CFP: Conference hosted by The Australian Hegel Society and the Naturalism in Classical German Philosophy Project at UNSW, Sydney in February 2019

We are glad to give notice that a call for papers of The Australian Hegel Society in collaboration with the Naturalism in Classical German Philosophy Project is open for a conference, that will be held at UNSW, Sydney, Australia, on 14th and 15th of February, 2019.

There is space in the program for up to three presentations by advanced graduate students or early career researchers whose research lies broadly within the theme of the conference, described below.

To notify your interest in presenting your research at the conference, please send a title and an abstract of your paper (no more than 200 words) to the following address:

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is October 20. No funding is available to facilitate attendance at the conference.

Successful participants will be notified by November 5th.

Conference theme and description: Recent Anglo-American interpretations of Hegel and related neo-Hegelian approaches in philosophy have given sociality a central role in understanding mindedness, normativity, freedom and related themes. As a consequence, ‘Spirit’ is no longer seen as referring to something philosophically suspect, but the historically developing space of reasons or norms constituted through recognitive relations of human sociality. Recently however, there is a growing interest in how well this fundamentally social and normative view of spirit can cohere with the naturalistic aspects of Hegel’s philosophy. This conference explores the relation of spirit to nature. This joint conference of the Australian Hegel-Society and the EU funded Marie Curie project ‘Naturalism in German Classical Philosophy’ brings together perspectives on sociality, naturalism, and their intersections. Speakers will include both philosophers in the broad Hegelian tradition, as well as colleagues from other traditions in philosophy working on these themes.

Confirmed speakers include:

Paul Redding (University of Sydney)
Rocío Zambrana (University of Oregon)
Italo Testa (University of Parma)
David MacArthur (University of Sydney)
Richard Menary (Macquarie University)

The local organizing committee:

Simon Lumsden (UNSW Sydney)
Heikki Ikäheimo (UNSW Sydney)
Giovanna Luciano (Western Sydney University & University of Padova)


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