Onderzoeksmiddag

Paul Cobben, The Nature of the Self: Recognition in the Form of Right and Morality, De Gruyter, Berlin 2009

Tijd: Dinsdag 4 oktober, 14.00-17.00
Plaats: Tilburg University
Zaal: PZ 102

Thema:
Recentelijk heeft prof. dr. Paul Cobben (UvT) het boek The Nature of the Self: Recognition in the Form of Right and Morality, De Gruyter, Berlin 2009, gepubliceerd. Cobben levert met dit boek een belangrijke bijdrage aan een debat dat momenteel zowel in de continentale (bijv. Axel Honneth, Ludwig Siep) als in de analytische traditie (bijv. Robert Brandom, Charles Taylor) veel aandacht krijgt, namelijk het debat over ‘Anerkennung’/’Recognition’. Dit debat houdt zich niet in de laatste plaats bezig met actuele maatschappelijke kwesties; het beklemtoont echter ook dat een adequate filosofische bijdrage aan dergelijke kwesties een diepgaand en verstrekkend begrip van moderniteit vereist. Het zal geen verbazing wekken dat G.W.F. Hegel in deze een belangrijke rol speelt: volgens de protagonisten dient Hegel op enige wijze ‘gereactualiseerd’ te worden (van Honneth t/m Brandom). Cobbens insteek is een herwaardering van Hegels Phänomenologie des Geistes/Phenomenology of Spirit als poging om de sociale natuur van de mens expliciet te maken.

Programma:
14.00-14.15 presentatie John van Houdt (UvT)
14.15-14.30 presentatie Paul Cruysberghs (K.U. Leuven)
14.30-14.45 presentatie Christian Krijnen (UvT)
14.50-15.05 koffiepauze
15.05-15.20 reactie Paul Cobben
15.20-16.00 discussie met alle aanwezigen
16.00-17.00 borrel

De onderzoeksmiddag is vrij toegankelijk voor iedereen die in het thema geïnteresseerd is. Vanwege organisatorische aangelegenheden wordt verzocht om aan te melden bij John van Houdt (jvanhoud@gmail.com), bij voorkeur vóór 27 september.

Hegel-Fichte-Kant

juni 9, 2011

The Centre for Critical Philosophy
is pleased to announce:

“Hegel – Fichte – Kant”
A workshop on Transcendental Philosophy and German Idealism

Date: June 24th, from 2 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.
Venue: Ghent University, Department of Philosophy and Moral Science, Blandijnberg 2, room 219, Ghent (Belgium)
Organized by: Dr. Emiliano Acosta.

Schedule:

2 P.M. – 3 P.M.
Prof. Dr. Héctor Ferreiro (University of San Martin, Buenos Aires)
Language and Comprehension in Hegel´s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit

3:15 P.M. – 4:15 PM
Dr. Manuel Roy (Humboldt University, Berlin),
The intention of Fichte’s “Foundation of the Entire Science of knowledge”

4:30 P.M. – 5: 30 PM
Boris Demarest (Centre for Critical Philosophy, Ghent University),
The Dynamics of Living Power: Kant’s doctrine of faculties revisited

6 PM Reception with wine and soft drinks at the Center for Critical Philosophy.

More information: Emiliano.Acosta@Ugent.be

Abstracts:
Héctor Ferreiro
Language and Comprehension in Hegel´s Philosophy of Subjective Spirit.

Besides sensible intuition and knowledge through abstract concepts Hegel distinguishes a third specific form of knowing, namely, thinking (Denken), whose accomplished form is comprehension (Begreifen). According to Hegel comprehension of an object consists of its identification with the subject. Now, isn’t the external object given to intuition always different from the content of the internal representations of the subject? The present paper aims to resolve this difficulty by means of analysing the role that language plays, according to Hegel, in the context of the activity of comprehension.

Boris Demarest, The Dynamics of Living Power: Kant’s doctrine of faculties revisited

If Kant’s ideas went through a continuous series of renaissances since the publication of the Critique of Pure Reason, few of them have stood in ill-repute as much as the doctrine of faculties. Perceived as a static psychology that overstretches the meaning of the distinction between conceptual layers in his account of knowledge, or as a blatant tautology, it has usually been separated from what is taken to be the main philosophical message of the theory. The dismissal of this faculty psychology as of a static nature rests, however, on a picture of the relationship between faculties (Vermögen) and powers (Kräfte), in which the latter are conceived as the former in action. In this presentation, I will challenge that view, and suggest a reading of the distinction which holds that the faculties and the a priori’s that constitute them actually root in the reciprocate, circular dynamics of the powers in the Gemüt. Thus, the faculties are the product of a contingent historical (epi)genesis, even though this does not damage the necessity of their organic structure.

Op 30 en 31 mei 2011 organiseert de Filosofie faculteit te Groningen de workshop: Kant on Method as a Demarcation of the Sciences.

Location:
Faculty of Philosophy
University of Groningen
Oude Boteringestraat 52, Groningen
The Netherlands

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Birgitta-Sophie von Wolff-Metternich (Heidelberg)
Dr. Arnaud Pelletier (Hannover)

Theme of the Workshop

Already in his Prize Essay of 1764 Kant opposed the Leibnizian-Wolffian
tradition by arguing that the methodology of mathematics is not
suitable for disciplines such as philosophy. The Critique of Pure
Reason demarcates philosophy from mathematics along the same lines.
Kant’s contrast between traditional philosophy as analysis of concepts
and mathematics as a priori synthesis of concepts is relatively clear.
Yet this cannot be said of the way in which the first Critique
conceives of the relation between general logic, special logics,
transcendental logic, transcendental philosophy, and the sciences.
Traditionally, disciplines were often distinguished by their object or
domain of investigation. By contrast, Kant’s demarcation of mathematics
and philosophy seems to concern the methods these disciplines employ.
To which extent does Kant’s methodological approach replace the
traditional way of demarcating the various disciplines?  What is the
precise nature of Kant’s distinction between general, transcendental,
and special logic? To what extent do the differences between the
disciplines stem from the specific cognitive faculties involved in
them? Do philosophy and the sciences depend on logic (of some sort) for
their method and, if so, for their method alone? We invite
contributions that address these and related questions.

Programme

Monday, May 30

13:00–13:30     Coffee and tea

13:30–15:00     Arnaud Pelletier (Hannover)
“Can Categories Be Defined?”

15:00–15:30     Break

15:30–16:15     Colin McQuillan (Emory University, Atlanta)
“Aesthetics and Logic, Critique and Science: Methodological Problems in
Kant’s Aesthetics”

16:15–17:00     Gabriele Gava (University of Pisa)
“Kant’s Synthetic Method in Philosophy”

17:00–17:45     Job Zinkstok (University of Groningen)
“What Might a Special Logic of Mathematics Be for Kant?”

18:00   Drinks and dinner

Tuesday, May 31

10:00–10:45     Katharina T. Kraus (University of Cambridge)
“Kant on Psychology: Demarcation of Psychology, Transcendental
Philosophy and Physics”

10:45–11:30     Thomas Sturm (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
“Subject Matter, Methods and Goals: Kant on Defining    Scientific
Disciplines”

11:30–12:15     Johan Blok (University of Groningen)
“Transcendental and Logical Aspects of Kant’s Methodological
Demarcation of Mathematics”

12:15–13:30     lunch

13:30–15:00     Birgitta–Sophie von Wolff–Metternich (Heidelberg)
“Kant’s Demarcation of Philosophy and Mathematics: Reasons and
Consequences”

Registration free, but please register by sending an e-mail to
j.blok@rug.nl

Organizing Committee

Dr. Karin de Boer
Drs. Johan Blok
Drs. Job Zinkstok
Prof. dr. Detlev Pätzold
Prof. dr. Pauline Kleingeld

Op 6 mei 2011 wordt de workshop ‘Hegel et la politique / Hegel and Politics’ georganiseerd aan de Université Libre de Bruxelles.

Programma:

9h 45. Andy Wong Tai Tak (Université de Liège): Hegel on Family and Politics.

10h 45. Margherita Tonon (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) : A Hegelian Cure to Modernity’s Malaise in Kierkegaard?

11h 45. John Van Houdt (Universiteit van Tilburg) : Hegel and normative expressivism.

Middagpauze

13h 45 Louis Carré (Université Libre de Bruxelles) : Quel est l’ “en soi” de la constitution ? État, constitution et esprit d’un peuple chez Hegel.

14h 45 Julien Herla (Université de Liège) : Hegel est-il un penseur libéral ?

15h 45 Guillaume Lejeune (Université Libre de Bruxelles) : Langage et politique chez Hegel.

16h 45 Quentin Person (Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis / Université Catholique de Louvain-la-Neuve) : Reconnaissance et dessaisissement de soi à Iéna.

Comité scientifique : Paul Cruysberghs (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) & Jean-Marc Ferry (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Info: glejeune@ulb.ac.be

Locatie: Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus du Solbosch, 175, Avenue Roosevelt, 1050 Bruxelles
Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres
Bâtiment NA, Salle NA 4302

CALL FOR PAPERS
Young Researchers Conference on Classical German Philosophy
Centre for German Idealism

June 6th, 2011. Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB Tilburg, Netherlands.
Room: Ruth First Zaal, C 186.

The Dutch-Flemish Centre for German Idealism (‘Centrum voor Duits Idealisme’) invites PhD students, research masters students aiming at starting a PhD project soon, and PhDs that have graduated recently to submit a proposal for a presentation at the ‘Young Researchers Conference on Classical German Philosophy’ to be held in Tilburg on June 6th, 2011. The conference aims to offer young researchers the opportunity to communicate their results to a larger academic community, and for researchers in the field to meet and build scientific and personal links.

Presentations should concern Classical German Philosophy from Kant to Hegel, possibly in contrast to or comparison with other thinkers. The aim of the papers should be systematic rather than merely historical-philological.

Papers should be suitable for a 20 minute presentation in English.

The paper will be commented upon by a senior member of the Centre for German Idealism, after which discussion will follow.

Submission deadline of the proposal: April 17th, 2011. Proposals (PDF) should contain an abstract of ca. 500 words and a CV. Submissions can be sent to CenterforGermanIdealism@gmail.com . If you have any questions about transport, lodgings, or the conference in general, direct your questions to the conference email or to John Van Houdt: J.L.vanHoudt@uvt.nl .

Notification of selection before May 1st; papers must be delivered by June 1st, 2011.

Organization:
Paul Cobben (Tilburg University), Christian Krijnen (Tilburg University), John Van Houdt (Tilburg University)

Van 7-9 april 2011 gaat aan de Université Libre de Bruxelles het congres ‘Die logische Frage im Deutschen Idealismus’ door.

Programma:

Jeudi 7 avril

Modération : Quentin Landenne (ULB)

10.00 Introduction/Einleitung.

10.30 Marc Peeters (ULB) : Logique et Métaphysique ch ez Kant.

11.15 Kaffeepause

11. 30 Guillaume Lejeune (ULB): Logique et Métacritique.

12.15 Alessandro Bertinetto (Udine) : The role of image in Fichte’s transcendental logic

13.00 Mittagessen

Modération : Sergueï Spetschinsky (ULB).

14.30 Elena Ficara (TU-Berlin) Contradictions and the foundation of Logic in German Idealism.

15.15 Andrea Bellantone (Messina) : La révolution idéaliste : le primat logique du pratique.

Vendredi 8 avril

Modération : Quentin Landenne (ULB)

9.45 Christian Berner (Lille III): Friedrich Schlegel et l’insurrection logique.

10.30 Kaffeepause

10.45 Andreas Arndt (HU-Berlin) : Die Logik in Schleiermachers „Dialektik“.

11.30 Charles Théret (Paris IV) : Les différentes stratégies adoptées par Schelling eu égard à la logique formelle.

12.15 Mittagessen

Modération : Guillaume Lejeune (ULB)

13.45. Jean-Christophe Lemaitre (Toulouse) : La fonction ontologique de la forme logique du jugement infini dans les premiers écrits de Schelling.

14.30 Lu De Vos (KU-Leuven) : Was ist logisch an Hegels Wissenschaft der Logik ?

15.15 Volker Peckhaus (Paderborn) Logik und Metaphysik bei Adolph Trendelenburg.

18.30 Stadtführung/visite du centre.

Samedi 9 Avril

Modération : Sergueï Spetschinsky (ULB)

9.00 Jean-Marie Lardic (Nantes) : Logique du sujet et dialectique actionnelle chez Hegel.

9.45 Cristiana Senigaglia (Trieste/München): Erfahrungen des Widerspruchs: Logische Ansätze in Hegels Phänomenologie des Bewusstseins.

10.30 pause

10.45 Gilles Marmasse (Paris IV) : Hegel et la question de la substance.

11.30 Bernard Mabille (Poitiers) : Dasein et tode ti.

12.15 pause de midi

Modération : Louis Carré (ULB).

13.45 Claire Pagès (Paris X): Logique et critique des mathématiques chez Hegel.

14.30 Elodie Djordjevic (Paris I) : La logique de l’action chez Hegel.

15.15 Jean-Michel Pouzin (Troyes) : L’hypothèse de la relecture hégélienne de la réflexion logique kantienne.

Schluss/Conclusion.

Salle Baugniet
Bâtiment S (rez de chaussée)
44 avenue Jeanne
1050 Bruxelles.

Organisation :

Marc Maesschalck (UCL, FUSL)
Marc Peeters (ULB)
Guillaume Lejeune (ULB, FNRS)

Comité scientifique

Christoph Asmuth (TU-Berlin)
Bernard Mabille (Poitiers)
Marc Maesschalck (UCL, FUSL)
Marc Peeters (ULB)
Jean-Renaud Seba (ULG)

Colloque organisé dans le cadre de l’ED1 philosophie, du centre de recherches en philosophie (PHI) et du groupe de recherches en ontologie formelle et logique développementale.

Contact : glejeune@ulb.ac.be

Lezing prof. W. Ertl

maart 6, 2011

Op woensdag 16 maart zal Professor Wolfgang Ertl van het Department of Moral Philosophy van de Keio University Tokyo aan het departement Wijsbegeerte van de Universiteit van Amsterdam een lezing houden met de titel:

“Kant’s Version of Compatibilism: Traces of Molina?”

Abstract:
Elaborating on the noted parallels between Molina’s and Kant’s attempts to reconcile human freedom with divine foreknowledge and natural causal determinism respectively, my aim is to establish a proper historical connection. Leibniz is shown to be the crucial mediator in two respects: (i) Kant knew Molina’s account of divine knowledge in general in its Leibnizian version through Baumgarten’s Metaphysica. In this work, scientia media plays no role in the explication as to how God knows absolute future contingents. (ii) In the Critique of Practical Reason Kant resorted to doctrines similar to Molina’s in his criticism of Leibniz’s alternative explication which drew on complete concepts of monads.

Plaats: Departement Wijsbegeerte UvA, Oude Turfmarkt 141-147, gebouw 145
Faculteitskamer 1.17

Tijdstip: 16-18 u.

Workshop: Rethinking Europe

januari 25, 2011

February 3rd

Ghent University, Department of Philosophy & Moral Science.
Blandijnberg 2, room 219, Ghent, Belgium.

Rethinking Europe is organized by the Centre for Critical Philosophy in cooperation with the Centre de Philosophie du Droit (UCL). The workshop aims to serve as a place for reflection, discussion and innovation towards theories of Government, the limits and the potential of Democracy, Public Sphere, the tensions between Civil and Civic and between Society and State.
If you would like to attend this workshop, please send an email to Emiliano.Acosta@UGent.be

Schedule of the Workshop:

9:30: Reception.
9:45: Welcome Words by Prof. Dr. Gertrudis Van de Vijver, director of the Centre for Critical Philosophy.

1st Section 10:00 – 11:30: Re-thinking theories of Society and State
Delia Popa & Benoît Kanabus (Centre de Philosophie du Droit, UCL)
The social critique in the light of the practical phenomenology.
Alain Loute & Fabio Bruschi (Centre de Philosophie du Droit, UCL)
The ideal-realistic method of Georges Gurvitch: an intellectual intervention aimed at instituting the social right.

Coffee break

2nd Section 11:45 – 13:15: Re-thinking the European Legacy.
Emiliano Acosta (Centre for Critical Philosophy, Ghent University)
The function of 17th and 18th century Freemasonry as a socio-political institution in the development of the European Enlightenment.
Boris Demarest (Centre for Critical Philosophy, Ghent University)
The Ideal (of) Democracy. Multitude and Multiplicity in Spinoza’s Political Ontology

LUNCH (offered by the Organization)

3rd Section 14:30 – 16:00: Re-thinking the European Union I
Franc Rottiers (Centre for Critical Philosophy, Ghent University)
Illegal democratic justice.
Marco Bazzan (Università di Padova/ Université de Toulouse Le Mirail).
“About Europhilosophy: project and challenges”

Coffee break

4th Section: 16:15 – 17:45: Re-thinking the European Union II
Henk Vandaele (Centre for Critical Philosophy, Ghent University)
A critical analysis of the European Council as a mediator for a European Union.
Markus Wirtz (University of Cologne)
Europe’s marginalization – a philosophical threat? Reflections between Derrida, Habermas and Sloterdijk

Coffee break

18:00 – 18:45: Prof. Dr. Marc Maesschalck (closing presentation)

19 DINNER (at one’s own expense)

Het Centrum voor Filosofie (ULB) organiseert op vrijdag 6 mei 2011 een workshop teneinde promovendi en jonge academici uit België, die onderzoek verrichten over het Duits Idealisme, samen te brengen. Talen van de workshop zijn Engels, Nederlands en Frans. De workshop vindt plaats in Brussel (ULB).

Het thema van de workshop is Hegel en de politiek.

Geïnteresseerden kunnen tot 15 januari 2011 een tekstvoorstel (maximum 1 pagina) met een CV (maximum 2 pagina’s) toesturen.

Contactpersoon: glejeune@ulb.ac.be

Wetenschappelijk comité:

Paul Cruysberghs (KU-Leuven)
Jean-Marc Ferry (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Plaats :

Campus du Solbosch
175, Avenue Roosevelt
1050 Bruxelles
Faculté de Philosophie et Lettres
Bâtiment NA
Salle NA 4.302

On Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2010, the Centre for Culture and Philosphy, the Centre for German Idealism, and the International Hegel-Gesellschaft organize the International Conference ‘The Marriage between Aesthetics and Ethics – And Beyond?’.

Program:

Thursday, October 28, Kardinaal Mercier-room, Institute of Philosophy, KULeuven

10.00: Welcome Speech by Paul Cobben (Tilburg)
10.15: Jure Zovko (Zagreb/Zadar): Lucinde, die keckste und blühendste Periode der Ironie
12.00: Andreas Arndt (Berlin): Ethik und Ästhetik bei Schleiermacher
17.15: Anne Christine Habbard (Lille): The Importance of Futility. On Kierkegaard and Friendship.
Reception

Friday, October 29, Kardinaal Mercier-room, Institute of Philosophy, KULeuven

10.00: Karl Verstrynge (Brussels): A Bushel of Salt. On the Marriage of Aesthetics and Ethics in Friendship
11.45: Baldine Saint Girons (Paris): De l’acte esthétique comme articulation entre théorie et pratique
17.00: Walter Jaeschke (Bochum/Berlin): “Ein garçon hat der Ganze Welt zur Braut”, oder: Vom Glück der Ehe
Conference Dinner

Location:

Institute of Philosophy
K.U.Leuven
Kardinaal Mercierplein 2, 3000 Leuven
Kardinaal Mercier Room

Please register by email: stephane.symons@hiw.kuleuven.be

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