Daniele De Santis

Daniele De Santis, Dott. Ric.


Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies
Místnost č. 221

Courses Taught This Semester

Office Hours

See our office hours web page.

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

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/


Authored volumes and editions

  • 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 Readings10/2 (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. (Hrsg.) Th. Conrad, Zum Gedächtnis Edmund Husserls (Ein unveröffentlichter Aufsatz aus der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek)Husserl Studies, 2021 (forthcoming) DOI: 10.1007/s10743-021-09289-8
  • De Santis, D. Husserl and the A Priori. Phenomenology and Rationality. Dordrecht 2021
  • De Santis, D. & D. Manca (Eds.), thematic issue of the journal Phänomenologische Forschungen, 2, 2021: “The Given: Kantian, Neo-Kantian and Phenomenological Perspectives”

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 theLogische Untersuchungen (via Lotze’s Interpretation of Plato),“ Research in Phenomenology, 2016, pp. 221-256
  • De Santis, D. „Jean Héring on EidosGegenstandand 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 Einbildungskraftand 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 Dissertationon 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
  • De Santis, D. „Einleitung des Herausgebers“, in Th. Conrad, Zum Gedächtnis Edmund Husserls (Ein unveröffentlichter Aufsatz aus der Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek)Husserl Studies, 2021 (forthcoming)
  • De Santis, D. “Core of the Essence and Core of the Person: Jean Hering and a Hidden Source of Edith Stein’s Early Ontology,” Horizon. Studies in Phenomenology, 2021, p. 90-108
  • De Santis, D. “Problemas límite de la fenomenología trascendental: Teología, generatividad, absoluto”, in A. Serrano de Haro (Ed.), Guida comares de Husserl (Ediciones Comares, Madrid, 2021), p. 237-255
  • De Santis, D. “Proteus, or ‘über den Grund der Zusammengehörigkeit.’ R. H. Lotze on idea, concept, and variation (via Frege and Heidegger)”, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2021, 18, p. 336-366
  • De Santis, D. & N. de Warren, “Editorial Introduction”, The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, 2021, 18, p. 293-296
  • De Santis, D. & D. Manca, “The Given: Historical and Hermeneutical Category or Laziness and Perversion of Reason?”, Phänomenologische Forschungen, 2021, 2, p. 5-16
  • De Santis, D. “Thought, Being and The ‘Given’ in Hans Vaihinger’s Die Philosophie des Als Ob (With a Husserlian Conclusion),” Phänomenologische Forschungen, 2021, 2, p. 93-111
  • De Santis, D. “The Development of Husserl’s Concept of Metaphysics” in H. Jacobs (Ed.), The Husserlian Mind (Routledge: London, 2021), p. 481-493
  • De Santis, D. “Contribution towards Reconstructing a Neglected ‘Schism’ in Early Phenomenology: The Cases of Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Edith Stein,” in A. Calcagno, R. Miron (Eds.), Hedwig Conrad-Martius and Edith Stein: Philosophical Encounters and Divides (Springer, Cham). forthcoming


Theses SupervisionA History of Courses Taught


Úvod > Staff > Daniele De Santis