Archive for januar 2009

Call for Papers – NNGI Inaugural Session

Call for Papers
The Spirit of German Idealism

During the next three years the Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI) will be arranging 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 points of reference.

The inaugural session will be on the 10th to the 11th of March 2009 at the Department of Philosophy, University of Aarhus, Denmark. There will be a conference with invited speakers (see programme below), and subsequently there will be a workshop for students (primarily at the PhD.-level). Here all the participating speakers at the conference have agreed to sit in at the sessions and discuss the presented papers with the students.

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 particular theme. They may be historically oriented or deal with systematic issues as the authors see fit. Papers should be of a length suitable for a presentation of no more than 30 minutes.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is February 6th.
The deadline for submission of papers is March 1st.

Conference Program:

Tuesday 10th
Lectures by Kenneth Westphal, Dina Emundts, Thomas Schwarz-Wentzer, Aleš Bunta and Arto Laitinen.

Wednesday 11th
Post-Graduate Workshop

Practical issues:
The NNGI will provide funding for travel reimbursement and accommodation during the conference for all participating students up to a maximum of 2500 DKR (about 330EURO). There will be lunch provided for all participants and an optional conference dinner.

Abstracts and papers should be submitted to the following e-mail address:

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