Friday, November 3rd: Karen Ng

The German Philosophy Workshop is happy to present:

Life as Ground: Hegel’s Critique of Judgment

Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)
 Friday, November 3rd, 2:00-4:20
Social Sciences 401

 

There is no paper to be read in advance. There will be a handout, which is available under “papers.” A light reception will follow at the venue of the presentation.

Friday, October 13th, Rachel Zuckert

The German Philosophy Workshop is happy to present:

Why (not) have a systematic theory of the arts?
Reflections on the aesthetic theory of Johann Gottfried Herder

Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern University)

 Friday, October 13th, 2:00-4:20

Wieboldt 408

The paper will be read at the workshop and is available under “papers.” A light reception will follow in the Anscombe Lounge (Stuart 216).

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Friday, May 19th, Jessica Tizzard

The German Philosophy Workshop is very happy to present:
 
“Practical Reason and the Call to Faith: Kant on the Postulates of Freedom, God, and Immortality”
 
Jessica Tizzard (University of Chicago)
 
 Friday, May 19th, 1:30-4:20
 
Foster 305
 
 
The paper will be read at the workshop and is available under “papers.” A lively discussion will follow!
I look forward to seeing many of you at our last student presentation (and my last GPW workshop as coordinator!)

Friday, March 31st, Matthew Boyle

The German Philosophy Workshop, in collaboration with the Wittgenstein Philosophy Workshop, is happy to hold a special Prospectives’ Week session on:
 
“Self-Knowledge, Self-Concern, and the First Person Perspective”
 
 Matthew Boyle (University of Chicago)
 
 Friday, March 31st, 1:30-4:20
 
Foster 305
 
The paper is available under the “papers” tab and will be read out at the workshop.

Friday, March 17th, Simon Gurofsky

The German Philosophy Workshop is happy to present:
 
“On Recent Metaphysical Interpretations of the First Critique.
 
 Simon Gurofsky (University of Chicago)
 
 Friday, March 17th, 1:30-4:20
 
Foster 305
 
 
The paper will be read at the workshop and is available here under the “papers” tab. A discussion will follow.

Friday, March 3rd, Gilad Nir at GPW

“The Disunity of Aristotle’s Metaphysics and the Unity of Heidegger’s Being and Time”
Gilad Nir (University of Chicago)
 Friday, March 3rd, 1:30-4:20
Foster 305
The paper will be read at the workshop and is available here under the “papers” tab. A discussion will follow.
Abstract:
The central failure of the metaphysical tradition which stems from Aristotle, according to Heidegger, consists in the subordination of general ontology to the account of a special, exemplary entity (theology). But Being and Time itself privileges an exemplary entity, namely human Dasein. It thus opens itself to the charge that its overarching concern with human existence can only lead to a reductive and parochial account of Being. This paper argues for a novel understanding of the methodology of Being and Time and shows that it provides an adequate response to this charge. I first show that Heidegger finds in Aristotle the seeds of resistance to the onto-theological systematization of metaphysics. I then show that he adopts a similar approach in Being and Time. Alongside the method of fundamental ontology, Heidegger develops a method of historical critique called Destruction. The two methods are meant to counterbalance each other, and to prevent the collapse of the ontological difference between Being as such and the Being of Dasein. It is only through an engagement with the historical manifestations of Dasein’s desire for understanding that we learn what understanding it may hope for.

 

Friday, Jan. 20, Christian Martin at GPW and WW

The Wittgenstein Workshop and the German Philosophy Workshop are happy to present:
“Duality, Force, Language Games, and Our Form of Life”
 Christian Martin (University of Munich)
 Friday, Jan 20th, 1:30-4:20
New Location: Foster 305
The paper will be read at the meeting. It is currently available for download under Papers, as is a supplementary piece (“Wittgenstein on Perspicuous Presentation and Grammatical Self-Knowledge”).