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THE METAPHYSICS OF BRITISH HEGELIANISM 

‘The Metaphysics of British Hegelianism’ – 16th April 2012

A one day conference at Christ’s College, Cambridge, supported by the Cambridge Philosophy Faculty, and the Centre for Idealism and the New Liberalism at the University of Hull.

British Hegelianism, or British Idealism, was an especially productive period in British metaphysics. Its proponents – including T. H. Green, Edward Caird, F. H. Bradley, Harold Joachim, Bernard Bosanquet, D. G. Ritchie, Samuel Alexander and J. M. E. McTaggart – discussed a wide range of metaphysical issues including idealism, monism, theism, free will, fundamentality, the nature of truth, the existence of relations and the reality of space and time. Many of these topics are of particular importance to contemporary metaphysics. This conference will discuss these issues and raise contextual questions, investigating the philosophical influences at work on particular metaphysicians. Hegel is the foremost of a large pantheon of further influences, which also includes Plato, Spinoza, Locke, the Cambridge neo-Platonists and Lotze. Indeed, one might question the appropriateness of labelling the movement at all, given that neither ‘British Hegelianism’ nor ‘British Idealism’ provide perfect labels: there are Hegelians who are not idealists, and idealists who are not Hegelians.

British Hegelianism has been neglected but the last few years have seen an increasing wave of interest in the subject, as evidenced not least by Robert Stern’s ‘Hegelian Metaphysics’, William Mander’s ‘British Idealism’ and Imprint Academic’s new monograph series ‘British Idealist Studies’. This conference will provide a venue for furthering that interest, featuring many of the eminent scholars in the area. The talks will be as follows.

Keynote: Professor Robert Stern (Sheffield) Determination is negation: The adventures of a doctrine from Spinoza to Hegel to the British Idealists

Dr. Giuseppina D’Oro (Keele) Varieties of Idealism

Dr. William Mander (Oxford) T. H. Green’s Metaphysics of Free Will

Emily Thomas (Cambridge) Space, Time, and Samuel Alexander

Professor David Boucher (Cardiff) Oakeshott and Idealist Metaphysics

Dr. Colin Tyler (Hull) T. H. Green and the Metaphysics of the Self

The conference will take place in the Lloyd Room, Christ’s College,Cambridge; it will run from 10am to 6pm. The conference will include coffees and lunch. Conference attendees are asked to register and pay a £10 fee to cover costs before April 7th. Cheques should be made out to ‘Christ’s College’, and addressed to the care of the conference convener Emily Thomas at Christ’s College, St Andrew’s Street, Cambridge CB2 3BU.

Any queries should also be directed to Emily at aeet2@cam.ac.uk

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FREEDOM – CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL HEGEL ASSOCIATION 2011

Conference announcement, please distribute widely:
FREEDOM
Conference of the International Hegel Association 2011
June 22 to 25, 2011
Stuttgart, Germany
http://www.hegel2011.de

As every six years, the International Hegel Association will hold its traditional conference in Stuttgart in June 2011, bringing together philosophers from all over the world to discuss central issues of Hegel’s thought in the context of contemporary research. In 2011, the overarching topic will be “Freedom”.

Registration for this conference will be open soon. Please register for e-mail announcements at http://www.hegel2011.de, at our Facebook page http://on.fb.me/dvUilN, or on Twitter http://bit.ly/ao3J5H.

Speakers include (as of November 2010): David Bakhurst, Harald Bluhm, William Bristow, Daniel Brudney, Hauke Brunkhorst, Thomas Buchheim, Andrew Chitty, Giuseppe Duso, Dina Emundts, Franck Fischbach, Lisa Herzog, Gunnar Hindrichs, Axel Honneth, Stephen Houlgate, Rahel Jaeggi, Jean-Francois Kervégan, Andrea Kern, Rudolf Langthaler, Charles Larmore, Cardinal Karl Lehrmann, Marcus Llanque, Steven Lukes, Scott Meikle, Francesca Menegoni, Christoph Menke, Fred Neuhouser, Andrew Norris, Angelica Nuzzo, Claus Offe, Philip Pettit, Terry Pinkard, Michael Quante, Birgit Recki, Paul Redding, Peter Rohs, Michael Rosen, Sebastian Rödl, Hans-Christoph Schmidt am Busch, Sally Sedgwick, Martin Seel, Ludwig Siep, Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer, Robert Stern, Holm Tetens, Dieter Thomä, Peter van Inwagen, R. Jay Wallace, David Wellbery and Marcus Willaschek.

There will be 12 panels on:

Freedom and First Nature;

Freedom and Second Nature;

Freedom and Determinism;

Social and Individual Freedom;

Freedom as Autonomy;

Republican Freedom;

Freedom and the Market;

Freedom and Law;

Liberation;

Hegel’s Philosophy of Right;

Aesthetic Freedom, and

Freedom of Religion

Additionally, there will be a panel dedicated to discussion about translating Hegel chaired by Jean-Pierre Lefebvre.

There will also be an opportunity for younger scholars to present their work in three panels chaired by Andreas Arndt, Rolf-Peter Horstmann and Beatrice Longuenesse.

A Call for Papers will be announced soon over the communication channels indicated above.

The conference team can be reached at info@hegel2011.de

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