Conference: 32nd International Hegel Congress of the International Hegel-Society, (University of Tampere, June 5th–8th, 2018)

We are happy to circulate the final program of the 32nd International Hegel Congress of the International Hegel-Society, which will be held at the University of Tampere, Finland from June 5th to 8th. The conference will be dedicated to “Hegel’s Encyclopaedic System and its Legacy”, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia of Philosophical Sciences. The congress will also include special sessions on the Finnish, Scandinavian and Russian reception of Hegel as well as on Hegel & Marx (on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Marx).
The official languages of the congress are English, German, and French.

Please, find the general program of the conference below. The program of parallel talks can be found here. For further information, please visit the conference’s official page.

The congress was organized by Arto Laitinien (scientific direction) and PhD Lauri Kallio (congress management and secretary of the organizing committee) together with the Organizing Committee Prof. Vesa Oittinen (University of Helsinki), PhD Päivi Seppälä (Secretary of the Philosophical Society of Finland), PhD Susanna Lindberg (Paris, Nanterre), PhD Heikki Ikäheimo (Sydney, UNSW), PhD Ilmari Jauhiainen (Helsinki/Turku), PhD Kari Väyrynen (Universität Oulu), PhD Arvi Särkelä (Luzern).


Program (Stand 1 June 2018)

Tuesday, 5 June

14.30 Registration opens, University of Tampere Main Building, Main lobby (address Kalevantie 4)

16.00 Welcome, Auditorium A1, 2nd floor, Main Building

16.30 – 17.30 KEYNOTE 1: Prof. Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY, USA): Thinking in the Form of an Encyclopedia. The Challenge of Hegel’s Dialectic 

17.35 – 18.35 KEYNOTE 2: Dr. Hab. Jakub Kloc–Konkołowicz (Warsaw): Staat als Ort der Solidarität. Wie der Hegelsche Staat das System der Atomistik überwinden kann.

18.40 – 19.40 KEYNOTE 3: Prof. Emmanuel Renault (Nanterre): Philosophy and Experience. A significant difference between the first and the last versions of Hegel’s Encyclopedia.

20.00 Opening reception at the University of Tampere Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor, Main Building

Wednesday, 6 June

08.00 Registration opens, University of Tampere Main Building, Main lobby

09.00 Auditorium A1, 2nd floor, Main Building:
KEYNOTE 4: Dr. Antonios Kalatzis (Centre Marc Bloch / Humboldt-University of Berlin): What is Real and what is Unreal in the System of Hegel

10.00 KEYNOTE 5: Prof. Robert Wallace (USA): Inspiration: How Plato and Hegel Integrate the Sciences, the Arts, Religion, and Philosophy

11.00 Coffee, Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor

11.35 SECTIONS I, 16 parallel rooms.
11.35 – 12.05; 12.10 – 12.40; 12.45 – 13.15

13.15 – 14.30 Lunch break (at own cost)

14.30 SECTIONS II, 16 parallel rooms.
14.30 – 15.00; 15.05 – 15.35; 15.40 – 16.10

16.10 Coffee, Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor

16.40 – 17.40 KEYNOTE 6: Prof. James Kreines (Claremont McKenna, USA): Metaphysical Definitions of God and Absolute Idealism as Unifying Hegel’s System

17.45 – 18.30 General Meeting of the International Hegel Society, Auditorium A1, 2nd floor, Main Building

19.00 City of Tampere Reception at Museum Centre Vapriikki (address Alaverstaanraitti 5)


Thursday, 7 June


09.00 Auditorium A1, 2nd floor, Main Building:
KEYNOTE 7: PhD Lauri Kallio (Helsinki): Thiodolf Rein and the Legacy of Finnish Hegelianism 

10.05 KEYNOTE 8: Prof. Carl–Göran Heidegren (Lund): Hegelianism goes north. Hegel in the Nordic countries

11.05 Coffee, Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor

11.30 KEYNOTE 9: Prof. Andrey Maidansky (Belgorod): Hegel in the mirrors of Soviet philosophy: from love to hate and back again

12.30 Lunch break (at own cost)

13.45 SECTIONS III, 16 parallel rooms.
13.45 – 14.15; 14.20 – 14.50, 14.55 – 15.25; 15.30 – 16:00

16.00 Coffee, Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor

16.30 SECTIONS IV, 16 parallel rooms.
16.30 – 17.00; 17.05 – 17.35; 17.40 – 18.10; 18.15 – 18.45

19.00 A documentary film on Evald Ilyenkov (50 min.), director Aleksandr Rozhkov presents the film, Lecture Room D11, 0. floor, Main Building

19.00 Dinner and/or drinks at own cost at Plevna Brewery Pub & Restaurant, address Itäinenkatu 8 (Finlayson area). Tables reserved for the Hegel congress participants.


Friday, 8 June

Auditorium A1, 2nd floor, Main Building:
10.00 KEYNOTE 10: Prof. Paul Redding (Sydney): Putting the cycle back into Hegel’s Encyclopaedia

11.00 Coffee, Main Auditorium foyer, 2nd floor

11.40 KEYNOTE 11: Prof. Andreas Arndt (Humboldt University, Berlin)Beyond Idealism and Materialism: Hegel’s Concept of Dialectic and Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s ‘Mystifications’

12.40 Lunch break (at own cost)

14.10 – 15.10 KEYNOTE 12: Dr. Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex): The Actual and the Good


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