Reading Room Update – Antonio Caso and Jose Gaos

This year will be NASEP’s first visit to Mexico and the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).  UNAM has a rich history of engagement with phenomenology beginning in the 1930s with the work of Antonio Caso and José Gaos.  Caso’s La filosofia de Husserl (1934), now available in our Reading Room, is the first commentary on Husserl’s phenomenology by a Mexican philosopher, and draws upon both the Prolegomena to Husserl’s Logical Investigations – which had been translated into Spanish by García Morente and Gaos in 1929 – and the French edition of the Cartesian Meditations, as well as Gaos’ Spanish translation of Theodor Celms’ Der Phaenomenologische Idealismus Husserls (1928).  Gaos left Spain for Mexico in 1939 and at that time he had translated
Brentano’s Psychology from an Empirical Standpoint, Scheler’s Ressentiment, works by August Messer and Segei Hessen, and was working on a translation of Husserl’s Cartesian Meditations.  Gaos was in possession of a draft of the Cartesian Meditations given to Ortega by Husserl, but it was lost during Gaos’ move to Mexico during the Spanish Civil War.  As mentioned above, Gaos had also translated Celms’ famous critical work on Husserl.  Selections from this translation, El Idealismo fenomenológico de Husserl (1931) are also now available on our site.

For more information on the history of phenomenology in Mexico, please see Antonio Zirion’s wonderful paper, “Phenomenology in Mexico: A historical profile,” Continental Philosophy Review 33: 75–92, 2000.

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 – This and that

Below is a list (and a few comments on) of the latest additions to our Reading Room.  Most of these items are quite small, but are either interesting or obscure enough to warrant posting.  In this post you will find the (near) complete bibliographic information data for many of these pieces, whereas in the Reading Room the link will not include these.
I have also not included links to the articles in this post.  If you would like to view them, please go to the Reading Room.  If you find that any of the links are broken, please let us know.

Emmanuel Levinas – “Revues Critiques – Phenomenologie,” Revue Philosophique de la France et de l’Etranger (1937), pp.258-263

  • Herein, Levinas offers brief reviews of three books: Hans Reiner, Das Phänomen des Glaubens (1934); Arnold Metzger, Phänomenologie und Metaphysik (1933); and Friedrich Weidauer, Kritik der Tranzendentalphänomenologie Husserls, Erster Theil (1933).

Jean Hering – “De Max Scheler à Hans Reiner,” Revue d’histoire et de philosophie religieuses (1925), pp.152-164

Jean Hering – “Bulletin de philosophie phénoménologique,” Revue d’histoire et de philosophie religieuses 30 (1950), pp. 51-55

Jean Hering – “La phénoménologie d’Edmund Husserl il y a trente ans souvenirs et reflexions d’un étudiant de 1909,” Revue Internationale de Philosophie 1:2 (1939), pp.366-373

Jean Hering – “La représentation et le rêve,” Revue d’Histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses 27 (1947), pp. 193–206

Jean Hering – “Das Problem des Seins bei Hedwig Conrad-Martius,” Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung 13:3 (1959), pp. 463-469

Edith SteinBeitrage zur philosophischen Begrundung der Psychologie und der Geisteswissenschaften (1922) [selections; p.1-207]

  • Note that this is not the complete piece from the Jahrbuch.  I was only able to obtain part of the work.

Dietrich Mahnke – (Review) “W. Dilthey, Gesammelte Schriften VII. Bd.: Der Aufbau der geschichtlichen Welt in den Geisteswissenschaften, Hrsg. von Bernhard Groethuysen,” Deutzsche Litteraturzeitung 44 (1927), pp. 2143-2151

Paul Ferdinand Linke – “Das Recht der Phänomenologie,” Kant-Studien 21 (1917), pp.163-221

Alexander Pfänder – (Review) “Th. Celms, Die Phänomenologische Idealismus Husserls, Deutsche Literaturzeitung 43 (1929), pp.2048-2050.

Fritz Weinmann Zur Struktur der Melodie (1903).

  • Weinmann was one of the participants in the “Munich invasion” of Göttingen, along with Johannes Daubert, Adolf Reinach and Alfred Schwenninger.  This is his dissertation, which was written under Theodor Lipps.

Alfred von Sybel – “Zu Schelers Ethik,” Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche (1925), pp.216-232.

Maximilian Beck – “Die Neue Problemlage der Erkenntnistheorie,” Deutsche Vierteljahrsschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Geistesgeschichte 6 (1928), pp.611-639

Franz Josef Brecht – (Review) “A. Pfänder, Logik,” Kant-Studien 38 (1933), p.223

Gustav Shpet – “Consciousness and its Owner,” From the participants in G.I. Chelpanov’s seminars in Kiev and Moscow 1891-1916: Articles on Philosophy and Psychology (1916), pp.115-210.

  • This piece (uploaded here in the original Russian) is not included in Thomas Nemeth’s translation of Shpet’s Appearance and Sense (1914/1991), but he informs us that an English translation of this essay is in the works!

Reading Room Update – Siegfried Hamburger and Dietrich Heinrich Kerler

New to the Reading Room are Siegfried Hamburger‘s article ‘Die Kausalitäts-Apriorität in Schopenhauers Schrift über den Satz vom zureichenden Grunde,’ Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 23 (1910): 532-536, and Dietrich H. Kerler‘s book Max Scheler und die impersonalistische Lebensanschauung (1917).

According to Alice von Hildebrand, Siegfried Hamburger was the life-long friend of her husband, and Dietrich von Hildebrand often referred to Hamburger as “the most intelligent man he met in his life.”

Siegfried Hamburger WWII draft card

As always, we hope that these materials will be put to use.

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