This Friday, January 23, the German Philosophy Workshop will host the University of Chicago’s own Joshua Mendelsohn, who will present his paper “Hegel on the Ethics of Antigone”. Mendelsohn uses Hegel’s reading of Sophocles’ Antigone to cast light on Hegel’s conception of the ontology of social roles, in critical comparison to Christine Korsgaard. The workshop will meet in what will be our regular time and place this quarter: 1:30-4:30 PM in Wieboldt 408. The paper can be downloaded here. Contact Ben Pierce for the download password.
The Autumn quarter’s final German Philosophy Workshop meeting features Moreno Rocchi (University of Rome), who will present his paper “Formal Intuition and Transcendental Method in Kant”. Much of the paper will be read at the workshop. The paper can be accessed at our papers page. Email Ben (benpierce [at] uchicago [dot] edu) for the password.
Note that the Workshop meets in a different location this week.
When: Friday, December 12, 1:30-4:20
Where: Wieboldt 408
This Friday the German Philosophy Workshop welcomes the U of C’s own Andrew Werner. We will discuss his paper “Hegel on Theoretical and Speculative Cognition”, available here. Section 4 of the paper will be mostly skipped at the meeting.
When: Friday, November 21 (1:30-4:20)
Where: Cobb 112
This week Sebastian Rödl (Universität Leipzig) will join the German Philosophy Workshop for two meetings. Prof. Dr. Rödl hardly needs an introduction at our Workshop. His work on Kant, Hegel, tense logic, epistemology, ethics, and the philosophy of action has appeared in various journals (including Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, European Journal of Philosophy, and Internationales Jahrbuch des Deutschen Idealismus), numerous edited collections, and in his two books published by Harvard University Press.
The papers for both meetings should be read in advance. [The papers are no longer available.] A password is required to access the download links and to open the PDF files. Workshop attendees can learn the password by emailing Ben at benpierce [at] uchicago [dot] edu.
Here are the titles, dates, and times for the Workshop meetings:
“Necessity of an Act” – Thursday, November 13, 1:30-3:00 (Stuart 101)
“Empirical Judgment as Contradiction” – Friday, November 14, 1:30-4:30 (Cobb 112)
This week the German Philosophy Workshop welcomes Emily Carson from McGill University, who will present her paper “Arithmetic and the Categories Revisited”. Prof. Carson, who works on Kant and early modern philosophy, is an important figure in debates on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics. The paper will not be distributed in advance.
The talk will be held Friday, October 24 from 1:30-4:30 PM in Cobb 112.
On Wednesday, October 8 from 5:00-6:30 PM in Cobb 107, Marcus Willaschek (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) will discuss his paper “Right and Coercion: Can Kant’s Conception of Right be Derived from his Moral Theory?”. This meeting will be a joint session of the Practical Philosophy and German Philosophy Workshops; the paper should be read in advance. In addition, there are two optional readings: Michael Nance’s response to Willaschek’s piece, and Willaschek’s rejoinder.
On Thursday, October 9 from 1:30-3:00 PM in Cobb 403, Marcus Willaschek will discuss his paper “The Sensibility of Human Intuition: Kant’s Causal Condition on Accounts of Representation”. This paper need not be read in advance of the meeting, since Prof. Willaschek will give a lightly abridged version of it as a lecture.
On Friday, October 10 from 1:30-4:30 in Cobb 112, Marcus Willaschek and Eric Watkins (UCSD) will present their co-authored paper, “Kant’s Account of Cognition”. This paper should be read in advance of the meeting, as Profs. Willaschek and Watkins will only make some preliminary remarks about their joint project before discussion begins.
The Workshop’s schedule for the 2014-15 academic year is now viewable here.
This Friday, June 6, Ariel Zylberman will be the German Philosophy Workshop’s final speaker of the year. Dr. Zylberman (McGill University) will present his paper “The Public Form of Law: Kant on the Second-Personal Constitution of Freedom”. The paper is to be read in advance, and can be downloaded here.
We meet at our usual time and place, 1:30-4:30 PM in SS 302.
This Friday, May 23, the Workshop is proud to host Rafeeq Hasan (University of Chicago), who will present his paper “The Form and Matter of Choice: Kant on Poverty and External Freedom”.
We will meet in our usual time and place: 1:30-4:30 PM in Social Science 302.
This Friday, May 9, the German Philosophy Workshop is proud to welcome Tom Evnen (University of Chicago), who will present his paper ‘Hegel’s Critical Metaphysics and the Logic of “Absolute Form”‘. We will meet from 1:30-4:30 PM in SS 302.