Archive for maj 2008

Konference om tysk filosofi i Southhampton


Tenth Annual Graduate Philosophy Conference

University of Southampton, Avenue Campus

7 June 2008

10.00–11.30 – Lecture Theatre C (1175):
– The Meaning of the Question of Being: Wittgenstein and Heidegger Converse – Prof. Stephen Mulhall (Oxford)

11.45–12.55 – Room 1095:
– Deviant Dasein and Heidegger’s Dasein: The Two-Way Street between German
and French Philosophy
– Miles Kennedy (Galway)
– Mind, World and Being: McDowell and Heidegger – Dave Dineen (Cork)

11.45–12.55 – Room 1097:
– Every Dogma has its Day: Frege, Carnap and Analyticity – Pål Antonsen (Trinity College Dublin)
– Nietzsche: the Art of History – Allison Merrick (Southampton)

12.55–2.35: Lunch, The Crown Inn

2.35–3.45 – Room 1095:

Recognition, Freedom and Subjectivity in Hegel’s Ethics – Matthew Bennett (Essex)
Nietzsche, Freedom and Writing Lives – Tom Stern (Cambridge)

2.35–3.45 – Room 1097:

– (On Nietzsche: Title to be announced) – Dan Clifford (Southampton)
Metacritique in Adorno: Marx, Nietzsche and the Natural History of Pure Reason – Craig Reeves (Kings College London)

4.15–5.25 – Room 1095:
Schelling’s Struggle with Teleology – Daniel Whistler (Oxford)
Nietzsche’s Perfect State – Hugo Halferty Drochon (Cambridge)

4.15–5.25 – Room 1097:
Nietzsche’s Concept of Affirmative Life – Katrina Mitchseon (Warwick)
The Will to Power and the Slave Revolt – Olivia Bailey (Oxford)

Registration free

Contact: Adam Dunn ( or Dan Clifford (

Hegelkonference i Warwick







  THURSDAY 29 – FRIDAY 30 MAY 2008 

(Social Studies Building, Ground Floor, SO.21)  

True and false belong among those determinate notions which are held to be inert and wholly separate essences, one here and one there, each standing fixed and isolated from the other, with which it has nothing in common. Against this view it must be maintained that truth is not a minted coin that can be given and pocketed ready-made. Nor is there such a thing as the false, any more than there is something evil.”  Hegel, Preface to the Phenomenology of Spirit

“Proof is, in general, mediated cognition. The various kinds of being demand or imply their own kind of mediation, so that the nature of proof, too, will differ in respect of each.” Hegel, Science of Logic

Speculative systematic philosophy is known for making a bold claim for an absolute knowledge of what there is in truth. Notoriously, however, philosophers working in the tradition of European philosophy still disagree as to the nature of this claim: Does Hegel mean that philosophy can produce a corpus of indisputable knowledge which exemplifies aspects of things, states-of-affairs or events as they are in themselves? What domain of objects or aspects of the real would this knowledge cover? What would be the ontological, epistemological or logical status of those objects or aspects of objects that are left outside of such knowledge? Even the dynamic and developmental structure of the speculative system seems to imply that a notion of absolute falsity must be operative in it, as Michael Theunissen (Sein und Schein) has already pointed out. Moreover, if the speculative system is the sole provider of truth what would be the significance of those other areas of philosophical thinking which occupy the greatest part of the Hegelian corpus, such as for example aesthetics, political philosophy, history of philosophy and philosophy of history? The Warwick Hegel Conference 2008 aims to clarify and hopefully provide specific solutions to these questions and problems.


Paul Franks (Toronto): All or Nothing: Skepticism, Transcendental Argument and Systematicity in German Idealism

Stephen Houlgate (Warwick): Hegel, Nietzsche and the Criticism of Metaphysics; The Opening of Hegel’s Logic; An Introduction to Hegel: Freedom, Truth and History

Anton Koch (Tübingen): Subjectivity in Space and Time; An Inquiry on Truth and Time; Truth, Time and Freedom: An Introduction to a Philosophical Theory

Angelica Nuzzo (City University of New York): Kant and the Unity of Reason

Robert Pippin (Chicago): The Persistence of Subjectivity: On the Kantian Aftermath; Idealism as Modernism: Hegelian Variations; Hegel’s Idealism: The Satisfactions of Self-Consciousness; Kant’s Theory of Form: An Essay on the Critique of Pure Reason

Robert Stern (Sheffield): Transcendental Arguments and Scepticism: Answering the Question of Justification; Hegel, Kant and the Structure of the Object; Hegel and the Phenomenology of Spirit; Transcedental Arguments: Problems and Prospects)

See detailed program here


  • Professor Stephen Houlgate
  • Ioannis Trisokkas
  • Lee Watkins                                                                                          
  • Sebastian Stein                                                                                             


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 ( 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.

Næste semesters program – forslag

Hidtil er Idealismekredsens blog fortrinsvist blevet brugt til at informere om Kredsens møder og til at gøre opmærksom på forskellige idealismerelevante arrangementer og call for papers. Men en af fordelene ved en blog er, at den giver mulighed for diskussion og debat.

Generalsekretariatet har derfor besluttet at lægge de indtil nu fremkomne forslag til, hvad Kredsen skal beskæftige sig med det næste semester, på bloggen, så Kredsens medlemmer har mulighed for at kommentere og diskutere dem og eventuelt komme med helt nye forslag

Det eneste forslag, der foreløbig er indkommet fra Kredsens deltagere, er fra Jon Boiesen, der har foreslået, at vi læser Spinoza. Begrundelsen er, at Spinoza er en skikkelse, der igen og igen stikker hovedet frem i den tyske idealisme, og som vi er stødt på flere gange i vores læsning.

Generalsekretærens sekretær har også gået og spekuleret lidt over, hvad der kunne være godt at læse. Skønt han selv er ret lun på Spinoza, så har han samtidigt overvejet, om man måske skulle gå tilbage til rødderne, dvs. til den klassiske tyske idealisme. F.eks. kunne Kredsen kaste sig over nogle af de store Ånders lidt mindre (og kortere) tekster; tekster som der ofte henvises til, men som man ikke altid lige har fået læst.

På baggrund af disse to forslag har Generalsekretærens sekretær udarbejdet et par forslag til, hvorledes efterårets program evt. kunne se ud.

For at se et par udkast til et Spinoza-program, klik her (Word-fil).

For at se et par udkast til et program, hvor der læses kortere idealisme-tekster, klik her (Word-fil).

Hvorledes stiller Kredsens medlemmer sig til disse forslag? Hvem er for, og hvem er imod – og hvorfor? Er der andre forslag? Hvilke? Hvorfor?

Giv jeres mening til kende her på bloggen ved at kommentere nedenfor. (Og for at tilføje et uformelt konkurrenceaspekt til hele diskussionen, så kan man afgive en stemme ude til højre). Når tidens fylde er inde vil Generalsekretariatet tage alle kommentarer og forslag i betragtning og derefter træffe en retfærdig beslutning.

Grüss Gott – og god diskussionslyst.


Reception for udgivelsen af bogen:
Kants kritik af dømmekraften – otte læsninger.

Tid: 9. maj 2008. Kl. 14-18
Sted: Institut for Filosofi og Idéhistorie, AU, Lokale: 515 i bygning 1467

Der vil være oplæg ved bogens bidragydere, forfriskninger samt mulighed for at erhverve sig bogen.

For yderligere oplysninger se denne plakat (pdf)
Alle er velkomne


Da en del af de aktive kredsmedlemmer desværre er forhindret i at deltage, og da der er usikkerhed om, hvor mange der i det hele taget har lyst til at tilbringe en dejlig majaften inden døre, har Kredsens Generelsekretariat besluttet sig for at aflyse morgendagens arrangement. Altså:

Intet kredsmøde i morgen, tirsdag den 6. maj.

Reminder – Semestrets sidste kredsmøde

Bemærk: Dette arrangement er aflyst! 

Bemærk: Dette arrangement er aflyst!

Tirsdag d. 6. maj, kl. 19.00-22.00

Ingen tekstgennemgang, men i stedet diskussion af Kredsens fremtid: Hvad skal vi læse? Skal vi søge forskningsmidler? Til hvad? Hvorfra?

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, Mødelokale 1, Aarhus Universitet.

Bemærk: Dette arrangement er aflyst!

Bemærk: Dette arrangement er aflyst!