AND PUBLICATION are ultimately the central concern and
principal measure of the Institute in objective terms. By that
standard, the Institute has had almost unprecedented success over a
thirty-year period, which has seen the publication of more than
seventy-five book-length works.
The Institute conducts research in a variety of
ways, not least through the organization of international
conferences, special topic workshops, joint research projects, and
then, finally, via topic-specific and commissioned volumes in the Analectic
Husserliana. The Institute has various projects underway in any
given period, projects whose theme and focus are typically some
variation on its central research agenda, namely, the elucidation
and extension of Husserl's phenomenology and that of his
philosophical heirs. Roman Ingarden's work has been of special
interest and concern, for example, and so three separate volumes of
the Analecta were devoted to Ingardeniana. Other
research projects and publications often reflect Anna-Teresa
Tymieniecka's emphasis upon creative experience and ontopoiesis, and her dedication to the interdisciplinary exchange between the
human and natural sciences.
The principal research project currently underway
at the Institute involves the participation of one hundred and
twenty phenomenological philosophers from around the world in the
writing of a new phenomenological research handbook, a handbook
which will address the confusion and ever increasing disagreement
regarding fundamental principles and methodologies in
phenomenology. Jacques Derrida, Francis Jacques, Manfred S.
Frings, Edward Casey, and other distinguished names have joined with
Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka and other Institute members to form an
editorial committee to direct this project and prepare the assembled
manuscript for publication in 2002.
Other, smaller projects are also underway or in
process of starting out. Additional information concerning them will
be available in subsequent revisions of this page.