CFP: Hegel 250 years on: Phenomenology, Logic, and System (online conference, University of São Paulo, March 3-5, 2021)

We are glad to announce that the Call for Papers for the international colloquium Hegel 250 years on: phenomenology, logic, and system is now open. The colloquium of the Faculty of Philosophy, Languages and Literature, and Human Sciences of the University of São Paulo (FFLCH-USP) will be held online (via Google Meet) on March 3-5, 2021, during the evening period of the Brazilian time.

The deadline for the submission is: January 13, 2021.

You can find further information below.


The colloquium intends to offer an occasion for graduate and post-graduate students from all over the world to debate different aspects of Hegel’s philosophy. In order to promote a constructive discussion for those who intend to present their papers at the colloquium, each roundtable will have the support of a qualified debater appointed by the Organising Committee. The debater will be responsible for commenting the papers and raising questions for discussion, as well as observing possible convergences and divergences between them. The roundtable discussion aims to overcome the traditional inner divisions of philosophical knowledge. The colloquium encourages the interaction between the various points of research on Hegel’s thought.


Theme: The colloquium revolves around the relationship between the following elements of Hegel’s philosophy: phenomenology, ground, and system. The papers’ abstracts should be in accordance with the theme presented below.

The colloquium aims to explore the meaning of the tense and disputed relationship between the different expressions of the Hegelian philosophy, namely the Phenomenology of Spirit, the Science of Logic, and the whole system, which would encompass the two former works, as well as the relationship between nature and spirit. The reflection of the systematic aspect on each other has engendered various interpretations regarding the relationships established between what could be considered the introduction to the system, the ground of the system and the system itself, and even stimulated the dispute regarding the status of each one and their mutual relations.

The peculiarities of each exposition (the configuration and explanation of its objects), as well as the specialization tendency in academic research, eventually produces the unwitting circumscription of the study of Hegel’s philosophy in one of the previously mentioned aspects. However, the speculative character of Hegel’s philosophy stresses the great value of aiming at the wholeness of the presentations and, therefore, of fostering a systematic dialogue between those aspects.

As the relationship between the presentations and elements of Hegel’s philosophy remains a matter of dispute and controversy, the colloquium attempts to provide a platform in which that relationship and its various interpretations could be discussed. Therefore, we encourage the submission of papers that foster a dialogue between a subject matter and (an) aspect(s) to which it is not directly linked. Papers concerning the concepts of one work in relation to another will be accepted, as well as those related to the relationship and status between them vis-à-vis the system. The roundtable discussions will be held with the intention of deepening the discussion of the topic of the colloquium and, therefore, encouraging the perspective of the totality of the suggested composition, while maintaining the necessary distinction between them.

We invite scholars from all over the world to submit abstracts in accordance with this general theme and to the format rules described in the Public Notice. Abstracts should be sent to by January 13, 2021. We also invite listeners to register to join the colloquium. Further information on the colloquium arrangement and on the papers’ format is available in the Public Notice section in this link

Submission deadline: January 13, 2021.

Organising Committee: Prof. Dr. Luiz Repa, Fabiana Del Mastro, Adriano Carvalheiro, Paulo Amaral, Lucas Axt, Renata Guerra and André Vilins.


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