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Call for Abstracts - Workshop September 21-23, 2022

We are glad to invite you to the workshop “Wittgenstein and the Classical German Philosophy: Self-consciousness and Self-reference” that will take place at the University of Barcelona from 21 to 23 September 2022.

Announcement: PhilEvents

Like the previous conferences “Wittgenstein and Hegel: Reevaluation of Difference” (TU Dresden, 2017), “Hegel and Wittgenstein: Negativity and Language” (Charles University in Prague, 2019), and “Wittgenstein and Classical German Philosophy” (University of Warsaw, 2021), the workshop in Barcelona aims to foster a dialogue between the Classical German Philosophy and the Wittgenstein scholarship.

The workshop focuses on two topics of utmost importance in the German Philosophical Tradition from Kant to Hegel and from Hegel to Wittgenstein: self-consciousness and self-reference. However, we would also like to cover these topics in the immediate criticism of Classical German Philosophy, especially in Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Marx.

Suggested topics:

  • Self-consciousness in Wittgenstein
  • Self-reference in Hegel
  • The use of “self” in Hegel and Wittgenstein
  • Fichtean and Schellingian topics in Wittgenstein
  • Dialectical reading of Wittgenstein
  • Wittgenstein’s reception of Hegel through Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, and Marx.

Abstracts (ca. 300 words) of presentations (30 min + discussion) should be sent to Alexander Berg (University of Zurich) by the 1st of June 2022.

Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review. We kindly ask you to remove any personal information from the abstract and send the author’s name, paper title, and affiliation in the body of the email. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out by June 15, 2022.
The workshop will be held mainly in English, but we accept contributions also in German and Spanish.


Confirmed speakers:

  • Román Cuartango (University of Barcelona)
  • Luca Illetterati (University of Padua)
  • Edgar Maraguat (University of Valencia)
  • Sebastian Rödl (University of Leipzig)
  • Pirmin Stekeler-Weithofer (University of Leipzig)


Scientific organizers: Alexander Berg (University of Zurich), Denis Kaidalov (Charles University), Jakub Mácha (Masaryk University), Bruna Picas (University of Barcelona), Ricard Sapena (University of Barcelona), Thomas Spiegel (Potsdam University)

Workshop Website follows


With institutional support of:


Funded by the Research Council of the Spanish Government
(Project no. PGC2018-093363-B-I00).