Contemporary Relevance of Hegelian Naturalism: Philosophical and Interdisciplinary Outcomes.

June 19, 2019 - June 21, 2019
Philosophy, University of Parma

Via M. D'Azeglio 85
Parma 43125

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Kingston University
Tufts University
University of New South Wales
Universität Leipzig
Lancaster University
Purdue University


University of Parma
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The conference will address interdisciplinary issues connected to a naturalistic reading of Hegelian thought, with special reference to the social sciences, neurosciences, biology and philosophy of biology. Hegel’s philosophy is in fact devoted to a revision of the transcendental philosophy by highlighting that thinking and cognition originate from the natural requisites of the subject. In this sense, his philosophy entails a novel naturalism accounting for the concrete interdependence between nature and thinking, life and mind, and enhancing our understanding of the human nature and its social outcomes. This version of naturalism not only has relevance for the contemporary philosophical debate on this category of thinking, it can also be elaborated through an interdisciplinary approach. 

What is Hegelian naturalism about, and why is it philosophically relevant? Can Hegel’s philosophy improve our understanding on topics related to different disciplines? Is a dialogue between Hegelian thinking and the previous mentioned disciplines methodologically possible?

In order to answer those questions, the conference will gather Hegelian scholars and researchers from different disciplines.

  • This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 704127

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