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. Over the last few years, his research was especially focused on phenomenology of pain and phenomenology of imagination. Geniusas has published widely in the field. His publications generally fall under the heading of modern European philosophy.

Geniusas has been awarded numerous research fellowships and grants, including the Humboldt Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers and the DAAD Research Grant. On three separate occasions, he was also awarded the General Research Fund (GRF) grant.

Geniusas is one of the editors of the Social Imaginaries book-series (Rowman & Littlefield), and an associate editor of the International Journal of Social Imaginaries (Brill Publishers)

Besides regularly offering courses in the history of philosophy, both ancient and modern, and in 19th and 20th century continental philosophy, Geniusas also offers lectures and seminars in aesthetics, phenomenology, hermeneutics and philosophy of imagination. On several occasions, he received the Faculty Exemplary Teaching Award.


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



Geniusas, S. 2022. Phenomenology of Productive Imagination: Embodiment, Language, Subjectivity. Hanover: Ibidem Press (Body and Consciousness Series), forthcoming.

Geniusas, S. 2021. Kas yra skausmas? Deskriptyvi psichologija, transcendentalinė fenomenologija ir natūralizmas (What is Pain? Descriptive Psychology, Transcendental Phenomenology and Naturalism, in Lithuanian). Vilnius: Phi knygos.

Geniusas, S. 2020. The Phenomenology of Pain. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press (Series in Continental Thought, No. 53).

Geniusas, S. 2012. The Origins of the Horizon in Husserl’s Phenomenology. Dordrecht/New York: Springer (Contributions to Phenomenology, Vol. 67).


Geniusas, S. 2021.  “Conscious and Unconscious Phantasy and the Phenomenology of Dreams.” Research in Phenomenology 51(2): 178-199.

Geniusas, S. 2020. “Towards a Phenomenology of the Unconscious: Husserl and Fink on Versunkenheit.”  Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology (Published online).

Geniusas, S. 2020. “‘Multiple Realities’ Revisited: James and Schutz.” Human Studies 43(4): 545-565.

Geniusas, S. 2016. “Against the Sartrean Background: Ricoeur’s Lectures on Imagination.” Research in Phenomenology, 46/1, 98-116.

Geniusas, S. 2015. “Max Scheler and the Stratification of the Emotional Life.” The New Yearbook for Phenomenology and Phenomenological Philosophy, Vol. XIV: 355-377.

Geniusas, S. 2015. “Between Phenomenology and Hermeneutics: Paul Ricoeur’s Philosophy of Imagination.” Human Studies, 38(2): 223-241.

Geniusas, S. 2014. “The Subject of Pain: Husserl’s Discovery of the Lived-Body.” Research in Phenomenology, 44(3): 384-404.

Geniusas, S. 2014. “The Origins of the Phenomenology of Pain: Brentano, Stumpf and Husserl.” Continental Philosophy Review, 47(1): 1-17.