We are glad to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 2022 Conference on the Sources of Hegel’s Logic Examining the Sources of Hegel’s Logic. History of Philosophy, Mathematics and the Natural Sciences, and Religion, which will be held on the 2nd–4th of June 2022, at the University of Warwick.
The Conference is organized by Ahilleas Rokni, Filip Niklas, Zehao Miao.
Confirmed speakers are Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Stephen Houlgate (Warwick), Burkhard Nonnenmacher (Tübingen), Elena Ficara (Paderborn), and Nadine Mooren (Münster).
Abstract (no more than 500 words) should be submitted anonymized in .pdf, specifying broadly what your talk will focus on and what its strategies are, by no
later than 5th February 2022 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presentation should be no longer than 25 minutes long. Lodging and travel bursaries may become available. Please indicate in your e–mail whether
you would like to be considered for bursaries.
This conference aims to examine and interrogate the historical sources of Hegel’s Science of Logic. In particular, this conference will focus on influences from the history of philosophy, mathematics and the natural sciences, and religion. Throughout the Logic, Hegel often discusses the significance of a particular conceptual development within the wider historical context of that concept. The objective of this conference is to examine how Hegel thinks the conceptual development of the Logic relates to previous conceptual usage, and whether his criticisms are fair. Hegel unambiguously recognised the indebtedness of his philosophical project to the entire history of thought. Not only is it important but it is necessary for it is from the history of thought that the philosopher can avail themself of the reservoir of concepts with which they are to construct their system. There are undoubtedly many fields of thought that influenced the conceptual usage of the Logic but this conference will focus on the most central ones: the history of philosophy, mathematics and the natural sciences, and religion.
This is now the fourth installment in a series of conferences that have hitherto aimed to examine the development of the Logic. In our most recent conference, we interrogated the final sections of the Logic and the move into the Philosophy of Nature. Thus, in this conference, we shall build on the work achieved in the previous ones and examine the relationship between Hegel’s conceptual determinations and previous historical usage. As before, exegetical papers are principally preferred.
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:
1. History of Philosophy
1. Kantian Antinomies
2. Spinoza’s Substance as the Absolute
3. Parmenides and Being
4. Plato’s the One and the Many
5. Leibniz’s Monads
6. Aristotle’s theory of Judgements and Syllogisms
2. Mathematics and the Natural Sciences
2. The Geometric Method
6. The Nature of Scientific Laws
1. Ontological Proofs for the Existence of God
2. God as the Absolute Idea
3. Judeo–Christian Theology
4. Eastern Theology