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CFP: Second German-Latin American Hegel Conference (Chile, Valparaíso, 24 to 26 October 2017)

We are glad to announce the opening of a call for papers for the Second German-Latin American Hegel Conference, that will be held at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile) from 24th to 26th October 2017 on the topic Hegel and the project of a philosophical encyclopaedia.
The conference is organised under the auspices of FILORED – the German-Latin American Research and Doctoral Network in Philosophy – a cooperative network of the Fernuniversität in Hagen (Hagen), the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (Bochum), the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg (Halle), the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (Buenos Aires), the Universidad Federal do Ceará (Fortaleza), the Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (Porto Alegre), the Universidad Nacional de Colombia (Bogotá), the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Valparaíso), the Universidad Diego Portales (Santiago de Chile) and the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima).

The project of conceiving of philosophy as encyclopaedic knowledge is deeply rooted in Hegel’s thought, and appeared in a concrete and definite form for the first time in the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences published in Heidelberg in 1817. Two hundred years after the publication of the Heidelberg Encyclopaedia, that project continues to be one of the least understood aspects of Hegel’s philosophy; it seems to be today, if not a completely obsolete, at least one of its most uninspiring features, something that belongs rather to what is “dead” in Hegel’s thought than to what is “alive” in it.

The Second German-Latin American Hegel Conference aims to discuss Hegel’s project of a philosophical encyclopaedia by examining its historical background and the systematic character of the encyclopaedic self-understanding of Hegel’s thought. It will thereby investigate the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences with respect to the content and the problems tackled by its three successive editions. Moreover, it will analyse the encyclopaedic dimension of the Logic, the Philosophy of Nature, and the Philosophy of Spirit of the Encyclopaedia in general as well as in comparison with Hegel’s position on those same subjects in his other works.

Conference Chairs

Hardy Neumann, Valparaíso
Thomas Sö ren Hoffmann, Hagen

Organising Committee

César Lambert (Valparaíso), Harald Bluhm (Valparaíso), Oscar Cubo Ugarte (Hagen)

Advisory Council

Agemir Bavaresco (Porto Alegre), Mariano de la Maza (Santiago de Chile), Julio de Zan (Paraná), Jorge Aurelio Díaz (Bogotá), Ricardo Espinoza Lolas (Valparaíso), Márcia Cristina Ferreira Gonçalves (Rio de Janeiro), Héctor Ferreiro (Buenos Aires), Luis Eduardo Gama Barbosa (Bogotá), Miguel Giusti (Lima), José Rafael Herrera (Caracas), Heiner Klemme (Halle), Carlos Oliva Mendoza (Mexico City), Sergio Pérez Cortés (Mexico City), Hernán Pringe (Santiago de Chile), Gonzalo Portales (Valdivia), Jorge Armando Reyes (Mexico City), Birgit Sandkaulen (Bochum), Konrad Utz (Fortaleza), Martín Zubiría (Mendoza).

Key speakers

Miguel Giusti (Lima)
Thomas Sö ren Hoffmann (Hagen)
Hardy Neumann (Valparaíso)
Wolfgang Neuser (Kaiserslautern)
Joachim Ringleben (Gö ttingen)
Birgit Sandkaulen (Bochum)
Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig)

Themes and Sections

In addition to the plenary sessions, a broad spectrum of sections is planned for which proposals may be submitted. We prefer submissions in German, Spanish or Portuguese, since they are the official languages of the conference. Submissions in Italian, French or English are also welcomed.

  • Section I Philosophy and encyclopaedic knowledge before, in and after Hegel Section II Hegel’s Encyclopaedia in comparison
  • Section III Problems in the Encyclopaedia Logic Section IV “Nature” in the Encyclopaedia – Philosophy of Nature as encyclopaedic program Section V Hegel’s encyclopaedic Philosophy of Subjective Spirit
  • Section VI The Encyclopaedia’s Philosophy of Objective Spirit Section VII Art as subject of a philosophical encyclopaedia
  • Section VIII Religion as subject of a philosophical encyclopaedia
  • Section IX Philosophy as encyclopedic knowledge


Please note that section contributions not devoted principally to Hegel’s philosophy must have a clear reference to Hegel and should not deal exclusively with other philosophers of the German Idealist tradition.

  1. Emails with proposals should contain: (a) first and last name of the author, (b) title of the talk, (c) institutional affiliation and contact information, and (d) a CV of 300-500 words.
  2. In a separate file please submit an abstract of 800-1000 words in .doc or .pdf format prepared for anonymous review.
  3. Submissions are now being accepted. Deadline: 1 May 2017. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be given before 31 May 2017.
  4. Conference fee: 20.000 pesos chilenos (CLP) [= ca. 30 USD / 28 Euro], to be payed in cash in the local currency at the registration desk of the Conference.


Submissions from Latin America should be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Hardy Neumann
Instituto de Filosofía – Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso
Avda. El Bosque N° 1290, Viña del Mar
E-mail: hardy.neumann@puvc.cl

Submissions from other countries should be sent to:
Dr. Oscar Cubo Ugarte
Institut für Philosophie – FernUniversität in Hagen
Universitätsstraße 33
E-Mail: oscar.cubougarte@fernuni-hagen.de

For updates, please see on the Second German-Latin American Hegel Conference’ webpage.

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