We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Otherwise, we'll assume you're OK to continue.

Durham University

Department of Philosophy

Phenomenology Reading Group

The Phenomenology Reading Group (PRG) is open to all postgrad students and staff.

Each meeting is based on a reading which will have been read beforehand—a journal article, a chapter from a book or in some cases writings of the members themselves. Meetings usually begin with a volunteer giving a brief introduction to the reading, followed by a lively discussion.

The PRG aims to be welcoming to all who are interested in Philosophy of Mind, Continental Philosophy and Phenomenology and does not require specialist knowledge.

We previously met fortnightly on Fridays at 1pm in the Departmental Seminar Room (51 Old Elvet). Further discussion may take place in a café or pub after the meeting. Each meeting will be based on an article or chapter that will be emailed to members of the department before the meeting (if you would like a copy of the reading please email with a volunteer giving a brief introduction to the reading before open discussion. Details relating to our 2019/20 Academic Year are currently pending finalisation.

Next Session

Details pending confirmation


Owen Earnshaw –

Previous Sessions Below:

Date Details
Friday 3rd August 2018 'Heidegger and Social Cognition' by Gallagher and Jacobson
Friday 27th July 2018 'The Terms of Embodiment' by Shaun Gallagher
Friday 20th July 2018 'Haugeland's Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Normativity' by Katherine Withy
Friday 13th July 2018 'Schizophrenia and the scaffolded self' by Joel Krueger
Friday 06th July 2018 'Bodily Disorientation and moral change' by Ami Harbin
Friday 29th June 2018 'Phenomenology as a form of empathy' by Matthew Ratcliffe
Friday 17th November 2017 'Overcoming the Myth of the Mental: How Philosophers Can Profit from the Phenomenology of Everyday Expertise' by Hubert Dreyfus.
Friday 20th October 2017 Reading: McCullough, L. 2012. Simone Weil’s Phenomenology of the Body. Comparative and Continental Philosophy 4 (2):195-218