Conference: Hegel’s Hermeneutics (Padova, May 22-23, 2023)

Conference: Hegel's Hermeneutics (Padova, May 22-23, 2023)

We are glad to give notice that the international conference “Hegel’s Hermeneutics” will take place on May 22-23, 2023 at the University of Padova. The conference, organised by Luca Corti and Giovanna Luciano, will be hosted at the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Education and Applied Psychology and Hegelpd.

Find below the program of the conference.



RationaleOur conference will consider Hegel as an interpreter of culture. Speakers will discuss specific interpretations of particular artworks that Hegel gives — for example of Sophocles’ Antigone — as well as the very idea of ‘culture’ (Geist) as an object of interpretive inquiry in Hegel’s work. That is, we will put into question Hegel’s judgments about specific cultural works and practices, while considering the extent to which the interpretation of culture in general must have ‘Hegelian’ characteristics.


May 22nd 2023

Aula Diano

Chair: Francesco Campana

2.00 pm – 2.15 pm: Luca Corti and Giovanna Luciano

2.15 pm – 3.30 pm: Gregor Moder (Lujbljana): Antigone. What is an Unfaithful Reading

3.45 pm – 5.00 pm: Julia Peters (Heidelberg)Hegel’s Hermeneutics of Action

5.15 pm – 6.30 pm: Luca Corti (Padova): Hegel on Character 


May 23rd, 2023

Aula Diano

Chair: Luca Illetterati

10.00 am – 11.15 am: Giovanna Luciano (Padova)The “Business” of Human Liberation

11.30 am – 12.45 am: Elena Romagnoli (Pisa): Body in Movement. A Performative Reading of Hegel’s Aesthetics


Lunch break

Aula Film

Chair: Berker Basmaci

2.30 pm – 3.45 pm:  Paul Kottman (New York):  Object-dependent mindedness  

3.45 pm – 5.00 pm:  Chris Yeomans (Purdue): Hegel’s Interpretation of the Agricultural Form of Life


Partecipants: Giulia Bernard, Pierpaolo Cesaroni, Lorenzo Rustighi, Laura Dequal, Marco Bonutto, Mattia Megli, Armando Manchisi, Aleš Mendiževec, Luz Seiberth, Yady Oren




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