Conference OPO V 2014
8-12 December 2014
The problem of meaning is at the heart of phenomenological inquiry. Indeed, it can well be argued to be at the heart of philosophy as such.
After all, without meaning there is no sense to be attached to either beauty or truth, either justice or the good. OPO V will take the problem of meaning, and especially its relation to human life and history, as its central focus.
Taking meaning as irreducibly plural in character (for there to be meaning at all is for there to be a multiplicity of meanings), OPO V will also give special emphasis to pluralism in philosophy, and to phenomenology’s own pluralistic tendencies – a tendency exemplified in the work of the Australian phenomenological pioneer, Alexander Boyce Gibson, Professor at the University of Melbourne from 1935-1966.