Archive for september 2009

NNGI conference in Helsinki

Objective Spirit. Beyond recognition?
A NNGI conference
Helsinki, 30/10/2009 – 1/11/2009
Department of philosophy, University of Helsinki

One of the most important areas of interest of German idealist thinkers – and in particular of Hegel and Fichte – was the objective spirit, encompassing social and political philosophy and the philosophy of history. Some of the most important debates in social and political philosophy at the 20th century can be traced back to the question whether the objective spirit should be interpreted in a social or in a political framework. Is it enough to define the “social” through recognition? Or are there social phenomena (or phenomena of being-in-common) that recognition cannot seize, and that lay “beyond recognition”? If it is so, is this an accidental injustice that can be abolished, or an irreducible factor of human coexistence? And should the “political” be defined as the irruption of something that is denied recognition? Is it better to think politics as conflict or as consensus? What are the ources of the political in today’s world? These are some of the themes that motivate the conference “The Objective Spirit. Beyond Recognition?”

The Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI) is a three-year research project funded by Nordforsk (the Nordic Research Board operating under the Nordic Council of ministers). The project organizes international conferences aiming at top-level esearch exchange and at research training for doctoral students from all of the five nordic countries. The project welcomes all research on German idealist philosophy, not only on Hegel, Fichte and Schelling but also on their heritage from Kierkegaard until today’s philosophy. The project’s more specific focus is to evaluate a central idea of German idealism, “die Geisteswissenschaften“, in today’s context.

The conference is free and open to all. No registration is required.

To see the full conference program (as a pdf file) click here.

NNGI conference in Helsinki

Objective Spirit. Beyond recognition?
A NNGI conference
Helsinki, 30/10/2009 – 1/11/2009.
Department of philosophy, University of Helsinki

One of the most important areas of interest of German idealist thinkers – and in particular of Hegel and Fichte – was the objective spirit, encompassing social and political philosophy and the philosophy of history. Some of the most important debates in social and political philosophy at the 20th century can be traced back to the question whether the objective spirit should be interpreted in a social or in a political framework. Is it enough to define the “social” through recognition? Or are there social phenomena (or phenomena of being-in-common) that recognition cannot seize, and that lay “beyond recognition”? If it is so, is this an accidental injustice that can be abolished, or an irreducible factor of human coexistence? And should the “political” be defined as the irruption of something that is denied recognition? Is it better to think politics as conflict or as consensus? What are the ources of the political in today’s world? These are some of the themes that motivate the conference “The Objective Spirit. Beyond Recognition?”

The Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI) is a three-year research project funded by Nordforsk (the Nordic Research Board operating under the Nordic Council of ministers). The project organizes international conferences aiming at top-level esearch exchange and at research training for doctoral students from all of the five nordic countries. The project welcomes all research on German idealist philosophy, not only on Hegel, Fichte and Schelling but also on their heritage from Kierkegaard until today’s philosophy. The project’s more specific focus is to evaluate a central idea of German idealism, “die Geisteswissenschaften“, in today’s context.

The conference is free and open to all. No registration is required.

To see the full conference program (as a pdf file) click here.

NNGI conference in Helsinki

Objective Spirit. Beyond recognition?
A NNGI conference
Helsinki, 30/10/2009 – 1/11/2009.
Department of philosophy, University of Helsinki

One of the most important areas of interest of German idealist thinkers – and in particular of Hegel and Fichte – was the objective spirit, encompassing social and political philosophy and the philosophy of history. Some of the most important debates in social and political philosophy at the 20th century can be traced back to the question whether the objective spirit should be interpreted in a social or in a political framework. Is it enough to define the “social” through recognition? Or are there social phenomena (or phenomena of being-in-common) that recognition cannot seize, and that lay “beyond recognition”? If it is so, is this an accidental injustice that can be abolished, or an irreducible factor of human coexistence? And should the “political” be defined as the irruption of something that is denied recognition? Is it better to think politics as conflict or as consensus? What are the ources of the political in today’s world? These are some of the themes that motivate the conference “The Objective Spirit. Beyond Recognition?”

The Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI) is a three-year research project funded by Nordforsk (the Nordic Research Board operating under the Nordic Council of ministers). The project organizes international conferences aiming at top-level esearch exchange and at research training for doctoral students from all of the five nordic countries. The project welcomes all research on German idealist philosophy, not only on Hegel, Fichte and Schelling but also on their heritage from Kierkegaard until today’s philosophy. The project’s more specific focus is to evaluate a central idea of German idealism, “die Geisteswissenschaften“, in today’s context.

The conference is free and open to all. No registration is required.

To see the full conference program (as a pdf file) click here.

Semestrets første kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 15. september, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Rasmus Ugilt

Tekstmateriale: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Vorrede og Einleitung.

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 2.3,Aarhus Universitet.

Semestrets sidste kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 08. december, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Morten Raffnsøe-Møller

Tekstmateriale: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Die Sittlichkeit, Dritter Abschnitt §§257-360

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 1, Aarhus Universitet (NB – bemærk: Ændret mødelokale)

Semestrets fjerde kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 17. november, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Jakob Lautrup Kristensen

Tekstmateriale: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Die Sittlichkeit. Erster Abschnitt §§142-181 og Zweiter Abschnitt §§182-256

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 2,3, Aarhus Universitet

Semestrets tredje kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 27. oktober, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Hans Fink

Tekstmateriale:  G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Die Moralität §§ 105-141

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 2.3, Aarhus Universitet.

Semestrets andet kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 6. oktober, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Ejvind Hansen

Tekstmateriale: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Das abstrakte Recht §§34-104

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 2,3, Aarhus Universitet

Semestrets første kredsmøde

Tirsdag den 15. september, kl. 19-22

Oplægsholder: Rasmus Ugilt

Tekstmateriale: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts – Vorrede og Einleitung.

Mødested: Studenternes Hus, mødelokale 2.3, Aarhus Universitet.

Efterårets program

Gode Idealister

Efter længere tids hårdt arbejde har Kredsens Centralkomité endelig færdiggjort efterårets program. Som allerede annonceret vil møderne i dette semester være helliget en gennemgang af Hegels Retsfilosofi. Programmet for semesteret bliver som følger (klik her for at se den flotte plakat):

Tirsdag den 15. september, kl. 19-22, Mødelokale 2.3, Studenternes Hus, (Stakladen)
Oplægsholder: Rasmus Ugilt
Tekstmateriale: Vorrede og Einleitung.

Tirsdag den 6. oktober, kl. 19-22, Mødelokale 2.3, Studenternes Hus, (Stakladen)
Oplægsholder: Ejvind Hansen
Tekstmateriale: Das abstrakte Recht §§ 34-104

Tirsdag den 27. oktober, kl. 19-22, Mødelokale 2.3, Studenternes Hus, (Stakladen)
Oplægsholder: Hans Fink
Tekstmateriale: Die Moralität §§ 105-141

Tirsdag den 17. november, kl. 19-22, Mødelokale 2.3, Studenternes Hus, (Stakladen)
Oplægsholder: Jakob Lautrup Kristensen
Tekstmateriale: Die Sittlichkeit. Erster Abschnitt §§142-181 og Zweiter Abschnitt §§ 182-256

Tirsdag den 8. december, kl. 19-22, Mødelokale 1, Studenternes Hus, (Stakladen)
Oplægsholder: Morten Raffnsøe-Møller
Tekstmateriale: Die Sittlichkeit. Dritter Abschnitt §§ 257-360

NB: Vi læser efter Suhrkamps udgave: G.W.F. Hegel, Grundlinien der Philosophie des Rechts, Frankfurt a.M.: Suhrkamp, 1970.

Alle er velkomne. Alle arrangementerne foregår i Studenternes Hus ved Ringgaden.