CFP: Heidegger and Nature

Submission deadline: May 5, 2017

Conference date(s):
June 16, 2017 - June 17, 2017

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Conference Venue:

School of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University
Fitzroy, Melbourne, Australia

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The question concerning nature is one that emerges in various contexts across Heidegger’s voluminous writings, both early and late. Over the last decade, the theme has been the subject of increasingly incisive analysis. ACU's School of Philosophy and its Centre for Philosophy, Religion and Culture, is hosting a two-day workshop on the theme of “Heidegger and Nature” that looks to bring together the many threads of this debate.

Possible paper topics include, but are by no means limited to:

  • Heidegger, nature and environmental philosophy 
  • Nature, technē and the question of technology
  • Natura, Vorhandenheit and the critique of ontotheology 
  • Nature and history
  • Nature, world and “world-entry”
  • Nature and earth in “Origin of the Work of Art” and later works
  • Nature in the context of poetic dwelling and Gelassenheit
  • Heidegger’s reading of phusis in the Presocratics and Aristotle
  • Different senses of Natur in “Being and Time” and the Marburg period
  • Nature and animality in “Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics”. 


We welcome 600 word abstracts for 30-40 minute papers. 

Abstracts should be emailed to with the subject line “Heidegger Conference submission” by Friday 5 May 2017.

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