16th Creph Annual Seminar 2022: Pick up your eyes: Mediated intuitions and evidence-producing devices
University of Liège, 2-6 May 2022
As it has been often highlighted, Edmund Husserl’s phenomenology is resolutely marked by an immediacy-rhetoric as far as intuitive knowledge is concerned. In Logical Investigations, intuition, conceived as the " in person", the " in itself" (selbst) object’s giveness, is opposed to the object’s "simple thought" and to its "purely symbolic comprehension" (1901, §§ 7-8). Every object knowledge, reckons Husserl, supposes that its mediate representations lead in fine back to intuitive immediate representations through chains of fulfilment (ibid., § 18, § 60). It is even like this that an intuitive, to wit direct, knowledge of categorial forms "in themselves" becomes possible, inasmuch as it is possible to fulfil their signitive being-directed-towards by proper intuitions, founded on simple, even more original ones (ibid., §§ 45-46). Likewise, in Ideas pertaining to a Pure Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, all knowledge presupposes the "originary" evidence, the "in person" giveness (1913, §1 , §§ 136-137). If mediate or "derived" evidences do exist, the phenomenological defiance resides, precisely, in showing how they are based on an immediate foundation (ibid., § 141). This is chiefly why we can speak of eidetic intuition, inasmuch as there is a – founded on simple, individual intuitions – essence giveness (ibid., § 3).
Attendance is free. No registration required.
- Philipp Berghofer (Universität Graz)
- Thiemo Breyer (Universität zu Köln, Husserl-Archiv)
- Laurent Perreau (Université de Franche-Comté)
- Delia Popa (Villanova University)
- Dominique Pradelle (Université Paris IV, Archives Husserl)
- Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl (Universität Graz)
The seminar will take place from May 2 to 6, 2022, at the University of Liège (Belgium).
Registration is not required for attendance. At the participant's request, the Philosophy Department will issue a certificate which can be
used for doctoral certification (ECTS).
Presentations will be a maximum of 45-50 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes for questions and discussion. The languages of the seminar
are English and French.
CFP speakers are expected to cover their own travel and accommodation costs. Information on accommodation is available.
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- Bruno Leclercq: b.leclercq[a]uliege.be - Tel. +32 (0)4 366 55 93