CFP: “Schelling: Crisis and Critique” (Mexico City, February 21-25, 2017)

We are glad to announce that the North American Schelling Society (NASS) has organized its fifth annual meeting around the issue “Schelling: Crisis and Critique”. The event will be held in Mexico City on February 21th-25th.


Schelling emphasizes the connection between the critical method and the notion of crisis as separation, decision, and judgment. He realizes that crisis is constitutive of the critical enterprise and of philosophy in general. It is perhaps no coincidence that Schelling also recognized the profound crisis of the idealist project that he had grounded and sought to find new philosophical approaches that would respond to the crisis of rational science.
The aim of the conference is to think about the connection between crisis and critique, both in philosophy and in a general sense. Papers that address these notions in Schelling’s thought are welcome. Furthermore, Schelling’s thought often defines itself through the critique of other philosophers and in contrast to them, as characterizes the fabric of debates we now call German Idealism. This is another suggested perspective for contributions. Papers that aim to bring Schelling into contemporary discussions to show how Schelling’s thought might be relevant, both historically and systematically, are also encouraged. Papers may be presented in English, Spanish or German.

Selected papers will have 20 minutes presentation time at the conference. Please submit an abstract of 800-1000 words by September 1st, 2016 to the following email address:
Presented abstracts must be suitable for anonymous review. They must not contain any element that could reveal the author’s identity. In a separate document, please include the title of the paper, the presenter’s name, degrees earned, institutional affiliation, and contact information.
Authors will be notified of the review outcome by October 1st, 2016.
We plan to publish some of the presented papers in a collected volume. We therefore kindly request that you reserve your accepted paper for publication. Final versions of selected papers will be requested by September 1st, 2017.

Information: Prof. Dr. Marcela García
Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México

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