Conference: Hegel / MacIntyre: A philosophy conference on reason in history (Online, 7-8 October 2022)

We are glad to give notice the conference Hegel / MacIntyre: A philosophy conference on reason in history, which will take place Online on October 7th-8th. The conference is sponsored by the University of Chicago’s John U. Nef Committee on Social Thought and the International Society for MacIntyrean Enquiry.
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Below you can find the description and the preliminary program of the event.


This conference aims to bring together the work of Alasdair MacIntyre and G. W. F. Hegel. Both philosophers are distinguished by their extensive integration of history, including the history of philosophy, within their own philosophical theorizing. As such, the conference aims to reexamine the relationship between reason and history. More broadly, it seeks to facilitate an engagement between proponents of MacIntyre’s Thomistic neo-Aristotelianism and contemporary readings of Hegel, spanning the divide between so-called ‘metaphysical’ and deflationary interpretations of the latter’s philosophy, as well as that between liberal and radical readings. In doing this, it is hoped that Hegelians may come to a greater appreciation of the affinity between MacIntyre’s work and contemporary actualizations of Hegel’s thought, and that neo-Aristotelians influenced by MacIntyre may come to view Hegel and his interpreters both as rivals and as interlocutors who share many of the same questions and philosophical positions.

All times are given in Central Daylight Time (UTC -5).

Friday, October 7
7.45 AM Opening Remarks
8.00 AM Robert Stern
Found or sought? Hegel vs MacIntyre on the Good Life and the Virtues
9.15 AM Jennifer Herdt
From Freedom to Final End: MacIntyre’s Hegelian Aristotle
10.30 AM Dean Moyar
Saving the Enlightenment from Itself
11.45 AM Andrea Kern
Knowledge and Community. On the ethical character of human life
13.00 PM Kelvin Knight
Thomistic Aristotelians on the Sociality of Reason

Saturday, October 8
8.00 AM Robert Pippin
MacIntyre, Modernity, and Hegel
9.15 AM Rahel Jaeggi
10.30 AM Paul Blackledge
Under the Shadow of Hegel: Alasdair MacIntyre’s Concept of Practice
11.45 AM Matthias Haase
True Life
13.00 PM Closing Remarks

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