A Philosophical History of the Concept

June 7, 2023 - June 9, 2023
Philosophisches Seminar, Universität Hamburg

Room C319 (3rd Floor)
Jungiusstraße 11c

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  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Universität Hamburg
  • Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung
  • DFG


Universität Hamburg
Humboldt University, Berlin

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A Philosophical History of the Concept

This workshop is about the history of the concept of concept, in the course of which it became increasingly significant: while the concept of concept was originally introduced (at least) in (Western) philosophy to describe certain outcomes of understanding, it ended up in determining whole metaphysical and epistemological world-views, which take reality (or at least some aspects of it) to be constituted by or dependent on our concepts. Indeed, the concept of concept was even conceived of as the proper object of philosophical investigation, both in the analytic and continental traditions.

The present workshop will bring together international scholars who will shed light on different episodes of the history of the concept of concept from Antiquity until the present in both the Western and non-Western tradition alike. The papers discussed at this workshop will be published in a collective volume at Cambridge University Press.

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June 6, 2023, 12:00pm CET

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