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Examining Hegel Conference Series


This year's conference is Examining Hegel’s Idea of Self-Determination: From Actuality to Concept, and is set to take place at the University of Warwick on 6-8th of June 2019. Please find a current list of speakers and titles.



Richard Dien Winfield (Georgia): Overcoming Actuality: How Hegel Frees Us From The Prison of Modality

Friedrike Schick (Tübingen): Absolute Necessity: Some Considerations about its Concept and its Rationale in Hegel’s “Logic of Essence”

Claudia Wirsing (Braunschweig): Hegel’s Theory of Reciprocity

Susanne Herrmann-Sinai (Oxford): Thought and Action: The philosophical context of a philosophy of action

David Merrill (Independent): Rethinking Capital: An Interview with Richard Dien Winfield

Michela Bordignon (UFABC): Hegel’s Criticism of Substance and Process Philosophy

Jonas Heller (Frankfurt): Substantial Actuality and the Equivalence of the Form

Georg Oswald (Bonn): Thinking Towards A Speculative Theory: Outset and Completion of the Concept in Hegel’s Begriffslogik

Dino Jakušić (Warwick): Hegel’s Ontological Argument

Ryan Haecker (Cambridge): Hegel’s Speculative Syllogism: A Contribution to the Theology of Logic

Søren Rosendal (Independent): Proof by Logical Self-determination, Examined in the Transition from ‘Relative Necessity’ to ‘Absolute Necessity’ of Hegel’s Logic

Mert Can Yirmibes (Warwick): Actuality, Possibility and Reflection in Hegel’s Treatment of Modality

Ryan Froese (DePaul): Absolute and Blind: Hegel on Necessity and Contingency

Edmund Smith (Warwick): On the Judgments

Anne Clausen (Göttingen): The Necessity of Contingency

Eliza Little (Chicago): Necessity as the Power of Substance in Hegel’s Logic of Essence

Ahilleas Rokni (Warwick): How Being and Essence manifest in the pure Concept

Filip Niklas (Warwick): Being, Shine and the Universal: Sphere-defining Determinations


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We thank our generous sponsors, without which this event would not have been possible.

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The Hegel Society of Great Britain

mindThe Mind Association

bshpThe British Society for the History of Philosophy

 analysisThe Analysis Trust

rssp warwickThe Research Student Skills Programme

asand The Aristotelian Society

This conference was organized by Filip Niklas, Edmund Smith, Ahilleas Rokni and Mert Can Yirmibes.

Past events:

2018: Examining Hegel’s Idea of Essence: Reflexion, Ground and Appearance Programme Webpage