Reminder: CFP “Wittgenstein and Classical German Philosophy: Self-consciousness and Self-reference” (Barcelona, 21-23 September 2022)

We are glad to give notice that the Call for Abstracts for the conference Wittgenstein and Classical German Philosophy: Self-consciousness and Self-reference, which will take place on 21-23 September, 2022 at the University of Barcelona, is still opened.

Like the previous conferences “Wittgenstein and Hegel: Reevaluation of Difference” (TU Dresden, 2017), “Hegel and Wittgenstein: Negativity and Language” (Charles University in Prague, 2019), and “Wittgenstein and Classical German Philosophy” (University of Warsaw, 2021), the workshop in Barcelona aims to foster a dialogue between the Classical German Philosophy and the Wittgenstein scholarship.

The workshop focuses on two topics of utmost importance in the German Philosophical Tradition from Kant to Hegel and from Hegel to Wittgenstein: self-consciousness and self-reference. However, we would also like to cover these topics in the immediate criticism of Classical German Philosophy, especially in Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Marx.

Confirmed speakers are Román Cuartango (University of Barcelona), Hans-Johann Glock (University of Zurich), Luca Illetterati (University of Padua), Edgar Maraguat (University of Valencia), Sebastian Rödl (University of Leipzig), Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (University of Leipzig)

Suggested topics: 

· Self-consciousness in Wittgenstein
· Self-reference in Hegel
· The use of “self” in Hegel and Wittgenstein
· Fichtean and Schellingian topics in Wittgenstein
· Dialectical reading of Wittgenstein
· Wittgenstein’s reception of Hegel through Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Marx.

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts (ca. 300 words) of presentations (30 min + discussion) should be sent to by the 8th June 2022.

Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review. We kindly ask you to remove any personal information from the abstract and send the author’s name, paper title, and affiliation in the body of the email. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by June 15, 2022.

The workshop will be held mainly in English, but we accept contributions also in German and Spanish.


Scientific organizers: Alexander Berg (University of Zurich), Denis Kaidalov (Charles University), Jakub Mácha (Masaryk University), Bruna Picas (University of Barcelona), Ricard Sapena (University of Barcelona), Thomas Spiegel (Potsdam University)

With institutional support of:
Hegel en perspectiva (University of Valencia)
Forschungskolleg Analytic German Idealism (University of Leipzig)
German Philosophy Lab (University of Warsaw).

Funded by the Research Council of the Spanish Government (Project no. PGC2018093363-B-I00).


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