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CfP: Das Problem des Anfangs

I 2016 er SDU vært for årsmødet i det Internationalen Forschungsnetzwerk Transzendentalphilosophie/Deutscher Idealismus (www.a-priori.eu).

Årsmødet finder sted den 18.-20. februar 2016 under temaet “Das Problem des Anfangs” (http://www.a-priori.eu/data/709).

Forskningsnetværket modtager gerne passende bidrag fra alle interesserede på tysk eller engelsk. Se det fulde CfP her (pdf-fil).

For yderligere oplysninger kan man evt. kontakte Jesper Lundsfryd Rasmussen.

Reminder: Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2015

En sidste reminder om Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2015. Årsmødet løber af stablen den 6.-7. marts 2015 i Aarhus. Som sædvanligt være en lang række forskellige sessioner, hvor landets ypperste filosofiske udøvere vil præsentere nyt og gammelt fra filosofiens verden.

Deadline for tilmelding af foredrag  er blevet udskudt til den 15. februar, så Kredsens medlemmer (og andre) har stadig mulighed for at få et oplæg med på Årsmødet. Tilmelding af foredrag foregår her.

Af særlig interesse for Kredsens medlemmer er formodentlig sessionen om “Filosofisk idealisme”, som Kredsens Godfather, Anders Moe Rasmussen, er tovholder for. Kredsens medlemmer opfordres til at indsende oplæg til denne session

Læs mere om årsmødet her og her.

Deadline for almindelig tilmelding til årsmødet er ligeledes 15. februar. Tilmelding til årsmødet sker her.

Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs Årsmøde 2015

Gode Idealister (og andre)

Den 6.-7. marts 2015 løber Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs årsmøde af stablen i Aarhus. Der vil som sædvanligt være en lang række forskellige sessioner, hvor Selskabets medlemmer har mulighed for at tilmelde foredag.

Kredsens Godfather, Anders Moe Rasmussen, er tovholder for sessionen om “Filosofisk idealisme”, og vil gerne opfordre alle Kredsens medlemmer til at indsende forslag om oplæg på denne session.

Læs mere om årsmødet her og her.

Deadline for tilmelding af foredrag er den 1. februar. Tilmelding af foredrag foregår her.

Grüss Gott og god jul til alle
Generalsekretærens sekretær
Carsten Fogh Nielsen

CFP: First Meeting of the Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy

“THE GOOD, THE ONE, AND THE MANY”

1st Conference of The Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy,

University of Jyväskylä, 5-7 June 2015

Invited speakers include: Joseph Almog (University of Turku), Annabel Brett (University of Cambridge), Olli Koistinen (University of Turku), Roberto Lambertini (University of Macerata), Camilla Serck-Hansen (University of Oslo), Lisa Shapiro (Simon Fraser University).

We hereby invite abstracts for papers related to the topic of the conference but in any area of the history of philosophy. We are particularly interested in papers discussing the relationship between the common good and the private good, metaphysical unity and plurality, and whether and how the metaphysical underpinnings affect the discussions concerning the good of an individual and the good of a community. We welcome suggestions for individual papers (presentation time including discussion 30 minutes) as well as joint panels (90 minutes). Proposals, which will be evaluated by the board of the network, are invited from senior researchers as well as from graduate students. For the latter there will be two designated workshops.

Proposals should consist of two separate documents:
1) The title and the abstract (maximum 300 words) of your paper. The abstract should clearly state at least the following: the topic of the presentation, the manner in which the paper contributes to this topic, as well as the general argument of the paper.
2) A separate cover letter including the following information: your name, academic position, affiliation, and contact information; the title of your presentation

To submit a proposal, send it as an email attachment to the following address: nhp2015@jyu.fi

Please ensure that the subject line of the email reads: NHP 2015 Proposal

Deadline for submission: 14 January 2015. Decisions will communicated by 27 February 2015.

Organizers: Nordic Network for the History of Philosophy; On the Conceptual History of the Good (NOS-HS); Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (University of Jyväskylä); and Centre of Excellence in Reason and Religious Recognition (Academy of Finland).

Organizing Committee: Mikko Yrjönsuuri, Miira Tuominen, Juhana Toivanen.

(See call for paper som pfd/plakat her).

Call for papers: *Normativity and German Idealism

Normativity and German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives
26th May 2015
Department of Philosophy University of Sussex

 

The aim of the conference is to examine whether resources drawn from the German Idealist tradition help address important questions about the nature of normativity. As recent work by Christine Korsgaard and Robert Brandom shows this is a fertile territory.

We construe the topic of normativity broadly to include epistemology and theories of meaning, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and theories of practical reasoning and action.

We would especially welcome submissions addressing anything from the following non-exhaustive list topics:

  • how we justify to ourselves and to others what is good to do or to believe
  • what are norms and what are reasons
  • modalities of normativity
  • how reasons guide beliefs, actions, values
  • reasons and Reason
  • how does it mean to think of oneself as a rational being
  • normativity and freedom

Please send a 500-700 word anonymised abstract with author details on a separate attachment to normativity.germanidealism@gmail.com
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 13 February 2015

The organisers wish to thank the Hegel Society of Great Britain and the UK Kant Society for their generous support. Without them this event would not have been possible.

Attendance to the conference is free of charge but registration is required- to register please email normativity.germanidealism@gmail.com
putting ‘registration’ in the subject field and your name in the body of the message.

Informal inquiries: Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex) K.Deligiorgi@sussex.ac.uk
See too: http://southnorm.wordpress.com/
Organising committee: Sorin Baiasu (Keele and Vienna), Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex), Manuel Dries (Open University), Andrew Huddleston (London), Edward Kanterian (Kent), Joseph Schear (Oxford)

Dr Katerina Deligiorgi
Arts A 27
Department of Philosophy
School of History, Art History, and Philosophy
University of Sussex
www.sussex.ac.uk/philosophy/people/peoplelists/person/198873

Konferencer med mere i det nye år

Gode Idealister

Julen og nytåret nærmer sig, og det kan derfor være på sin plads at se (ikke tilbage men derimod) frem mod det nye år. Der er nemlig allerede nu annonceret en række spændende konferencer mm., som burde være af interesse for Kredsens medlemmer. Nedenfor følger en kort oversigt over nogle af de mest spændende arrangementer

I 2014 er det 200 år siden, at Johann Gottlieb Fichte døde. I den anledning afholder Lehrstuhl für Klassische Deutsche Philosophie der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin i samarbejde med det internationale Fichte-selskab en international konference: Mit Fichte philosophieren. Perspektiven seiner Philosophie heute (Berlin 1814/2014). Konferencen løber af stablen i Berlin den 29.-31. januar 2014, og der er gode navne på programmet, bl.a. Darwall, Franks, Sandkaulen, Zöller og Hühn. Det er gratis at deltage, men man skal tilmelde på forhånd. Læs mere om konferencen her.

Den 7.-8. marts 2013 afholder Dansk Filosofisk Selskabs sit årsmøde. Denne gang er filosofferne på Aalborg Universitet, der arrangerer. Det overordnede tema for årsmødet er Kultur og Socialitet. Hovedtalerne er Alenka Zupančič (The Scientific Academy of Sciences and Arts, Ljubljana, Slovenien) og Angelika Krebs (Universität Basel, Departement Philosophie und Medienwissenschaft). Som sædvanligt vil der på årsmødet være en lang række sessioner med forskellige filosofiske temaer. Generalsekretærens sekretær er således tovholder på en session om tysk idealisme, så skulle der blandt Kredsens medlemmer være nogen, der føler trang til at præsentere et oplæg er her en oplagt mulighed. Tilmeld oplæg til årsmødet og læs mere om programmet, hovedtalerne og de forskellige sessioner her. Man kan også altid skrive til mig og spørge om selve idealisme-sessionen.

Den 23.-26. april afholdes den tredivte Internationale Hegel-kongres. Det er i Wien, temaet er Hegel’s response to Kant og programmet ser flot ud. De to første oplægsholdere er således Kredsens gamle venner Robert Pippin og Stephen Houlgate, og derefter kører det derudaf med foredrag og sessioner i tre dage. Læs mere om kongressen her.

På Warwick University i England afholdes der den 30. maj 2014 en konference om Schelling med overskriften Evil, Freedom and Time: A Conference om Schelling’s Freedom essay and Ages of the World. Der er deadline på indkaldelse af abstracts til konferencen den 24. januar 2014, så hvis man har noget om Friheds-skriftet eller Weltalter-fragmenterne liggende i skrivebordsskuffen, så er det nu det skal graves frem. Læs mere om konferencen og indsendelse af abstracts her.

Endelig skal man jo ikke glemme Kredsens egne arrangementer, der i næste semester ikke blot inkluderer en række kredsmøder om Kants Kritik der Urteilskraft, men også et 10-års jubilæumssymposium den 22. maj, hvor folk fra nær og fjern vil tale om Kant og den tyske idealisme.

Grüss Gott, god jul og godt nytår

Generalsekretærens sekretær

Carsten

Call for papers: Hegel and moral philosophy

Call for papers, Hegel Bulletin
Special issue: Moral Philosophy

Hegel treats what he calls the ‘standpoint of morality’ as an essential feature of our self-conception as free. At the same time, he is also critical of the moral standpoint or at least seeks to integrate it in a broader ethical life. The special issue on Moral Philosophy invites contributions that help illuminate the relation between morality and freedom, in Hegel but also in the broader classical German philosophical tradition (Kant, Fichte, Schelling). The topic opens up a number of questions, such as:

-What is the morality of freedom? How does it fit a morality of norms? How does it fit a morality of values?
– How does freedom in the moral sense differ from choice? Is choice a prerequisite or simply a false picture of freedom?
-What is autonomy? Is autonomy a feature of the will?
-What other capacities agents must possess in order to possess freedom? And what implications does this have for morality?
-What grounds moral demands? Does ethical life have a grounding role?
-Can we be good without being free? Can we be good in a bad world?
-Who judges whether we are moral or not? Is moral conscience judging or action-guiding?
-Does it matter whether we are free or whether we merely have a self-conception as free?

Articles need not be limited to these questions, which are only indicative of the kind of issues we would like to see discussed. We welcome both historical papers that base their argument on careful textual analysis and reconstructive papers that frame their argument in the context of contemporary debates. All papers are double-blind refereed.
See also: http://journals.cambridge.org/hegel/cfp/list/moralphilosophy

* Full papers should be received by the 20th February 2014. Please send as electronic submission to the editor K.Deligiorgi@sussex.ac.uk

The special issue is scheduled to appear in Autumn 2014. Details about word length and format can be found at: http://journals.cambridge.org/images/fileUpload/images/hgl_instructions.pdf

* Future special issues: Pragmatism, Phenomenology.
Pragmatism has historical and conceptual connections to Hegel’s philosophy and the aim of this special issue is to explore aspects of this relation. We invite papers on neo-pragmatist interpretations of Hegel, on idealist themes in both classical pragmatist thought and the ‘neo-pragmatism’ of Richard Rorty and Robert Brandom and their ‘new pragmatist’ critics, and on aspects of idealist and pragmatist approaches to core philosophical concerns from epistemology to ethics.

Detailed cfp to follow. The editor of the special issue on Pragmatism is Dr Neil Gascoigne email.
The deadline for submissions is 2 June 2014. The special issue is scheduled to appear in Spring 2015.

*The Phenomenology special issue aims to encourage dialogue among those who work within the phenomenological tradition, especially but not limited to Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and those working in Hegel studies. Detailed cfp to follow. The special issue is scheduled to appear in Spring 2016.
http://journals.cambridge.org/hegel/cfp/list/future

Dr Katerina Deligiorgi
Arts A 27
Department of Philosophy
School of History, Art History, and Philosophy
University of Sussex
www.sussex.ac.uk/philosophy/people/peoplelists/person/198873

Editor
Hegel Bulletin
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=HGL

Call for Abstracts – NNGI PhD Workshop

Call for Papers

The sixth international conference of the Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI), entitled German Idealism Today, will be held October 31st – November 2nd 2011 at Aarhus University, Denmark. 12 internationally renowned scholars (Marcus Gabriel, Sebastian Gardner, Arne Grøn, Rolf-Peter Horstmann, Stephen Houlgate, Axel Hutter, Terry Pinkard, Robert Pippin, Sebastian Rödl, Camilla Serck-Hansen, Günther Zöller and Alenka Zupančič) will be speaking on the philosophers and ideas of the German Idealist tradition.

The conference will also include a PhD workshop intended to stimulate interest in German Idealism among younger scholars and give post-graduate students the opportunity to present their research to a scholarly audience. NNGI thus invites post-graduate students working on topics within the German Idealist tradition to submit an abstract of 200-250 words to the NNGI board. NNGI will accept up to 18 papers.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is June 1, 2011. Announcement of the board’s decision will be made no later than July 1, 2011. Abstracts should be submitted to associate professor Anders Moe Rasmussen, Department of Philosophy, Aarhus University, at the following e-mail address: filamr@hum.au.dk

The abstract should be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or .txt format. Please include the following information in your submission:

(1) Title of paper
(2) 200-250 word abstract
(3) Author’s name
(4) Author’s institutional affiliation
(5) Author’s email address

The abstracts and the papers can be in either German or English. The papers should take no more than 30 minutes to present including discussion and questions.

Please note that NNGI will provide reimbursement for travel and accommodation for all participating students up to a maximum of 5,000 DKK (about 650€). NNGI will also offer assistance with booking accommodation in Aarhus for the duration of the conference.

The conference is sponsored by The Department of Philosophy and the History of Ideas, Aarhus University and Nordforsk.

For more information about NNGI go to www.nngi.org

Call for Papers: In the Aftermath of German Idealism

In the Aftermath of German Idealism
May 14-15, Käte Hamburger Kolleg “Recht als Kolleg”, Bonn

Keynote speakers:

Markus Gabriel, Universität Bonn, author of Der Mensch im Mythos and Transcendental Ontology (forthcoming by Continuum)
Jean-Christophe Goddard, Université de Toulouse le Mirail, author of  La philosophie fichtéenne de la vie: Le transcendantal et le pathologique
Arnaud François, Université de Toulouse le Mirail, author of Bergson, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche: Volonté et réalité
Sean McGrath, Memorial University of Newfoundland, author of The Dark Ground of Spirit: Schelling and the Unconscious (forthcoming by Routledge)
Devin Shaw, Zane University of Ottawa, author of Freedom and Nature in Schelling’s Philosophy of Art

It is with pleasure we invite you to participate at the following *trilingual* conference, sponsored by EuroPhilosophie (www.europhilosophie.eu) and organized by l’Amicale des étudiants EuroPhilosophie.

Since the philosophical upheaval caused by Kant’s transcendental philosophy, the status of what would later be called “German Idealism” has been anything but clear. On the one hand, the efforts of the major representatives of post-Kantianism only intensified the intrinsic ambiguity of the founding gesture of the tradition. Instead of simply interpreting or expanding Kant, yet all the while attempting to radicalize his original breakthrough, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel developed surprisingly different and opposing systems. On the other hand, the 19th- and 20th-century reception of Hegelianism would have another decisive effect, which would in its own way obfuscate the signification of German Idealism by drastically altering our perception of the tradition as a whole. Not only was Hegel thought to be the culmination of the operative logic of German idealism, which would for a long time prevent us from understanding the works of Fichte and Schelling in and of themselves, but there was also a primordial urge to immanently rethink Hegelian dialectics from the standpoint of historical finitude while being faithful to its fundamentalinsights, arguing for the implicit and irreducible potential still lurking in this movement.

However, the history of German idealism did not in any way end there. In the 20th century we have seen seen a countless number of virulent attacks against “traditional” metaphysics arise as different philosophical schools demanded us to give up “dead” and “outdated” notions like system and totality, German Idealism often being seen the as the epitome of excessive, unbridled reason.

Yet, in the face of these so-called “devastating” critiques, classical German philosophy has not been sentenced to death and banished to the abyssal forgetfulness of a forever lost past. Not only has there been an intense increase of secondary literature in the past decades, but a multitude of contemporary philosophers are returning to this moment in order to develop their own thought.

The status of German Idealism remains more ambiguous and uncertain than ever: even two centuries after its emergence, we find ourselves – still or again –  in the aftermath of German Idealism and feel its effects deep within the internal pulsations of philosophy itself. Therefore, the goal of this conference is to open up an space within which one approach the reception of German Idealism and address its philosophical heritage. The unifying theme will be the following constellation of questions: Why do we constantly go back to German Idealism and cannot simply rid ourselves one and for all of its fundamental concepts? What could German Idealism teach us today? Are there still non-cultivated resources lurking within the thought of Kant, Fichte, Hegel and Schelling? Are we only able to unearth these resources today by passing through their internal and external critiques? Should we take the risk and plunge headfirst into the tradition in attempting to reactualize it?

Please send a short abstract (200-400 words) for a 20-30 minute presentation to be given in English, French or German to Joseph Carew (jstephencarew@gmail.com) *and* Daniel Pucciarelli (arelli@gmail.com) by the 15th of April.

Proposed topics are (*but in no way limited to*):
– The immediate reception of German Idealism (Jacobi, Reinhold, Schulze, Maïmon, Marx, the Schellingian, Feuerbachian, Kierkegaardian, Schopenhauerian or Marxist critique of Hegel)
– The tole of concepts such as “finitude,” “system,” “totality,” “liberty” or “subjectivity” in German Idealism and its reception
– The category of contingence in Schellingian and Hegelian dialectics
– Contemporary rereadings of Hegel (Frankfurt School, Butler, Jameson, Malabou, Nancy, Pippin, Žižek)
– The current resurgence of Schelling (Grant, Gabriel)
– The appropriation of Hegel by representatives of analytical philosophy searching for a new grounding for epistemology (McDowell and Brandom)
– Critique of the notion of history and post-Hegelian philosophies of history
– Contemporary usage of German Idealism in practical philosophy
– Critiques of German Idealism from within different philosophical movements (phenomenology, Heidegger, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze – and so on unto infinity)
– New interpretations of Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel

Call for Papers: ‘Wahrheit und Methode’ – 50 år

Call for Papers:
Ph.d.-kursus: Wahrheit und Methode – 50 år


Forskningsgruppen for Filosofisk Hermeneutik (PHH) og Nordisk Netværk for Tysk Idealisme (NNGI) ved Aarhus Universitet arrangerer et ph.d.-kursus i anledning af 50 års jubilæet for udgivelsen af Hans-Georg Gadamers Wahrheit und Methode. Dette værk har fået status som hovedværket for den filosofiske hermeneutik. Bogen er blevet til en af de få klassikere indenfor det 20. århundredes filosofi og har haft stor indflydelse også på den kultur- og socialvidenskabelige teoridannelse og den tilsvarende metodologiske refleksion. Kurset sigter på at undervise interesserede ph.d.-studerende fra de nordiske lande i den filosofiske hermeneutik og at vurdere dens aktualitet indenfor udvalgte områder.

Tid: 15.-17. november 2010
Sted: Sandbjerg Gods, Sønderborg (http://www.sandbjerg.dk/)


Kurset vil indeholde to masterclasses om hhv. hermeneutikken og den tyske idealisme (Kristin Gjesdal, Temple University) og hermeneutikken og den filosofiske æstetik (Dorthe Jørgensen, Aarhus Universitet). Derudover vil der være to ph.d.-sektioner, hvor ph.d.-studerende kan fremlægge papers relateret til filosofiske emner indenfor fænomenologi, hermeneutik, filosofisk æstetik og tysk idealisme.

Et foreløbigt program vil se ud som følgende (med forbehold for ændringer):

Mandag, 15. november
15.00-16.00: Ankomst og kaffe
16.00-18.00: Thomas Schwarz Wentzer: 50 år Wahrheit und Methode – filosofisk hermeneutik eller hermeneutisk filosofi?
19.30-21.00: I samtale med Gadamer (TV-foredraget: Die Vielfalt der Sprachen und das Verstehen der Welt)

Tirsdag, 16. november
9.15-12.30: Dorthe Jørgensen: Hermeneutikken og den filosofiske æstetik
14.30-18.00: Ph.d.-sektion 1
19.00: Dinner

Onsdag, 17. november
09.15-12.30: Kristin Gjesdal: Hermeneutikken og den tyske idealisme
14.00-15.30: Ph.d.-sektion 2
15.30: Kaffe
16.00: Afrejse

Interesserede ph.d.-studerende skal indsende et abstract på ca. 500 ord med deadline den 1. oktober 2010. Det endegyldige paper på maks. 4000 ord skal være færdig senest den 7.11.2010 og vil blive distribueret til alle deltagere. Ph.d.-studerende, der vil deltage uden paper, skal regne med at få opgaven som opponent.

Takket være en bevilling fra den nationale forskerskole PHIS er ophold og forplejning formentlig gratis (afhænger af antallet af deltagere). Transportudgifterne refunderes imidlertid ikke.

Tilmelding samt abstract sendes til:

Thomas Schwarz Wentzer, AU (filts@hum.au.dk)
Anders Moe Rasmussen, AU (filamr@hum.au.dk)

Download dette call for paper som Word-dokument her.

NNGI – Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Spirit of German Idealism

In the period from 2009 – 2011 the Nordic Network for German Idealism (www.NNGI.org) is arrang-ing various conferences and workshops for researchers and post-graduate students with interest and expertise in the vast and varied field of philosophy, which takes the philosophies of Kant, Fichte Schelling, Hegel and Kierkegaard as its most crucial point of reference.

The third session will be from the 26th to the 28th of May 2010 at the Siemens Stiftung in Mu-nich, Germany. It is a joint venture between the Department of Philosophy at the Ludwig-Maximilian University, the Department of Philosophy at Aarhus University and the NNGI. At the third session there will be a conference on the 26th and 27th with invited speakers and a workshop for students (primarily at the PhD.-level) on the 28th.

The papers for the workshop are not restricted with regards to theme, but they should discuss or deal with the philosophies of Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel or Kierkegaard. Since the general theme for work within the NNGI is Spirit (Geist), we particularly welcome papers that deal with this theme. They may be historically oriented or deal with systematic issues as the authors see fit.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is April 15th 2010.

Abstracts should be submitted to the following e-mail address: filamr@hum.au.dk

Practical issues:
The NNGI will provide funding for travel reimbursement and accommodation during the conference for all participating students up to a maximum of 5000 DKR (about 660EURO). There is a maximum of 15 participating PhD-students. There will be lunch provided for all participants and an optional conference dinner. More information to come in this regard.

Download a PDF-version of the call for papers here.

Call for Papers – German Idealism and religion

2010 ISRLC Conference, University of Oxford

Abstracts are now being sought for a panel on German Idealism at the 2010 International Society for Religion, Literature and Culture conference taking place at the University of Oxford next September on the topic, “Attending to the Other: Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice”.

German Idealism and Religion Panel

Our contemporary preoccupations with self/other relations can be traced back directly to the German Idealist dialectic of Same and Other. The task of this panel will be to uncover critical theory’s presuppositions and prejudices on this topic by excavating their philosophical and theological origins in German Idealism. Questions that may be considered include: To what extent does Hegel’s master-slave dialectic still determine how we conceive the other? Did Kantian phenomenalism foreclose the possibility of experiencing otherness? Is Hölderlin’s expectant anticipation of the coming god an appropriate manner in which to attend to the other? The panel welcomes papers that focus not just on German Idealism narrowly considered (Kant, Fichte, Schelling and Hegel), but also the various theologies, romanticisms and materialisms which emerged out of it in the first half of the nineteenth century, as well as its legacy in contemporary critical and religious theories.

Deadline: March 30, 2010.

Please see the conference website: www.theology.ox.ac.uk/ISRLC for more details on submitting abstracts and the call for papers for other panels running at the conference (including critical theory and continental philosophy of religion).

Hegel-konference med call for papers

CALL FOR PAPERS:

HEGEL AND GERMAN IDEALISM

Graduate Student Conference
University of Notre Dame
March 6-8, 2009

Deadline for Submission: December 15, 2008

Invited Speakers:
Robert Brandom, University of Pittsburgh
Paul Franks, University of Toronto

Graduate students of the Notre Dame philosophy department invite papers relating to the philosophy of Hegel and the tradition of German Idealism. This conference, sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies, is designed to provide graduate students in philosophy and all areas of the humanities the opportunity to present research on issues related to the philosophical and historical roots, development, and impact of Hegel’s philosophy and German Idealism.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The philosophical origins of German Idealism (in Kant, the post-Kantians, the Romantics, etc…).

  • 19th century critiques of Hegel and German Idealism.

  • Influence of Hegel/ German Idealism on 19th and/or 20th century political developments.

  • The impact of Hegel/ German Idealism on contemporary philosophy.

  • The revival of interest in Hegel and German Idealism in contemporary analytic philosophy.

Papers should be suitable for 20-minute presentation (10-12 pages) and should be submitted in blind review format. Deadline for submission is December 15, 2008. Please include author’s name, title, and institutional affiliation in email. Notifications will be made no later than February 1, 2009. Selected presenters will be provided with
meals and campus hotel accommodations for the conference.

Submissions and questions should be emailed to hegel.graduateconference@gmail.com.

For more details, please visit our website: http://nanovic.nd.edu/hegel.html

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the University of Notre Dame Graduate School.

Call for papers – The Kant Yearbook

The KANT YEARBOOK

is now accepting submissions for its second issue in 2010. The KANT YEARBOOK is an international journal that publishes articles on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It is the KANT YEARBOOK’s goal to intensify innovative research on Kant on the international scale. For that reason the KANT YEARBOOK prefers to publish articles in English, however articles in German will also be considered. Each issue will be dedicated
to a specific topic.

The second issue’s topic is: METAPHYSICS.

All papers, historical or systematic, related to the problem of METAPHYSICS in Kant’s philosophy are welcome, though there is a strong preference for papers focusing on the classical theoretical meaning of METAPHYSICS like in metaphysica specialis (soul, world/universe, God) and metaphysica generalis (ontology). However, contemporary approaches to METAPHYSICS as they relate to Kantian topics like appearance–thing-in-itself, primary and secondary qualities, substance, causality, freedom, idealism, realism, etc. are also welcome.

The KANT YEARBOOK practices double-blind review, i.e. the reviewers are not aware of the identity of a manuscript’s author, and the author is not aware of the reviewer’s identity. Submitted manuscripts must be anonymous; that is the authors’ names and references to their work capable of identifying them are not to appear in the manuscript.

Detailed instructions and author guidelines are available at
www.hofstra.edu/Academics/Colleges/HCLAS/PHI/phi_Kant_Yearbook.html.

For further information contact the editor or the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York (www.degruyter.com).

Paper submissions should go to dietmar.heidemann@uni.lu

Deadline for submission is May 10, 2009.

Editor: Dietmar H. Heidemann (Hofstra University/University of Luxembourg).

Editorial Board: Henry E. Allison (University of California at Davis), Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame), Gordon Brittan (Montana State University), Klaus Düsing (University of Cologne), Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University), Kristina Engelhard (University of Cologne), Hannah Ginsborg (University of California at Berkeley), Michelle Grier (University of San Diego), Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne), Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania), Robert Hanna (University of Colorado at Boulder), Georg Mohr (University of Bremen), Angelica Nuzzo (Brooklyn College/CUNY), Robert Stern (Sheffield University), Dieter Sturma (University of Bonn), Ken Westphal (University of Kent), Markus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt).

Publisher: De Gruyter Berlin/New York

Dietmar H. Heidemann
Assistant Professor
Department of Philosophy
Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549 USA
email: dietmar.heidemann@hofstra.edu
phone: 516.463.1001
www.hofstra.edu/Academics/HCLAS/Philosophy/PHI_faculty_Heidemann.cfm

Britisk Kant-konference med call for papers

UK Kant society annual conference
Second call for papers
Lancaster University 27-29 August 2009

 
Kant: morality & society

Keynote speakers: Arthur Ripstein, Onora O’Neill* Stephen Darwall
(* to be confirmed)
 
Call for papers & graduate sessions

Papers are invited from academics and graduate students across the broad theme of the conference. Deadline 31 January 2009.

For further details please see the conference website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/kant.
In case of query or to submit papers please e-mail Garrath Williams:
g.d.williams@lancaster.ac.uk

UK Kant Society website: http://www.keele.ac.uk/UKKS
Conference website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/kant

Call for papers – The Society for German Idealism

Der er selvfølgeligt lidt langt til British Columbia, men Kredsens medlemmer skal da have buddet 🙂

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Society for German Idealism will meet on 8-12 April 2009 at the Pacific APA in Westin Bayshore, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

http://apa-pacific.org/ has information about the Pacific APA.

Papers must not exceed a length of 3000 words. Include the following nine items:

 (1) word count — 3000 words maximum!
 (2) author’s name
 (3) academic status (professor, unaffiliated, graduate student)
 (4) institutional affiliation (if any)
 (5) mailing address
 (6) email address
 (7) telephone number
 (8) the paper’s title
 (9) an abstract — 100 words maximum!

Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in rich text format to

idealism@lclark.edu

Also, paste a copy in the body of the email (in case the attachment is unreadable).  Please label your attachment as follows:

Lastname_Firstname.rtf — for example, Hegel_Georg.rtf

Papers must be received by OCTOBER 1.

Papers will be reviewed by a committee.

Three papers will be selected for presentation, and each paper will have a commentator.

Notification of acceptance will be made via email in late October.

Submissions whose authors cannot be contacted through email will be rejected.

http://www.lclark.edu/~idealism/SGI.html is the SGI’s website.

XI. Internationaler Kant-Kongress Pisa 2010‏

During the general meeting held in Mainz on 22 October 2005 the Kant-Gesellschaft e.V. has authorized the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani to organize in collaboration with the University of Pisa the 11th International Kant Congress in Pisa, Italy. The congress will take place from 22 to 26 May 2010. The official languages of the congress are German,
English, French, and Italian. The congress will include plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers and parallel sessions followed by discussion. Simultaneous translation will be available for plenary sessions.

The general topic of the congress is “Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense”. This topic refers to the “cosmopolitan concept” (Weltbegriff, conceptus cosmicus) of philosophy. According to Kant, philosophy in a cosmopolitan sense concerns that which necessarily interests everyone. Philosophy in this sense is the “science of the relation of every cognition to the essential ends of human reason”. This cosmopolitan sense of philosophy provides the opportunity for reflection on the meaning and function of philosophy in its relation to every form of knowledge and to every aspect of human life.

The congress will consider all aspects of Kant’s philosophy. However, contributions on Kant’s concept of philosophy will be especially welcomed. Sessions are planned on the following topics:

(1) Kant and thephilosophical tradition
(2) Theory of cognition and logic
(3) Science, mathematics, and philosophy of nature
(4) Ontology and metaphysics
(5) Ethics
(6) Law and justice
(7) Politics and history
(8) Anthropology and psychology
(9) Religion and theology
(10) Aesthetics
(11) Kant’s concept of philosophy
(12) Kant’s heritage
(13) Kant and the Leibnizian tradition
(14) Kant and Schopenhauer (in collaboration with the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft).

Everyone interested is encouraged to participate.

Papers can be written in any of the four official languages mentioned above. Papers must be submitted electronically through the congress website (www.kant2010.it), along with an abstract of up to 10 lines. The maximum length of papers is 10 pages (font: Times New Roman 12, line spacing: 1,5). Papers must specify which session they are intended for. Papers must not contain any information enabling referees to identify the author (for instance references to one’s own works, indicated as such). Only papers written in correct grammar in any of the four congress languages will be considered for selection. The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2009. Authors will be notified by 31 December 2009 as to whether their paper has been accepted. Plenary session papers and parallel session papers will be published in the congress proceedings.

Further information on the congress and on the registration will be made available on the congress website. Until the official congress website is launched, requests for information can be addressed to the President of the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, Prof. Claudio La Rocca, e-mail: Claudio.LaRocca@unige.it, Università di Genova, Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, C.so A. Podestà 2, 16128 Genova, Italy.

Call for Papers: Transcendental Philosophy – Its History and Nature

CFP: Transcendental Philosophy: Its History and Nature

Annual Conference of the British Society for the History of Philosophy 2009
14th-17th April 2009 Manchester Metropolitan University

Thinking about the notion of the “transcendental” in the history of philosophy touches on a number of distinct topics that have proved of central significance. These include the understanding of the a priori, the nature of necessity claims in experience, the question of the nature of experience itself and its possibility, and the understanding of what is  essential in claims of knowledge.

Whilst transcendental philosophy as a venture has tended in recent years to be identified with the Kantian project it is not exclusively connected to it since successors to Kant have contested the understanding and significance of the transcendental. Included amongst alternatives to the Kantian conception are those of the German Idealists (Fichte, Schelling and Hegel) all of whom have either described themselves or been described by others as transcendental philosophers. Similarly the revival of interest in Kant in the late nineteenth century produced significant revisions in the understanding of transcendental methods and arguments. The traditions of European philosophy include significant re-inventions of the concept of the transcendental in the works of Husserl, Derrida and Deleuze and the analytic tradition includes such transcendental projects as those of Wilfrid Sellars and Peter Strawson.

By contrast, in considering the place of the concept of the transcendental in philosophy it is also important to consider its usage prior to the work of Kant in, for example the medieval tradition of describing the transcendentals as providing us notions that exceed those of categorial determination.

In responding to this topic contributors might focus, inter alia, on any of the following:

Transcendental philosophy: its nature and scope; Transcendental arguments; the nature of transcendental idealism; the viability of transcendental realism; transcendental phenomenology; the role of the transcendentals in medieval philosophy; transcendental
empiricism; transcendental philosophy and metaphysics; the synthetic a priori; transcendental deductions; transcendental psychology; analytic philosophy and the transcendental; the intuition of essences; categorial intuition; transcendental subjectivity; science and experience; transcendental apperception; transcendental imagination; transcendental logic; the logic of experience; transcendental ontology; transcendental pragmatism; semiotics and the transcendental; transcendental dynamics; mathematics and experience; nature and world; mind and world; transcendental aesthetics; transcendental dialectic; transcendental methods.

Please send abstracts to the following:

Gary Banham, Reader in Transcendental Philosophy, Manchester Metropolitan University (g.banham@mmu.ac.uk)

James Clarke, Lecturer in Philosophy, University of York (jac505@york.ac.uk)

Amerikansk Kant-konference samt call for papers

Call for Papers: Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society

October 25-26, 2008, University of California, Irvine, California

The North American Kant Society would like to announce a call for papers for the seventh annual Pacific Study Group meeting to be held October 25-26, 2008 at the University of California, Irvine. The invited speaker will be Eckart Förster (Johns Hopkins University).

The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference. Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the cover letter/e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.

The Pacific Study Group is an informal group that meets once a year (historically, in the fall) to facilitate interaction among Kant scholars by means of 5 or 6 45-minute presentations followed by informal discussion. One should be a member of NAKS to present a paper at the PSG meeting. However, attendance at the PSG meetings is free and open to all. The PSG receives financial support from the North American Kant Society and from host universities.

Papers submitted for the meetings may discuss any topic in Kantian Studies. The term “Kantian Studies” is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary “Kantian” approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of Kant’s immediate predecessors, contemporaries, and successors such as the German Idealists.

Programs of earlier meetings of the Pacific Study Group were:

2002 University of California, San Diego (Invited Speaker: Allen Wood)
2003 University of California, Berkeley (Invited Speaker: Michael Friedman)
2004 Pomona College (Invited Speaker: Henry Allison)
2005 Stanford University (Invited Speaker: Paul Guyer)
2006 University of California, Riverside (Invited Speakers, Karl Ameriks & Tyler Burge)
2007 University of California, Los Angeles (Invited Speaker, Beatrice Longunesse)

Papers no longer than 25 pages to be considered for presentation at the next meeting should be sent as an e-mail attachment to Eric Watkins (ewatkins@ucsd.edu) by July 1, 2008 (in Word, pdf, or Rich-Text-Format).

Papers may not be submitted to both the Pacific Study Group and another Study Group in the same year. More information on hotel accommodations and the program will be available by September.

Kant-konference og call for papers

The fifth UK Kant Society graduate conference
10-11 July 2008
University of Manchester

Call for papers
Deadline for submission of papers: May 10th 2008

The 5th UK Kant Society Graduate Conference will take place on Thursday 10th and Friday 11th July 2008 at The University of Manchester.

We are pleased to announce that our guest speakers this year are Professor Robert Pippin (University of Chicago) and Jens Timmermann (University of St. Andrews).

We invite papers from postgraduate students and from those who have recently completed their PhD to be considered for presentation at the 2008 UK Kant Society Graduate Conference. The conference will consider papers related to any aspect of Immanuel Kant’s philosophy from 1781 onwards.

Please submit papers of no more than 5000 words that are suitable for a presentation of around 35 minutes, allowing 20 minutes for discussion. All papers should be suitable for blind review. Please include a cover page consisting of the paper’s title and abstract, as well as personal contact details including an email address.

Submissions should be sent by email no later than 10th May 2008 to ukksgradconf@aol.co.uk marking the subject line ‘2008 UKKS Graduate Conference Submission’.

Further details will be publicised nearer the date of the conference.

More information about the UK Kant Society can be found at their website

If you have any queries, please: ukksgradconf@aol.co.uk

Paula Satne Jones (conference organiser)
Philosophy
Arthur Lewis Building
The University of Manchester
M13 9PL