Pulkkinen (University of Helsinki)
Chair: Joona Taipale
11:30–12:30 Lunch
12:30–13:45 Matteo Bianchin (University of Milano-Bicocca): Husserl on Meaning and Grammar
Commentator: Andrea Borsato (Independent Scholar)
Chair: Sara Heinämaa
13:45–15:00 Stefania Centrone (University of Oldenburg): On the Shoulders of Leibniz and Bolzano: Early Husserl on the Mathesis Universalis
Commentator: Mirja Hartimo (University of Jyväskylä) / Jairo da Silva (São Paulo State University)
Chair: Sara Heinämaa
(Coffee served during the discussion)
15:00–17:00 Book Session
Essays on Gödel's Reception of Leibniz, Husserl, and Brouwer (Springer, 2015).
Commentator: Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
Author’s response: Mark van Atten (CNRS, Paris-Sorbonne University)
The Origin of the Logic of Symbolic Mathematics, Edmund Husserl and Jacob Klein (Indiana, 2011).
Commentator: Claudio Majolino (University of Lille)
Author’s response: Burt Hopkins (Seattle University)
Chair: Mirja Hartimo


Friday June 12
Modes of Intentionality and the Kantian Background

9:00–10:45 Intentionality and Significance
George Heffernan (Merrimack College): Thinking of Jupiter: An Essay on the Phenomenological Concept of Intentionality in Husserl's Fifth Logical Investigation
Dermot Moran (University College Dublin): Human Beings as Sense-Givers and Apprehenders in a Significant World
Chair: Sara Heinämaa
10:45–12:00 Corijn Van Mazijk (University of Groningen): Between Perception and Judgment: Husserl’s Type and Kant’s Schema
Commentator: Carlos Lobo (Collège International de Philosophie, Paris)
Chair: Simo Pulkkinen
12:00–13:15 Lunch
13:15–14:30 Andrea Cimino (Boston College): Reality Beyond Illusion: A Phenomenological Account of Veridical and Deceptive Perceptions
Commentator: Fredrik Westerlund (University of Helsinki)
Chair: Simo Pulkkinen
14:30–15:00 Coffee
15:00–16:15 John Drummond (Fordham University): Husserl, Buck-Passing, and Fitting-Attitude Theories of Value
Commentator: Molly Flynn (Assumption College)
Chair: Mirja Hartimo


Organization committee:
Mirja Hartimo, Sara Heinämaa, Joona Taipale, Simo Oinas, and Tuukka Brunila