Husserl's Phenomenology of Phantasy and Emotions

E-Mail Adresse für Einreichungen: marco.cavallaro@uni-koeln.de
Deadline: 06.05.2019
Call-Bezeichnung: Call for Papers
Ort: Köln
Datum: 18.07.2019
Ende: 19.07.2019 --:--
Veranstaltende Institution: Universität zu Köln

Since the publication in 1980 of Husserliana 23, Phantasie, Bildbewusstsein, Erinnerung, the topic of phantasy has experienced a renewal of interest among phenomenologists and researchers from different backgrounds. However, almost 40 years after its publication, we can say that specialized works on the subject have neglected one of the problems mentioned by Husserl. This problem concerns an important feature difficult to avoid in our everyday phantasy experiences, namely, the relation between the fictional object and the emotions of the subject actually experiencing it. For instance, reading about the fate of Anna Karenina we have sympathy for her, despite knowing she is a fictional character.What is the nature of such emotional responses to phantasied objects? Are emotions indifferent to the actual existence of that which they relate to? How do these fictional emotions relate to their real counterparts? This international workshop aims to address this set of problems, thus promising to fill a gap in the Husserlian scholarship on the phenomenology of phantasy.

Graduate students and Postdocs are welcome to apply for a talk slot in the workshop. Please submit per email an abstract (maximum 400 words) for a 20 minutes talk addressing the topic of the workshop. Abstracts should be formatted for double-blind review. Please write in the email the title of the presentation, name, affiliation, and contact information.

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