Videos in Phenomenology

Our Youtube archive spans a large collection of videos relating to phenomenology, here are three of them:

Giuditta Corbella – Roman Ingarden’s Metaphysical Qualities and Their Complex Ontological Status

This talk analyzes Roman Ingarden’s reflections on metaphysical qualities, also referred to as metaphysical essentialities. The main discussion of these qualities takes place within the treatise “The Literary Work of Art,” a text that is no longer uncharted territory for research. Studied and reexamined by literary theorists and aestheticians, Ingarden’s masterpiece has also been analyzed in the context of metaphysical qualities. However, research often appears blind to the ontological foundations provided within the monumental treatise “The Controversy over the Existence of the World.” Focused on the aesthetic and axiological dimension, literature has paid little attention to the ontological positioning of metaphysical qualities or their essence. It has not deeply explored their location within the eidetic cosmos, their relationship with essences and individual objectivities.

New Voices in Phenomenology with Marilyn Stendera: Naturalizing Phenomenology?

In this conversation we discuss Marilyn Stendera’s paper “Explanation, Enaction and Naturalised Phenomenology”. This paper explores the implications of conceptualising phenomenology as explanatory for the ongoing dialogue between the phenomenological tradition and cognitive science, especially enactive approaches to cognition. The paper offers three interlinked arguments: Firstly, that differentiating between phenomenology and the natural sciences by designating one as descriptive and the other as explanatory undermines opportunities for the kind of productive friction that is required for genuine ‘mutual enlightenment’. Secondly, that conceiving of phenomenology as descriptive rather than explanatory risks committing us to what Zahavi (2019) identifies as the error of equating the phenomenological with the phenomenal. Finally, that the erroneous reduction to the descriptive occludes the rich resources that the phenomenological tradition can contribute to investigations of non-human cognition.

Ingrid Vendrell Ferran – Landmann-Kalischer’s Philosophy of Value


This talk aims at exploring Landmann-Kalischer’s analogy between the sensing of secondary qualities and the feeling of values in her work “Philosophie der Werte” (Philosophy of Values) (1910). Attention is paid to the epistemic motivation of the analogy, the distinction between pure feelings and affects, and the relation of pure feelings to value judgments. As Ingrid Vendrell-Ferran argues, for Landmann-Kalischer, feelings can be both intentional and cognitive.

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