Call for papers



Hegel and Effectual Reality: the Logic and its Realisations
HegeLab (Hegel Studies Lab,, hosted by the Department of Humanities at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli (Italy), and supported by the Philosophy Research Initiative at the University of Western Sydney (Australia), invites submissions for its annual workshop, which will be held on Monday 15 December and Tuesday 16 December 2014 at the University of Eastern Piedmont (Università del Piemonte Orientale) in Vercelli (Italy).
Following the success of the 2013 Workshop, this second annual meeting focuses on the way in which the logical element (Das Logische), whose speculative exposition is included in the Science of Logic, achieves concreteness within Hegel’sRealphilosophie.
The keynote speaker will be Professor Alfredo Ferrarin. Professor Ferrarin worked for several years at Boston University, and he is now Professor of Philosophy at the University of Pisa (Italy). Among his numerous publications on Kant and Hegel, one should recall his monograph Hegel and Aristotle (Cambridge University Press, 2001; previous Italian version Hegel interprete di Aristotele, ETS, 1990).
We invite submissions for the workshop. We especially encourage papers that focus on the relation between the logic and its realization in the world, and on the internal tension (which goes through the entire system) generated by the relation between logical (and hence conceptual) speculation, and concrete (and hence interpretative) analysis. We welcome papers that specifically refer to the Science of Logic, as well as papers that focus on the relation between the logic and the different parts of the system: philosophy of nature and philosophy of spirit in its different articulations (especially history, art, religion, philosophy).
The submission must include:
(1)   Title of the paper
(2)   An abstract that does not exceed 600 words
(3)   Author’s name
(4)   Author’s academic position or student status
(5)   Author’s institutional affiliation
(6)   Email address
Abstracts can be in English, German, Italian or Spanish, and it will be possible to present the papers at the workshop in one of the mentioned languages.
Include all these information in the body of the email, as well as in an attached document in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Txt Format (.rtf), or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf), to Label your attachment as follows: yourLastName_YourFirstName — for example, Hegel_Georg.doc.
Submission deadline: 1st November 2014.
Successful Authors will be informed by 14th November 2013.

For further information, or enquiries, please contact Haris Papoulias (at or Diego Bubbio (


We are pleased to announce the opening of a call for papers for the workshop Philosophy of Non-Classical Logics: Toward problems of paraconsistency & paracompleteness that will take place in Istanbul, on June 25th-30th, 2015.
The workshop is organized by Marcos Silva (Federal University of Ceará, Fortaleza, Brazil) and Ingolf Max (University of Leipzig, Germany).
The keynote speaker will be Graham Priest (CUNY).
Here the text of the call:
There is an ongoing philosophical and logical debate about motivations in accepting or rejecting the principle (law) of (non)contradiction and the principle (law) of excluded middle. A logic rejecting the principle of non-contradiction is called paraconsistent and a logic rejecting the principle of excluded middle is called paracomplete. If both principles are duals of each other we have some reason to reject both principles and get paranormal systems. But what does it really mean to reject a classical principle (law)? And what are the philosophical consequences for this refusal? In which sense would it still be possible to defend nowadays that there is just one true logic, if we have such a great diversity of logics?
Among the famous logical systems which are paraconsistent but not paracomplete are, for instance, the da Costa systems. Intuitionist logics are paracomplete but not paraconsistent. And a lot of systems of relevant logic are paraconsistent as well as paracomplete. To evaluate these systems’ philosophical relevance, we have to inter alia examine the logical form of their atomic formulas, the logical behavior of their negation, conjunction and disjunction as well as the properties of logical consequence relations. From a philosophical point of view it is very important to understand which elements are responsible for such deviations from classical logic. E.g., do we have only local reasons? In the case of Jaśkowski’s version of paraconsistent logic we have to change the conjunction. In the da Costa systems mainly negation is under attack. Or do we have global reasons like in systems of first degree entailments? (Belnap, Dunn, Priest). What is the position of paracomplete, intuitionist approaches (Brouwer, Heyting and their followers)?
This workshop shall represent a privileged platform to evaluate proposals for a more integrated and general approach to philosophical motivations and consequences in the emergence of non-classical logics.
Topics may include:
·  logical monism & logical pluralism;
·  philosophical motivations for creating non-classical logics (dialethism, anti-realism, relevantism etc.);
·  local vs. global and formal vs. application-oriented reasons for paraconsistency and/or paracompleteness;
·  non-explosiveness of logical consequence;
·  trivialization strategies and classical logic;
·  philosophy of contradiction and inconsistency (Hegel, Wittgenstein, Meinong, Heraclites, Indian Philosophy etc.);
·  philosophy of constructivism (Poincaré, Brouwer, Heyting, Kolmogorov, Wittgenstein, Lorenzen, Dummett, Prawitz etc.);
·  philosophical relations between paraconsistency and paracompleteness.
Abstracts (500 words maximum) should be sent via e-mail before November 15th 2014to: 
Notification of acceptance: December 1st 2014.
Intended day for our workshop: June 27th, 2015.
Please, see the links below for further information:


20.-21. März 2015: Die Klassische Deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen

Tagung der Evangelisch-Theologischen Fakultät in Kooperation mit der Internationalen Hegel-Gesellschaft e. V.

Die Evangelisch-Theologische Fakultät der Universität Wien veranstaltet in Kooperation mit der Internationalen Hegel-Gesellschaft e. V. vom 20. bis 21. März 2015 eine in Wien stattfindende Tagung zum Thema Die Klassische Deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen.
Oftmals wird übergangen, dass das gegenwärtige philosophische Denken seinen Ursprung im Denken des 18. bzw. 19. Jahrhunderts hat. Zum besseren Verständnis zeitgenössischer Positionen ist es also notwendig, Kenntnis von der Philosophie Kants und des Deutschen Idealismus zu haben; die Bedeutung der Klassischen Deutschen Philosophie äußert sich in ihrem Naturverständnis, dem Systemgedanken, der Dialektik oder dem wohl bedeutendsten Gedanken der Neuzeit, der Kopernikanischen Wende.
Die weitreichende Wirkung einer Philosophie misst sich auch daran, wie stark sie nachfolgende Strömungen beeinflusst und wie diese von ihr profitieren. Der Einfluss der Klassischen Deutschen Philosophie zeigt sich nicht zuletzt am Beispiel des Marxismus, des Neukantianismus, der Kritischen Theorie, des Existentialismus oder der Diskursethik. Jene Theorien wären ohne die Philosophie des 18. bzw. 19. Jahrhunderts kaum möglich gewesen und sind ohne deren Kenntnis nicht oder nur schwer zu verstehen.
Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen, ihre wissenschaftlichen Projekte vorzustellen und diese gemeinsam zu diskutieren. Bewerbende für einen Vortrag schicken bitte
bis zum 16. November 2014
ein Abstract (ca. 2.500 Zeichen) sowie eine Kurzvita in Deutsch oder Englisch
Hauptvortragende sind: Prof. Dr. Andreas Arndt (HU-Berlin)
Prof. Dr. Christian Danz (Wien)
Prof. Dr. Hans Bernhard Schmid (Wien)
und Prof. Dr. Violetta Waibel (Wien)
Die Universität Wien kann den Vortragenden, unter Vorlage der jeweiligen Belege, einen Zuschuss zu den Reise- und Aufenthaltskosten gewähren.


Hegel Bulletin - Upcoming Special issues on Pragmatism and Phenomenology


Pragmatism has historical and conceptual connections to Hegel's philosophy and the aim of this special issue is to explore aspects of this relation. We invite papers on neo-pragmatist interpretations of Hegel, on idealist themes in both classical pragmatist thought and the 'neo-pragmatism' of Richard Rorty and Robert Brandom and their 'new pragmatist' critics, and on aspects of idealist and pragmatist approaches to core philosophical concerns from epistemology to ethics.

All papers are double-blind refereed. Full papers should be received by 2nd December 2014. Please send as electronic submission to the guest editor Dr Neil The special issue is scheduled to appear in Spring 2015. Details about word length and format can be found here.

The Phenomenology special issue aims to encourage dialogue among those who work within the phenomenological tradition, especially but not limited to Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, and those working in Hegel studies.

Detailed cfp to follow. The special issue is scheduled to appear in Spring 2016.

Access Hegel Bulletin's instructions for contributors here.


We are pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the next issue of the REH (Revista Eletrônica Estudos Hegelianos/Online Journal of Hegelian Studies), an international peer- and blind-reviewed journal. REH is the official publication of theBrazilian Hegel Society.
This year the journal has undergone a process of renovation. Entering a new phase, the Online Journal of Hegelian Studies has been redefined in order to enlarge its themes and enable the publication of articles, reviews, and translations in different languages, as well as to contribute more significantly both to the study of Classical German Philosophy and to the development of its contemporary interpretations – with an emphasis on their interface with Hegelian studies.
Submissions are accepted in English, German, French, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.
Call for Papers for Special Issue of the REH: “Hegel and the History of Philosophy”
Such theme is to be understood broadly. The main requirements for the submission are the high quality and originality of the papers.
Papers addressing the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics are welcome:
- Hegel’s conception of the History of Philosophy;
- The relation between Hegel’s conception of the History of Philosophy and other aspects of his thought;
- Hegel’s reception and interpretation of a philosopher;
- The influence of an author on Hegel’s philosophy;
- The debate between Hegel and his contemporaries;
- The legacy of Hegel’s thought in philosophers or philosophical movements of the XIX-XXI centuries;
- The systematic comparison between Hegel and another philosopher with respect to a specific philosophical question;
Deadline for the receipt of papers: January 31, 2015.
Manuscripts must be anonymous, prepared for blind-review, and submitted to the following email address:
Please see the link below for further information about the submission guidelines:
Revista Eletrônica Estudos Hegelianos Márcia Gonçalves
Assistant Editor: Federico Sanguinetti
New Scientific Advisory Board: Alfredo Ferrarin (Università di Pisa), Andreas Arndt (Humbold Universität Berlin), Brady Bowman (Pennsylvania State University), Christian Iber (PUCRS Porto Alegre), Christoph Asmuth (TU Berlin), Diogo Ferrer (Universidade de Coimbra), Eduardo Luft (PUCRS Porto Alegre), Félix Duque (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), Gilles Marmasse (Université de Poitiers), Giorgia Cecchinato (UFMG Belo Horizonte), Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch (TU Braunschweig), Héctor Ferreiro (Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina), Joãosinho Beckenkamp (UFMG Belo Horizonte), Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Konrad Utz (UFC Fortaleza), Luca Illetterati (Università di Padova), Marcos Müller (UNICAMP Campinas), Martin Thibodeau (Bratislava International School of Liberal Arts), Miguel Giusti (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú), Paul Redding (University of Sidney), Terry Pinkard (Georgetown University), Tom Rockmore (Duquesne University).

Normativity and German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives

25th May 2015
Department of Philosophy University of Sussex
The aim of the conference is to examine whether resources drawn from the German Idealist tradition help address important questions about the nature of normativity. As recent work by Christine Korsgaard and Robert Brandom shows this is a fertile territory.
We construe the topic of normativity broadly to include epistemology and theories of meaning, moral and political philosophy, aesthetics, and theories of practical reasoning and action.
We would especially welcome submissions addressing anything from the following non-exhaustive list topics:
• how we justify to ourselves and to others what is good to do or to believe
• what are norms and what are reasons
• modalities of normativity
• how reasons guide beliefs, actions, values
• reasons and Reason
• how does it mean to think of oneself as a rational being
• normativity and freedom
Please send a 500-700 word anonymised abstract with author details on a separate attachment to
Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 13 February 2015
The organisers wish to thank the Hegel Society of Great Britain and the UK Kant Society for their generous support. Without them this event would not have been possible.
Attendance to the conference is free of charge but registration is required- to register please email
putting ‘registration’ in the subject field and your name in the body of the message.
Informal inquiries: Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex)
Organising committee: Sorin Baiasu (Keele and Vienna), Katerina Deligiorgi (Sussex), Manuel Dries (Open University), Andrew Huddleston (London), Edward Kanterian (Kent), Joseph Schear (Oxford)

Kant’s Philosophy of Nature: 2015 Masterclass with Professor Eckart Förster and Dr Dalia Nassar

26 September, 2014
Masterclass with Professor Eckart Förster (Johns Hopkins/HU-Berlin) and Dr Dalia Nassar (Sydney)
The University of Sydney,
June 9-11, 2015
The Masterclass is organized for a small group of advanced graduate students working on dissertations in German idealism, with special emphasis on the philosophy of nature.

In remarks in the Encyclopedia Hegel credits Kant’s “construction” of matter and his notion of “inner purposiveness” with revitalizing the idea of aNaturphilosophie. “With this concept of inner purposiveness,” Hegel writes, “Kant has resuscitated the idea in general and especially the idea of life” (#55A). In turn, Kant’s “construction” of matter in the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science has the “merit of having made a beginning toward a concept of matter and of having revived with this attempt the concept of a Naturphilosophie” (#262A).
  • The masterclass will take Hegel’s remarks as its starting point and motto, and pose the following questions:
  • In what sense were Kant’s dynamic account of matter and notion of inner purposiveness essential for the development of a philosophy of nature?
  • How did Kant “construct” matter and on what ground did he develop a notion of inner purposiveness?
  • What did Kant mean by inner purposiveness, and what is its relation to a possible/impossible “construction” of a living body?
  • Did his results in fact furnish the seeds of a philosophy of nature, or did they, rather, offer conflicting and ultimately untenable accounts of the natural world?
Participants will be expected to have read the second part of the Critique of Judgment as well as Chapter 2 (“The Metaphysical Foundations of Dynamics”) of the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science before the masterclass. The masterclass will be devoted to an intensive discussion of key themes in these two texts, and to student presentations on these themes.
The masterclass will take place over three days (June 9, 10, 11) and will be followed by a conference on the Philosophy of Nature in the Era of German Idealism (June 15-17, 2015). Professor Förster will be a keynote speaker at the conference.


To apply, please send a short CV and a brief statement of interest (max. 500 words) before 15 February 2015 to:
Dalia NassarClick here to email

Please note: places are limited. Notification by 15 March 2015.

The masterclass and conference have been made possible through the support of the Australian Academy of the Humanities/The Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney, and the Sydney Centre for the Foundations of Science at the University of Sydney.
Contact:Dr Dalia Nassar


We are pleased to announce the opening of the call for papers for a special issue of VerificheRivista Trimestrale di Scienze Umane, dedicated to Hegel’s Philosophy of Art.
The issue will be edited by Luca Illetterati and Francesco Campana and it will include articles of invited guest contributors and young researchers. The special issue is scheduled to appear in the edition of Autumn 2015.
Topics of the issue:
-       Contemporary Discussion and Rereading of Hegel’s Philosophy of Art
-       Individual Arts in Hegel’s Philosophy of Art
The editors invite young researchers to submit a proposal for contribution. Manuscripts must be no longer than 7500words of text (including footnotes). Please indicate the word count on the cover page of the manuscript.
The editors will accept manuscript in English, German, French or Italian.
Full papers should be received by April 30th 2015.
A committee will review all papers. Four papers will be selected. Notification of acceptance will be made via email.
Please include the following information in your submission:
(1) Paper’s title
(2) Author’s name
(3) CV
(4) Author’s email address
Email a copy of your paper, as an attachment, in Microsoft Word (.doc), Rich Text Format (.rtf), or Adobe Portable Document Format (.pdf) to
For further information, please contact Francesco Campana ( or Luca Illetterati (



17. - 20. MAI 2016, BOCHUM

In Kooperation mit der Internationalen Hegel-Gesellschaft und der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste veranstaltet vom Forschungszentrum für Klassische Deutsche Philosophie / Hegel-Archiv der Ruhr-Universität Bochum.


„Erkenne dich selbst“ – Hegel nennt diesen Satz ein „absolutes Gebot“ und stellt ihn seiner ganzen Philosophie des Geistes voran. Um die Selbsterkenntnis individueller Neigungen und Schwächen geht es ausdrücklich nicht, auch nicht um sogenannte Menschenkenntnis, die solche Dispositionen bei anderen Menschen erforscht. Dies alles mag es geben, aber es ist in Hegels Augen trivial. Wenn Hegel mit dem absoluten Gebot des „Erkenne dich selbst“ seine Philosophie des Geistes eröffnet, dann ist dies gemeint: die „Erkenntnis des Wahrhaften des Menschen wie des Wahrhaften an und für sich – des Wesens selbst als Geistes“.
Was aber ist das „Wahrhafte des Menschen“? Das ist die alte und ganz aktuelle Frage der Anthropologie. Wie kaum eine andere Disziplin ist die Anthropologie in den letzten Jahren ins Zentrum des Interesses gerückt, innerhalb der Philosophie und in vielen anderen Bereichen. Und wie immer ist die Konjunktur der Anthropologie Ausdruck einer Krise – wenn wir sicher wüßten, worauf es ankommt, würden wir die Frage nach dem Menschen nicht stellen.
„Erkenne dich selbst – Anthropologische Perspektiven“: In systematischer und gegenwartsbezogener Absicht will der 31. Internationale Hegel-Kongreß in Bochum diskutieren, welche Perspektiven auf das „Wahrhafte des Menschen“ die Philosophie Hegels erschließt, wo sie überzeugt und wo sie problematisch oder renovierungsbedürftig ist. Zur Diskussion steht Hegels gesamte Philosophie des Geistes, die ausdrücklich auf ihre anthropologischen Potentiale hin befragt werden soll. Man darf vom Menschen sprechen und nicht nur vom „Subjekt“. Unter anthropologischem Aspekt sind auch die Logik und die Naturphilosophie neu zu untersuchen. Und nicht zuletzt steht derjenige Teil der Enzyklopädie zur Diskussion, dem Hegel selbst den Titel „Anthropologie“ gegeben und zu dem er mehrfach die jetzt veröffentlichten Vorlesungen gehalten hat. Im Übergang von der Naturphilosophie zur Philosophie des Geistes hat er hier Einsichten über das menschliche Leben einschließlich seiner Pathologien formuliert, die bis heute noch gar nicht ausgeschöpft sind.
Passend zur thematischen Ausrichtung des Kongresses liefert die Edition der Vorlesungsmitschriften in der Ausgabe „G.W.F. Hegel, Gesammelte Werke“ ganz neues Material: von der Logik über die Naturphilosophie, die Philosophie des subjektiven Geistes, die Philosophie des Rechts und die Philosophie der Weltgeschichte bis hin zur Philosophie der Kunst und der Religion. Zum Abschluß der von der Nordrhein-Westfälischen Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Künste getragenen Ausgabe im Jahr 2016 wird der 31. Internationale Hegel-Kongreß in Bochum veranstaltet – ein willkommener Anlaß, die roten Bände nicht feierlich ins Regal, sondern Hegels hier dokumentierten Beitrag zum Erkenntnisprogramm der Anthropologie produktiv zur Debatte zu stellen.
Die Kongreßsprachen sind Deutsch, Englisch und Französisch.