Self and Time | Grupo de investigación sobre el Idealismo alemán (HUM 0172)

Researching Hegel's Philosophical Anthropology

German idealism is one of the star periods in world philosophy, and, particularly, Hegel’s philosophy is one of its most achieved results. And so because Hegel thought many of the most relevant matters in philosophical anthropology, which are being taken into account nowadays. For instance: (i) the requirement of an institutional system that warrants freedom (his theories on Politics and History); (ii) the distance between the self and its representations (Phenomenology of Spirit) (iii) the problems related to the identity of a self which is broken in multiple —and even opposed— adherences and faithfulnesses (philosophy of ethical life); (iv) the crisis of modern subjectivity (his philosophy of mind in confrontation with Kant and Schelling); (v) the difficulties with regard to the construction of a systematic, social and historical totality that warrants the recognition and respect of human as such (political an historical dimensions of spirit); (vi) the confrontation with nihilism that separates subjectivity from life, which is considered as being unreal and alienated (art, religion and wisdom in human life); (vii) the possibility or impossibility of a therapy of modern subjectivity that feels as unable to be solved (wiedereinigung); (viii) the distance —negativity and separation of reflection— with regard to life (weak or strong thinking, extrinsic or intrinsic reflection); (ix) the unity and integration of cultures (Philosophy of History); and (x) the possibility and specificity of the sciences of the spirit (History of Spirit).
This conference tries to study these and other matters that are related to Hegel’s anthropology.

About the Conference

The International Conference on Hegel's Philosophical Anthropology is organized by the Research Group on German Idealism of the University of Malaga (Spain), funded by the Autonomous Government of Andalucia (HUM: 0172). This is the second international conference that it is organized by our research group. The first conference dealt with Schelling’s philosophical youth and took place in Marbella at the end of 1985.
This new Conference (Self and Time. Hegel's philosophical anthropology) will take place in Malaga, Spain, September 21-24, 2009 and will be supported by the Department of Philosophy of the University of Malaga. Our main aims are the following: (i) paying attention to the scope and limits of Hegel's philosophical approach to man; and ii) reflecting on the topics of philosophical anthropology, as a synthesis of natural and human sciences, heritage of philosophical knowledge, and the different socio-cultural aspects (political, religious, economic, technological, etc.), and historical of his life.

Conference's Outlook

Dates: September 21 (Monday) - September 24 (Thursday), 2009.
Place: University of Malaga, Malaga, Spain.
Official Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, and Italian.
Program: Plenary Sessions, Round-Tables, Sections for Contributed Papers