Tomorrow, Thursday June 13, in Utrecht we will be holding a colloquium in commemoration of Karl Schuhmann, on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of his passing, with contributions regarding his works on Fichte, Hobbes, Husserl and the School of Brentano, by Paul Ziche, Dale Jacquette, Piet Steenbakkers and myself.

Time: 13.30 to 17.00, followed by a reception.
Venue: the Meeting Room of the University Museum (Lange Nieuwstraat 106)

Karl Schuhmann was born 19 March 1941, studied philosophy at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium) where, due to the presence of the Husserl-Archives, he developed an interest in Edmund Husserl and phenomenology. Schuhmann began his academic career by publishing about Husserl and editing his works. Among his main  publications in the early 1970s were Die Fundamentalbetrachtung der Phänomenologie, Die Dialektik der Phänomenologie I: Husserl über Pfänder, and Die Dialektik der Phänomenologie II: Phänomenologie und phänomenologische Philosophie. Moreover he composed the Index Nominum zum Nachlass von Edmund Husserl, re-edited Husserl’s Ideen zu einer reinen Phänomenologie und phänomenologischen Philosophie. Erstes Buch: Allgemeine Einführung in die reine Phänomenologie (Husserliana III), produced the Husserl-Chronik and together with his wife Elisabeth published the complete edition of Husserl’s Briefwechsel, his correspondence in 10 volumes.

From 1975 to his death in 2003 Karl Schuhmann was chair for the history of post-medieval philosophy at Utrecht University, where he also developed an interest in Thomas Hobbes, publishing and editing works like: Hobbes. Une chronique. Cheminement de sa pensée et de sa vie (following the model of his Husserl-Chronik) and a critical edition of Hobbes’ De Corpore. Elementorum Philosophiæ Sectio Prima. Schuhmann also increasingly developed an interest in the realist current of Münich Phenomenology and the School of Brentano. Besides transcribing the manuscripts of Daubert (unpublished, but consultable in the Bavarian State Library) and editing the works of Reinach (Sämtliche Werke, with Barry Smith), he had also planned a complete edition of the works of Brentano.

(Schuhmann’s biography and bibliography are available for free in the front and back matter of his Selected Papers)