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What is SIF?

"SIF" stands for "Středoevropský Institut Filosofie" ("The Central-European Institute of Philosophy"). The Institute promotes philosophy and transdisciplinary research. It achieves its goals through a specific curriculum and research, emphasizing the transdisciplinary and intercultural aspects and international cooperation. Furthermore,it hosts workshops and conferences,participates in several publishing activities and promotes the exchange of students and professors.

Research Project: Eugen Fink and French Phenomenology

From 2021 to 2023, the SIF is conducting a three-year research project on Eugen Fink and French phenomenology in cooperation with the Bergische Universität Wuppertal, which is bilaterally funded by the DFG and GAČR. Cathrin Nielsen, Alessio Rotundo and Alexander Schnell are participating at Bergische Universität Wuppertal and Lutz Niemann, Karel Novotny and Hans Rainer Sepp at SIF.

The project examines the influence that Eugen Fink’s thought has had on 20th century and contemporary French philosophy. This is essential not only for understanding the development of phenomenology in France, but also for the history of phenomenology in general. While the birthplace of phenomenology was in Germany, it spread to other countries with the second generation of phenomenologists and with a focus on its reception in France from the 1930s onward. Today, especially the dialogue between the German- and French-speaking members of the third and fourth generation of phenomenologists plays a main role.

Against this background, the genuine form of Fink’s work and its significance for contemporary philosophizing in general will be elucidated by this project. In doing so, the exploration of central motifs in Fink’s thought is laid out around the two main thematic axes of methodology and cosmology, which will allow the integration of other research areas related to Fink. In addition to these research goals, the overall aim of this project is to work together with the newly founded Eugen Fink Zentrum in Wuppertal on the edition of the Eugen Fink Complete Work Edition and to establish a worldwide network that will give Fink research the greatest possible visibility.

Leib und Literatur

Leib und Literatur – philosophische Perspektiven

eine Konferenz in Kiel

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Vorlesung von Robert Leucht

Am Dienstag, den 7.5.2019, wird PD Dr. Robert Leucht (Deutsches Seminar, Universität Zürich) im Hauptgebäude der Karls-Universität, dem Karolinum (am Ovocný trh in der Prager Altstadt), und dort im Vlastenecký sál einen öffentlichen Vortrag halten:

Titel: Eine »hoch gespannte Brücke zwischen Nord und Süd und Ost und West«. Die Schweiz als Europautopie, 1918-1990

Der Vortrag findet im Rahmen der zwischen der Karls-Universität Prag und der Universität Zürich abgeschlossenen Projektkooperation “Imaginations from the Periphery: Visions of Europe in Switzerland and Czechoslovakia, 1918-1990”, organisiert von Hans Rainer Sepp, Robert Leucht und Benjamin Kaiser, statt. Der Botschaftler der Schweiz in der Tschechischen Republik, Dominik Furgler, wird ein Begrüßungswort sprechen.


Husserl-Lecture Award for H. R. Sepp

The German Society for phenomenological Research (Deutsche Gesellschaft für phänomenologische Forschung) awarded prof. Hans Rainer Sepp by inviting him to deliver the Husserl-Lecture at the Husserl working days (Husserl-Arbeitstage) in Cologne, October 18th, 2018.

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The World and the Real. Photos

Venue: Prague 1, Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a
Dates: June 12-14, 2018

Philosophie und Literatur. Photos

The World and the Real

An International Conference organized by the Central European Institute of Philosophy
(Faculty of Humanities, Charles University Prague and
the Institute of Philosophy at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic)

Venue: Prague 1, Academic Conference Center, Husova 4a
Dates: June 12-14, 2018.

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Philosophie und Literatur

Internationale Gemeinschaftstagung

des Instituts für Deutsche und Französische Philosophie
Faculty of Humanities, Charles University und

des Philosophischen Seminars
der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel

15. und 16. Juni 2018
Charles University Prag

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Das Frühwerk Eugen Finks

Internationaler Workshop

20.-21. April 2018
Praha-Jinonice, U Kříže 8,
Raum 6022 (20.04.), Raum 5023 (21.04.)

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Affectivité et imagination

Perspectives phénoménologiques

13-14 Avril 2018

Academic Conference Center
Husova 4a, Praha 1

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