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THE SECOND MEETING OF THE ORGANIZATION OF PHENOMENOLOGICAL ORGANIZATIONS 

Lima, Peru, August 15-20, 2005

Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Letters and Human Sciences Building, Auditorium of the Humanities Department

The Peruvian Circle of Phenomenology and Hermeneutics (CIphER), the Latin American Phenomenological Circle (CLAFEN) and the Center of Philosophical Studies of the Universidad Católica del Perú (CEF-PUCP), in collaboration with the Center for Advanced Research in Phenomenology, Inc. (CARP) and the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations (OPO), are pleased to announce the Second Meeting of the Organization of Phenomenological Organizations to take place in Lima, Peru, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú.

DEDICATION

The II OPO Meeting is dedicated to Latin American Phenomenologist Alberto Rosales. Born in Caracas - Venezuela, November 5 th 1931, he taught at the Universidad Central, and since 1967 at the Universidad Simón Bolívar, both in his own country. In 1964-1966 he prepared his Doctoral Dissertation on the problem of the ontological difference in the thought of early Heidegger under Ludwig Landgrebe in Cologne , and received his PhD in 1967. This dissertation was published in 1970 in the Phaenomenologica Series (M. Nijhoff), with the title Transzendenz und Differenz. In 1973 Rosales founded the Revista Venezolana de Filosofía, and was its Director until 1998, the same year in which he ended his activity as a teacher. He also directed the Series "Pensamiento Filosófico" in the Editorial House Monte Avila. In 1998 he received the National Prize for the Humanities in Venezuela.

Rosales' philosophical work has developed around three main issues: 1) The clarification of the so-called "turn" ( Kehre ) in Heidegger's thought, 2) The problems of Being (Sein ), being ( Seiende ), Time, and Man, and 3) The problem of the essence of philosophy in its unity and its dispersion. Also a renowned Kant scholar, Alberto Rosales has paid attention to the situation of philosophy and phenomenology in Latin American countries. His main works are: Transzendenz und Differenz (The Hague, 1970); Siete ensayos sobre Kant , (Mérida, Venezuela, 1991); Sein und Subjektivität bei Kant ( Berlin , 2000). A selection of 21 of his essays and conferences on Heidegger is currently being prepared.

Institutional Committee

Lester Embree, Ion Coperu, Chan-Fai Cheung, Hans-Rainer Sepp y Julia Iribarne, members of OPO's Executive Committee ; Thomas Nenon in representation of CARP ; Rosemary Rizo-Patrón, Roberto Walton, Antonio Zirión and Guillermo Hoyos, representatives of CLAFEN ; Salomón Lerner, Cecilia Monteagudo, Pepi Patrón and Fidel Tubino, representatives of CIphER; Miguel Giusti, representative of CEF-PUCP; Krzysztof Makowski, head of the Humanities Department, in representation of PUCP.

Executive Committee

Lester Embree, Ion Coperu, Chan-Fai Cheung, Hans-Rainer Sepp, Julia Iribarne, Roberto Walton, Antonio Zirión, Miguel Giusti, Salomón Lerner, Cecilia Monteagudo, Pepi Patrón, Fidel Tubino.

Congress Coordinator

Rosemary R. P. Lerner
cipher@pucp.edu.pe
www.pucp.edu.pe/eventos/congresos/2-OPO