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Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Welcome!

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, founded in 1980, is the representation of the phenomenological orientation of Duquesne University. The Philosophy and Psychology departments at Duquesne University share a tradition of work in phenomenology.

The Simon Silverman Collection at Gumberg Library acquires books in all fields where a phenomenological approach is used or criticized:

  • purchased and donated holdings in phenomenology and philosophy as well as geography, music, ophthalmology, pedagogy, law, and nursing
  • four alcoves including the entire personal libraries of Erwin Straus, Stephan Strasser, Aron Gurwitsch and Amedeo Giorgi as well as the five collections of Jan Bouman, Charles Maes, Rolf von Eckartsberg, André Schuwer, O.F.M., and Edward L. Murray, C.S.Sp.

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New Books

We are constantly adding new books to our collection, please take a look at our most recent acquisitions. If you have any requests or suggestions to add to our collection, please let us know.

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Special Events

In addition to the Collection, the Center hosts conferences and symposia to explore and expand upon the phenomenological aspects of varied topics, events and people.

Past discussions have included:

  • the turn to religion in phenomenology
  • phenomenology, cognition and neuroscience
  • music and phenomenology
  • phenomenology and its critics

Upcoming Events

February 12th - 2:30PM - 5:00PM - Duquesne Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSiP) Colloquium

February 19th - 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Philosophy Speaker Series - JIM RISSER - (Seattle University)

March 11th - 2:30PM - 5:00PM - Duquesne Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSiP) Colloquium

March 17th - 18th - Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center 34th Annual Symposium - "Contemplation and Beyond: Phenomenology, Neuroscience and the Spiritual" - A Seminar with Dr. Iain McGilchrist

April 1st - 2:30PM - 5:00PM - Duquesne Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSiP) Colloquium

April 8th - 2:30PM - 5:30PM - Philosophy Speaker Series - KRISTI SWEET - (Texas A & M)

April 15th - 2:30PM - 5:00PM - Duquesne Graduate Students in Philosophy (GSiP) Colloquium

 

 

Center web pages maintained by Angelle Pryor, Phenomenology Librarian