Tiedotteet elokuulle 2008

Translating Hegel:

The Phenomenology of Spirit and Modern Philosophy


Conference at the Goethe Institute, Stockholm

September 5-7, 2008
 

What is the place of Hegel's philosophy, in particular, his main work, The Phenomenology of Spirit, in contemporary thought? Should we "translate" the concepts of German Idealism - subject, substance, spirit, negativity, to name but a few - into modern terms, and if so, which terms would be the most relevant: phenomenology, deconstruction, critical theory, analytical philosophy? Or does such a translation in fact amount to a flattening of historical depth, a foreshortening of perspective that deprives thought of its productive distance and difference in relation to the present? Could "translating" in fact be taken as something other than a mere transposition of one vocabulary into another, i.e., can it allow for a kind of transformation of both the present and the past?

 

The conference brings together eminent Hegel scholars from Germany, the U.S., France, Finland, and Sweden, and is taking place on the occasion of the publication of the first Swedish translation of Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit, by Brian Manning Delaney and Sven-Olov Wallenstein, to be

published by Thales.
 

Friday

 

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

On Hegel's Claim that Self-Consciousness is 'Desire in General' ('Begierde überhaupt')

Robert Pippin (Chicago)

 

Saturday


10:00 - 11:00

The Self-Consciousness of Consciousness Walter Jaeschke (Bochum) 

11:00 - 12:00

Hegel's Theory of Freedom Terry Pinkard (Georgetown)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

From Finite Thinking to Infinite Spirit: How to Encounter Hegel after Heidegger's Translation?

Susanna Lindberg (Helsinki) 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: Some Problems and Perspectives

Carl-Göran Heidegren (Lund)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Place of Art in the Phenomenology

Sven-Olov Wallenstein (Stockholm) 

 

Sunday


10:00-11:00

Understanding as Translation: How to Read Hegel's Phenomenology of  Spirit

Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig) 

11:00-12:00

From Gewissheit to Infinity

Staffan Carlshamre (Stockholm)

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Hegel and Exposure

Victoria Fareld (Gothenburg) 

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Title to be announced

Brian Manning Delaney (Stockholm)

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

French Losses in Translating Hegel: A Heuristic Benefit?

Jean-Pierre Lefebvre (Paris) 

 

Sponsored by the Goethe Institute, Instituto Cervantes, Södertörn University College, the Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies (Östersjöstiftelsen), and the Swedish Hegel Society.

 

Free admission. The number of seats is limited. In order to guarantee a place, please email:

hegel (at) stockholm.goethe.org

 

Goethe-Institut, Bryggargatan 12 A, Stockholm.

Metro: T-centralen

Map: http://tinyurl.com/562tbh

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Att översätta Hegel

Andens fenomenologi och den moderna filosofin

 

Symposium på Goethe-Institutet, Stockholm

5-7 september, 2008

 

Vilken plats har Hegels filosofi, och hans huvudverk Andens fenomenologi, i det samtida tänkandet? Ska vi "översätta" den tyska idealismens begrepp - subjekt, substans, ande, negativitet, för att bara nämna några - till en modern vokabulär, och vilken är i så fall den mest relevanta: fenomenologi, dekonstruktion, kritisk teori, analytisk filosofi? Eller innebär ett sådant översättande en förlust av historiskt djup och perspektiv som berövar tänkandet dess produktiva avstånd och skillnad i förhållande till nuet? Kan "översättande" uppfattas på ett annat sätt än som att överföra en vokabulär till en annan, kan det möjliggöra en förvandling både av nuet och det förflutna?


Konferensen sammanför framstående Hegelforskare från Tyskland, USA, Frankrike, Finland och Sverige, och organiseras i samband med publikationen av den första svenska översättningen av Andens fenomenologi, av Brian Manning Delaney och Sven-Olov Wallenstein, som publiceras på

Thales.
 

Fredag

18.00-19.00

On Hegel's Claim that Self-Consciousness is 'Desire in General' ('Begierde überhaupt')

Robert Pippin (Chicago)

 

Lördag 

10.00-11.00

The Self-Consciousness of Consciousness

Walter Jaeschke (Bochum)

11.00-12.00

Hegel's Theory of Freedom

Terry Pinkard (Georgetown)

13.00-14.00

From Finite Thinking to Infinite Spirit: How to Encounter Hegel after Heidegger's Translation?

Susanna Lindberg (Helsinki)

14.00-15.00

Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit: Some Problems and Perspectives

Carl-Göran Heidegren (Lund)

15.30-16.30

The Place of Art in the Phenomenology

Sven-Olov Wallenstein (Stockholm)

 

Söndag

10.00-11.00

Understanding as Translation: How to Read Hegel's Phenomenology of  Spirit

Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (Leipzig)

11.00-12.00

From Gewissheit to Infinity

Staffan Carlshamre (Stockholm)

13.00-14.00

Hegel and Exposure

Victoria Fareld (Göteborg)

14.00-15.00

Title to be announced

Brian Manning Delaney (Stockholm)

15.30-16.30

French Losses in Translating Hegel: A Heuristic Benefit?

Jean-Pierre Lefebvre (Paris)

 

Med stöd av Goethe-Institutet, Instituto Cervantes, Södertörns högskola, Östersjöstiftelsen och Svenska Hegelsällskapet.

 

Språk: engelska. Fritt inträde. Obs: antalet platser är begränsat, för garanterad plats anmäl er på

hegel (at) stockholm.goethe.org

 

Goethe-Institutet, Bryggargatan 12A, Stockholm.

Tunnelbana T-centralen

Karta: http://tinyurl.com/562tbh

 

 

Professor Susan Mendus (University of York) will deliver a guest lecture at
the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies on the topic "Politics and
Pluralism"

Time: Wednesday 3 September 11:15am

Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24
 
Susan Mendus is Professor of Political Philosophy at the University of York.
She has a long-standing interest in problems of toleration and has published
widely in this area. She has also made extensive research on Morality and
Politics as well as on privacy. Her recent publications include 'Feminism
and Emotion' (Routledge, 2000) and 'Impartiality in Moral and Political
Philosophy' (Oxford University Press, 2002). More information available at:
www.york.ac.uk/depts/poli/staff/profiles/slm.htm

A brief abstract of the lecture:

"Historically, liberalism arose as an attempt to tame religious violence and
religious conflict. However, in recent years it has become a major target of
religious violence. In this paper I investigate the possibility that this
change has come about in part because modern liberalism underestimates the
depth of disagreement which divides people in the modern world. In short, it
has an inadequate understanding of pluralism."
 
Free admission. Welcome!

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Maria Soukkio
Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies
PO BOX 4
FIN 00014 University of Helsinki
Finland
tel. +358 (0)9 19124974, +358 (0)40 7194607
email: maria.soukkio (at) helsinki.fi
 
Säätiö Institutum Romanum Finlandiae julistaa haettavaksi johtajan
toimen Suomen Rooman-instituutissa Villa Lantessa. Toimi täytetään
1.8.2009 alkaen kolmeksi vuodeksi. Säätiön hallitus voi perustellusta
syystä pidentää johtajan toimikautta viiteen vuoteen.

Johtajan tehtävänä on johtaa ja kehittää instituutin tutkimus- ja
opetustoimintaa, johon kuuluu oman tutkimuksen lisäksi työryhmän
kokoaminen tieteellisten kurssien osanottajista.

Hakemukseen on liitettävä ansioluettelon lisäksi yksityiskohtainen
toimintasuunnitelma sekä tutkimuksen ja muun tieteellisen toiminnan että
opetuksen osalta ja toimintasuunnitelmaa tukeva rahoitussuunnitelma (ml.
ulkopuolinen rahoitus). Hakijoita pyydetään laatimaan myös suunnitelma
instituutin tieteellisen toiminnan kehittämisestä johtajakauden aikana.

Valintaperusteina ovat toimintasuunnitelman tieteellinen taso ja
soveltuvuus instituutin tieteellisen toiminnan vahvistamiseen, hakijan
tieteelliset ja opetukselliset ansiot, hallinnollinen kokemus ja
yhteistyökyky, toimintaympäristön ja instituutin toiminnan tuntemus,
tutkimuskontaktit sekä kielitaito.

Hakijalta edellytetään Suomen kansalaisuutta, dosentin pätevyyttä
jollakin instituutin pääasiallisella tutkimusalalla, joihin kuuluvat
erityisesti arkeologia, historia, klassillinen filologia, italian kielen
ja kulttuurin tutkimus ja taiteiden tutkimus. Lisäksi edellytetään hyvää
suomen, ruotsin, englannin ja italian kielen taitoa.

Lisätietoja antavat säätiön hallituksen puheenjohtaja, prof. Juha
Sihvola (juha.sihvola (ät) helsinki.fi, p. 09 1912 3456) sekä säätiön
asiamies, dos. Kalle Korhonen (korhonen (ät) irfrome.org, p. 050 576
2355).
 
Hakemukset on toimitettava 26.9.2008 klo 16 mennessä asiamiehelle
mielellään sähköisessä muodossa (postios. Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6,
00170 Helsinki). Hakemuksia ei palauteta.

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Kalle Korhonen
Säätiön Institutum Romanum Finlandiae asiamies
Tieteiden talo, Kirkkokatu 6, 00170 Helsinki
p. +358 50 576 2355
www.irfrome.org
 
 
FILOSOFI OCH BOTANIK
12-13 september 2008

Ett symposium till minne av Ivar Segelberg

Lokal: T302, Olof Wijksgatan 6 ("Gamla hovrätten"), Göteborg

Ivar Segelberg, professor i filosofi vid Göteborgs Universitet 1951-1979, var en originell och inflytelserik tänkare med fenomenologi, ontologi och medvetandefilosofi som sina främsta intresseområden. Han var också en internationellt erkänd botanist, specialist på Medelhavsländernas flora. Nu anordnas ett symposium kring Segelbergs filosofiska och botaniska gärning. Det bjuder på intressanta föredrag av flera av Ivars kollegor och elever och många tillfällen till diskussion av filosofiska och andra vetenskapliga frågor.

Fredag 12/9  12.00-18.00        Session 1: Ontologi
Lördag 13/9  10.00-12.45        Session 2: Botanik
Lördag 13/9  13.45-17.45        Session 3: Medvetandefilosofi

Deltagande kostar 250:- inklusive moms (session 2 är dock kostnadsfri). Deltagarantalet är begränsat och förhandsanmälan rekommenderas.
För detaljprogram, registering etc. se http://phil.gu.se/segelberg

Konferensen sponsras av Vetenskapsrådet (Dnr: 426-2008-5990/TAU)
Kaksi vierailuesitelmää Tampereen yliopistolla

Prof. Volker Peckhaus (Universität Paderborn) pitää tiistaina 2.9. klo 14.15 Pinni B2078 esitelmän aiheesta "Aristotelism in 19th Century German Philosophy and its Impact on Mathematical Logic".

Dr. Henning Peucker (Universität Paderborn) esitelmöi keskiviikkona 3.9. klo 14.15 Pinni B2078 aiheesta "Husserl's theories of will".

Information:
Mirja Hartimo
mirja.hartimo (at) uta.fi
 
 
ONTOLOGIA JA EPISTEMOLOGIA 1600- JA 1700-LUKUJEN FILOSOFIASSA

Seminaari Turun yliopistossa 22.8.2008
Filosofian laitos, Sh 150

OHJELMA
Klo 10–10.45
Markku Leppäkoski (Stockholms universitet): Mitä oli ontologia - Kantilla ja ennen epistemologiaa

10.45–11.30
Toni Kannisto (TaY): Kant ja metafysiikan transsendentaaliset illuusiot

11.45–12.30
Olli Koistinen (TY): Intuitiosta ja ymmärryksestä Kantilla

13.30–14.15
Ville Paukkonen (HY): Berkeley ja tieto itsestä

14.15–15
Kreeta Ranki (TY): Hume ja eläinten ajattelua koskeva tieto

15.30–16.15
Jani Hakkarainen (TaY): Humen argumentti olioita sinänsä vastaan

16.15–17
Hemmo Laiho (TY): Representaation ja kognition käsitteestä Kantilla
Conference & Workshop 20-21 October 2008:
Secularisation and secularism: International multidisciplinary perspectives
 
October 20-21, 2008, Stora hörsalen, Humanisten, University of Gothenburg
 
Organising committee: Elisabeth Abiri (Global Studies), Marie Demker (Political Science), Christian Munthe (Philosophy), Ola Sigurdson (Religion), Eva-Maria Svensson (Law).
 
Homepage: http://www.phil.gu.se/secularism
Contact: secularism (a) filosofi.gu.se
 
Secularisation – the process of dividing the realms of politics and religion – has been influencing national and worldly affairs for several hundred years. The idea of the desirability of such a division – secularism – is nowadays a given backdrop for public policy issues regarding education, family, gender, media, migration, personal integrity and freedom, reproduction and sexuality. But globalisation and multicultural trends, as well as claims from religious groups for increased political influence or autonomy and the uncertain and varying responses to these from society, have made us aware that the secularist ideal has been realised through the process of secularisation in radically different ways in different settings. As a result, an identity crisis is presently afflicting secular societies. It is no longer as clear what secularism is supposed to amount to, why secularisation is desirable and where its proper limits are. To investigate questions about this is the focus of a newly initiated multidisciplinary research theme at the University of Gothenburg.
 
This conference marks the starting point of this intiative and is planned to be followed by a series of smaller workshops the following years. Some of the international scholars and researchers that have already made special contributions to secularisation and secularism as a field of study have been invited to deliver plenary talks on the first day. On the second day, a more open workshop on what particular topics, sub-themes, approaches, etc. to develop further and what challenges this involves is held. Shorter presentations will be given by selected Scandinavian researchers from various disciplines to spark discussion and dialogue with our invited international guests.
 
The plenary speakers are:
 
Abdullahi An-Na’im: Law scholar specialising on human rights and islam. With a background in Sudan, he is Professor at Emory University, and his research deals with how secular aspects of societal life and human rights may be combined with islam and islamic law, particularly regarding the status of women. He is the author of  African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2006) and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil Liberties, Human Rights and International Law (Syracuse University Press, 1990).
 
Kent Greenawalt: Professor of Law at Columbia University, specialising in the philosophy of law. His research focus on descriptive as well as normative issues regarding the interplay between law and morality, with special concern for questions about freedom of speech and the relationship between religious groups and national government. The book Does God Belong in Public Schools? (Princeton university press 2005) is the latest in a long series of contributions to this field of inquiry.
 
Brian Palmer: Conducting his research in the intersection of the anthropology and sociology of religion, formerly lecturer at Harvard university, he currently is Torgny Sergerstedt Visiting Professor at the University of Gothenburg and guest lecturer at Uppsala University, working on the theme religion and freedom of speech. His research touches on a broad spectrum of issues, where freedom of speech, the role of religion in contemporary Western societies and, in particular, Sweden has been in focus. Among his publications can be mentioned Global Values 101: A Short Course (Beacon Press, 2006) and Wolves at the Door : Existential Solidarity in a Globalizing Sweden (Harvard university press 2000).
 
Paul Weithman: Professor of Philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, with his interests combining contemporary and medieval political philosophy as well as ethics. He has devoted special attention to issues about the place and function of religious faith and reasoning in liberal democracies, especially regarding republicanism and citizenship. Besides several papers on such subjects, he has also published Religion and the Obligations of Citizenship (Cambridge University Press 2002) and Religion and Contemporary Liberalism (University of Notre Dame Press 1997).
 
Linda Woodhead: Specialising in the sociology of  religion, she is Professor at Lancaster University. Her research interests centre on the role of religion in contemporary Western societies, with a special attention to issues about power and values. Among her many books on such subjects can be mentioned God and Human Dignity (William B. Eerdmans 2006), Predicting Religion: Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures (Ashgate 2003) and An Introduction to Christianity (Cambridge University Press 2004).
Nationalkommittén för logik, metodologi och filosofi (KVA)
i samarbete med Kollegiet för Samhällsforskning (SCAS) och institutionerna för
filosofi och matematik vid Uppsala Universitet arrangerar

WORKSHOP
The Philosophy of Logical Consequence
31/10 - 2/11 2008

Thunbergssalen, Kollegiet för Samhällsforskning (SCAS)
Thunbergsvägen 2, 752 36 Uppsala

Inbjudna talare:
John Cantwell (KTH, Stockholm), Matti Eklund (Cornell), Sten Lindström (Umeå), Per Martin-Löf (Stockholm), Sara Negri (Helsinki), Peter Pagin (Stockholm), Erik Palmgren (Uppsala), Dag Prawitz (Stockholm), Stephen Read (St Andrews), Tor Sandqvist (KTH, Stockholm), Gabriel Sandu (Helsinki/Paris), Peter Schroeder-Heister (Tübingen), Sören Stenlund (Uppsala), Göran Sundholm (Leiden), Dag Westerståhl (Gothenburg)

Abstract
There is a traditional picture of logic that may be spelled out as follows: Logic is concerned with the principles for correct reasoning and valid arguments; its principles are universal, necessary, apriori and formal; logically valid arguments are necessarily truth-preserving and have a fundamental epistemic significance; and finally, logic is in some sense a normative discipline. This traditional picture gives rise to many questions. The notions of universality, logical necessity, apriority, and formality are difficult to analyze. In what sense, if any, is logic normative? Is there a principled way of distinguishing between logical and non-logical concepts? While continuing to face these foundational questions, logic has developed into an advanced mathematical discipline—mathematical logic—where the informal notions of logical proof, validity and logical consequence are given mathematical explications.

In mathematical logic, there are two major approaches to these notions: model-theoretic and proof-theoretic ones. Both are faced with philosophical problems: To what extent do they correspond to our pre-theoretic requirements on logical consequence? Which requirements should we expect an explication of logical consequence to meet? Is there only one satisfactory explication of the notion of logical consequence or are there several equally good ones? Do the two approaches compete or rather complement each other? These and related questions will be discussed during the workshop.

Organisationskommitté:
Sten Lindström (Umeå), Rysiek Sliwinski (Uppsala), Dag Westerståhl (Göteborg)
Kontaktperson, information, frågor: Prof. Sten Lindström, 070-2130178,
Sten.Lindstrom (a) philos.umu.se

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