Urbana, IL 61801
Research Assistant Professor Thomas Byrne is a classically trained phenomenologist, having completed his PhD at The Husserl Archives at KU Leuven. His works have been translated into six langauge and he has given invited talk on four continents. Since 2017, he has published over 20 articles in journals such as the European Journal of Philosphy, The Journal of Consciousness Studies, and most prominently, Husserl Studies.
Professor Byrne's work employs Husserl's phenomenological method to primarily address the issues of feelings, signs, and history. At the same time, he has also developed phenomenological accounts concerning contemporary matters, such as ChatGPT, the Covid-19 pandemic, and ongoing poltical resistance movements.
Articles on the Phenomenology of Feelings:
2024. The Dawn of the Phenomenology of Feelings. Philosophy Today. Forthcoming
2023. Husserl’s Other Phenomenology of Feelings: Approval, Value, Truth. Husserl Studies 39, 285-299.
2022. The Origin of the Phenomenology of Feelings. Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 53(4), 455-468.
Works on Contemporary Issues:
2024. The Phenomenology of ChatGPT: A Semiotics. Journal of Consciousness Studies. Forthcoming.
2023. A Phenomenology of Vaccine Resistance: Diagnosing the Crisis of the Sciences in the Age of Covid-19. With Tarun Kattuma. In: Rethinking Resistance: Subversion in an Age of Dissent. Ed. Thomas Byrne and Mario Wenning. Bloomsbury: London.
2023. The Right to Resist: Philosophies of Dissent. Ed. Thomas Byrne and Mario Wenning. Bloomsbury: London.
2020. Roman Ingarden's Philosophy Reconsidered. Ed. Thomas Byrne and Witold Plotka. Horizon 9(2).
All of my works can be found on my webpage. Works from the last three years not listed above, include:
2023. The Origin of the Phenomenology of Instincts. Husserl Studies 39, pages 69–83.
2022. It: Husserl on Impersonal Propositions. Horizon 101, 18-30.
2022. Husserl's Semiotics of Gestures: Logical Investigations and its Revisions. Studia Phaenomenologica 22, 33-49.
2022. Husserl's Theory of Scientific Explanation: A Bolzian Unificationist Account. Husserl Studies 38, 171-196.
2022. The Origin of the Phenomenology of Attention. Research in Phenomenology 52, 425-441.
2021.The Meaning of Being: Hussserl on Existential Propositions as Predicative Propositions. Axiomathes 32, 123-139.
2021. A "Principally Unacceptable" Theory: Husserl's Rejection and Revision of his Philosophy of Meaning Intentions from the Logical Investigations. Studia Phaenomenologica 20, 357-378.
2021. Husserl's Theory of Signitive and Empty Intentions in Logical Investigations and its Revisions: Meaning Intentions and Perceptions. The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 52(1), 16-34.