Research Guidelines

The DHIP grants its members and researchers full freedom of research.

Nevertheless, there are a number of guidelines and topics that are particularly recommendable from the point of view of the DHIP’s name and management, and which lead one to expect an optimal and fruitful research community, based on what follows.

  1. All research topics should have a positive, critical or comparative relation to Realist Phenomenology.

  2. Topics that take their starting point in philosophical contributions of the Early Phenomenologists and Protophenomenologists, in particular the Munich Phenomenologists and the Göttinger Kreis but are developed further by the researcher: Husserls Logische Untersuchungen, Alexander Pfänder, Adolf Reinach, Max Scheler, Dietrich von Hildebrand, Edith Stein, Alexander Koyré, Moritz Geiger, Roman Ingarden, Balduin Schwarz, and others.

  3. Topics that tie in with contributions by later realist phenomenologists such as Fritz Wenisch, Josef Seifert, Stephen Schwarz, John Crosby, Ludger Hölscher, Martin Cajthaml, and others.

  4. Topics from the subject areas of personalist philosophies of the authors mentioned and from the Lublin-Krakow School: Karol Wojtyìa, Tadeusz Styczeî, and others.

  5. Research topics from the fields of epistemology and methodology, critique of skepticism and relativism, philosophical anthropology, ethics, in particular research into actions that are bad in themselves (intrinsically wrong), virtues, moral values and disvalues, bioethics, human dignity, medical ethics, brain death, organ removal, abortion, euthanasia, contraception; Metaphysics, Philosophy of God and of religion, aesthetics, classical and phenomenological logic (Pfänder and others), problems of apories, antinomies, logical paradoxes, etc.