Call for Papers: July 1

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Institut für Philosophie I
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PHILOSOPHIE / HEGEL-ARCHIV
PROF. DR. BIRGIT SANDKAULEN
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Call for Papers: July 1 - October 15, 2015
--------------------------------------Know Thyself ± Anthropological Perspectives
31ST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF
THE INTERNATIONAL HEGEL SOCIETY,
MARKING THE COMPLETION OF THE EDITION G. W. F. HEGEL, GESAMMELTE WERKE
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
May 17th through 20th, 2016
Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Classical German Philosophy / Hegel Archive
(Ruhr University Bochum) in cooperation with the International Hegel Society and the North
Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.
Program description
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anthropology, as timely as it is ancient. In recent years anthropology has been at the forefront
of interest to a degree unrivaled by other disciplines, in philosophy as well as in other areas
of intellectual endeavor. As always, this heightened attention is a symptom of crisis. If we
already knew for certain what form the answer should take, we would not have to ask the
question, What is the human being?
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for philosophical anthropology. We welcome talks that focus on human beings, rather than
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philosophy of nature are equally encouraged. Especially up for discussion, however, is the
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he devoted the recently edited lecture courses. In traversing this passageway between the
philosophy of nature and the philosophy of mind, Hegel formulated insights into human life
(including its pathologies) whose full significance we are still far from having exhausted.
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the historical-critical edition G.W.F. Hegel, Gesammelte Werke, makes available new
material spanning logic, the philosophy of nature, subjective spirit, right and world history,
and the philosophies of art and religion. The 31st Meeting of the International Hegel Society
in Bochum in 2016 will mark the completion of the comprehensive edition produced under
the aegis of the North Rhine-Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts ± a
welcome occasion to put those red volumes not on the shelves, but at the center of a
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Contributions are welcome in German, English, and French.
Sections
1. Science of Logic
2. Philosophy of Nature
3. Anthropology ± The Soul
4. Phenomenology and Psychology
5. Philosophy of Right
6. Philosophy of History
7. Philosophy of Art
8. Philosophy of Religion
9. Contexts and Discussions: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy
10. Contexts and Discussions: Renaissance and Modern Philosophy
11. Contexts and Discussions: Anthropology in the 19th and 20th Centuries
12. Contexts and Discussions: Contemporary Philosophy
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Call for Papers: July 1 - October 15, 2015
If you would like to contribute a paper to participate one of the parallel sections, please
submit a descriptive summary of your paper by October 15, 2015. Contributions should be
no longer than 20 minutes and written in German, English, or French. The following
information must be provided with the submission:
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(Institutional) address
Email address
Title of the lecture
A descriptive summary of the paper indicating its relevance to the topic of the
congress (1500 to 2500 characters including spaces)
An indication of the section for which the paper is intended
A short abstract of the lecture (600 to 800 characters including spaces)
Summaries and abstracts exceeding the specified length will not be considered.
A later publication of the lectures in the Hegel-Jahrbuch is planned.
Registration without a paper
Participation in the congress is also possible without a paper. The deadline for registration
without a paper is March 1, 2016.
Registration and submission of papers should be sent via e-mail to
[email protected]
For further information see www.hegelkongress2016.rub.de.
Contact and information:
Scientific Director:
Congress Management:
Prof. Dr. Birgit Sandkaulen
Dr. Oliver Koch
Institut für Philosophie I
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
D-44780 Bochum
Institut für Philosophie I
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
D-44780 Bochum
Room: GA 3/53
Phone: +49 (0) 234-32-29128
Fax: +49 (0) 234-32-14598
Email: [email protected]
Room: GA 6/137
Phone: +49 (0) 234-32-22529
Fax: +49 (0) 234-32-14598
Email: [email protected]
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