2021 – Decimoséptimas Jornadas de Fenomenología y Hermenéutica


The Current Relevance of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics. Perspectives and Topics

The phenomenological tradition commemorates 121 years of development, if we designate 1900-1901  Husserl’s Logical Investigations as its birth certificate. The hermeneutic tradition is even older, if we go back to the Diltheyan understanding of the human world and “human sciences” from the lived and historic experience. Likewise, in 1860 Dllthey retrieved Schleiermacher’s hermeneutic system, a Kantian and Romantic philosopher (1768-1834) considered the “father of hermeneutics”. Both trends have been woven together for more than a century of fruitful development. Their accomplishments are unique in contemporary philosophy, having reached all of science’s and culture’s thematic areas, not only those that were developed by the classical authors of such traditions.  

Their common denominator is the recognition that the dominant tools and approaches privileged since the Modern Ages by the triumph of natural and formal sciences to read, analyse and interpret the complex diversity of philosophical, scientific and cultural problems (current and inherited), albeit unavoidable, are radically insufficient and needy. Indeed, they alone exclude “all value position, all questions regarding humanity’s reason and unreason”, they have nothing or scarcely anything to say “about us, human beings, as subjects of freedom”. Instead, phenomenology and hermeneutics favor a more holistic and intertwined approach to problems and are more open to interdisciplinarity and dialogue.

For these Journeys, the Peruvian Circle of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics calls to reflect on the current relevance of the perspectives and methodological (interpretative) approaches of the classical figures in phenomenology and hermeneutics, highlighting some of their permanent contributions to philosophy.

With the participation of: Mariflor Aguilar Rivero (UNAM); Carlos Emilio Gende (U. Nacional del Comahue, Argentina); Sara Heinämaa (U. of Jyväskylä/Helsinki); Hernán Inverso (UBA); Dermot Moran (Boston College/U. of Dublin); Javier San Martín (UNED), and Luis Niel (UNL, Argentina).

Title and abstract deadline: July 15, 2021 (max. 150 words) to cipher@pucp.edu.pe

Submission acceptance: August 15, 2021

Spanish version (optional): August 27, 2021