16.07.2018 - 18.07.2018
This conference is the eighth in a series of Chicago/Leipzig summer Graduiertentagungen. It explores the different conceptions of the Philosophy of Right proposed by Kant, Fichte and Hegel. Each of them, in different ways, grounds the idea of right in the autonomy of practical reason. The keynote speakers at the conference will be Martin Stone, Katrin Flikschuh, Rafeeq Hasan, Frederick Neuhouser, Ben Laurence, and Japa Pallikkathayil. The other conference presentations will be by graduate students from the Departments of Philosophy at the University of Chicago and the University of Leipzig.
The conference is organized by Dawa Ometto (Leipzig) and Matthias Haase (Chicago).
Submissions: Graduate students at the universities of Leipzig and Chicago can apply for giving one of the presentations. In order to do so, please send a paper of up to 10000 words to dawa.ometto[at]uni-leipzig.de (for students at Leipzig) or mathis.koschel[at]gmail.com (for students at Chicago). The deadline is April, 30th, 2018. Submissions will be evaluated by two committees of faculty members — one at Leipzig and one at Chicago respectively. The final decision will be made jointly by both committees. You will be informed about the acceptance of your paper by June 1st, 2018.
Venue: Felix-Klein-Hörsaal of the Paulinum building, Augustusplatz 10, Leipzig
Keynote Speakers: Katrin Flikschuh (LSE)/ Frederick Neuhouser (Columbia)/ Ben Laurence (Chicago)/ Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh)/ Rafeeq Hasan & Martin J. Stone (Amherst & Cardozo)
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20.07.2018 - 22.07.2018
Over the last 40 years, Anselm W. Müller has published a number of important essays on topics such as practical reasoning, virtue, the distinction between making and acting, and the ends of theory and practice. One theme that runs through this work is an interest in the teleological structures that characterize human life. Müller argues that the way thought in general and practical thought in particular are for the sake of an end differs from both blind natural teleology, as we find it in the goal-directedness of the functioning of our organs, and intentional teleology, as we find it in intentional actions. Similarly, virtuous action is neither a blind functional contribution to the good human life, nor is such a life directly in view as an end when one acts virtuously. According to Müller, it is this peculiar directedness towards truth and the good life which elevates human life above mere nature and gives it a spiritual dimension
A collection of Müller’s essays, both published and hitherto unpublished material, is forthcoming and will be the basis of the workshop. A preliminary manuscript will be available in January 2018. The workshop will consist of a lecture by Müller and twelve sessions for presentations. Six of them will be given by established scholars, and the other six sessions are reserved for graduate students from the Universities of Chicago and Leipzig. It will be a pre-read workshop:c ontributions should be handed in two weeks before the workshop and will be made available to all participants. Sessions will start with a short introduction and will mostly be devoted to discussion.
The workshop is organized by Christian Kietzmann (Erlangen).
Submissions: Graduate students at the universities of Leipzig and Chicago can apply for giving one of the presentations. In order to do so, please send a paper of up to 10000 words to christian.kietzmann[at]uni-leipzig.de (for students at Leipzig) or roryoconnell[at]uchicago.edu (for students at Chicago). The deadline is April, 30th, 2018. Submissions will be evaluated by two committees of faculty members — one at Leipzig and one at Chicago respectively. The final decision will be made jointly by both committees. You will be informed about the acceptance of your paper by June 1st, 2018.
Venue: Friday (July 20): Felix-Klein-Hörsaal of the Paulinum building, Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig Saturday & Sunday (July 21 & 22): Alte Schlosserei, Kurt-Eisner-Strasse 66 (Hinterhaus), Leipzig
Keynote Speakers: Valérie Aucouturier (Université Saint-Louis, Bruxelles)/ Timo-Peter Ertz (Universität Gießen)/ Jennifer Frey (University of South Carolina)/ Ulf Hlobil and Katharina Nieswandt (Concordia University, Montreal)/ Anthony Price (Birkbeck College, London)/ Sebastian Rödl (Universität Leipzig)
Conference Materials: Details will followPoster
26.07.2018 - 28.07.2018
The Action Network is the continuation of the DfG Network Practical Thought and Good Action. The Network meets on a yearly basis, and during each meeting papers by network members, as well as by invited guests, are discussed. The workshop is strictly pre-read: all papers are distributed in advance. The topic of the 2018 meeting will be Agency & Time. It is organized by Dawa Ometto (Leipzig) and Matthias Haase (Chicago).
Venue: Thursday & Friday (July 26 & 27): Felix-Klein-Hörsaal of the Paulinum building Augustusplatz 10, 04109 Leipzig Saturday (July 28): Vortragssaal of the Bibliotheca Albertina Beethovenstraße 6, 04107 LeipzigSpeakers:
- Carla Bagnoli (University of Modena & Reggio Emilia / University of Oslo)
- Lucy Campbell (University of Oxford)
- Luca Ferrero (University of California, Riverside)
- Anton Ford (University of Chicago)
- Sukaina Hirji (Virginia Tech)
- Jennifer Hornsby (University of London, Birkbeck College)
- Douglas Lavin (University College London)
- Helen Steward (University of Leeds)
- Sergio Tenenbaum (University of Toronto)
Conference Programm: Details will followPoster [pdf]