CFP: Unconditional Thinking (11th De Philosophia Conference, Ottawa, April 11th 2015)

We are pleased to announce a call for papers (for graduate and undergraduate students) for conference on Unconditional Thinking, organized by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Ottawa. The conference will take place in Ottawa on April 11th 2015, at the 11th Annual De Philosophia conference.

Unconditional Thinking

Call for Papers

Keynote speakers:

George Di Giovanni (McGill University)
Isabelle Thomas-Fogiel (University of Ottawa)

The University of Ottawa Graduate Philosophy Student Association (GPSA) invites submissions from undergraduate and graduate students for the conference on the topic of the contemporary importance of German Idealism. Though most of the great texts of the German Idealist movement were written over 200 years ago, these works have more than a purely historical interest. What is it about these writings that continues to fascinate, puzzle, and inspire us after all this time?

Possible subjects include (but are not limited to):

  • nature-philosophy in German Idealism and afterwards
  • German Idealism and nature
  • contemporary critiques of German Idealism
  • the influence of German Idealism on recent French philosophy (Deleuze, Badiou, Laruelle, Malabou)
  • the rediscovery of German Idealism in analytical philosophy (Sellars, Brandom, McDowell, Priest)
  • alternative approaches to the problems of German Idealism

Event language: English and French

Intended audience: Open to all

Where: Arts Building, 70 Laurier Avenue East (map)

Room number: 509

Contact person: Josh Lalonde


Registration required: No

Cost to attend: Free of charge

For further information, please click on this link.

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