CFP: The Concept of World in Philosophy

Submission deadline: May 1, 2018

Conference date(s):
December 6, 2018 - December 7, 2018

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Conference Venue:

Institute of Philosophy, Zagreb
Zagreb, Croatia

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The annual conference of the Institute of Philosophy in Zagreb, Croatia will be held on 6 and 7 December 2018 in Zagreb. The topic of the conference is The Concept of World in Philosophy.

Although the concept of world in different philosophical traditions has very different meanings, it remains one of the key concepts in Western philosophy. Examples of different concepts of world include the kosmos in the ancient tradition, the created world in the Medieval tradition, two opposed systems of the world (Galileo), the world as a clockwork mechanism (Newton), the best of all possible worlds (Leibniz), the world of nations (Vico), the world as a regulative idea (Kant), the competing world-views (Dilthey), the transcendental horizon of possible objects (Husserl), the being-in-the-world and the mirror-play of the fourness (Heiddegger), ways of worldmaking (Goodman), the mondialization (Nancy). All of these different concepts have their philosophical underpinnings and implications that are worth reflecting upon and questioning.

The keynote speakers at the conference are Professor Thomas K. Johansen (University of Oslo) and Dr. Niels Weidtmann (Universität Tübingen).

We invite applications for conference presentations on the topic. Titles with abstracts and short CVs should be sent to Dr. Tvrtko Jolić ( by 1 May 2018. The preferred length of presentations is 30-35 minutes, allowing for 10-15 minutes for discussion. Presentations can be delivered in English, German or Croatian.

There is no conference fee, and the speakers are dinner guests of the organizer. The organizer can help with accommodation and travel arrangements, but cannot contribute financially. 

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