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Workshop (DAAD): “Forms of Nature in Classical German Philosophy” (Padua, July 4th-5th 2019)

We are very pleased to announce that the 4th Padua-Bochum DAAD workshop on Forms of Nature in Classical German Philosophy will take place in Padua on July 4th-5th.

The workshop is part of the 2017-2020 joint research project “Rethinking Nature”, involving the Forschungszentrum für Klassische Deutsche Philosophie / Hegel-Archiv at the University of Bochum and the Research Group in Classical German Philosophy at the University of Padua.

Program and venue below.

For further information visit the website of the project “Rethinking Nature”.

To follow the event see the facebook page of the workshop.




4th Padua-Bochum DAAD Workshop on Classical German Philosophy
Forms of Nature in Classical German Philosophy
July 4th-5th 2019
Venue: Sala Bortolami, Palazzo Jonoch Gulinelli, Via del Vescovado 30, University of Padua

July 4 2019

9:00 – 9:15               Welcome (Luca Corti, Johannes-Georg Schülein)


Chair: Johannes-Georg Schülein

9:15 – 10:30           Andrew Cooper (Warwick): Kant, Design and Biological Theory

Discussant: Claudia Cavaliere (Padua), Filippo Sanguettoli (Padua)


10:45 – 12:00          Thomas Meyer (Berlin): On the “Inadmissible Application of The Relation of Causality to The Relations of Physico-Organic and Spiritual Life

Discussants: Daniel Elon (Bochum)


12:15 – 13:30          Chris Yeomans (Purdue) and Ralph Kaufmann (Purdue): Hegel’s Theory of Space in the Philosophy of Nature

Discussants: Silvia Locatelli (Padua)

Lunch Break

Chair: Luca Corti

15:30 – 16:45          Christina Pinsdorf (Bonn): Naturphilosophische Aussichten – Alexander von Humboldt und F.W.J. Schelling als ideengebendes Gespann der Environmental Humanities

Discussants: Giulia Bernard (Padua), Majk Feldmeier (Bochum)


17:00 – 18:45          Johannes Georg-Schülein (Bochum): First Nature and Spirit

Discussant: Giulia La Rocca (Padua)


July 5th 2019

Chair: Luca Illetterati


9:15 – 10:30            Thomas Khurana (Essex/Yale): The Life of Self-Consciousness
On Hegel’s Transformative Picture of the Human Life-Form

Discussant: Georg Spoo (Freiburg), Markus Gante (Bochum)


10:45 – 12:00          Julia Peters (Tübingen): Hegel, Bodily Expression, and Transformative Theories of Human Nature

Discussant: Felix Schneider (Bochum)


12:15 – 13:30            Luca Corti (Padua): Naturalism and Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind

Discussant: Friederike Allner (Berlin)

Lunch Break

Chair: Armando Manchisi

15:15 – 16:30         Sebastian Rand (Georgia State): Hegel on the A priori

Discussant: Giulio Mariottini (Padua)


16:45 – 18:00          Arno Schubbach (Zürich): Painting And Its Liveliness. Hegel on “Darstellung in Color”

Discussants: Marco Cappabianca (Padua), Yoonoh Kye (Bochum)


18:15 – 19:30          Andreas Giesbert (Bochum): ‘Carving Civilization out of the Wilderness’ – The Practical Adaption of Hegel in the St. Louis Movement

Discussant: Ana Miranda Mora (Mexico City/Bochum)


Organisers:   Dr. Luca Corti (luca.corti@unipd.it)

Dr. Johannes-Georg Schülein (johannes-georg.schuelein@rub.de)


Workshop (DAAD): "Forms of Nature in Classical German Philosophy" (Padua, July 4th-5th 2019)

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