2018 Ph.D. Philosophy. KU Leuven. No Corrections. Supervision: Ullrich Melle. Dissertation: Husserl’s Semiotics and Pure Grammar Reconsidered.
2011 MPhil. Philosophy. KU Leuven. Magna Cum Laude. Supervision: Ullrich Melle.
2009 MA. Philosophy. KU Leuven. Magna Cum Laude. Supervision: Rudolf Bernet.
2008 BA. Philosophy and Economics. Supervision: Bruce Ellis Benson.
Phenomenology, Husserl, Axiology, Semiotics
Introduction to Phenomenology, Ancient Philosophy, Ethics, Philosophical Anthropology
Thomas Byrne (PhD, KU Leuven) is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Macau. His current research interests include the phenomenology of knowledge and the philosophy of feelings and emotions. He has recently published in Husserl Studies, the Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, and Studia Phaenomenologica. In 2019, he has given invited talks at the University of Cardiff, the University of Budapest, and METU University in Ankara, amongst others.
2019-2021 Postdoctoral Researcher. Philosophy. Talent Search Program. University of Macau.
2018-2019 Postdoctoral Researcher. Philosophy. KU Leuven.
2016 Visiting Scholar. Philosophy. The New School for Social Research. Under: James Dodd.
2015 Visiting Scholar. Philosophy. Fordham University. Under: John J. Drummond.
- Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy.
- The Husserl Circle.
- European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions.
- North American Society of Early Phenomenology.
- Society of Ancient Greek Philosophy.
2019 Post-Doctoral Funding. Project: Phenomenology of Emotions. University of Macau. 140,000 USD.
2018 Post-Doctoral Funding. KU Leuven. 70,000 USD.
2018 Kazimierz Twardowski Award. Polish Phenomenological Society. Cardinal Wysznyski University. 700 USD.
2017 Travel Grant. Sêmainô Research Project. University of Lille. 200 USD.
2020 “Emotions and Feelings: A Novel Phenomenological Approach”. Zhejiang University. Hangzhou, China. May 9–10.
2019 “The Expression of Meaning in Husserl’s Logical Investigations and its Revisions”. Annual Forum of Philosohy of Greater China. Bejing, China. December 2–4.
2019 “Towards a Phenomenological Theory of Feelings and Emotions”. Middle Eastern Techncial University. Ankara, Turkey March 11.
2019 “Rethinking Husserl’s Phenomenology of Feelings and Emotions”. University of Budapest. Budapest, Hungary. March 4.
2019 “Husserl’s Phenomenology of Feelings Reconsidered. Cardiff University”. Cardiff, UK. February 7.
2018 “Husserl’s Phenomenology of Emotions: A New Way Forward”. Cardinal Wysznyski University. Warsaw, Poland. March 8.
2017 “Husserl’s Revisions to his Semiotics”. University of Lille. Lille, France. October 9.
2019 “Husserl and Brentano on the Truth of Emotions”. Annual Conference of the Australian Society for Continental Philosophy. University of Melbourne. Melbourne, Australia. December 4–6.
2019 “A Defense of the Semantic Given: Husserl’s Theory of Categorial Intuition Reconsidered”. Demystifying the Given. Chinese Univeristy of Political Science and Law. Beijing, China. October 18–20.
2019 “The Fulfillment of Emotional Intentions: An Exploration of Husserl’s 1909 Manuscript, ‘Is a Wish Fulfilled in Joy?’”. Husserl Circle. University of Lisbon. Lisbon, Portugal. May 13–16.
2018 “Husserl’s Theory of the Truth of Feelings”. Traditions and Perspectives of the Phenomenological Movement in Central and Eastern Europe: Phenomenology of Emotions. University of Kaunas. Kaunas, Lithuania. October 17–19.
2017 “Knowledge of Emotions from a Phenomenological Perspective”. European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. University of Madrid. Madrid, Spain. September 9–13.
2017 “The Feeling of Beauty: The Role of the Body in Aesthetic Experience”. Traditions and Perspectives of the Phenomenological Movement in Central and Eastern Europe: Phenomenology and Aesthetics. University of Riga. Riga, Latvia. June 20-23.
2016 “Husserl’s Sixth Logical Investigation and Aristotle: The Truth of Non-Objectifying Acts”. Aristotle and Phenomenology: Departures and Returns. KU Leuven. Leuven, Belgium. December 21–23.
2016 “Feelings ain’t True: Phenomenology and Axiology beyond Husserl”. Society for Phenomenological Philosophy: Phenomenology of Space. KU Leuven. Brussels, Belgium. November 18–19.
2016 “The Truthfulness of Bodily-Feelings. Or the Irrelevance of Neuroscience and Psychology”. European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. University of Athens. Athens, Greece. August 2–4.
2016 “The Ubiquity of Values: Phenomenological Axiology contra Drummond”. Phenomenology of Emotions. Systematic and Historical Symposium. North American Society for early Phenomenology. NYU. New York, USA. May 3–5.
2015 “Husserl’s Aristotelianism in the Logical Investigations”. The Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy. NYU. New York, USA. December 9–11.
2015 “An anachronistic Conclusion?: Intersubjectivity in Husserl’s Logical Investigations”. The Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy. Emory University. Atlanta, USA. August 14–17.
2015 “Husserl’s Hinweistendenz: Expression and Truth”. The Husserl Circle. University of Helsinki. Helsinki, Finland. June 14–16.
2015 “Knowledge of Emotional Experience from a Phenomenological Perspective: Meaning and Intimation”. The European Philosophical Society for the Study of Emotions. Edinburgh University. Edinburgh, Scotland. April 26–28.
2014 “Sincere and Objective Truth in the Sixth Logical Investigation”. The Husserl Circle. Dartmouth. Hanover, USA. May 3–5.
Workshop Talks at Home University
University of Macau
2019 “A Prolegomenon to Husserl’s Theory of Feelings and Emotions”. September 25.
2017 “Doxic Intentionality in Logical Investigations and Ideas I”. October 24.
2015 “Objectifying and Non-Objectifying Acts”. June 2.
2014 “Husserl’s Sixth Logical Investigation: Categorial Intuition”. April 2.
Refereed Journal Articles
Forth. Husserl’s 1901 and 1913 Philosophies of Perceptual Occlusion: Signitive, Empty, and Dark Intentions. Husserl Studies. Accepted: October 13, 2019.
Forth. Husserl’s Early Genealogy of the Number System and Arithmetic. Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology, and Practical Philosophy. Accepted: March 17, 2018.
2018 The Evolution of Husserl’s Semiotics: The Logical Investigations and its Revisions (1901-1914). Bulletin d’Analyse Phénoménologique 5(14), pp. 1–23.
2017 Husserl’s Early Semiotics and Number Signs: Philosophy of Arithmetic through the Lens of “On the Logic of Signs (Semiotic)”. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 48(4), pp. 287–303.
2017 Surrogates and Empty Intentions: Husserl’s On the Logic of Signs as the Blueprint for the First Logical Investigation. Husserl Studies 33(3) pp. 211–227.
2017 The Dawn of Pure Logical Grammar: Husserl’s Study of Inauthentic Judgments from ‘On The Logic of Signs’ as the Germ of the Fourth Logical Investigation. Studia Phaenomenologica 17, pp. 285–308