The Phenomenology of Perception Turns 75


October 29-31, 2020

University of Western Ontario

The Phenomenology of Perception remains Merleau-Ponty’s most influential contribution to challenging mind/body dualism and to understanding embodied perception.  Thinkers from a diverse range of disciplines including critical phenomenology, feminist phenomenology, critical race theory, critical disability studies, Indigenous philosophy, as well as cognition and neuroscience, have entered into dialogue with it in significant ways.  On the occasion of the Phenomenology’s 75th Anniversary, papers are invited that explore aspects of these dialogues.  Papers that take up historical, textual and/or contextual analysis of this text are also welcome.

The conference is being directed by Prof. Helen A. Fielding and will feature the M. C. Dillon prize and lecture for the best graduate student paper submission. Plenary addresses will be delivered by Donald A. Landes (Université Laval), Dolleen Tisawii’ashi (Michigan State University) and Evan Thompson (The University of British Columbia). Keynote addresses will be delivered by Dorothea Olkowski (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs), Gail Weiss (George Washington University) and Shiloh Whitney (Fordham University).

The conference CFP can be downloaded here.