Schedule

The Absolute and the World in Late German Idealism
Leacock Building, Room 927
McGill University
855 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T7

Monday, 26 August, 2013

 10:30 – 11:00: Welcoming and Coffee

11:00 – 11:45: Philosophical Method and the Absolute: an essay on Hegel and Schelling as readers of Spinoza
Clayton Bohnet (Fordham University)

11:45 – 12:30: The Absolute and Contradiction
Søren Rosendal (Aarhus University/Humboldt University of Berlin)

12:30 – 1:15: Spirit’s Traumatic Birth: Reconsidering Hegel’s Speculative Anthropology
Wesley Furlotte (University of Ottawa)

1:15 – 3:15: Lunch

3:15 – 4:00: Gnosticizing Schelling: Ferdinand Christian Baur and the History of a Confusion
Christopher Sauder (Université de Paris – IV, Sorbonne)

4:00 – 5:30: Keynote Address
Schelling’s Critique of Hegel and Why It Still Matters
Sean McGrath (Memorial University of Newfoundland)

7:00 onwards: Optional supper (location to be determined)

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

10:30 – 11:00: Welcoming and Coffee

11:00 – 11:45: Idea: The Reality of the Word in German Idealism
Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario)

11:45 – 12:30: World, Self, and Consciousness in Karoline von Gründerrode’s “Idea of the Earth,” “An Apocalyptic Fragment,” and “The Manes”
Anna Ezekiel (Trent University)

12:30 – 1:15: The Impotence of Nature: Logic, Anti-Spinozism and Anti-Romanticism in Hegel’s Speculative Philosophy
Joseph Carew (McGill University)

1:15 – 3:15: Lunch

3:15 – 4:00: Hegel’s Critique of Reinhold and Why It Still Matters
Edward A. Beach (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)

4:00 – 5:30: Keynote Address
The Non-Existence of the Absolute
Cem Kömürcü (Bonn University)

5:30: Farewell

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