Models of human and divine intellect in Kant and Hegel

February 16, 2017 - February 18, 2017
Department of Philosophy, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen

Bursagasse 1
Tübingen 72070

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  • University of Tübingen Excellence Initiative ZUK 63

Keynote speakers:

Paul Franks
Yale University
Stephen Houlgate
University of Warwick
Anton Friedrich Koch
University of Heidelberg
Philipp Schwab
University of Freiburg
Henning Tegtmeyer
KU Leuven
Karin de Boer
KU Leuven


Lucian Ionel
University of Freiburg
Simon Schüz
University of Tübingen
University of Pittsburgh

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We are pleased to announce the international graduate workshop “Models of human and divine intellect in Kant and Hegel: Intersections between Transcendental Philosophy and Rational Theology” which will take place from the 16th to 18th of February 2017 at the University of Tübingen, Germany. It is funded by the University of Tübingen Excellence Initiative “Zukunftskonzept”.  

In recent years there has been much debate about how and whether Hegel’s absolute idealism is either a radicalization or reversal of Kant’s transcendental idealism. At the centre of this debate are questions concerning the relation of logical space to reality, mind’s place in nature, the nature of conceptual content, and the bounds of intelligibility. The workshop aims to explore these topics through the comparison of Kant’s and Hegel’s models of human and divine intellect. It departs from the hypothesis that their respective accounts of the ‘transcendental’ and ‘metaphysical’ deductions of the categories correlate with their conceptions of finite and infinite knowledge, modeled as human and divine intellect. The workshop will thus explore the systematic role assigned to concepts from traditional rational theology within the projects of transcendental logic and ontology.  

The workshop will combine keynote lectures and graduate student presentations. The confirmed keynote speakers are: Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Paul Franks (Yale University), Stephen Houlgate (University of Warwick), Anton F. Koch (University of Heidelberg), Philipp Schwab (University of Freiburg), Henning Tegtmeyer (KU Leuven).   

Organizers: Lucian Ionel (Freiburg), Simon Schüz (Tübingen), Maximilian Tegtmeyer (Pittsburgh).  

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