Australian Hegel Society Conference - 2-3 Dec

III Australian Hegel Society Conference
December 2-3, 2021
Humanity is facing multiple intertwined crises on a global scale: environmental disasters, biodiversity collapse, zoonotic pandemics, capitalist acceleration and monopolization, rising inequalities, increased control, and manipulation at the hands of states and corporations, the list goes on. A hallmark of Hegelian and post-Hegelian social thought has been to elaborate conceptual tools to grasp the features, problems, and crises of an age, as well as the paths that could lead beyond them. The conference explores the resources that Hegelian and post-Hegelian philosophy provides to think through our current predicament and to confront the many crises we are facing.
Rahel Jaeggi (Humboldt University of Berlin)
Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)
Hosted by UNSW Sydney School of Humanities and Languages/Philosophy and Macquarie University Department of Philosophy.
Organized in cooperation with 'Critique - Network in Social, Political and Legal Thought at UNSW'.


The Conference will be held online. To register and receive the link, please email:
Thursday 02 December 2021 
Welcome and opening words 9:30 
Session 1: Logic and Life 10:00-13:00 
10:00 Ana María Guzmán Olmos (Bonn): Hegel’s Topology of Thought and the 
Genesis of the Concept 
10:40 Carlos Schoof Alvarez (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú): Is the 
Science of Logic an exercise in immanent critique? 
11:20 Break  
11:40 Gene Flenady (Monash): Endless Striving or Infinite Ends? Implications of 
Hegel’s Logical Critique of the Is/Ought Distinction 
12:20  Andy Blunden (Melbourne): Hegel on Cognition and the One 
13:00 Lunch 
Session 2: Hegel and Critical Theory 14:40-17:50 
14:40 John Grumley (USyd): Márkus’s Critique of Habermas’s Excursus to The 
Philosophical Discourse of Modernity 
15:20 Tivadar Vervoort (KU Leuven): Standpoint Theory and Crisis: Two 
Competing Crisis Theories for Political Contestation 
16:00 Break  
16:30 Daniel Badenhorst (Macquarie): The Crisis has not yet Matured: Crisis in the 
Young Hegel 
17:10 Louis Carré & Frédéric Monferrand (FNRS, Namur): Confronting Adorno 
and the ecological crisis: the critical idea of Naturgeschichte 
Keynote 19:00-20.30 
Rahel Jaeggi (HU Berlin): History, Normativity and Progress: Re-Thinking Hegel’s 
Theory of History 
Session 3: Critique, Discourse and Mastery 21:00-23:00 
21:00 Giovanna Luciano (UFRGS): Hegel's idea of philosophy as critique of the 
21:40 Mariana Teixeira (Freie Universität): Masters, Slaves, and Us: On the Ongoing 
Allure of Hegel’s Struggle for Recognition 
22:20 Giulia Battistoni (Verona): Conciliating Private and Public Autonomy: From 
Habermas’ Discursive Ethics back to Hegel’s Morality and Ethical Life 
Friday 03 December 2021 
Keynote 9:00-10:30 
Karen Ng (Vanderbilt): Species-Being and Ethical Life 
Session 4: Concrete Conceptuality and Madness 11:00-12:20 
11:00 Connie Wang (Columbia): Hegel on Madness as a Sickness of the Soul 
11:40 Anna Cornelia Ploug (Roskilde): Hegel, de Beauvoir and the critical 
methodology of ‘concrete conceptuality’ 
12:20 Lunch 
Session 5: Critique of Political Economy and its Implications 13:30-15:30 
13:30 Kevin Thompson (DePaul): Hegel’s Hermeneutical Form of Social Critique 
and the Problem of Poverty 
14:10 Bernardo Ferro (Warwick): Freedom Beyond Liberalism: Reviving Hegel’s 
Critique of Modern Political Economy 
14:50 Viren Murthy (Winsconsin-Madison)): Hegel, Reality and the Implications of 
our Present Crisis 
17:30 Break 
Meeting of the Hegel Society of Australia 16:00-16:40 
Session 6: Ethical Life, Justice and a Crisis of Values 16:40-18:40 
16:40 Ayumi Takeshima (Okayama): Recognition Against the Current Crisis: Ethical 
Life in the Philosophy of Right. 
17:20 Diego Bubbio (WSU): Hegel’s notion of Entäußerung as active justice 
18:00 Finish 
Note: all times are Australian Eastern Daylight Times (GMT+11) 
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