Workshop 2018



Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology (CARP)Círculo Latinoamericano de Fenomenología (CLAFEN)

Seminario-Taller de Fenomenología Husserliana  /  Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, (STFH, IIFS-UNAM)

Seminario de Estudios Básicos de Fenomenología Trascendental  /  Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (SEBFT, IIFS-UNAM)

Grupo de Investigación Círculo Peruano de Fenomenología y Hermenéutica / Vicerrectorado de Investigación, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (CIphER, VRI-PUCP)

Seminario Permanente de Husserl  / Centro de Estudios Filosóficos, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (SPH, CEF-PUCP)


At the 5th OPO Meeting in Perth, Australia, December 2014, Lester Embree proposed holding an Interamerican (Bridge North-South) Encounter of Phenomenology (Methods and Problems) at the Catholic University in Lima in the near future, having in view—as always— the aim of fostering phenomenological research among the younger generations. Now this project is finally being carried out in his memory.

Workshop Theme:

“Methods and Problems – Current Phenomenological Perspectives and Research”

The founder of the phenomenological movement, Edmund Husserl, was well aware that his method and philosophical approach meant radically overturning traditional approaches to the universal scientific and philosophical problems that have always haunted humanity, for it encouraged us to abandon the natural attitude wherein such problems had always been dealt with, yet were still burdened with unsolvable paradoxes. Problems and themes from the past were not to be discarded, but only to be considered under a new light: namely, that of sense-endowing human experiences, whereby he also foresaw that his phenomenological approach carried “within itself the significance of the greatest existential transformation which is assigned as a task to humankind as such” – a “personal transformation,” comparable “to a religious conversion.”

Husserl’s revolution did not discard human rationality (as many of the figures that followed his path deemed inevitable). Instead, it entailed a “renewed theory of reason” that would rise as a heroic phoenix from the ashes of barbarity, despair, and weariness.

From the phenomenological perspective, reason not only allows “for no differentiation into ‘theoretical, ‘practical.’ ‘aesthetic,’ or whatever,” and thus must be understood as an “interweaving” of all of them, but must also acknowledge its own finitude, since it is deeply rooted in active and passive bodily experiences, temporal genesis, habit, affection, attention, motivation, and unconscious instincts and drives.

The Workshop’s thematic scope – including Husserl’s own methodological approach as well as that of many of other independent and fruitfully creative phenomenologists in his aftermath – is far from exalting a “theoretical” (formal or empirical) angle, but is broad enough to encompass all sorts of thematic interests: theoretical or epistemological problems (for example, issues seen in light of recent advances in biological and life-sciences); practical problems (such as violence, exclusion, freedom and human coexistence within cultural diversity, as well as historical, ethnical, moral, social, political, ecological, and medical issues); and axiological problems (including ethical and aesthetic values), among others.


The Workshop will bring together senior and junior phenomenological scholars from North and South America to discuss a wide range of currently urgent topics, following their original calling to “return to the things themselves.”

Date and Venue

July 5 – 7, 2018
Pontifical Catholic University of Peru:
Humanities Department (Auditorium) and
Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences (Sessions)
Lima, Perú


Registration: here

Lima, City of Kings:

The capital city of Peru, on the Pacific Ocean, Lima was founded by Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535, on the Catholic holiday of Epiphany, when the Three Kings visited the baby Jesus, and was therefore known as Ciudad de los Reyes or City of the Kings. It became the capital and most important city in the Spanish Viceroyalty of Peru. Following the Peruvian War of Independence, it became the capital of the Republic of Peru.

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Accomodations and logistics


Roosevelt Hotel & Suites ★★★

Address: Av. Álvarez Calderón 194, San Isidro
Phone: (511) 418 0000
Single suite: USD 119.00
Double suite: USD 145.00

(Business Center: Computer and Printer)

La Paz Apart Hotel ★★★

Address: Av. La Paz 679, Miraflores
Phone: (511) 242 9350
Single suite: USD 95.00
Double suite: USD 120.00

(Business Center: Computer and Printer)

Casa Andina Standard Miraflores ★★★

Address: Av. 28 de julio 1088, Miraflores
Phone: (511) 391 6500
Single room: USD 84.00
Double room: USD 91.00

(Business Center: Computer and Printer)

Hotel El Señorial ★★★

Calle José Gonzales 567, Miraflores
Teléfono: (511) 2412173
Single room: USD 65.00

(Nearby: Lb Computer E.I.R.L. es)

Daily transportation:

To and from the Hotels to the Conference Venue at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú will be provided.




July 5, from 08:30 onwards.
Lunch  included (Central Cafeteria) for July 5, 6 7

Saturday July 7:

Cocktail at Lerner’s home.
Transportation will be provided.

Sunday July 8:

A guided tour to the Pachacámac Ruins South of Lima will be organized, with an archeology PUCP professor.

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