EWHA's Research Power for Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
February, 2020
EWHA's Research Power for Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences


The Fourth Annual Conference of the East Asian Network for Phenomenology

The East Asian Network for Phenomenology is an academic society which was founded in the year 2015. The main goal of this network is to promote academic exchange about phenomenology within East Asian scholars, especially young phenomenologists. The East Asian Network for Phenomenology holds an international conference every year and welcomes any contributions with regard to phenomenology (Edmund Husserl, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Emmanuel Levinas, etc.). The first conference took place in 2016 in Shanghai, China, the second one in 2017 in Sapporo, Japan, the third one in 2018 in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and the most recent conference was held in 2019 in Seoul, Korea.

The Fourth Annual Conference of the East Asian Network for Phenomenology took place on the 14th and 15th of June 2019 at Ewha Womans University. It started with a congratulatory address given by Nam-In Lee (director of the center for applied phenomenology and professor in the Department of Philosophy, Seoul National University). The conference consisted of 8 sessions and had the following 20 presentations given by 20 speakers from many different countries: “An Elucidation of Heidegger’s Expression of ‘the Act Which Founds a State’ in the Essay The Origin of the Work of Art” (Choong-su Han, Ewha Womans Univ., S. Korea), “The Community of Poets: The Idea of Community in Heidegger’s Later Philosophy” (Suh-hyun Park, Jeju National Univ. S. Korea), “Genre and Gender: Reading James Tiptree, Jr.’s SF” (Ae-ryung Kim, Ewha Womans Univ., S. Korea), “Four Ways of Understanding the Conceptual Expansion: On the Concept of Art as an Example” (Li-qing Qian, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China), “Phenomenology of Transcendental Reduction – Eugen Fink’s Sixth Cartesian Meditation Revisited” (Ah-hyun Moon, Seoul National Univ., S. Korea), “(A First Approximation to) Hedwig Conrad-Martius’ Phenomenological Argument for Realism” (Genki Uemura, Okayama Univ., Japan), “Heidegger and the Aristotelian Rhetoric: Between Language and Technology” (Diego D’Angelo, University of Würzburg, Germany), “Brentano, Descartes, and Contents of the Mind” (Ka-wing Leung, Tongji Univ., China), “Practical Intentionality in the Social World: A Husserlian Approach” (Takashi Suzuki, Kyoto Univ., Japan), “Sociality in Perception – Husserl and Sartre at the Limit of Intersubjectivity” (Chon Ip Ng, National Tsing Hua Univ., Taiwan), “Existence, Ethics, and Responsibility: A Discussion from the Early Levinas” (Wan-i Yang, National Sun Yat-Sen Univ., Taiwan), “Adult-Child Relationships Described by Merleau-Ponty and an Ethical Relationship with Others” (Maiko Sakai, Ritsumeikan University, Japan), “Taylor’s and Heidegger’s Critiques on the Projectionist Account of Values” (Min Seol, Sungkonghoe Univ., S. Korea), “Embodied Mobilities from a Phenomenological Perspective” (Tae-hee Kim, Konkuk Univ., S. Korea), “The In-each-other of Protention and Retention in the Bernauer Manuscripts” (Kohei Yanagawa, Ritsumeikan Univ., Japan), “The Phenomenological Analysis of Descartes’ The Passions of the Soul: Focusing on the Relationship between Reason and Passion” (Jae-han Kim, Seoul National Univ., S. Korea), “On the Violence and Metaphysics: What is the Free of the Deconstruction” (Chin Ching Chi, Providence Univ., Taiwan), “The ‘Fully Human’ Appearance – On Arendt’s Notions of Meaningfulness and Judgement” (Johannes Servan, University of Bergen, Norway), “Development of Husserl’s Theory of Judgement in the ‘Lecture on Transcendental Logic’” (Jong-woo Lee, Seoul National Univ., S. Korea), and “Mediation-based Approach to Evidence: Husserl and Beyond” (Shigeru Taguchi, Hokkaido University, Japan).

The next annual conference of the East Asian Network for Phenomenology will take place in 2021 at the Zhuhai campus of Sun Yet-sen University. The theme of the conference will be “Phenomenology: Past and Future.”


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