Heidegger and Nature - ACU Fitzroy - 16-17 June
“Heidegger and Nature” Workshop
Australian Catholic University, Melbourne
16-17 June, 2017
The Centre for Philosophy, Religion, and Culture at ACU invites papers for this two day workshop on the theme of *Heidegger and Nature* to be held on our Melbourne campus in Fitzroy (corner of Brunswick Street and Victoria Parade).
Many of the sessions will be plenary, with invited responses.
We welcome 600 words abstracts for 30-40 minute papers.
- *Workshop Date*: Friday 16 – Saturday 17 June, 2017.
- *Deadline for submissions*: Friday 5 May 2017.
- *Notification of acceptance*: Friday 19 May, 2017.
The question concerning nature is one that emerges in various contexts across Heidegger’s voluminous writings, both early and late. Over the last decade, the theme has been the subject of increasingly incisive analysis and debate. The workshop looks to bring together the many threads of this debate. Possible paper topics include, but are by no means limited to:
- Heidegger, nature and environmental philosophy
- Nature, technē and the question of technology
- Natura, Vorhandenheit and the critique of ontotheology
- Nature and history
- Nature, world and “world-entry”
- Nature and earth in “Origin of the Work of Art” and later works.
- Nature in the context of poetic dwelling and Gelassenheit
- Heidegger’s reading of phusis in the Presocratics and Aristotle.
- Different senses of Natur in “Being and Time” and the Marburg period.
- Nature and animality in “Fundamental Concepts of Metaphysics”.
- Claude Romano (Sorbonne & ACU)
- Dennis Schmidt (WSU)
- Jeff Malpas (UTas)
- David Storey (Boston College)
- Justin Clemens (UMelb)
- Ingo Farin (UTas)
- Jack Reynolds (Deakin)
- Lubica Ucnik (Murdoch)
- Diego Bubbio (WSU)
- Richard Colledge (ACU)
Research students are welcome. A modest travel bursary may be available for students without institutional support.
Morning and afternoon tea will be provided.
The workshop is free, but spaces are limited.