21st Century Idealism
University of Dundee
April 1, 2011 – April 2, 2011
What is the importance of idealist philosophy in the 21st Century?
Last year’s conference at the University of Dundee’s Department of Philosophy explored the contemporary debate between theories of materialism and realism with regard to the project of the recommencement of metaphysics in the continental tradition. This year’s conference will explore the relevance of a perspective which served as a silent partner in last year’s debate: idealism.
We are pleased to announce that this year’s keynote speakers will be:
Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England) author of Philosophies of Nature after Schelling and Idealism: A Philosophical Introduction with Jeremy Dunham and Sean Watson.
Markus Gabriel (University of Bonn) author of numerous monographs on idealism but most recently Mythology, Madness and Laughter: Subjectivity in German Idealism with Slavoj Žižek and the forthcoming Transcendental Ontology in German Idealism: Schelling and Hegel.
Beth Lord (University of Dundee) author of Kant and Spinozism: Transcendental Idealism and Immanence from Jacobi to Deleuze and Spinoza’s Ethics.
For more details please contact Michael Burns (firstname.lastname@example.org) or see the conference website.
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