Imagination as an Act: Phenomenological Approaches (University of Liège, April 25-29, 2016)

We are pleased to announce a call for paper for 10th Annual Research Seminar of Doctoral School of Philosophy, University of Liège. The seminar will take place from April 25th to 29th, 2016, at the University of Liège (Belgium) and will focus on the topic of imagination taken as a mental function which is different from both perception and conception.

The seminar aims at investigating features and functions of imagination which separate it from both perception and conception. It will particularly be relevant to:

  1. finely analyze the act of imagination (and its elements/components) on the ground of descriptive psychology, by contrasting it with perception, meaning intention, as well as with other mental functions such as memory;
  2. study the specific role of the act of imagination (by contrast with sense experience and intellectual conception) within knowledge, but also within political and/or artistic representation and creativity.

Invited speakers

Margherita Arcangeli (Université de Genève)
Roland Breeur (Husserl Archives, KULeuven)
Chiara Cappelletto (Università degli Studi di Milano)
Annabelle Dufourcq (Radboud Universiteit, Nijmegen)
Augustin Dumont (Université de Montréal)
Kathleen Lennon (University of Hull, UK)
Alain Loute (Université Catholique de Lille)
Delia Popa (Université Catholique de Louvain)
David Rabouin (REHSEIS, CNRS)

Practical Details

The seminar will take place from April 25th to 29th, 2016, at the University of Liège (Belgium). Proposals (title and abstract, maximum 700 words) must be sent by January 5th, 2016 using the electronic submission here.
The abstracts will be evaluated by the URPh board through a blind-review process. Acceptance or refusal will be notified by January 15th, 2016.
Registration is not required for attendance. At the participant’s request, the Philosophy Department will issue a certificate which can be used for doctoral certification (ECTS).
The talks will be in English and French. Passive understanding of French is recommended.
The Doctoral School does not cover the accommodation and travel costs of the CFP speakers. Information on accommodation is available.

For further informations see here.

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