[SydPhil] FoA workshop: Nature and World in the history of German Philosophy, 11 August, Macquarie

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Sun Jul 30 23:55:37 AEST 2017

Hi all,

A bonus workshop for you! CAVE member Michael Olson, supported by the Faculty of Arts at Macquarie University, is organising a workshop in German Philosophy. All welcome, so if you are interested in participating, please email Mike: michael.olson at mq.edu.au

Workshop: Nature and World in the History of German Philosophy

Date: Friday 11 August 2017

Time: 09:00 - 17:00

Venue: Board Room, Lvl 5, Australian Hearing Hub, Macquarie University

Classical German philosophy chiseled out a set of vocabulary that continues to inform our senses of disciplinary boundaries of modern academic research. In addition to coining terms like “aesthetics,” “psychology,”  and “teleology,” it is first in the textbooks of German school philosophy that we find the debates in seventeenth-century philosophy philosophy of mind schematised according to a taxonomic distinction between idealists, materialists, and dualists. Even those who are not familiar with the nuances of the history of eighteenth-century German philosophy, in short, are likely to work within the constraints of some of the concepts it has left behind. In this workshop, we will investigate more closely how two concepts in particular were articulated in this period: “nature” and “world.” We will consider both how these concepts were distinguished in the eighteenth century and the legacy of that distinction in the modern world, as well as considering how conceptions of “nature” and “world” changed in the history of German philosophy.


09:00 Raoni Padui (St John's College) and Michael Olson (Macquarie), "Nature and World in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy"

10:00 Morning Coffee

10:15 Jennifer Mensch (Western Sydney), "Blood and Soil: From Volk to Weltanschauung in Herder"

11:15 Paul Redding (Sydney), "Nature, World, and the Whereabouts of Ends: Aristotle, Kant, and Hegel"

12:15 Lunch

13:15 Simon Lumsden (UNSW), "Sustainable Development is a Dead-End: Hegel, the Logic of the Understanding, and Ecological Crisis"

14:15 Jean-Philippe Deranty (Macquarie), "Feuerbach on Nature and World"

15:15 Afternoon Coffee

15:30 Dennis Schmidt (Western Sydney), "Thank Goodness for the Atmosphere: On  the Starry Sky and the Moral Law"

All welcome!


Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>

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