University of Latvia

Edmund Husserl 160, Martin Heidegger 130

Riga, University of Latvia, 10-12 December, 2019

 

Department of Philosophy and Ethics of the University of Latvia, Interdisciplinary Research centre of Academic Library of the University of Latvia, Heidegger Society in Latvia, Austria Embassy Riga, State Research Programme: Latvian Language, State Culture Capital Foundation organize three day International Interdisciplinary Conference.

The conference held in Riga, University of Latvia, December 10 - 12, 2019. The opening of the conference in December 10, at 11:00, Mazā aula, University of Latvia, Raiņa boulv. 19.  The programme of the conference here.

The distinguished thinkers Edmund Husserl (1859-1938) – creator of the phenomenology of the XX century and Martin Heidegger (1889-1976) – the developer of phenomenological hermeneutics and the creator of fundamental ontology – have important anniversaries in 2019: Edmund Husserl – 160, Martin Heidegger -130. Their philosophical heritage has had an indelible effect not only on the development of contemporary philosophy, but also on the development of the arts, literature, social sciences and humanities in general, in certain respects reaching out to life sciences, philosophy of technology, psychiatry and the theory of science. The specifics and rigor of phenomenological method and the disclosure of ontological structures typical of the works of both philosophers, describe both the formation of individual experience – the determinations of its mode of existence, and the way the horizon of meaning unfolds and exists within certain social conditions.

The conference languages: English and German.

We wish interesting and fruitful discussions and successful development of the conference!

Organizers and initiators of the conference        
Dr.phil., assoc. professor Raivis Bičevskis
Head of Department of Philosophy and Ethics, Faculty of History and Philosophy, University of Latvia
raivis.bicevskis@lu.lv 

Dr.phil., Leading researcher Ineta Kivle
Deputy Director of the Academic Library of the University of Latvia, Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Center
Ineta.kivle@lu.lv