Daniele De Santis, Ph.D.


Daniele De Santis, Ph.D.

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Biographical Notes

  • Daniele De Santis graduated in philosophy from the University of Rome I “Sapienza”, and obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Rome II “Tor Vergata”
  • He held a teaching position in the USA (Seattle University) for five years (2012-2017)
  • Since 2013 he is one of the co-founders and main organizers of the Venice Summer School in Phenomenology (https://www.phenomenologyinvenice.com/)
  • He joined the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Charles University in 2018


Awards and Fellowships

  • Recipient of the 2015-2016 Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture Faculty Research Grant (Seattle University): “Eternal Being, Personhood and Human Action in the Philosophy of Edith Stein” (12 months)
  • Awarded with the 2018 CARP Directors’ Memorial Prize in Honor of José Huertas-Jourda for the best paper presented by a young scholar at the 2018 edition of the “Husserl Circle” (Mexico City). Title of the Paper: “The Phenomenologist & the Reformer: On Husserl’s Socrates”


Research Interests

  • Husserl, J. Derrida, Early Phenomenology and the European Phenomenological Tradition, Kant and the Tradition of Transcendental Philosophy, Lotze and Late German Idealism, Phenomenology and Platonism, The Pittsburgh School




Edited Volumes

  • De Santis, D. (ed). Di Idee ed essenze. Un dibattito su fenomenologia e ontologia. Mimesis 2014
  • De Santis, D., Trizio, E. (eds). Edmund Husserl between Platonism and Aristotelianism. Special Issue of The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy. Routledge 2017
  • De Santis, D. (ed). Lotze’s Back!. Special Issue of the Philosophical Readings 10/2 (2018).



  • De Santis, D. "Sintesi e Dato. Husserl, Sellars e l’altro lato del 'Mito'," in: D. Manca, E. Magrì, A Ferrarin (cura di), Hegel e la fenomenologia trascendentale (ETS 2015), pp. 45-62
  • De Santis, D. "Wesen, Eidos, Idea. Remarks on the 'Platonism' of Jean Héring and Roman Ingarden," Studia Phaenomenologica, 2015, pp. 133-158
  • De Santis, D. "Once Again, Gigantomachy: Prolegomena to a Reinterpretation of the Schlick-Husserl Quarrel on the Synthetic A Priori," Archivio di Filosofia, 2015, pp. 161-175
  • De Santis, D. "Notes on Husserl’s Idealismus in the Logische Untersuchungen (via Lotze’s Interpretation of Plato)," Research in Phenomenology, 2016, pp. 221-256
  • De Santis, D. "Jean Héring on Eidos, Gegenstand and Methexis: Phenomenological Adventures and Misadventures of 'Participation'," Discipline Filosofiche (1), 2016, pp. 145-170
  • De Santis, D. "'Metaphysische Ergebnisse'. Phenomenology and Metaphysics in Edmund Husserl’s Cartesianische Meditationen (§60). Attempt at Commentary," Husserl Studies, 2018, pp. 63-83
  • De Santis, D. "Variation and Conflict. Remarks on Husserl’s Method of Eidetic Variation," Acta Mexicana de fenomenología, 3, 2018, pp. 13-35


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