September 2023 at St Edmund Hall, Oxford
Wednesday, 6 September:
4.30: Conference registration
5.30-7.00: Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University): “Self-Consciousness as Species-Consciousness”.
Chair: Jessica Leech, Pontigny Room
Thursday, 7 September:
9.30-11.00: Parallel sessions.
Session 1: Chair: Christoph Schuringa, Old Dining Hall
Jensen Suther (Harvard University): “The Concept of Rational Life in Hegel and Marx”.
Kobe Keymeulen / Iben Bollaert (Ghent University): “The Supreme and Ultimate Purpose of Science. On the Teleology and Immanency of Hegel’s Logic”.
Session 2: Chair: John Callanan, Pontigny Room
Stephen Howard (KU Leuven): “Kant on the regulative use of the cosmological ideas for the investigation of nature”.
Mathis Koschel (University of Southern California): “The Essential Open-Endedness of Nature”.
11.30-1.00: Joe Saunders (University of Durham): “Freedom in Kant: A Practical Critique”.
Chair: Jonathan Head, Pontigny Room
2.00-3.30: Parallel sessions.
Session 3: Chair: Richard Bell, Old Dining Hall
Lorenzo Sala (Universität Trier): “In what sense does Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature proceed entirely a priori?”
George Webster (University of Oxford): “Hegel and Quantum Gravity”.
Session 4: Chair: Martin Sticker, Pontigny Room
Matthew King (University of Bristol): “Kant and Crimes against Nature”.
Michael Walschots (Martin Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg): “Kant on Moral Impossibility”.
4.00-5.30: Julia Peters (Universität Heidelberg): “Hegel and Kant on human natural drives and inclinations”. Chair: Eliza Starbuck Little, Pontigny Room
6.00-7.00: HSGB AGM, Old Dining Hall / UKKS AGM, Pontigny Room
Friday, 8 September:
9.30-11.00: Parallel sessions.
Session 5: Chair: Andrew Jones, Old Dining Hall
John Callanan (King’s College London): “Thinking of Things in Themselves”.
Ahilleas Rokni (University of Warwick): “The Contingency of Nature: A Refutation”.
Session 6: Chair: Susanne Herrmann-Sinai, Pontigny Room
Simone Nota (Trinity College Dublin): “Kant the Naturalist?”
Connie Wang (Columbia University): “Seele as Nature Which Has Sublated Itself: Hegel’s Conception of the Soul in Light of the Transition Between Hegel’s Philosophy of Nature and Anthropology”.
11.30-1.00: Parallel sessions.
Session 7: Chair: Sebastian Stein, Old Dining Hall
Lorenzo Spagnesi (Universität Trier): “Natures and Essentialism in Kant”.
Achim Wamssler (Freie Universität Berlin): “Hegel on the Problem of Nature’s Diversity”.
Session 8: Chair: Jan Derry, Pontigny Room
Martin Sticker (University of Bristol): “Kant on Being a Useful Member of the World and Universal Basic Income”.
Tatiana Llaguno Nieves (University of Groningen): “Environmental Exhaustion as Bad Infinity: A Hegelian Approach to Sustainability and Freedom”.
2.00-3.30: Peter Dews (University of Essex): “Nature, Potentiality and Freedom in Hegel and Schelling”. Chair: Stephen Houlgate, Pontigny Room
3.30 Conference ends
To register for the conference:
- please complete the registration form that can be downloaded here, and submit as instructed on the form: HSGB_registration_2023
- pay for registration either using PayPal below, or by sending in a cheque with the registration form
If you pay by PayPal, please make sure to submit a registration form too, as we will otherwise not have a record of your preferences (including your dietary preferences).
Please note that the number of en-suite rooms is limited, so if you want one of these, please check availability before registering, by contacting Sebastian Stein (firstname.lastname@example.org). The deadline for registration is 14 August 2023.
This conference is generously supported by the British Society for the History of Philosophy, which includes up to £500 to support attendees with parenting responsibilities. Please email email@example.com if you would like to apply for a childcare bursary.
There are several small graduate student/unsupported early career researcher bursaries available to defray some of the travel and conference costs. If you would like to be considered, please send a brief paragraph outlining the (un)availability of institutional support to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday 9 August.
|Standard (Non-en-suite) single room Bed & Breakfast, Wed 6th Sept @ £60.|
|Standard (Non-en-suite) single room Bed & Breakfast, Thurs 7th Sept @ £60.00|
|Single en-suite room Bed & Breakfast, Wed 6th Sept @ £75.00|
|Single en-suite room Bed & Breakfast, Thurs 7th Sept @ £75.00|
|Twin En-suite Bed & Breakfast, Wed 6th Sept @ £105.00|
|Twin En-suite Bed & Breakfast, Thurs 7th Sept @ £105.00|
|Dinner, Wed 6th Sept (w/o wine) @ £28.00|
|Dinner, Thurs 7th Sept (w/o wine) @ £28.00|
|Lunch, Thurs 7th Sept @ £21.00|
|Lunch, Fri 8th Sept @ £21.00|
|Tea/coffee, morning Thurs 7th Sept @ £3.50|
|Tea/coffee, afternoon Thurs 7th Sept @ £3.50|
|Tea/coffee, Fri 8th Sept @ £3.50|