Reminder: International Conference: “Freedom of God, Freedom of the Human Being. Schelling and the Medieval Philosophy” (Padova, 28-29 November 2023)

International Conference: "Freedom of God, Freedom of the Human Being. Schelling and the Medieval Philosophy" (Padova, 28-29 November 2023)

We are glad to remind you that the International Conference Freedom of God, Freedom of the Human Being. Schelling and the Medieval Philosophy / Libertà di Dio, libertà dell’essere umano. Schelling e la filosofia medievale / Freiheit Gottes, Freiheit des Menschen. Schelling und die mittelalterliche Philosophie / Liberté de Dieu, liberté de l’homme. Schelling et la philosophie médiéval will take place on November 28th-29th at the Università degli Studi di Padova (Sala delle Edicole, Palazzo del Capitanio – Piazza Capitaniato 3) and on Zoom.

For both in-person and Zoom attendance, please email

The conference is organized by Enrico Moro and Barbara Santini, in cooperation with CIRFIM and the Internationale Schelling-Gesellschaft. The event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy, Sociology, Pedagogy and Applied Psychology of the University of Padova.

Speakers will include Olivier Boulnois (École pratique des hautes études, Paris), Giovanni Catapano (Università degli Studi di Padova), Christian Danz (Universität Wien), Gianfranco Frigo (Università degli Studi di Padova), Laurent Lavaud (Université Sorbonne, Paris), Antonio Petagine (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Stefan Schick (Universität Leipzig), Henning Tegtmeyer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven).

Below you can find the program of the conference.


November 28th, Sala delle Edicole, Palazzo del Capitanio

09:30 Welcome and Introduction – Enrico Moro and Barbara Santini

Session I – Chair: Barbara Santini
09:45 – 10:45 Christian Danz (Universität Wien), Der Herr des Seins. Schellings Gottesbegriff im theologie- und philosophiegeschichtlichen Kontext
11:00 – 12:00 Gianfranco Frigo (Università degli Studi di Padova), Il fondamento della libertà in Schelling: la distinzione tra Grund ed Existenz, nel contesto di quella tradizionale tra essentia ed existentia
12:15 – 13:15 Stefan Schick (Universität Leipzig), All Reason Rests on a Dark Ground

Session II – Chair: Cecilia Martini
15:15 – 16:15 Laurent Lavaud (Université Sorbonne, Paris), What is the Principle of Human Freedom according to Plotinus?
16:30 – 17:30 Giovanni Catapano (Università degli Studi di Padova), Augustine on Evil and Creation. About two Quotations in Schelling’s Philosophical Investigations
17:45 – 18:45 Antonio Petagine (Università degli Studi Roma Tre), Freedom of God, Freedom of Human Beings: John Duns Scotus and some Early Scotists

November 29th, Sala delle Edicole, Palazzo del Capitanio

Session III – Chair: Marco Zambon
09:30 – 10:30 Olivier Boulnois (École pratique des hautes études, Paris), Il bene, il male e la libertà. Significato della rottura schellinghiana
10:45 – 11:45 Henning Tegtmeyer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven), Between Aquinas and Heresy. Schelling on Divine Freedom
12:00 – 13:00 Roundtable
13:00 – 13:15 Conclusion Enrico Moro and Barbara Santini

The program of the international conference is available at thi link.

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