XVIII Peruvian Symposium on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics – Anthropology and Culture. In commemoration of the hundred years of “Renewal of man and culture”.

The XVIII Peruvian Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Conference will take place from Wednesday, September 28th to Friday, September 30th, 2022. This year’s theme will be “Anthropology and Culture: In Commemoration of One Hundred Years of Renewal of Man and Culture.”

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Throughout the 20th century, the experience of two world wars and multiple regional conflicts, as well as the spread of scientific and technological globalization, gradually eroded the Western world’s confidence in the notions of rational progress (theoretical and practical) initiated by the scientific revolution and its modern philosophical foundations. Hence, the renewed critiques of the modern concept of the rational, theoretical, and objective subject and its logocentrism associated with notions of exclusion and domination – a paradigm prevalent in the natural sciences and mirrored in various modern political programs.

In recent decades, this anthropocentric paradigm has faced successive crises on countless fronts, with effects on the global climate and health crisis. For example, in the internal (although slow) immanent transformation of dominant paradigms in the natural sciences, as well as in numerous global manifestations of geopolitical and ideological crises.

From science and philosophy, a “renewed” concept of man and culture has been gradually re-signifying “the place of human beings in the cosmos” (Scheler), which Husserl had already set in motion in the early 1920s, in his articles for the Kaizo magazine (Renewal), written between 1922-1924. Human beings, in the work of phenomenological and hermeneutic philosophers, have been recognized for over a century not only as part of nature (“being-in-the-world”), but also in a significant and ethically responsible relationship with it and with other human beings and traditions – giving them meaning through language and their cultural and scientific productions – as “subject-for-the-world.”

Therefore, the XVIII Phenomenology and Hermeneutics Conference invites us to rethink and redefine the role of humanity and the meaning of a discipline such as anthropology, facing culture, on a planetary level in the 21st century.