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Welcome to the Phenomenology Research Center

“I regard the PRC as the leading institution of its kind. It is highly respected by scholars from around the world, a number of whom have been invited speakers or resident scholars at the Center. It brings together eminent philosophers with younger researchers in a congenial environment that encourages intense discussion of basic issues (for example, the nature of certain key emotions). Soon it will house the papers of leading phenomenologists from Europe, South and Latin America, and the United States. From my own visit to the Center, I know first-hand of its many merits and considerable promise.”

Edward Casey, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, SUNY at Stony Brook;
Immediate Past President, American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division

“The Phenomenology Research Center at Carbondale, which I visited last fall, is fast becoming a global place for actually doing phenomenology.  Pursuing the great traditions does not exclude using one’s own ears and eyes.  In this way, basic phenomena like embodiment, attention, empathy, trust, or respect get a chance to open fruitful fields of interdisciplinary research and communal practice.”

Bernhard Waldenfels, Professor Emeritus, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany

The Phenomenology Research Center is internationally recognized as one of the premiere destinations for work in phenomenology. Located at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, the Center was launched in 2009 with the support from the College of Liberal Arts, the Vice-Chancellor of Research and Academic Affairs, and the Office of the Provost.  In these five years the Center has hosted a number of national and international visiting scholars conducting independent research, participating in the PRG on the Emotions project, presenting papers, seminar, conferences and working on translations.

The Center is always busy with visiting scholars, our Phenomenology Research Group and lectures. To keep up-to-date with the Center, please subscribe to our Google Calendar here. All events in the Center will be add to the calendar, including the meetings of the Phenomenology Research Group. If you have any events or call for papers that  you would like to add to this calendar, please send an email to admin@phenomenologyresearchcenter.org.



Your donation to the Center will help us continue to fund and to sponsor future and current research on topics related to phenomenology. It will also help to support the Center's archival project, speakers, and other activities related to phenomenological research. Your support is greatly appreciated.


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