Friday, March 26, 2010

"The Many Colours of Hegelianism: Hegel’s Philosophy and its Reception in an International Context," University of Oxford, June 4-5, 2010.

Sponsored by Department of Politics and International Relations, Faculty of Philosophy, New College, and Trinity College. While Hegel’s philosophy itself is an ongoing object of study in philosophy departments all over the world, his influence on the history of ideas, apart from the obvious influence on Marxism, has been less in focus. The political, social, and intellectual landscapes of different countries have influenced the ways in which thinkers have taken up Hegel’s philosophy, and influenced the choice of the aspects of his philosophy that were turned into different forms of “Hegelianism”. In focussing on four cultural-geographic areas—the Anglo-American world, Eastern Europe and Russia, the Romanic countries, and the German-speaking countries and Scandinavia—the reception and further development of Hegel’s philosophy in different parts of the world will be considered in comparative perspective. We hope to bring out a common theme, or themes, that unite Hegelianism in such different shapes as, for example, British Idealism, Russian mysticism and Kojève’s master-slave dialectics. A further focus will be on what Hegelianism means today, both in the academic field and in a wider cultural context. Keynote Speakers: Professor Robert Stern (Sheffield), Professor Ludwig Siep (Münster). Convenors: Robert Harris, New College; Lisa Herzog, New College; Sebastian Stein, St. Hugh’s College For further information, visit:

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