Conference: “Contemporary Relevance of Hegelian Naturalism: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Outcomes” (Parma, 19-21 June 2019)

We are happy to announce the programme of the conference Contemporary Relevance of Hegelian Naturalism: philosophical and interdisciplinary Outcomes, which will be held at the University of Parma on June 19th-21st 2019.

The conference will take place at the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences (DUSIC), via M. D’Azeglio 85, Parma.


What is Hegelian naturalism about, and why is it philosophically relevant? Can Hegel’s philosophy improve our understanding on topics related to different disciplines? Is a dialogue between Hegelian thinking and the previous mentioned disciplines methodologically possible?
In order to answer those questions, the conference will gather Hegelian scholars and researchers from different disciplines.


Wednesday 19th

9:00 – 9:10  Welcome

9:10 – 10:10 Emmanuel Renault (Paris Nanterre) Nature and Process in Hegel

10:10 – 10:50 Daniel Herbert (Sheffield) Hegel, Naturalism and Transcendental Philosophy

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:20 Luca Illetterati (Padova) The Ambiguity of Nature in Hegel’s Thought

12:20 – 13:00 Anton Kabeshkin (Baltimore/ Potsdam) Scientific and Manifest Images and Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature

13:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 Italo Testa (Parma) Mindedness and Embodied Cognition

16:00 – 16:40 Cyprian Gawlik, (Poznan) The Problem of Natural Language in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit

16:40 – 17:10 Break

17:10 – 18:10 Christopher Yeomans (Purdue) Animal Embodiment as a Condition of Spatial and Temporal Perspective

18:10 – 18:50 Andrea Gambarotto (Louvain) Teleological Realism, Normative Naturalism and the Life-Mind Continuity Thesis: Theoretical Roadmaps from Hegel’s Philosophy of Biology


Thursday 20th

9:10 – 10:10 Alison Stone (Lancaster) Hegel, Philosophy of Nature, and Naturalism

10:10 – 10.50 Edgar Maraguat (Valencia) Biological Functions in Hegel’s Logic

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:20 Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig) The Universality of the Animal

12:20 – 13:00 Filip Niklas (Warwick) Animal Differentiation as Assimilation: Exploring Hegel’s Speculative Idea of Digestion with Biology and Anatomy

13:00 -15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:00 Mario De Caro (Roma III) Action: from Hegel to Davidson (and Beyond)

16:00 – 16:40 Frédéric Monferrand/Jean Baptiste Vuillerod (Nanterre) Nature in History. The Environmental Stake of Hegel’s Philosophy of History

16:40 – 17:10 Break

17:10 – 18:10 Guido Seddone (Parma/Georgetown) The Life-Shaped Mind


Friday 21st

9:10 – 10:00 Heikki Ikäheimo (Sydney, UNSW) Hegel and Liberal Naturalism

10:10 – 10:50 Ana Maria Guzmán Olmos (Bonn) Hegel’s Negative Excess and The Automation of Thought

10:50 – 11:20 Coffee Break

11:20 – 12:20 Arvi Särkelä (Luzerne) Negative Organicism: Adorno, Emerson and the Idea of a Disclosing Critique of Society

12:20 – 13:00 Federica Gregoratto (St. Gallen) Passion and the Nature of Freedom: from Hegel to Adorno

13:00 – 14:40 Lunch

14:40 – 15:40 Luca Corti (Porto) Hegel’s Anthropology and Naturalism

15:40 – 16:20 Ana Munte (Tübingen) Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit – An Attempt to Avoid the Trap of Naturalism

16:20 – 16:50 Break

16:50 – 17:30 Donatien Costa (Milan/Nanterre) Land and Recognition in Hegel’s Jena Writings


For the call for papers, please see the report already published clicking this link.

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