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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.

Erde – Wohnen – Natur. Photos

Jahrestagung des Forschungsprojekts

„Life and Environment. Phenomenological Relations between Subjectivity and Natural World“ (GAČR)
Kolloquium des Mitteleuropäischen Instituts für Philosophie Prag

Villa Lanna, 5. und 6. November 2015

Erde – Wohnen – Natur. Eugen Fink über die physis des Menschen als ens cosmologicum

Jahrestagung des Forschungsprojekts

„Life and Environment. Phenomenological Relations between Subjectivity and Natural World“ (GAČR)
Kolloquium des Mitteleuropäischen Instituts für Philosophie Prag

Villa Lanna, 5. und 6. November 2015

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Classical German Idealism and Phenomenology

Journal “Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology”,
Central European Institute of Philosophy at the Charles University (SIF)
and the Institute of philosophy of the Czech Academy of Sciences (Prague, Czech Republic)

invites you to

international conference “Classical German Idealism and Phenomenology”

that takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia
on September 13–17, 2015

Conference programs:
in English
in German

Karel Novotný received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques

Karel Novotný, philosopher and eminent specialist in phenomenology, received the Ordre des Palmes Académiques on 31 march 2015.

On behalf of the French Minister of National Education, Mr. Jean-Pierre Asvazadourian, ambassador of France in the Czech Republic, awarded the insignia of the chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques to Mr Karel Novotný to honour his scientific merit and his active contribution to the university and scientific cooperation between France and the Czech Republic.

Further information here (in French).

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 of convention. In a recent “Manifesto for Europe” the economist Thomas Piketty and fourteen other co-authors referred to the European crisis as “existential”; there is widespread confusion and doubt not only amongst Europe’s political, economic and cultural elites, but also amongst its citizenry concerning Europe’s identity, task, role in the world, and even whether it exists in the relevant sense.

This conference aims to clarify whether the concept of “Crisis” as developed by phenomenological philosophers Edmund Husserl and Jan Patocka is still instrumental for understanding the current European crisis in its intertwined social, political and economic dimensions. We would like to open a lively discussion about if and how the phenomenological concept of Crisis may show a path out of current European crisis – and, on the other hand, if and how we can, reflecting on the contemporary situation, develop the phenomenological concept of Crisis a step further.

For further information see conference website.

Phénoménologie et l´inconscient

Journée d´études

Date: le 19 mars.
Adresse: 1, rue Jilská, Prague 1, salle nr. 124a

Filosofický ústav AV ČR – www.flu.cas.cz


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

See more information here.

Journées d‘hommage à László Tengelyi – Tagung László Tengelyi zu Ehren

Faktizität und Freiheit –Phänomenologie und Metaphysik
Facticité et liberté – phénoménologie et métaphysique

Journées d‘hommage à László Tengelyi – Tagung László Tengelyi zu Ehren

Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities – Erasmus Master Mundus „German and French Philosophy in Europe (EuroPhilosophie)

VENUE: Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Humanities, U Kříže 8, Prague 5


Anthony Steinbock: Prague Lectures Photos

Venue: Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Jilska 1, Prague 1, room no. 124a

4 November 2014, 5 – 7 p. m.: “Erotic Perception: Intersubjectivity, History, and Shame”
5 November 2014, 5 – 7 p. m.: “Moral Emotions and Social Imaginaries”
6 November 2014, 5 – 7 p. m: “From the Gift to the Beloved: Toward a Phenomenology of Loving”

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 of the self and its physical borders. The aim of the project is to observe analytically the phenomenology and the specicities of these interactions enhanced by the physical presence, the structures and modes of language involved in those patterns of behavior and communication, the representations of the self implicitly assessed by the existence of these anthropologic practices. Via a comparative observation of technical languages and experiences involved in the process of expression and therapeutic transformation, and via the philosophical observation of those practices (from theatre to dance, from somatic disciplines to psychoanalysis) the project proposes to shed light on diferent forms of representation of the self and of communication implicitly structuring our patterns of behavior and our perception of human possibilities.

See detailed program