Hegel and the Concept of World History

Event Date: 14 and 15 April 2016
Anoinette Hotel,
Beaufort Road,
Kingston upon Thames KT1 2TQ

 

 

 

The Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP) and the London Graduate School in collaboration with Hegelab present:

Hegel and the Concept of World History

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)

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Thursday 14 April 2016

Welcome and outline of conference by Professor Peter Osborne (Kingston):

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Introduction by Professor Maurizio Pagano (HegeLab, University of Eastern Piedmont):

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Keynotes:

Professor Francois Kervégan (University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne) – ‘Philosophy of History’: Kant vs Hegel

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Professor Stefania Achella (University of Chieti) – A Hegelian Contribution to the Question of Civil Religion

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Professor George di Giovanni (McGill University) – Reason in History: on how Kojève Misled his Readers

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Discussion of Keynotes (Chair: Maurizio Pagano):

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Friday 15 April 2016

Professor Myriam Bienenstock  (University Francois-Rabelais, Tours) – On the Use and Abuse of Teleology in History

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Professor Bruno Haas (University of Paris I, Pantheon-Sorbonne) – The Encyclopedia’s § 548

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Professor Paolo Diego Bubbio (Western Sydney University) – The ‘I’, World History, and Collective Consciousness in Hegel

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Discussion of Keynotes (Chair: Peter Osborne):

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