Program Prague 2018


PROGRAM and SCHEDULE                                          BOOK of ABSTRACTS

Keynote Speakers

  • Angela Ales Bello (Pontificia Università Lateranense and  the Centro Italiano di Ricerche  Fenomenologiche,  Rome, Italy): Dual Anthropology as Imago Dei in Edith Stein  VIDEO AVAILABLE
  • Hans Rainer Sepp  (Charles University, Prague): Religious Experience: Beginnings and Ends of Imagination   VIDEO                         
  • Michael Shapiro (University of Hawai’i Manoa): The Phenomenology of Belief: Media Technologies and Communities of Sense

Presidental Address

Accepted Papers

To access the abstracts, click on the link in the author’s name. Abstracts will be added daily till the full conference list is published. The Program will be published within the month of August

  • Jason W. Alvis (Institute for Philosophy, University of Vienna): The Counter-spectacularity of Religious Experience: Or, a case for Inconspicuousness VIDEO
  • Noman Baig (Habib University, Karachi, Pakistan): “Remember Me, and I will Remember You:” The Phenomenology of Ritual Remembrance in Sufi Zikr
  • Michael Barber (Saint Louis University, USA): Experiencing God as a Consociate, Justification, and Reality(formerly Intersubjectivity, Phantasy and the Religious Experience of GodVIDEO
  • Inga Bartkienė (University of Applied Sciences, Kaunas, Lithuania): Face On Screen: Is It Possible?
  • Alison Benders (Jesuit School of Theology, Santa Clara University Berkeley, CA USA): Claiming Interior Experience of Moral Agency as Imago Dei
  • Alexander Berg (Charles University, Prague): The Influence of William James “Varieties of Religious Experience” on Wittgenstein’s pictorial thinking, or Wittgenstein’s later philosophy as a phenomenology
  • Domenico Bilotti (Magna Graecia University of Catanzaro, Italy): Secularism and violence as the new masks of God 
  • Patricia Bockelman (Institute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida): A space oddity:  Overview of neurophenomenological methods for examining religious and spiritual experiences in simulation environments
  • Thomas Bown (Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah): The Phenomenology of Job’s Self-image as a Knower of Things: Implications for Psychology
  • Kenul Bunyadzade (Azerbaijan Academy of sciences): The Phenomenology of Love (Rabia al-Adawiyya (VIII c.) and Edith Stein (XX c.)
  • Vinicio Busacchi (University of Cagliari, Sardiania, Italy): Transcending Emotions and Intentionality: Daisaku Ikeda’s Interpretation of Buddhist Meditation and the Mind Body Problem
  • Carla Canullo (Università di Macerata, Italy):  God and man as unrepresentable images
  • Jan Černý (Institute of Philosophy, Prague, Czech Academy of Sciences): The Phenomenology of the Invisible in Jean-Yves Lacoste 
  • Muhamed Riyaz Chenganakkattil (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi): Disseminating the Religious Experience: Hajj Images and Objects as Alternative of the Sacred in Malabar
  • William L Connelly (The Catholic Institute of Paris): Modality and Metaphysics: Ritual Usage and the Predication of Religious Experience with Artistic Representation
  • Nikolaas Deketelaere (Balliol College, University of Oxford): Silence and Action. Kierkegaard’s Phenomenology of Religious Terror 
  • Neal DeRoo (The King’s University, Canada):  A Phenomenology of Image-Bearing: Spirituality, Humanity, and the “Supra-” Relation
  • Jonathan Doner (Virginia, USA): The Dynamic Geometry of Religious Experience: A Phenomenological Theory of Walking the Labyrinth
  • Dagmar Dotting (Fakulty of Humanities, Charlesuniversität Prague,  and Institute of Philosophy, University of Vienna): The Great Image Has No Form大象無形 Pictoriality in Daoism using Qiu Shihua and other contemporary mountain-water paintings as an example  
  • Cornelia Edwards (Charles University, Prague): The Diabolical Order of Striped Garments
  • Silvana Errico (Fondo Ambiente Italiano): Religiosity and Superstition
  • Guillermo Ferrer (Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany): The imaginative expression of the mystical event of experience (St. Theresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross)
  • Maria Gołębiewska (Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences): Patheticness and Temporal Phenomenalisation of Transcendence according to Kierkegaard
  • Alexandra Grundler (University of California, Santa Cruz): Taking Interest in the Imagination: A Mark of a Good Soul and the Foundation for Religious Experience
  • Rico Gutschmidt (Universität Konstanz, Germany): God in the Failure of Thought. Paradoxical Images and Transformative Experience in Negative Theology
  • Małgorzata Haładewicz-Grzelak (Opole University of TechnologyPoland): Aspects of phenomenological space in a semiotactic study of wayside shrines
  • Kyle H. Kavanaugh (The Catholic University of Paris): Being, Phenomenality, and Phenomenology: John Scottus Eriugena?
  • Yeonhee Sophie Kim (University of Hawai’i Manoa): Religious Affects and Phenomenological Being in Andrei Tarkovsky
  • Petr Kouba (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague): Phenomenology of Sacrifice in Patočka, Marion and Nancy 
  • Boon-Ooi Lee (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore): Cultural Phenomenology of Self-Transformation among Dang-kis in Singapore
  • Andreas Gonçalves Lind (Universitè de Namur): The concept of ‘imagination’ in the work of Michel Henry
  • Anna-Lena Lumma (University of Witten/Herdecke, Germany): Approaching spiritual experiences through different first-person mode
  • James R. Mensch (Charles University, Prague): Embodiment and the Experience of the Divine VIDEO
  • Lucía Montes Sánchez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid): Religious experience in Fra Angelico’s frescoes of San Marco: the origin of «visual» in Georges Didi-Huberman’s philosophy of images
  • Martin Muránský (Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava): Wonder as limiting phenomenon and challenging limits of anthropological concept of religious experience in Ernst Tugendhat
  • Vincent J. Pastro (Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California): The Phenomenology of the Word and the Mexican Immigrant Experience of Our Lady of Guadalupe 
  • Vít Pokorný (Institute of Philosophy, Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague): Daemonic dimension and symbolic politics: a study in historical anthropology
  • Mira T. Reyes (University of Pardubice Centre of Ethics, Czech Republic):  Merleau-Ponty and the Phenomenology of Animal Piety
  • Matt Rosen (Colorado College, USA): Religious Experience and the Anonymity of Being: Dark Metaphysics and the Levinasian Encounter
  • Joanna Sarbiewska (University of Gdansk, Poland): Deconstruction as a neophenomenology: the apophatic techno-image and ecstasies
  • Amy Slagle (University of Southern Mississippi): Can an Iconogram Convey the Divine? The Eastern Orthodox Icon in the Internet Age
  • Jon Stewart (Institute of Philosophy, Slovak Academy of Sciences): Hegel’s Account of the Representations of the Gods in his Lectures on Philosophy of Religion
  • Sally Stocksdale (Notre Dame of Maryland University): Exemplary ‘God-men’:  A comparative overview of the Spiritual Beliefs of Malevich and Kandinsky
  • Christopher Stratman (University of Nebraska—Lincoln): Cognitive Phenomenology and the Rubber Hand Illusion
  • Marta Szabat (Jagiellonian University Medical College, Faculty of Health Science, Kraków, Poland): Images of hope in palliative care
  • Jana Trajtelová (Trnava University in Trnava):“All Shall Be Well”: On Sin, Antinomies, and Transformation of Images in Julian of Norwich
  • Lawrence S. Wang (Albert-Ludwigs-Universitaet, Freiburg): Boredom in Aesthetic Experience as Mystical Analogue
  • Jan Warndorff (Utrecht, Netherlands, independent scholar): Ortega y Gasset’s phenomenology of human life
  • Katarzyna Lidia Weichert (University of Warsaw, Poland):Virtuality – experience of mystery in painting
  • Cezary Woźniak (Institute of Culture, Jagiellonian University, Cracow): Inquiring into the Pure Immanence. Notion, Appearances, Experience 

Panel: Reading Filipino expressions of faith and collectivity (Chair: Fleurdeliz R. Altez-Albela, University of Santo Tomas, Philippines)

  • Emmanuel Jeric  A Albela (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines): An analysis of the Philippines’ pre-Hispanic religious belief through revolutionary movement
  • Fleurdeliz R. Altez-Albela (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines): Communicating joy, generosity, and solidarity: Exporing play and festive in the contemporary Filipino celebrations of Christmas (Pasko) through Gadamer’s phenomenological hermeneutics
  • Patrick Andre C. Mencias (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines): Turning towards goodness: Levinasian forgiveness and Filipino Lenten practices:
  • Rhochie Avelino Matienzo (University of Santo Tomas, Philippines): Translación, a religious experience? An existential phenomenology of the black Nazarene folk religiosity in Manila, Philippines


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