[SydPhil] [UWS seminar] Reminder: Diego Bubbio: Hegel, the Trinity, and the I

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Mon Sep 30 13:26:49 AEST 2013

Philosophy Seminars 2013
The Writing and Society Research Centre and Philosophy at UWS present:

Diego Bubbio
Research Fellow (UWS)

TITLE: Hegel, the Trinity, and the I

DATE/TIME: Wednesday 2 October, 3.30 pm - 5.00 pm

PLACE: University of Western Sydney, Bankstown Campus, Building 3, Room 3.G.54  [How to get to Bankstown Campus]<http://www.uws.edu.au/campuses_structure/cas/campuses/bankstown>


The main goal of this paper is to argue the relevance of Hegel's notion of the Trinity with respect to two aspects of Hegel's idealism: the overcoming of subjectivism and his conception of the I. I contend that these two aspects are interconnected and that the Trinity is important to Hegel's strategy for addressing these questions. I first address the problem of subjectivism by considering Hegel's thought against the background of modern philosophy. I argue that the recognitive structure of Hegel's idealism led him to give the Trinity a decisive role in his philosophical account. Next, I discuss the Trinity by analysing the three divine persons. This analysis paves the way for the conclusion, where I argue that the Trinity represents a model for re-thinking the I in a way that overcomes a "naïve realist" and a "subjective" account of the self. I suggest that Hegel's absolute idealism can be conceived as an approach to the I that considers the role of acts of mutual recognition for the genesis of self-conscious thought, and that the Trinity is the Darstellung of the relational and recognitive structure of the I.

Paolo Diego Bubbio has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy and Literature and a Ph.D in Philosophical Hermeneutics from the University of Turin (Italy). He was Contract Researcher, University of Turin, 2003-2004; Research Fellow, Heythrop College (University of London), 2004-2005; Visiting Fellow, University of Warwick, 2008; Professore a Contratto (Visiting Professor), University of Turin, 2005-2009. In 2006 he moved to Australia to take up a Postodoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at The University of Sydney. In 2009 he got an Australian Postoctoral Fellowship from the ARC on a joint project (together with Prof Paul Redding) on 'The God of Hegel's Post-Kantian Idealism'. In 2011 he got an ARC Future Fellowship and joined the School of Humanities and Communication Arts at UWS as Senior Research Fellow.

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