Activities

2020


Reading Seminars this semester focus on the theme of aesthetics:

May 15, 9:15 - 11:15 (SVHUM E2003)     Discussion of Chapter Three from Jean-Luc Marion´s In Excess, “The Idol, or the Radiance of the Painting” led by Thor Eirik Eirksen

April 24, 9:15 - 11:15 (SVHUM E2003)    Discussion of Heidegger´s "The Origin of the Work of Art" led by Cassie Falke

March 13, 9:15 - 11:15 (SVHUM E2003)  Second Discussion of Maurice Merleau-Ponty´s "Eye and Mind" led by Espen Dahl

February 14, 9:15 - 11:15 (SVHUM E2003) Discussion of Maurice Merleau-Ponty´s "Eye and Mind" led by Michael Heneise

 

A Works in Progress Seminar will be held the first week of June. Time and place TBD.

 

2019


November 22         Works in progress Seminar

            Guest: Magdalene Thomassen, Associate Professor of Philosophy, VID University, Oslo

 

November 19         Reading discussion: Hermeneutics (Marion / Ricoeur)

 

October 23            Reading discussion: Hermeneutics (Gadamer)

 

September 27        Reading discussion: Hermeneutics (Heidegger)

 

September 5 - 7th      International Conference

           Love: Contemporary Perspectives in Literature, Philosophy, and Theology   

60 participants from 17 different countries

Keynote speakers: Kevin Hart, Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies, University of Virginia; Werner Jeanrond, Professor of Theology, University of Oslo; Christian Refsum, Professor of Comparative Literature, University of Oslo; Cassandra Falke, Professor of Literature, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

 

07 June                    Reading Discussion: Intentionality – Marion

 

10 May                      Works in Progress Seminar  (Sommarøy) 

 

29 March                  Reading Discussion: Intentionality- Husserl (Id. §§ 36-38, 84-85, 88-90)/ Merleau-Ponty

 

22 February              Reading Discussion: Intentionality - Husserl (L.U. V, §§ 9-15)

 

2018


26 - 29 November     Ph.D. Course: Interdisciplinary Phenomenology

Speakers: Drew Leder, Professor of Philosophy, Loyola University; Hans Ruin, Professor of Philosophy, Södertörn; Espen Dahl, Professor of Theology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Cassandra Falke, Professor of English, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway; Thor Eirik Eriksen, Associate Professor of Community Medicine, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

 

14 October              Reading Discussion: Levinas: From Otherwise than Being

 

04 May                     Public Lectures: Evil, pain and the legacy of Job

Speakers: Hami Verbin, Professor of Philosophy, Tel Aviv University; Espen Dahl, Professor of Theology, UiT – The Arctic University of Norway

 

26 March                  Reading Discussion: Arendt, from The Human Condition

 

2017


10 November             Reading Discussion: Gadamer, From Truth and Method

 

29 September           Reading Discussion: Heidegger, "Introduction" to Being and Time

 

23 May                       International Symposium Phenomenology and the Broken Body

Speakers included: Fredrik Svenaeus, Professor of Philosophy, Södertörn University; Ola Sigurdson, Professor of Theology, University of Gothenberg; James McGuirk, Professor of Philosophy, Northern University; Marc Fabian Buck, Visiting Professor of Comparative Education, University of Hamburg; Ståle Finke, Professor of Philosophy, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Anna Luise Kirkengen, Professor of Public Health, Norwegian University of Science and Technology; Cassandra Falke, Professor of English, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway; and Espen Dahl, Professor of Theology, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

 

March 17 Reading Discussion: Husserl, "The Way to Phenomenological Transcendental Philosophy" 

 

03 February Reading Discussion: Levinas, "Ethics and the Face" 

 

2016


November 25         Public Lectures: Ethics and Phenomenology

Speakers: Dag Andersson, Professor of Philosophy, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway; and Cassandra Falke, Professor of English, UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

 

October 12 Reading Discussion: Marion, "The Banality of Saturation" 

 

September 02 Reading Discussion: Merleau-Ponty, "Preface" to  The Phenomenology of Perception

 

May 27 Seminar Initiating Research Group