The Current Crisis of Europe from the Point of View of Phenomenology

Datum konání: 15. 5. 2015 - 16. 5. 2015
Místo konání: Národní 3, Praha 1
An International Conference to Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Jan Patočka Archives in Prague

Paper topics

The conference papers are accepted under two broad topics:

•Patočka’s account of the crisis of modern European man: crisis as the loss of the life-world in favour of the world of the mathematized natural science, and as a subsequent „self-abdication“ – the willingnes to conceive oneself as an object in the scientific world rather than as a free and responsible subject;

•• the current crisis – social, political, economic, environmental, existential etc. – from the point of view of phenomenology in a broad sense, without reference to Patočka.

Paper presentations will have a maximum duration of 30 minutes.

Paper proposal

Paper proposals will be accepted through a review process. The submission deadline for paper proposals is Friday, April 10th 2015. The proposals should be sent to the following e-mail address: The proposals will include a title and an abstract, with a maximum extension of 30 lines or 2,500 character (without spaces).

The conference language is English, French and German.