Saulius Geniusas


BA (Vilnius University); MA (McMaster University); PhD (The New School for Social Research)
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Saulius Geniusas received his B.A. in Philosophy at Vilnius University (Lithuania), his M.A. in Philosophy at McMaster University (Canada), and his PhD in Philosophy at the New School for Social Research (USA). Since 2008 Geniusas worked as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at James Madison University (USA), before he joined the Department of Philosophy at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2012.

Geniusas’s main philosophical interests lie in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, especially in phenomenology and hermeneutics. His dissertation, which he defended at the New School in 2008 and which was awarded the Hans Jonas Prize, addressed the concept of the horizon in Husserl’s phenomenology. His monograph, The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology, was published as Vol. 67 in the Contributions to Phenomenology series by Springer in 2012. Geniusas has also published more than thirty articles in a number of philosophy journals and anthologies. His publications generally fall under the heading of modern European philosophy. Over the last few years, phenomenology of pain and phenomenology of imagination constitute his main research interests.

Besides regularly offering introductory courses in philosophy as well as upper-level courses in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, Geniusas also offers lectures and seminars in aesthetics, epistemology, phenomenology, philosophy of medicine and philosophy of imagination. In 2013 Geniusas received the Faculty of Arts Exemplary Teaching Award.


  1. 现象学 (胡塞尔、海德格尤是)
  2. 詮释学 (伽达玛、科科尤是)
  3. 十九世纪哲学 (黑格尔、尼采尤是)
  4. 痛苦哲学
  5. 想像哲学


  1. “Phänomenologie des chronischen Schmerzes und ihre Auswirkungen auf die Medizin,” in Leid und Schmerz: Konzeptionelle Annäherungen und medizinethische Implikationen, ed. by Giovanni Maio, Claudia Bozzaro, and Tobias Eichinger. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber, 2015.
  2. “Interview with Saulius Geniusas,” in Gary B. Madison, Philosophy, Suicide and the Art of Living. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2015, pp. 5–27.
  3. “The Spectacles of Pain and Their Contemporary Forms of Representation.” Janus Head, Vol. 14, Nr. 2, 2015, pp. 87–112.
  4. “The Pathos of Time: Chronic Pain and Temporality.” Dialogue and Universalism, No. 3, 2015, pp. 25–39.
  5. “Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of Imagination.” Human Studies, Vol. 38, Nr. 2, 2015, pp. 223–241.
  6. “The Subject of Pain: Husserl’s Discovery of the Lived-Body.” Research in Phenomenology, Vol. 44, Nr. 3, 2014, pp. 384–404.
  7. “William James y Edmund Husserl. Sobre la horizonticidad de la experiencia.” Trans. into Spanish by Pedro Agustín Medei. Escritos de Filosofía, 2014, No. 2, pp. 93–118.
  8. “On Nietzsche’s Genealogy and Husserl’s Genetic Phenomenology: The Case of Suffering”. In Nietzsche and Phenomenology ed. by C. Daigle and E. Boublil, Indiana University Press, 2013, pp. 44–60.
  9. “The Question of Ethics in Heidegger’s Being and Time”. In Existential Philosophy and Ethics ed. by H. Feger and M. Hackel, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, 2013, pp.313–328
  10. “On Naturalism in Pain Research: A Phenomenological Critique”. Metodo: International Studies in Phenomenology and Philosophy, Vol. 1, Nr. 1 2013: pp. 1–10.
  11. “Indexicality as a Phenomenological Problem”. Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy, 16.2 (2012): 271–290.
  12. “The Problem of Signs in Heidegger’s Being and Time”. Paradigmi: Rivista di critica filosofica, XXX.2 (2012): 115–130.
  13. The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology. Dordrecht/New York: Springer (Contributions to Phenomenology, Vol. 67), 2012.
  14. “The Post-War Reception of Ideen I and Reflection”. In L. Embree and T. Nenon, eds., Husserl’s Ideen. Dordrecht: Springer, 2012. pp. 399–414
  15. “Subiektywność a historyczność: myśląc o krytyce fenomenologii w hermeneutyce” (“Subjectivity and Historicity: Rethinking the Hermeneutical Critique of Phenomenology”), trans. into Polish by Witold Plotka. Fenomenologia, 9 (2011), pp. 73–80.
  16. “Husserlowskie pojęcie pierwotnego ego w świetle krytyki hermeneutycznej” (“Husserl’s Notion of the Primal Ego in Light of the Hermeneutical Critique”). Trans. into Polish by Witold Plotka. Fenomenologia, 9 (2011). pp. 35–50.
  17. “Apie daugialypį kentėjimo fenomenalumą” (“On the Manifold Phenomenality of Suffering”). Žmogus ir Žodis, 13.4 (2011). pp. 14–21.
  18. “The Question of the Subject: Jan Patocka’s Phenomenological Contribution”. In A.-T. Tymieniecka, Analecta Husserliana, Vol. 110. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011. pp. 599–611
  19. “William James and Edmund Husserl on the Horizontality of Experience”. In A.-T. Tymieniecka, ed., Analecta Husserliana, Vol. 108. Dordrecht: Springer, 2011. pp. 481–494
  20. “The Tremulous Grounds of Judgment: Husserl’s Discovery of the World-Horizon”. In S. Loidolt and S. Lehmann, eds., Urteil und Fehlurteil. Vienna: Turia + Kant, 2011. pp. 39–56
  21. “On Birth, Death, and Sleep in Husserl’s Late Manuscripts on Time,” in D. Lohmar and I. Yamaguchi, eds.,New Contributions to Husserl’s Theory of Time-Constitution (Phenomenologica 197). Dordrecht: Springer, 2010. pp. 71–90
  22. “What Does the Question of Origins Mean in Phenomenology?” In M. Barber, L. Embree, and T. Nenon, eds., Phenomenology 2010: Selected Essays from North America. Bucharest: Zeta Books, 2010. pp. 81–95
  23. “Husserl et la phénoménologie de la donation” (“Husserl’s Phenomenology of Givenness”). Trans. into French by Lydia Ardjouni. Methodos 9: L’Autre Husserl (2009).
  24. “Madison and Hermeneutic Intentionality: Consciousness, Language, Culture”. In J. Lampert and J. Robinson, eds., Philosophical Apprenticeships: Contemporary Continental Philosophy in Canada. Ottawa: University of Ottawa Press, 2009. pp. 22–36
  25. “Ethics as Second Philosophy, or the Traces of the Pre-Ethical in Heidegger’s Being and Time”. Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija 17.3 (2009). pp. 62–70.
  26. “Nietzsche’s Critique of the Subject”. Žmogus ir Žodis, 10.4 (2008). pp. 15–21.
  27. “Self-Consciousness and Otherness: Hegel and Husserl”. Santalka: Filosofija, Komunikacija 16.3 (2008). pp. 27–36.
  28. “On the Oneness of the Hermeneutical Horizon(s).” PhaenEx: Journal of Existential and Phenomenological Theory and Culture, Vol. 1, No. 1, 2006, pp. 231–256.
  29. “Is the Self of Social Behaviorism Capable of Auto-Affection? Mead and Marion on the ‘I’ and the ‘Me.’” Transactions of the C. S. Pierce Society, Vol. 42, Nr. 2, 2006.
  30. “Baudrillard’s Raw Phenomenology.” The Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology, Vol. 35, No. 3, 2004, pp. 293–309.
  31. “Death of the Author and the Question of the Legislative Intent.” Respectus Philologicus, Vol. 4, No. 9, 2003, pp. 18–27.