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"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.

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 Arendt, Hans-Georg Gadamer, Paul Ricoeur etc. Alexei Chernyakov has been an eminent Russian representative of that tradition.

Nevertheless, phenomenological interpretations of Aristotle’s philosophy seem, nowadays, to be marginal, in part because of their reluctance to establish a bridge with contemporary Aristotelian scholarship and with alternative approaches to Aristotle. The conference aims at putting an end to this introverted attitude. It welcomes therefore contributions which, though of phenomenological inspiration, provide text-centered readings of Aristotle’s philosophy in dialogue with current debates within Aristotelian studies. Bringing to light eventual affinities or disparities with analytic-oriented readings of Aristotle is also a desideratum. There is no restriction as to the specific subject matter of the contributions. Phenomenological studies on Aristotle’s ethics, politics, rhetoric, metaphysics, physics, poetics, time, action, etc. are equally welcome.

The Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO)
St. Petersburg School of Religion and Philosophy, Russia
Department of Philosophy, University of Patras, Greece

Scientific committee:
Pavlos Kontos (Patras), Marc Michalski (Athens), Viktor Molchanov (Moscow),
Nelly Motroshilova (Moscow), Natalia Pecherskaya (Saint-Petersburg),
Panagiotis Thanassas (Thessaloniki), Panos Theodorou (Crete)

Place and Time:
The Conference will take place in St. Petersburg, June 2-3, 2012
(Universitetskaya embankment 5, Saint-Petersburg, 199034, Russia)

7th Central and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology