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Hegel & the Concept of World History

Posted: Saturday 26 Dec 2015
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Hegel-Lab 3rd International workshop


Supported by the London Graduate School & the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University


Dates: 14-15 April 2016

Venue: Antoinette Hotel, Beaufort Road, Kingston, KT1 2TQ


Event description

Objektiver Geist occupies an intermediary position in the general context of Hegel’s system. It was, however, a late “discovery” encountered in a double exteriority, both outside the subjective and separate from absolute spirit. Hegel’s passion for the objective led to numerous returns to the system’s middle term to rework and update its content. When this effort was interrupted by the philosopher’s death, the first Hegelians took up the challenge to furnish the system’s middle grounds with the philosophy of history and other posthumous fragments of teaching or early writings. If the Hegelian concept of objective spirit was developed on the grounds of history, rather than political economy, is the concept itself subject-specific? What does it cover, designate, constrain, impose, or conceptualize? Is objective spirit still to be thought there, where it imposed itself on Hegel, on the first Hegelians, and on later ones (Left, Right and Centre)? This two-day conference seeks to address questions arising from the concept of world history in relation to the form, function, and content of objective spirit as presented in the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences and Elements of the Philosophy of Right.

Plenary speakers:

Stefania Achella (University of Chieti, Pescara & Ecole Normale Supérieure of Pisa) Myriam Bienenstock (University Francois-Rabelais, Tours) Paolo Diego Bubbio (Western Sydney University) George di Giovanni (McGill University) Bruno Haas (University of Dresden) Jean- Francois Kervégan (University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne)


Hager Weslati (LGS, Kingston University) with Maurizio Pagano (Hegel-Lab, University of Eastern Piedmont, Vercelli) and Peter Osborne (CRMEP, Kingston University)


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