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Call for papers: “Hegel, Analytic Philosophy, and Formal logic” (Fort Wayne Campus, Indiana, 17th-18th October, 2014)

We are pleased to announce the updated call for papers for the conference “Hegel, Analytic Philosophy, and Formal Logic”, which will explore the possibilities of Hegel turn in English-speaking philosophy. The conference is organized by Paul Redding (University of Sydney) and Clark Butler (Purdue University, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Campus), and will take place on the Fort Wayne Campus, on 17th-18th October 2014. The event is co-sponsored by the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney, the Purdue University Philosophy Department at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Campus (IPFW), and the Indiana Philosophical Association (IPA).

Deadline for paper submission: 1st August 2014

Main speakers: Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh), Ermanno Bencivenga (UC-Irvine), Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY Graduate Center), and Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center).

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Conference title: HEGEL, ANALYTIC PHILOSOPHY, AND FORMAL LOGIC. We issue here an updated CFP exploring the real possibilities and/or limits of a “Hegel turn” in English-speaking philosophy. More specifically, we shall explore the real possibilities and/or limits – building on 20th century Hegel scholarship which has helped recover the historical Hegel – of developing the Hegelian philosophical project (which Hegel called the perennial philosophy in its latest form) beyond the point where he left it. Since the historical texts are often difficult, success in this project presupposes a scholarly philosophical consensus about the core position of the mature Hegelian system when the available texts are taken together. The submission of papers initiating discussion about what that consensus core, faithful to the historical Hegel, either IS or realistically COULD BE in professional philosophy today is welcome.

Submitters who believe or hypothesize that there is such a consensus, or that their own take on the core systematic position can really generate such a professional consensus, are especially invited to pursue the project by raising that core position to a higher level of clarity, accessible to the general public of trained philosophers, through exploring the integration of conceptual and linguistic tools from the analytic tradition and from post-Aristotelian formal and mathematical logic.

Paul Redding (University of Sydney) and Clark Butler (Purdue University, Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne Campus) are the organizers of this conference to take place on the Fort Wayne Campus, Friday-Saturday, October 17-18, 2014. Two co-sponsors are the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry at the University of Sydney, Australia, and the Purdue University Philosophy Department at the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Campus (IPFW).

This conference is also co-sponsored by the Indiana Philosophical Association (IPA), meeting concurrently at the Fort Wayne Campus. Three simultaneous sessions are planned, two organized by the IPA alongside the Hegel sessions cited above. No one will be allowed to submit two papers, one for the IPA and one for this Hegel conference. (Hegelian philosophy of science in connection with current natural science is a proposed theme of the IPA meeting, but the Program Committee has not yet met. See the IPA CFP to be issued in June.)

Invited speakers for the Hegel conference include Robert Brandom (Pittsburgh), Ermanno Bencivenga (UC-Irvine), Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY Graduate Center), and Graham Priest (CUNY Graduate Center). Robert Brandom has accepted an invitation from the IPA to be keynote speaker for the plenary session.

The deadline for submitting for blind review either abstracts sufficiently developed to permit evaluation or advanced drafts of the paper itself is August 1, 2014. Notification in the case of all submissions will be given on September 1. Earlier notification of the intent to submit, accompanied by a developed abstract, is welcome and will be acknowledged. It may result constructive non-blind feedback in some cases, but with no conditions for revision placed on final paper submission by August 1 for blind review.

Sample questions: “How much merit would Hegel, if alive today, see in contemporary formal 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 (e.g., Quine, with the possible addition of modal logic) commonly known to professional philosophers? “Can the traditional view of some Hegel scholars – namely, that formal logic empty of content is useless in making Hegel clear – be rethought through formal logics other than those understood either by Hegel or by writers of standard symbolic textbooks?” “Is formal logic IN USE not empty of content in a way that evades Hegel’s criticism of formal logic as such?” “Did Hegel actually contribute to formal logic in his logical development of conceptual definitions, judgments and “syllogistic reasoning” in the last part of his science of logic?” “Can Hegel be understood better by preserving a gap between dialectical logic and formal logic, or can dialectical logic perhaps be assimilated to the use of formal logic in a derivation of reason (Vernunft) by an immanent self-critique of the “understanding” (Verstand)?” Submissions addressing such and various other related questions are welcome.

An issue in the Hegelian Research Series published by the journal CLIO is expected to be devoted to the themes of the conference.

Send inquiries, developed abstracts, and submissions for this Hegel conference to Clark Butler at butler@ipfw.edu.

For further information, click on the links below:

http://permalink.gmane.org/gmane.science.philosophy.region.europe/9754

http://philevents.org/event/show/14243.

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