Registration to Husserl Memorial Lecture, Department of Philosophy (26 Apr 2024)

Title: Normality and Normativity in Perception and World Constitution: Husserlian Reflections

Speaker: Prof. Dermot Moran
Joseph Chair in Catholic Philosophy, Professor
Boston College

Date: 26 April 2024 (Fri)
Time: 4:30pm-6:30pm HK Time
Venue: Room 101, Fung King Hey Building (Limited seats. Registrations will be handled on a first come, first served basis.) with synchronous online broadcasting on Zoom

Husserl’s phenomenology seeks a full description of the life of consciousness, what he called the ‘ABC of consciousness’, an account of all the component parts of consciousness in their essential interrelation (or ‘grammar’) leading to an account of the constitution of the intersubjective world as a whole. But the primary element of consciousness is perception. Husserl developed a rich and complex ‘phenomenology of perception’. For Husserl, we are anchored to the world via perception in the widest sense. Moreover, this perception is incarnate, embodied and the world is revealed through our bodily movements as well as the apprehensions of our senses. Within the basic connection of perception – there is an implicit valorizing or ‘norming’. We have criteria for normality and within normality there is optimality. Perception is intrinsically normative. In this lecture, I will explain the relation between normality and normativity in Husserl’s phenomenology of perception and its implication for his account of world-constitution.

Attend seminar online. No registration is required.
Meeting ID: 947 7400 1809