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The 2nd International Research Summer School in Genetic Phenomenology “Limit Problems of Phenomenology: The Unconscious, Instincts, Metaphysics, and Ethics” took place in Warsaw from September 2nd to 6th 2019 at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology /Graduate School for Social Research, Polish Academy of Sciences.
In the late phase of his reflections, following the new possibilities opened by the genetic method, Edmund Husserl addressed the factuality of the body-consciousness relationship. Investigating elusive phenomena such as sleep and dream, birth and death, fainting and awakening, unconscious, drive and instincts, Husserl questioned the limits of consciousness, its inner continuity that holds together the passivity of life and the subject’s higher ethical performances.
The Research Summer School in Genetic Phenomenology aimed to offer an in-depth analysis of Husserl’s research manuscripts collected in volume XLII of Husserliana, while opening an interdisciplinary dialogue with psychoanalysis, psychology, sociology, and anthropology.

The Program of the Phenomenology Summer School 2019