CFP: Wittgenstein and Hegel – Normativity and Rationality

Submission deadline: June 15, 2024

Conference date(s):
September 9, 2024 - September 11, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

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The workshop ‘Wittgenstein and Hegel – Normativity and Rationality’ invites the submission of  abstracts. The workshop will explore Wittgenstein’s and Hegel’s understanding of rules and mind (Geist) in historical, logical and practical dimensions.

The conference will take place at the University of Zagreb (Croatia) on 9-11 September 2024.

Keynote speakers: 

    Hans-Johann Glock, University of Zurich, Switzerland

    Elena Ficara, University of Paderborn, Germany

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

- Understanding of norms (in Hegel and Wittgenstein)

- Normativity and language

- Logical necessity and normativity

- Sociohistorical roots of rationality

- Pragmatic aspects of Wittgenstein’s and Hegel’s philosophy

- Laws of thought and rules of inference

Submission guidelines:

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and should clearly state the topic and the main idea of the proposed paper. Please also indicate how the topic relates to Hegel and/or Wittgenstein.

Submissions to: [email protected]

Deadline for submissions: 15 June 2024

Notification of acceptance: 01 July 2024

Workshop series:

This event is part of a workshop series that has already taken place in various cities, including Dresden (2017), Prague (2019), Warsaw (2021), Barcelona (2022) and Vienna (2023). 

We especially welcome contributions from underrepresented groups.

Organising Team:

Alexander Berg, University of Konstanz

Karlo Gardavski, University of Zagreb

Denys Kaidalov, Charles University

Bruna Picas, University of Barcelona


We have produced various publications that document our work.

One of them is "Wittgenstein and Hegel: Reevaluation of Difference" by Mácha, Jakub, and Berg, Alexander, published by De Gruyter in 2019 (DOI: 

At the workshop, we plan to introduce and discuss another publication with De Gruyter, edited by Alexander Berg and Denis Kaidalov and titled "Wittgenstein and Classical German Philosophy – Logic, Language, Life", coming in 2024.

Furthermore, we intend to capture the further development of the discussions from these events in a subsequent publication with De Gruyter.

We look forward to your contributions and to an enriching discussion during the workshop.

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