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This podcast is for the British Society for Phenomenology and showcases papers at our conferences and events, interviews and discussions on the topic of phenomenology.

This podcast is for the British Society for Phenomenology and showcases papers at our conferences and events, interviews and discussions on the topic of phenomenology.
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This podcast is for the British Society for Phenomenology and showcases papers at our conferences and events, interviews and discussions on the topic of phenomenology.

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English


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Aoife McInerney - Practical Thinking

7/18/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk One understanding of the division between ‘theory’ and ‘practice’ implies a gap between the spheres of thinking and acting that needs bridging. At the core of the matter lies a standoff between the contingency of acting and the enduring nature of thinking. However, this dichotomy conceals the interdependent nature...

Duration:00:18:54

Jakub Kowalewski - Levinas and the Deformalisation of Time

7/18/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk In a 1988 interview Levinas describes deformalisation of the notion of time as the essential theme of his research. Commentators have usually interpreted this central Levinasian idea as a provision of a concrete experience in which the formal structure of time is realised. Although correct, this accepted...

Duration:00:19:42

Anna Yampolskaya - Aesthetical experience as tranformative: Henry and Maldiney on Kandinsky

7/11/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk I compare how two leading French phenomenologists of the last century – Michel Henry and Henri Maldiney – interpret Kandinsky’s heritage. Henry’s phenomenology is based on a distinction between two main modes of manifestation – the ordinary one, that is, the manifestation of the world and the “manifestation of...

Duration:00:21:27

O. Bader and A. Peri-Bader - The Presence of Others and the Constitution of Extraordinary Architectural Space

7/4/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Living with others is a key factor shaping our urban life. Their bodily presence scaffolds our social world and is involved in the way the built environment appears to us. In this article we highlight the influence of the embodied presence of other human beings on the constitution of a special type of urban...

Duration:00:21:20

Jonathan Tuckett - The Cartesian Meditation of Pneuma: the Dasein of a Video Game Character

6/27/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk “A few seconds ago there was nothing. But now, here I am! There’s only one logical conclusion. I am God and this is my universe.” The opening line to Pneuma: Breath of Life sets the scene for a video game that attempts something very odd for a video game to make the theme of its main story: Descartes’ cogito...

Duration:00:21:21

Zeigam Azizov - A Temporal Order of Things: Husserl’s ‘temporal objects’ and the (Industrial) Temporalisation of Consciousness

6/20/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk I will look at the concept of ‘a temporal object’ coined by Edmund Husserl and to address its complex development in the philosophy of technology by the French philosopher Bernard Stiegler as the question of the ‘temporalisation of consciousness’ . Husserl coined the term ‘a temporal object’ in order to show...

Duration:00:19:40

Mariam Shah - Typical Criminals: A Schutzian Inspired Theoretical Framework Exploring Type Formation and Potential Application in Magistrate’s Courts in England

6/13/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk This paper will review the potential reason for discrepancies in sentencing outcomes in magistrate’s courts in England. Other disciplines such as criminology, psychology and sociology, have tried to explain why sentencing disparities occur, but have resulted in superficial analysis which has failed to penetrate...

Duration:00:22:34

Niall Keane - Affective Demonstration and Speaking Communally: The Practice of Rhetoric

6/6/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Heidegger’s interest in the themes of theory and practice have been well documented, especially his early lectures on Aristotle’s Ethics and his prioritization of praxis over theoria. However, a less explored way into the distinction between theory and practice is to be found in Heidegger’s SS1924 analysis of...

Duration:00:21:30

Lillian Wilde - The Minimal Self in the Face of Trauma: Practical Applications of Phenomenological Theory

2/26/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Abstract I shall contribute to the discussion of post-traumatic pathologies of the self from a phenomenological perspective. Does the self remain constant in severe post-traumatic pathologies, or is it impacted? I will employ a very thin notion of minimal selfhood, in line with Dan Zahavi. I am drawing on the...

Duration:00:15:30

Edmund O’Toole - Phenomenology and Psychiatry

2/19/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Abstract By the 1990’s biological psychiatry became the dominant approach in dealing with mental disorders. This resurgence began decades earlier in America, where the ‘biological turn’ was an attempt to reform psychiatry along empirical lines and reaffirm the authority and status of psychiatry. Bolstered by...

Duration:00:21:34

Luis Aguiar de Sousa - The Lived Body as ‘Tacit Cogito’ in Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception

2/12/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Abstract I will focus on Merleau-Ponty’s notion of the cogito, in particular as it is presented in the Phenomenology of Perception. As is well known, one of the central aims of Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception is to formulate a radically new conception of subjectivity, that is, to introduce the...

Duration:00:26:04

Mary Edwards - The Phenomenological Foundations of Sartre’s ‘Human-World Realism’

2/5/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Abstract Drawing upon the work of John Duncan (2005), Thomas R. Flynn (2014), and upon Frederick A. Olafson’s (1967) classic text, Principles and Persons: An Ethical Interpretation of Existentialism, this paper argues that the development of Jean-Paul Sartre’s phenomenology is guided by his commitment to...

Duration:00:19:10

Matt Barnard - Two Concepts of Anxiety: Heidegger and Sartre on Freedom

1/29/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Abstract In this paper, I wish to argue that the difference between Heidegger and Sartre’s interpretation of the concept of anxiety lead to two different concepts of existential freedom. These differences have their basis in their distinct understanding of the nature of existence and the self, leading Sartre...

Duration:00:19:37

Tanja Staehler – Phenomenology of Childbirth between Theory and Practice

1/15/2018
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This is one of the papers from our 2017 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found at www.britishphenomenology.org.uk Tanja Staehler is Professor of European Philosophy at the University of Sussex. Her current research focuses on the bodily experiences and emotions of pregnancy, birth, and being with infants, from a phenomenological perspective. Her research mediates between philosophers (phenomenologists), parents, and...

Duration:01:02:59

Julius Greve – “‘The Kekulé Problem’ in Cormac McCarthy’s Concept of Nature”

9/1/2017
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Julius Greve examines the concept of nature at work in Cormac McCarthy’s Kekulé Problem and his literature, most emphatically in comparison with F. W. J. Schelling. The chair is Keith Crome, president of the BSP.

Duration:00:21:52

Matt Barnard – “The Silent Call: Heidegger and McCarthy on Talking to Yourself”

8/25/2017
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Matt Barnard draws comparisons between Cormac McCarthy’s Kekulé Problem and Heidegger’s Being and Time in our July 2017 workshop. The chair is Adonis Frangeskou, member of the BSP executive.

Duration:00:20:22

Katja Laug – “Kekulé, or McCarthy’s Physicality of Dreaming”

8/18/2017
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Katja Laug speaks on physicality and dreaming in the work of Cormac McCarthy at our July 2017 workshop. The chair is Patrick O’Connor, convenor of the workshop and BSP Executive Member.

Duration:00:21:34

Chris Thornhill – “Language in Benjamin, Agamben and McCarthy.”

8/11/2017
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Chris Thornhill discusses Benjamin, Agamben and McCarthy’s Kekulé Problem at our July 2017 Cormac McCarthy workshop. The chair is Will Large, former President of the BSP.

Duration:00:23:41

Patrick O’Connor – “The Phenomenology of the Unconscious in Cormac McCarthy’s Kekulé Problem”

8/4/2017
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Dr Patrick O’Connor, convenor of our July 2017 workshop on Cormac McCarthy’s Kekulé Problem, opens the day with discussions of the philosophical themes of the author’s first essay. The chair is Matt Barnard, Secretary to the BSP.

Duration:00:22:55

Rachel Coventry: Can Poetry break the Internet: A Heideggerian account of Post-Internet Poetry

5/26/2017
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This is one of the papers from our 2016 Annual Conference, the Future of Phenomenology. Information and the full conference booklet can be found here on our society website. Abstract Sam Riviere’s 2015 collection “Kim Kardashian’s Marriage” is an example of Post-Internet poetry. Post-internet poetry is the practice of using Web content as the basis of poetry. This paper will attempt to show that a Heideggerian analysis can shed light on contemporary texts in a way that renews Heidegger’s...

Duration:00:20:35