Conference: German Classical Philosophy and Naturalism (Georgetown University, Washington D.C., 14-16 December)



We are glad to give notice of the international conference on the topic “German Classical Philosophy and Naturalism” that will take place at Georgetown University, Washington D.C., on December 14th-16th.
Below you can find the program of the event.




Thursday 14th, Afternoon

2:00 – 2:15 Introduction

2:15 – 3:30 Frederick Neuhouser (Columbia University): Spirit, Nature, and Life in Rousseau and Hegel
3:50 – 4:40 Stefan Bird-Pollan (University of Kentucky): Kant’s Concept of a Final End as the Final Step toward a Non-Reductive Naturalism
4:50 – 5:40 James Callahan (Emory University): From Matter to Caterpillar: Vitalism as a Solution for Kant and a Problem for Schelling
5:50 – 6:40 Thomas Khurana (University of Essex): Living by Recognition. Hegel on the Second Personal Character of the Human Life Form

Friday 15th, Morning

9:15 – 10:30 Italo Testa (University of Parma): Habitual Action and the Natural Conditions of Agency
11:00 – 12:15 Shaun Gallagher (University of Memphis): Naturalizing Recognition: Fichte, Hegel and Enactivist Interventions in Critical Theory
12:25 – 1:15 Gerad Gentry (University of South Carolina and Yale University): Two Critiques of German Idealism: Reframing the Point of Transition from Kant to Idealism

Lunch Break
1:15 – 2:45


2:45 – 4:00 Antón Barba-Kay (Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.): The Recurrence of Alienation in the Nature of Idealism
4:20 – 5:10 Gene Flenaday (University of Warwick): Normativity in Nature: Hegel’s Argument against the Indifference of Causal and Normative Explanation
5:20 – 6:10 Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore College): Becoming Who One is: Self-Consciousness, Stance, and Literary Art in Hegel, Lukacs and Adorno

Saturday 16th, Morning
9:15 – 10:30 Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University): Life as Ground: Hegel’s Critique of Judgment
10:45 – 12:00 Guido Seddone (Georgetown University and University of Parma): The Truth of Life: Hegel on Mind-Life Continuity
12:10 – 1:00 Andrew Werner (Yale University): The Organic and the Logical

1:00 Closure of the Conference

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