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Forthcoming events: Calls for papers

hegelpd aims to be a space for both sharing resources and providing tools for those who work and study in the field of Classical German Philosophy. Below, you will find information about some calls for papers on classical German philosophy. We are constantly striving to make hegelpd as useful as possible and welcome any suggestions in order to keep the site current – please send your comments/suggestions to info@hegelpd.it

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Conference: Hegel, Marx et le monde contemporain / Hegel, Marx and the Contemporary World

Colloque du Club de lecture Marx-Hegel (UdeM)/ A Marx-Hegel Reading Club (UdeM) Conference
Université de Montréal
4 April 2014
Link: http://www.cceae.umontreal.ca/Appel-de-textes-Colloque-Marx

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

20 December 2013

 

Details

To participate please send a 500 word abstract of the problematic you would like to present to the address: colloquemarxhegel2014@gmail.com. The deadline is 20th of December 2013. Presentations should be of 15 minutes.
Presentations in English or French only will be accepted.
This Conference could be followed by a publication. All accepted propositions shall be known by the beginning of January 2014.

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Conference: Understanding Matter

Università di Palermo, Dipartimento di Scienze Umanistiche
10 – 13 April 2014
Link : http://ricercafilosofica.it/crf/?page_id=5

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

30 December 2013

 

Details

This CFP is for the panel On concrete/abstract Objects. Our intuitive understanding of matter is linked to the idea of concreteness: a material object is a concrete object, which generally means it is a physical macro-object of ordinary experience, e.g. a table or a cat. The distinction between abstract and concrete objects is, however, quite controversial: the abstract/concrete distinction plays a curious role in contemporary philosophy. On the one hand, it is widely agreed that the distinction is of fundamental importance. And, on the other, yet there is no standard account of how it should be drawn. There are several differing accounts of how an object can be defined abstract rather than concrete: a) sense-perception account: an object is concrete if and only if it can be encountered by our senses; b) The causal account (weak version): an object is concrete if and only if it can participate in a  causal chain; c) The causal account (strong version): an object is abstract if and only if it cannot be a cause; d) The spatio-temporal model (weak version): an object is abstract if and only if it is non-spatial; e) The spatio-temporal account (strong version): an object is abstract if and only if it is non-spatial and non-temporal; f) The identity of indiscernibles account: an object is concrete if and only if it fails to satisfy the identity of indiscernibles. That is, if any two objects share all their properties, but still remain different, then they fail to satisfy the identity of indiscernible, and so are concrete. Each of these accounts seems to have limited powers of explanation, and each explanation raises many controversial points. For instance: Is concreteness an intrinsic property of objects? That is: can an object x be concrete in a world w1 and be abstract in a world w2 (assuming that the same object exists in more than one possible world)? Are there abstract objects? Are they non-existent? Are they physical? Is concrete/abstract distinction to be related to the distinction material (physical)/non-physical? If one admitted the existence of God, should one consider Him as a concrete rather than an abstract object? And if one would consider Him in such a way, if one admitted the co-extensiveness of the properties M (material) and C (concrete), should we say that God is a material object? The aim of the panel is to provide an answer to these and other questions.

Every applicant should send an extended abstract of 1500 to 2000 words to:
Franca D’Agostini, Polytechnic University of Turin (franca.dagostini@polito.it)
Marco Simionato, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (marco.simionato@hotmail.com)

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Conference: Leuven Kant Conference

KU Leuven Institute of Philosophy, Auditorium Wolfspoort (Huis Bethlehem), Schapenstraat 34, Leuven, Belgium
29 – 30 May 2014
Link : http://hiw.kuleuven.be/leuvenkantconference

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

5 January 2014

 

Details

The Institute of Philosophy of the KU Leuven (University of Leuven) invites submissions for the second Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.
Abstracts (about 500 words) should be sent in MSWord as attachment to leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be. Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The author’s name, paper title, institutional position and affiliation, as well as contact information should be included in the body of the e-mail.

Submission deadline: January 5, 2014.
Notification of acceptance by February 1, 2014.
Please note that the Leuven Kant Conference will not be able to provide funding for travel or accommodation.

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Conference: 21st Annual Philosophy Graduate Student Conference in Remembrance of May 4th

Department of Philosophy, Kent State University, 800 Summit Street, Kent 44240 United States
15 March 2014
Link: http://philosophy.kent.edu/conference/

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

15 January 2014

 

Details

We invite submissions on any philosophical topic, and from any research tradition in philosophy. Papers should not exceed 3500 words or 30 minutes reading time. All submissions, including a 150 word abstract, should be prepared for blind review, and should include a cover letter with the paper title and the author’s identifying information (including email and institutional affiliation).
Papers may be submitted via email, as .doc or .pdf files, to philconf@kent.edu. Those interested in commenting on a paper or moderating a session may email a statement of interest to the same address. Please direct any inquiries to the same address again.
Local transportation and limited overnight accommodations with Kent State graduate students are offered (available on a first-requested, first-served basis). A buffet lunch, including vegetarian options, is provided free of charge for all conference attendees.

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Workshop: Knowledge of Transcendent Objects

New Europe College-Institute for Advanced Study, Bucharest, Romania
8 – 9 May 2014
Link: http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.philosophy.region.europe/6509

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

15 January 2014

 

Details

In the Critique of Pure Reason Kant argues in various ways that the project of traditional metaphysics to ground the possibility of knowledge of transcendent objects is an impossibility (an ‘illusion’). The term ‘transcendent objects’ is understood by Kant to refer to the indeterminate domain of the object in general, to objects (or ‘things’) in themselves and to the three objects which traditional metaphysicians mainly directed their attention to, namely God, the soul and the world as a whole. The purpose of the workshop is to examine ways in which one may overturn Kant’s conclusion and thereby reestablish the possibility of knowledge of transcendent objects. We welcome papers that are written from either an analytic or a continental or a historical point of view. Papers that seek to defend Kant’s conclusions are also very welcome.
Please send an abstract of 500 words to itrisokkas@nec.ro (Dr. Ioannis Trisokkas). Those whose abstract will be selected are expected to send the organizers the full version of the paper, suitable for a 45-minute presentation, by May 1, 2014. We will seek to publish the papers with a well-known publisher. Travel expenses up to 300 Euros, lunch/dinner and two-night accommodation will be covered.

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Conference: Hegel Without Metaphysics?

The 23rd Biennial Meeting of the Hegel Society of America
Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
31 October – 2 November 2014
Link: http://www.hegel.org/2014cfp.html

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

31 January 2014

 

Details

The Hegel Society’s 2014 Biennial Meeting will examine the question of Hegel’s thought and its relation to metaphysics. We invite papers that address the topic historically, systematically, or with reference to current debates, and welcome contributions from across the spectrum of contemporary Hegel studies. We welcome submissions that address the question generally as well as submissions that discuss its relevance for particular aspects of Hegel’s philosophy.
Submissions are limited to 6,000 words. Later adjustments must remain within this limit. Submissions must be formatted for blind review and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words. They must be complete essays; draft proposals are not acceptable. All papers should be in English. Although papers presented at meetings of the Hegel Society of America are usually published as a collection, publication cannot be guaranteed. By submitting a paper, however, the author agrees to reserve publication for HSA proceedings if the paper is accepted for the program, and if the program is accepted for publication.

Please send papers to:
Allegra de Laurentiis, Program Chair
allegra.delaurentiis@stonybrook.edu

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Conference: Hegel, Analytical Philosophy, and Formal Logic

Fort Wayne Campus, Fort Wayne Indiana 26805 USA
24 – 25 October 2014
Link: http://philevents.org/event/show/11665

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

30 April 2014

 

Details

Topic areas

19th Century Philosophy

Logic and Philosophy of Logic

We are happy to issue a Call for Papers on Hegel, Analytical Philosophy, and Formal Logic. Paul Redding (University of Sydney) and Clark Butler (Purdue University, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Campus) will coordinate this conference on the Fort Wayne Campus, Fort Wayne Indiana 26805 USA, Friday and Saturday, October 24-25, 2014. Invited speakers include Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh), Ermanno Bencivenga (UC-Irvine), Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY Graduate Center), and Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center). The coordinators will also partake. The current deadline for submitting papers for review is April 31, 2014. Earlier submission or notification of the intent to submit with an abstract is appreciated.
Formal logic will be understood as post-Aristotelean logic up to the present. In recent years certain philosophers, Hegel scholars, neo-Hegelians, and analytic philosophers have begun to increasingly communicate. Yet some who know Hegel find his criticism of “formal logic” as justification not reopening the question. Others in the analytic tradition, especially logicians, plead ignorance of Hegel, making them incapable of judging whether any formal logical treatment helps us understand the historical Hegel.
Sample questions to be addressed by presenters are: “Would Hegel, if alive today, see more merit in contemporary formal logic than in Aristotelian logic?” “Can non-standard types of formal logic help clarify Hegel, or is the cause of making Hegel clearer better served by using standard formal logic—the formal logic known to mainstream philosophers generally having taken an advanced undergraduate course and perhaps one or even several more advanced graduate courses?” “Can the traditional view of many Hegel scholars that contentless formal logic is useless in making Hegel clear be rethought through formal logics other than the one understood either by Hegel or by writers of standard symbolic textbooks” “Can Hegel be understood better by developing the contrast between dialectical logic and formal logic beyond the point he left it, or is dialectical logic assimilable to a formal logic capable of expressing REASON rather than merely the UNDERSTANDING?” Submissions addressing other questions within the topic are welcome.
A number in the Hegelian Research Series published by the journal CLIO may be devoted to papers from the conference. The possibility of a book will be deliberated. Or authors may publish elsewhere.

butler@ipfw.edu

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Congress: Nature and Freedom

XII International Kant Congress
Vienna
21 – 25 September 2015
Link: http://kant2015.univie.ac.at/en/home/?no_cache=1

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

Submission deadline:

15 September 2014

 

Details

Please submit a full paper, consisting of max. 8 pages (= 20.000 characters, spaces included) as well as an abstract consisting of ½ page (= 1.000 characters, spaces included) and identify the section your paper refers to clearly. Presentations should not exceed 25 minutes. Papers must be suitable for anonymous review.  Please refrain from making references to your own work or anything obvious that could reveal your identity.
Authors will be notified of the review outcome not later than March 1, 2015. Participation in the congress is also possible without a paper.

For further information, please contact: kant2015@univie.ac.at

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by Michela Bordignon, Francesco Campana, Selene Mezzalira, Giovanna Miolli

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