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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 […]

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 […]

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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Frühe Phänomenologie Oder: Philosophie und Psychologie im Dialog

Theodor Lipps, Alexander Pfänder, Moritz Geiger

Wochendseminar von Karen Joisten (Universität Kassel) und Hans Rainer Sepp (Universität Prag) am 29. und 30. April 2016 in Prag-Jinonice, Fakultät für Humanwissenschaften

Zeiten und Ort: Freitag, 29.04.: 14:30-18:00 in Raum 6022 Samstag, 30.04.: 09:00-12:00 | 13:00-15:30 | 16:00-18:00 in Raum5023

Freie Teilnahme – keine Anmeldung erforderlich

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The Current Crisis of Europe from the Point of View of Phenomenology

an international conference to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Jan Patočka Archives in Prague

Prague, May 15th-16th, 2015

One cannot escape today the refrain that Europe is in crisis: economic, social, political and environmental. Yet there is no consensus on what defines this crisis. Even the meaning of the subject, “Europe”, is a matter […]

Horizons Beyond Borders

Traditions and Perspectives of the Phenomenological Movement in Central and Eastern Europe

17–19 June, 2015 Budapest, Hungary

Confirmed invited speakers include: Michael Gubser (James Madison University) George Heffernan (Merrimack College) Marci Shore (Yale University) Nicolas de Warren (KU Leuven)

Please send paper proposals BY THE EXTENDED DEADLINE OF MARCH 8, 2015

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Body as medium

A Charles University EKS Department project in collaboration with Druna Conception: Doc. Benedetta Zaccarello

“Body as a medium” is an interdisciplinary project focusing on the role played by corporeity in some intersubjective practices related to artistic and therapeutic approaches as extra-ordinary situations where interactions and communication happen in forms that seems to question our idea […]

7th Central and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology

Call for papers: Phenomenology and Aristotle St. Petersburg, June 2-3, 2012. A conference dedicated to Alexei Chernyakov

The phenomenological movement recognized from the outset its debt to Aristotle’s philosophy. As it is too well-known, this affinity has been emphasized and deepened by Martin Heidegger and by the contemporary phenomenological research in the wake of Hannah […]

Erkennen – Handeln – Bewähren. Phänomenologie und Pragmatismus

Internationale Max Scheler Tagung Erkennen – Handeln – Bewähren. Phänomenologie und Pragmatismus

June 15 – 18th, 2011 Hörsaal Coelicum, Domstraße 10, Erfurt

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