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CFP – NASEP 2014, Boston College

We are very pleased to announce the next annual conference of the North American Society for Early Phenomenology, titled:

Early Influences of Phenomenology: Neo-Kantianism, American Pragmatism, Experimental Psychology, et al.

Location: Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, USA

Dates: April 4-6, 2014

Invited Speakers:

Daniel Dahlstrom (Boston University)
Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)
Ullrich Melle (Husserl Archives, KU Leuven)
Andrea Staiti (Boston College)
Fiorenza Toccafondi (University of Parma)
Dan Zahavi (Center for Subjectivity Research, University of Copenhagen)

Call for abstracts

The purpose of this conference is to expound upon the historical and philosophical relationships between early phenomenology and its contemporaneous philosophical movements, particularly Neo-Kantianism, American Pragmatism, Experimental Psychology, Lebensphilosophie, British Idealism, and French Spiritualism.  Papers should focus on reviving the philosophical dialogue between specific figures by drawing concrete historical connections.  This will help to give a better picture of the influences that early phenomenology drew upon, and the influence it had on philosophers outside the phenomenological movement.  We encourage papers that focus on the relationships between members of the Göttingen and Munich phenomenological circles, including Husserl, and thinkers such as Hermann Lotze, Paul Natorp, Heinrich Rickert, Wilhelm Windelband, Nicolai Hartmann, Joseph Geyser, Emil Lask, Georgii Chelpanov, Boris Jakovenko, Nikolai Lossky, Leon Brunschvicg, Henri Bergson, Victor Delbos, Georges Gurvitch, Charles Serrus, Maurice Pradines, Paul F. Linke, Theodor Lipps, Oswald Külpe, August Messer, David Katz, Johannes Volkelt, Wilhelm Dilthey, Bernard Groethuysen, Georg Misch, Bernard Bosanquet, George Dawes Hicks, WR Boyce Gibson, Josiah Royce, William James, Charles Sanders Peirce, William Ernest Hocking, Sidney Hook, and Ralph Barton Perry.

Abstracts should be 500-700 words.  Please append a short bibliography of primary and secondary sources.  All abstracts must be prepared for blind review and sent via email in .doc or .docx format to Dr. Rodney K.B. Parker (

Both senior researchers and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

Please note that NASEP is not able to subsidize travel and accommodation costs for presenters.

Deadline for submissions is December 15th, 2013.

This event is sponsored in part by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada

A .pdf of the CFP can be found here.  Please distribute widely.