James Mensch

Professor am Institut für Philosophie der Charles Universität Prag.

His main areas of research are phenomenology and its contemporary applications. He has lectured widely both in America and Europe and serves on a number of editorial and research boards. Mensch is the author of ten books on phenomenology and its applications. His most recent books are Husserl’s Account of our Consciousness of Time (Marquette University Press, 2010) and Embodiments: From the Body to the Body Politic (Northwestern University Press, 2009). His book on Levinas is currently under review at Northwestern.


(Link zu den Open Commons of Phenomenology)

Formalisation and responsibility

2015 - in: L'ubica Učník; Ivan Chvatik; Anita Williams (ed), The phenomenological critique of mathematisation and the question of responsibility: Formalisation and the life-world, Dordrecht, Springer, pp.187-196.

Levinas's existential analytic: A commentary on Totality and infinity

2015 - , Evanston, Ill., Northwestern University Press

Zu einem neuen phänomenologischen Paradigma politischen Denkens

2012 - in: Michael Staudigl (ed), Gelebter Leib – verkörpertes Leben: neue Beiträge zur Phänomenologie der Leiblichkeit, Würzburg, Königshausen & Neumann, pp.183-202.


1997 - in: Lester Embree (ed), Encyclopedia of phenomenology , Dordrecht-Boston-London, Kluwer, pp.163-168.

Intersubjectivity and transcendental idealism

1988 - , Albany, SUNY Press