Phenomenology Seminars (now online)

We will resume the webinar in the Fall of 2022. Active membership is required – for application follow the link

Questions: David Jaeger –

Readings and Schedule

Summer-Fall 2021

Hart, J. G. Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ Ontological Phenomenology. (Springer, 2020). 

Video Recordings of 2021 meetings: (click here) with James Hart, the author of Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ Ontological Phenomenology, and Rodney Parker, the editor.


Summer-Fall 2020

Husserl, Edmund. 2001. Logical Investigations. V.1. Trans. J.N. Findlay. Dordrecht: Springer.
Companion texts:
Hart, J. G. 2020. Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ Ontological Phenomenology. Cham, Switzerland: Springer.
Zahavi, Dan. 2002. One Hundred Years of Phenomenology: Husserl’s Logical Investigations Revisited. Dordrecht: Springer.

Winter-Spring 2020

The dates for the webinar January 24, February 21, March 27, April 17, May 1, May 22, June 19 (all Fridays)
Times, as before, will be 10-12 noon Pacific Time.
Readings: Michael Barber, Religion and Humor as Emancipating Provinces of Meaning (Springer, 2017).
Companion texts:
Dermot Moran and Joseph Cohen, The Husserl Dictionary (Continuum, 2012)
Timothy Mooney and Dermot Moran (eds.), The Phenomenology Reader (Routledge, 2002).
The book requires basic familiarity with the concepts of passive synthesis and internal time consciousness, so you may want to have at hand Husserl’s books The Phenomenology of Internal Time Consciousness, and, ideally, Analyses Concerning Passive and Active Synthesis

Winter 2018-Spring 2019

Husserl, E. The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology: An Introduction to Phenomenological Philosophy. Translation and Introduction by D. Carr. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology & Existential Philosophy. Evanston, Il: Northwestern University Press, 1970.

Nov 30: Introduction and Part I                                                                            Dec 28:  Part II, up to §15 (including §15).                                                              Jan 25: Part II, up to  § 36                                                                                            Feb 15: Part III, up to § 49Mar 8: Part III, up to § 59                                              Mar 29: Part III, up to § 63                                                                                        Apr 26: Part III, up to the end                                                                                      May 24: Part III, up to the end + 30 pages into the Appendici

Spring – Summer -Fall 2018

Edmund Husserl. Cartesian Meditations  (D. Cairns, trans.). Dordrecht/Boston/London: Kluwer, 1993 (or earlier editions).

March 30  CM, Ch.1 April 2  – CM, Ch.2                                                                    May 25  – CM, Ch.3                                                                                                    June 22  CM, Ch. 4   Seminar leader Jim Nelson (University of Valparaiso) September 28  CM, Ch.5  Seminar leader Peter Costello

Fall 2017

Zahavi. D. 2002. Husserl’s Phenomenology. Stanford: Stanford University Press, supplemented by Sokolowski, R. 1999. Introduction to Phenomenology, Cambridge University Press.

The dates for the Fall are Oct 13 ( Zahavi ch.1 and 2), Nov 10 (ch.1. and 2), Dec 1 (ch. 3). There will be talks scheduled in between these dates.

Summer 2017

Reading group continued Fridays, 10-12 am PDT.  Access to reading group is now available to members, apply at

Taipale, Joona. Phenomenology and Embodiment : Husserl and the Constitution of Subjectivity. Northwestern University Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 2014.

Spring 2017

February 17  Reading Group                                                                            March  10 Reading Group (Jana Trajtelova facilitating)                                  April 7  Peter Costello (Providence College)  Givenness and Explication: Phenomenology As Being-Towards the Margins                                              April 21  Sam Mickey (University of San Francisco),  Living the Epoché: A Phenomenological Realism of Religious Experience                                        April 28 Reading Group                                                                                          May 4  Joona Taipale (University of Jyväskylä) the author of the Phenomenology and Embodiment.May 12 Special lecture: Jingjing Li (McGill University, Canada) Ālambana-pratyaya and the Question of Other Minds in Later Chinese Yogācāra


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