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Remembering: Phenomenological and Analytic Approaches

Grenoble, 6 - 7 May 2020

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CFP is closedOriginal Call for Papers

This workshop, intended for early-career researchers, aims to initiate a dialogue between analytic philosophy of memory, a field that has undergone considerable expansion in recent years, and the tradition of phenomenological research on memory. Despite the very different terminologies employed in these two fields, they ask remarkably similar questions. What is memory? Which forms of memory can be differentiated? Is there such a thing as collective memory? What is the relationship between remembering and forgetting? What role does memory play with respect to the self and personal identity? What are the ethical implications of memory? There has so far been little dialogue between analytic and phenomenological approaches to memory, but, if the success of recent rapprochements between analytic and phenomenological approaches in other areas is any indication, such a dialogue has the potential to be highly fruitful. The workshop will constitute the first step in this direction.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Nicolas de Warren, Pennsylvania State University
  • Christoph Hoerl, University of Warwick
  • Christopher McCarroll, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Denis Perrin, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Inga Römer, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • André Sant'Anna, Université Grenoble Alpes
  • Alexander Schnell, Bergische Universität Wuppertal

In addition to these confirmed speakers, seven one-hour slots have been reserved for talks by early-career researchers, defined as PhD students and those who received their PhDs no more than five years ago. The applicants should currently be based in France or in Germany.

Travel (within the limits of our budget), accommodation, and meals will be covered for all early-career speakers whose submissions are accepted.

Meeting languages: English and French.

To submit, please send an abstract no more than 500 words in length to by 31 January 2020.

Note: this event is contingent on the success of a funding request. We have previously obtained funding from the same source and anticipate success.

Organizers : Kourken Michaelian, Denis Perrin, Inga Römer, André Sant'Anna, Alexander Schnell. The event is organized as a collaboration between the Centre for Philosophy of Memory in Grenoble and the Institute for Transcendental Philosophy and Phenomenology in Wuppertal.