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
  • Associate Editor of the Journal The Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy (Routledge)


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 at the 2018 edition of the “Husserl Circle” (Mexico City). Title of the Paper: “The Phenomenologist & the Reformer: On Husserl’s Socrates”
  • Member of the Research Project "Intentionality and Person in Medieval Philosophy and Phenomenology” (Czech Science Foundation, GAČR 21-08256S) (PA: A. Tropia)
  • Co-coordinator of the project "Nietzsche and the Good Europeans" (Italian Institute for German Studies, Rome and the University of Pisa): https://spiritomediterraneo.com/


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 and authored 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. Derrida tra le fenomenologie: 1953-1967. La differenza e il trascendentale. Mimesis 2019
  • De Santis, D., Hopkins B., Majolino, C. (eds.). The Routledge Handbook of Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy. Routledge 2020
  • De Santis, D., Majolino, C. (eds.). Phenomenology and the History of Platonism, Special issue of the journal Studia Phaenomenologica, 2020
  • De Santis, D. Husserl and the A Priori. Phenomenology and Rationality. Dordrecht 2021 (forthcoming)


Articles (selection)

  • 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

  • De Santis, D. “Le conclusioni della filosofia del conoscere. Appunti sul programma ‘razionalista’ di Husserl e Bontadini”, Bollettino filosofico, 2018, 185-207 (DOI: 10.6093/1593-7178/5916)  

  • De Santis, D. “‘Das Wunder hier ist die Rationalität’. Remarks on Husserl on Kant’s Einbildungskraft and The Idea of Transcendental Philosophy (With a Note on Kurd Laßwitz)”, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2019, 268-287

  • De Santis, D. "The Practical Reformer: On Husserl’s Socrates," Husserl Studies, 35, 2019, 131-148, (DOI:10.1007/s10743-019-09245-7)

  • De Santis, D. "Méditations Hégéliennes vs. Méditations Cartésiennes. Edmund Husserl and Wilfrid Sellars on the Given," in A. Ferrarin, D. Moran, E. Magrì, D. Manca (Eds.), Hegel and Phenomenology (Springer, Dordrecht), 177-192 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-17546-7_11)

  • De Santis, D. "’Nové pojetí bytí’. Lévinas o Husserlově fenomenologickém idealismu”, in O. Sikora and J. Sirovátka (Eds.),  Lévinas v konfrontaci (Prague 2019), 100-116 (ISBN: 978–80–7298–268–4);

  • De Santis, D. “The Theoretical Reformer: On Husserl’s Plato (Husserl and the Figures of the History of Philosophy)”, The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, 3, 2020, 231-246

  • De Santis, D. “Synthesis and Identity. Husserl on Kant’s Contribution to the History of Philosophy”, in I. Apostolescu, C. Serban (Eds.), Husserl, Kant and Transcendental Philosophy (Berlin 2020), 271-294 (DOI: 10.1515/9783110564280-014)

  • De Santis, D. “A Wrong Conception of Reason and the Solid Rock. The Debate that Never Was between Maximilian Beck and Dorion Cairns”, Discipline filosofiche, 1, 2020, 111-133

  • De Santis, D. “‘Self-Variation.’ A Problem of Method of Husserl’s Phenomenology,” Husserl Studies, 2020, 255-269 (DOI: 10.1007/s10743-020-09270-x)

  • De Santis, D. “‘An Ocean of Difficult Problems’. Husserl and Jean Hering’s Dissertation on the A Priori in R. H. Lotze”, Husserl Studies, 2020 (DOI: 10.1007/s10743-020-09277-4)

  • De Santis, D., Majolino, C. “Phaenomenologia sub specie Platonis. Editors’ Introduction,” Studia Phaenomenologica, vol. XX, 2020, 11-24


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