Thursday, May 05, 2011

"Hegel Now?," Department of Philosophy, Middlesex University, May 5, 2011.

Society is divided, and the social order is riddled with contradictions. Does Hegelian philosophy provide the basic method for understanding the way societies are structured by their own contradictions? Is it possible to be a Hegelian now? Could it even be necessary to be a Hegelian now? Or is it impossible to be a Hegelian, especially now? And what is a Hegelian? This workshop will assess the ongoing relevance of Hegelian thought for the 21st century.


2.45 Welcome
3.00 Ali Alizadeh, ‘Why Hegel Now?’
4.00 Slavoj Zizek, ‘Is it Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?’
6.00 Break
6.30 Katerina Deligiorgi, ‘Hegelian Individualism’.
8.00 Ian Jakobi, ‘The Lacerated Dialectic: On Madness and Subjectivity in Hegel's Encyclopaedia’

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