Phenomenology Center Symposium: Memory, Mind and Being Human: Phenomenology and Psychiatry Today
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The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center Presents the 36th Annual Symposium

Wednesday, March 14 - Thursday, March 15 2018

About the Event

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

This year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center is delighted to welcome Professor Dr. Thomas Fuchs to Duquesne University for a two-day seminar on phenomenology and psychiatry on March 14 and 15.

Professor Fuchs is the Karl Jaspers Professor for Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.  He stands out as a prominent philosopher, medical doctor, and professor of psychiatry. His work is at the forefront of the growing contemporary interdisciplinary dialogue between phenomenological philosophy, psychology and psychiatry. His interests and expertise span across issues of memory and embodiment, phenomena of guilt, shame, and grief, and matters of intersubjectivity, empathy, and questions of virtuality and reality.

Event Schedule

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Opening Session, 2:00PM - 5:00PM

2:00PM - 4:00PM Seminar #1: Body Memory and the Unconscious      
4:00PM - 5:00PM  Reception to be held in Phenomenology Center         

Thursday, March 15, 2018
Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Final Session, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

9:00AM - 11:00AM      Seminar #2: The Human 'As If'-Function and its Loss in Schizophrenia 
2:00PM - 4:00PM Public Lecture: Thinking Too Much: The Pyschopathy of Hyperreflexivity 
4:00PM - 5:00PM Reception to be held in the Phenomenology Center

Apply Today!

The Silverman Center seeks applications from graduate students, faculty, and professionals in the realms of philosophy, psychology, psychiatry, theology and religious studies, and beyond, to participate in the seminar, which is free of charge.

Because space is limited, those interested should apply by sending a letter of interest and current CV or resume to Dr. Jeffrey McCurry, Duquesne University, at by Thursday, February 15, 2018.

About the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

The Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center was founded in 1980 at Duquesne University by Dr. Amedeo Giorgi and Dr. John Sallis. It was an expression of the phenomenological orientations of Duquesne University's graduate programs in philosophy and psychology. The Center proudly bears the name of Mr. Simon Silverman, who was its first major benefactor. The goal of the Center is to promote and facilitate original phenomenological research and thereby add to the corpus of literature in all disciplines, especially in continental philosophy and psychology as a human science.

The Center also serves as a campus hub for numerous intellectual activities that complement graduate programs in philosophy, psychology, theology and communication and rhetorical studies. Internationally, the Center is known for its annual sponsorship of a spring symposium and the André Schuwer Memorial Lecture Series of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP). The center's activities are to advance phenomenology in breadth and depth. All of the center's symposia acta are published.