Hegel and the Phenomenological Movement

    Pisa, 10 -13 June 2014

    Aula “Gaetano Savi”, via Porta Buozzi 3.

    The University of Pisa History and Philosophy Department will be hosting a four-day international conference, focusing on Hegel and the 20th Century Phenomenological Movement. The event organizer is Zetesis Research Group in Idealism and Phenomenology.

    The workshop is supported by the Council of Students of the University of Pisa, Comune di Pisa, the PhD School of Philosophy and History of Science (University of Pisa), the PhD School of Philosophy (University of Pisa and University of Florence), Scuola di Roma-IISF (Istituto Italiano Studi Filosofici) and CEPCAP (Centre d’études de la philosophie classique allemande et de sa postérité).

    Hegel’s philosophy has been crucial for the 20th century philosophy. Despite the growing interest that has accompanied the renaissance of Hegel studies among analytic philosophers, the role that Hegel’s thought has played in contemporary phenomenology remains to be investigated. The conference aims to explore the philosophical encounters between Hegel and many representative thinkers of the 20th century such as Husserl, Heidegger, Fink, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Levinas, Ricoeur and many others. Topics also cover the criticisms made by relevant authors (i.e. Heidegger, Adorno, Derrida, Sellars) to the phenomenological movement itself.

    Discussion will focus on the following key questions: Is it possible to compare Hegel’s idea of philosophy to the views of Husserl, Heidegger, Levinas or Derrida? To what extent is the phenomenological method different from dialectical thinking? What is the relationship between Hegel’s ontology and the notions of “appearance” (Erscheinung) developed by Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty? What similarities and differences can be found between Hegel and the Phenomenological Movement with regard to the issue of subjectivity?

    Supervisor: Prof. Alfredo Ferrarin.
    Coordinator: Danilo Manca.
    Steering Committee: Stella Ammaturo, Matteo Bensi, Valeria Bizzari, Luigi Filieri, Elisa Magrì, Anna Romani, Giovanni Zanotti.


    Dr. Andrea ALTOBRANDO (Hokkaido University)
    Prof. Gabriella BAPTIST (Università di Cagliari – IISF Scuola di Roma)
    Dr. Francesca BRENCIO (University of Western Sidney)
    Dr. Antoine CANTIN-BRAULT (Université de Saint Boniface – Winnipeg)
    Dr. Joseph COHEN (University College Dublin)
    Dr. Daniele DE SANTIS (Seattle University)
    Romain DUFETRE (Université Paris-Sorbonne – CEPCAP)
    Prof. Stephen HOULGATE (University of Warwick)
    Prof. Luca ILLETTERATI (Università di Padova – HegelPD)
    Prof. Alfredo FERRARIN (Università di Pisa)
    Dr. Stéphane FINETTI (Centre Prospéro – Université Saint Louis Bruxelles and CEPCAP)
    Stanislas JULLIEN (Université Paris-Sorbonne – CEPCAP)
    Dr. Chong-Fuk LAU (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
    Dr. Guillame LEJUNE (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
    Dr. Elisa MAGRÌ (Università di Pisa – ZETESIS)
    Danilo MANCA (Università di Pisa – ZETESIS)
    Dr. Gilles MARMASSE (Université Paris-Sorbonne – CEPCAP)
    Prof. Dermot MORAN (University College Dublin)
    Dr. Claire PAGÈS (CIPh-Paris and Sophiapol-Université Paris Ouest Nanterre)
    Dr. Roberta PICARDI (Fonds Ricoeur Paris and Università di Pavia)
    Dr. Tanja STÄHLER (University of Sussex)
    Giovanni ZANOTTI (Università di Pisa – ZETESIS)

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