Amsterdam German Idealism Conference

Young Researchers Conference on Classical German Philosophy ‘Challenges of German Idealism from Kant to Hegel’

Centre for German Idealism

VU University Amsterdam, August 27, 2010

Venue: Main Building, De Boelelaan 1105, room 13A-11/13.

This conference, organized in cooperation with the Dutch-Flemish Centre for German Idealism (‘Centrum voor Duits Idealisme’), aims to offer young researchers (especially PhD students and younger post-docs) the opportunity to communicate their results to a larger community, and for all researchers in the fields to meet and reinforce scientific and personal links.

Those who would like to participate, should send an email to Job Zinkstok (


9:45  Welcome

10:00       Session 1: Kant

Wooram Hong (Leuven University)

Kant’s Metaphysical Deduction of the Idea of God in the CPR

Stijn van Impe (Ghent University)

Kant’s Moral Despair Argument against Atheism

Arthur Kok (Tilburg University)

The Moral Essence of Kant’s Philosophy

11:30 Coffee Break

11:45 Session 2: Kant

Hein van den Berg (VU University Amsterdam) Kant on Biology and Explanation

Job Zinkstok (University of Groningen)

The Formality of Kant’s Logic and His Characterization of Judgment

12:45 Lunch Break

14:00 Session 3: Fichte and Hegel

Michael Kolkman (University of Warwick)

The Co-Genesis of Self and Other from Fichte’s Tathandlung

Emiliano Acosta (Ghent University)

The Argumentative Structure in the Establishment of the Three Axioms of Fichte’s Foundation of the Entire Doctrine of Science (1794/95)

Kirill Chepurin (State University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow) The Place of the Soul’s Intensity in Hegel’s Philosophy of Spirit: Concrete Subjectivity and the res publica

15:30 Coffee Break

16:00 Session 4: Hegel

Michela Bordignon (University of Padova) Contradictio regula veri

Elisa Magrì (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa) Difference and Negation in Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind

Ralph Palm (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) Hegel’s Conception of Sublation: Misreadings and Implications

17:30       Drinks

Organizing Committee: Christian Krijnen (VU University Amsterdam), Paul Cobben (Tilburg University), Job Zinkstok (University of Groningen), Jacco Verburgt (VU University Amsterdam)

Centre for German Idealism