Our Past Presentations


Thursday through Sunday, May 5-8, 2011

  45th Annual meeting of the Heidegger Circle 

Hosted at Marquette University, sponsored in part by the Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics

Session Announcement

Monday, April 18, 2011

 Andrew Cutrofello (Loyola University Chicago)

"Hamlet and the Subject of Politics"r


Thursday, November 18, 2010

 Prof. Leonard Lawlor (Penn State University)

"Further Questions: A Way Out of the Present Philosophical Situation"


Friday, May 14, 2010

 Forgiveness in a Social and Political Context (one-day conference at Marquette University)

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

•  Prof. Laszlo Tengelyi (Universität Wuppertal)

"A Narrative Interpretation of Action: Ricoeur's Response to Davidson"


Wednesday and Thursday, May 13-14, 2009

•  The Ethics of Interpretation (Conference at Marquette University)

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Thursday, November 20, 2008

•  Dr. William McNeill (DePaul University)

"The Hermeneutics of Everydayness: On Heidegger's Phenomenology of Dasein"


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

  Mr. Sebastian Kaufmann (Marquette University)

"Attestation and Injunction in Ricoeur's Hermeneutics of the Self."

•  Ms. Cristina Bucur (Marquette University)

"Ricoeur on Narrative and Hermeneutics: A Propaedeutics to the Ethics of Reading and Self-Constitution."

  Mr. David Leichter (Marquette University)/p>

"The Call of Conscience and the Historicity of Community."

  Fr. Joseph Mueller, S.J. (Marquette University)

"Forgetting as a Principle of Continuity in Tradition."

•  Dr. Pol Vandevelde (Marquette University)

"Is There a Place for Love in Epistemology?"

•  Dr. Stephen Long (Marquette University)

“Theology and the Linguistic Overturn of Metaphysics: Why Wittgenstein Helps Us Speak about God”

•  Dr. Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)

"How can phenomenology do ethics?"


Wednesday, April 30, 2008

•  Dr. Elizabeth Millan-Zaibert (DePaul University)

"Towards a Romantic Hermeneutics of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's Fusion of Science and Aesthetics."


Friday, September 14, 2007

•  Dr. John Brough (Georgetown University)

"The Seduction of Images:  A Look at the Role of Images in Husserl's Phenomenology"

•  Dr. Thane Naberhaus (Mount St. Mary's University)

"Phenomenological Grounding and Transcendental Philosophy"


Thursday, May 15, 2007

•  Dr. Theodore DiMaria (Gonzaga University)

"Is Kant's Doctrine of the Self Consistent With His Thesis of Noumenal Ignorance?"

•  Mr. Arun Iyer (Marquette University)

"What Is the Object of Thought According to Heidegger and Foucault?"

•  Dr. Adrian Peperzak (Loyola University Chicago)

"Phenomenology and Religious Narrative"


Friday, April 27, 2007

•  Dr. Michael Naas (DePaul University)

"Derrida's Secularism"


Wednesday, May 17, 2006

•  Dr. Thomas Anderson (Marquette University)

"Beyond Authenticity: Sartre's Non Existentialist Ethics"

•  Dr. Kevin Hermberg (Dominican College)

"A More Social Epistemology with Husserl?"

•  Dr. Andrew Cutrofello (University of Loyola Chicago)

"Heidegger's Avoidance of Shakespeare"

•  Mr. Jonoathan Bechtel (Marquette University)

"Making Sense of Obligation: An Appraisal of Levinas, Lyotard, and Derrida"


Friday, March 10, 2006

•  Dr. Gary Gutting (University of Notre Dame)

"Science, Experience, and Philosophy: Bergson and Merleau-Ponty"


Wednesday, May 18, 2005

•  Dr. Sebastian Luft (Marquette University)

"Husserl's Hermeneutical Phenomenology"

•  Mr. Sebastian Kaufmann (Marquette University)

"Rightness and Truth in Habermas' Theory of Communicative Action"

•  Dr. Mauro Carbone (University of Milan, Italy)

"Variations of the Sensible, Truth of Ideas, and Idea of Philosophy on the Basis of Merleau-Ponty's Late Thought"

•  Mr. L. William Oliverio (Marquette University)

"Humble Disregard of the Other: A Critique of Hans-Georg Gadamer's Truth and Method"


Thursday, April 28, 2005

•  Dr. Jay Lampert (University of Guelph, Canada)

"Husserl on Simultaneity"


Thursday, April 14, 2005

•  Dr. David Pellauer (DePaul University)

"Historical time, Historical Knowledge"


Tuesday, April 27, 2004

•  Dr. Ronald Bruzina (University of Kentucky)

"Hermeneutics, Other Questions"


Monday, February 23, 2004

•  Dr. Jacques Taminiauz (Boston College)

"Art and Event in Heidegger"


Friday, October 31, 2003

•  Dr. Robert A. Di Vito and Dr. John McCarthy (Loyola University Chicago)

"The Ethics of Interpretation: Issues Posed by Genesis 22"


Tuesday, April 3, 2003

•  Dr. Anthony Steinbock (Southern Illinois University, Carbondale)

"Facticity and Insight as Problems of the Lifeworld"


Thursday, March 27, 2003

•  Dr. David Koukal (University of Detroit Mercy)

"Words and Things: the Problem of Constituting Phenomenological Meaning"


Friday, Decenber 6, 2002

•  Dr. Stephan Watson (University of Notre Dame)

"Hermeneutics as Interrupted Discourse"


Friday, October 18, 2002

•  Dr. David Ingram (University of Loyola Chicago)

"The Hermeneutics of Suspicion vs. the Hermeneutics of Trust: The Habermas-Gadamer Controversy"


Friday, April 19, 2002

•  Dr. Amos Yong (Bethel College, Saint Paul, MN)

"The Hermeneutical Trialectic: Notes Toward a Consensual Hermeneutics"


Thursday, November 29, 2001

•  Dr. David Vessey (Beloit College)

"Time and the Other: Otherwise than Levinas"


Saturday, September 1, 2001:

Session on Problems of Interpretation

•  Dr. Paul Gyllenhammer (Northern Illinois University)

"The Need for the Others in Heideggers Notion of World-Disclosure"

•  Dr. Terri Hennings (Freiburg)

"I Want to Believe: the Interplay Between Paranoia and Cynicism in The X-Files"

•  Dr. Pol Vandevelde (Marquette University)

"Is Interpretation an Event?  A Critique of Gadamer"

•  Dr. John Meech (Shimer College)

"Interpreting in Community: Paul's Kergma as a Model for Interpretation"