Montag, 24. Juni 2013


Dear Friends of the Husserl-Circle,

here is the digital version of the pre-proceedings!

All the best,

Sonja & Harald


Sonntag, 16. Juni 2013


Dear Friends of the Husser Circle!

Here is the print version of the final conference program.

All the best & see you very soon,

Sonja & Harald

Freitag, 14. Juni 2013

Conference Poster

Dear friends of the Husserl Circle,

here is our conference poster. Thanks to Christian Wiedner ( for the great design!

All the best,

Sonja & Harald

Donnerstag, 13. Juni 2013

Conference Venue

Dear Friends of the Husserl Circle,

some of you may have noticed that we didn't announce the conference venue yet. The reasons were a couple of late-minute adjustements, but now everything's resolved. The Husserl Circle Meeting will take place at the

Department for Philosophy
Karl-Franzens-University Graz
Heinrichstraße 26/5th floor
Room UR 09.51

The department is easy to find - it is very close to the main building, pretty much in the heart of the university campus. It is a six-floor tower-like building with two entrances: one from the campus and one from Heinrichstrasse. Take the entrance from the campus and just go to the 5th floor. You can't miss the room.

In order to make things easier, you can also use this map of the campus. The department is tagged with a circle and the number 9.


Sonja & Harald

Mittwoch, 29. Mai 2013

Final Program

Dear Friends of the Husserl-Circle,

here it is, the final program for the Meeting.

All the best,

Sonja & Harald

20th of June

21st of June
22nd of June

9 – 10: Reception

10 – 10.50: Opening Address
9.30 – 10.40
Presenter: Martin Holt (King’s College, London):
„A Defence of Hearing Meanings in Words“
Commentator: Marian David (Karl-Franzens-University Graz)
Christopher Erhard (LMU Munich): „From Nihilism to Creationism – Husserl and Ingarden on Ficta“
Commentator: Emanuele Caminada (University of Cologne)
10.50 – 12.00
Presenter: John Drummond (Fordham University): „Love and Admiration“
Commentator: Andrea Borsato (Independent Scholar)
10.50 –  12.00
Presenter: Iulian Toader (University of Bucharest) „Why Did Weyl Think That Formalism’s Victory Against Intuitionism Entails a Defeat of Pure Phenomenology?“
Commentator: Georg Schiemer (LMU Munich)
Stefania Centrone (University of Oldenburg): “On the Right Interpretation of the God Jupiter in Husserl’s Vth Logical Investigation”
Commentator: George Heffernan (Merrimack College)
12.20 – 1.30
Presenter: Hanne Jacobs (Loyola University Chicago): „Rethinking Narrativity“
Commentator: Rosemary Lerner (Pontificial Catholic University of Peru)
12.20 –  1.30
Presenter: Jean-Baptiste Fournier (University of Paris I – Panthéon-Sorbonne): „Husserl’s and Carnap’s Raumbücher and the Elaboration of Their Concept of Constitution“
Commentator: Carlo Ierna (University of Utrecht)
Daniele De Santis (Seattle University): „Remarks on Husserl on Intuition and Eidos“
Commentator: Panos Theodorou (University of Crete)
3.00 –  4.10
Presenter: Emiliano Trizio (Seattle University): „Husserl’s Answer to the Challenge of Hedonism: Pleasure and Values from a Phenomenological Standpoint“
Commentator: Sophie Loidolt (University of Vienna)
3.00 –  4.10
Presenter: Michela Summa (University of Heidelberg): „The Zero-Point of Orientation and the Bodily Nature of Subjectivity“
Commentator: Patrick Burke (Gonzaga University)
Presenter: Andrea Zhok (University of Milano): „Phenomenology and Possibility“
Commentator: Philipp Berghofer (Karl-Franzens-University Graz)
4.20 – 5.30
Book Panel: Dermot Moran (University College Dublin)
Commentators: Thomas Nenon (University of Memphis) & Christoph Durt (University of California, Berkeley)
4.20 – 5.30
Presenter: Fotini Vassiliou (National Technical University of Athens): „Husserl's Transcendental Aesthetic and its Architectonic“
Commentator: Dennis Skocz (Independent Scholar)
Presenter: Genki Uemura (Rissho University): „Making Sense of the Actuality
Husserl’s Transcendental Idealism in the Light of the Metaphysics of Modality“
Commentator: Michael Wallner (Karl-Franzens-University Graz)

Dienstag, 23. April 2013

Transfer from Vienna International Airport to Graz

Dear Friends of the Husserl Circle,

even though Graz has its own airport, many of you will want to go to Vienna first and then take the train to Graz. Direct flights to Graz are rather expensive and the transfer between Vienna International Airport and Graz is very smooth.

From Vienna International Airport you may want to take the train to Graz Hauptbahnhof (central station). In order to do so, you first have to take the bus from Vienna International Airport to Vienna Südbahnhof (South train station). There is a bus every 20 minutes and it takes you 30 minutes maximum to go there. Some of the trains from Vienna Südbahnhof to Graz require you to change a second time (at Bruck an der Mur or Leoben). For trains going from Vienna to Graz see the online schedule information of the Austrian national train operator OEBB ( - use the station names Airport VIE and Graz for the search).

You don't have to make reservations for your train tickets. Trains between Vienna and Graz go every hour. It is a very scenic, two-hour ride and you will come by Kirchberg am Wechsel - the village where Wittgenstein used to work as a schoolteacher.

All the best,


Donnerstag, 18. April 2013

Preliminary Program

Dear friends and colleagues,

we are very happy to present the preliminary program of this year's Husserl Circle Meeting at the University of Graz, Austria. The exact time schedule will be published as soon as possible.

All the best,

Sonja & Harald

20th of June
21st of June
22nd of June
Reception and Opening Address
Martin Holt/Marian David
Christopher Erhard/Emanuele Caminada
John Drummond/Andrea Borsato
Iulian Toader/Georg Schiemer
Stefania Centrone/George Heffernan
Hanne Jacobs/Rosemary Lerner
Jean-Baptiste Fournier/Carlo Ierna
Daniele De Santis/Panos Theodorou
Emiliano Trizio /Sophie Loidolt
Michela Summa/Patrick Burke
Andrea Zhok/Philipp Berghofer
Book Session Dermot Moran
Fotini Vassiliou/Dennis Skocz
Genki Uemura/Michael Wallner

Donnerstag, 7. Februar 2013

Thank You!

Dear Members and Friends of the Husserl Circle!

We are pleased to report that the Call for Paper for this year’s Husserl Circle Meeting in Graz, Austria, was a sweeping success. We received nearly 80 submissions from 4 continents. The abstracts cover virtually every aspect of phenomenological research. However, it was not only the number of abstracts that tells a lot about the liveliness of contemporary Husserl-scholarship. We were also amazed by the high quality of the submitted abstracts. Unfortunately, a high number of high-quality abstracts also means that we will have to make some hard decisions. Yet, on the plus side, we look forward to what will certainly be a display of cutting-edge research in phenomenology.

All the best & thank you,

Sonja & Harald

Mittwoch, 2. Januar 2013

Call for Papers

44th International Meeting of the Husserl Circle
June 20 – June 22, 2013, Karl-Franzens-University Graz, Austria

Abstracts are invited for an international conference on Husserlian phenomenology. Although papers on any aspect of Husserl’s work are welcome, special emphasis is laid on attempts to re-contextualize Husserlian phenomenology with other strands in 20th century and contemporary philosophy.

Please send your submission via email (as an attached pdf-, txt- or Word-file, 500 words maximum) to the following addresses: and

Submission Deadline: February 1, 2013
Decision will be announced by March 1, 2013.
Organizers: Sonja Rinofner-Kreidl, Harald A. Wiltsche
Website of the Husserl Circle: