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Workshop: Rediscovering Fichte – 8 December 2016

November 25th, 2016 | Posted by admin in Events | News

The Centre for Ethics and Humanism and the Centre for Logic and Philosophy of Science of the Free University Brussel (VUB) are delighted to announce the PhD-workshop Rediscovering Fichte to be held in Brussels on 8 December 2016 and with financial support of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (VUB).

In the past decades, academic philosophy has witnessed an expanding ‘back-to-Fichte’ movement. In the wake of this revival, the stubborn received view of Johann Gottlieb Fichte’s work as an unworldly metaphysics articulated through an egotistical logic has given way to a more charitable reception. The historiographical representation of Fichte as a mere transitional figure between Kant and Hegel has fainted in favour of a renewed appreciation of the originality of his work and of his position as one of the key figures in the history of modern thought. This workshop aims at reviewing, exploring and bringing to light new or under-appreciated dimensions of Fichte’s thought, thus affirming and consolidating the recent reappraisal of his work. By uniting scholars working on different dimensions of Fichte’s philosophy, we hope to bring to light the versatile nature of his work and its (possible) historical and contemporary relevance, explore new angles, and stimulate intellectual exchange.

Keynote speaker:
Prof. dr. Diogo Ferrer (Universidade de Coimbra), author of O sistema da Incompletude: A Doutrina da Ciência de Fichte de 1794 a 1804 (Coimbra: University of Coimbra Press, 2014)

When: 8 December 2016, from 12PM to 7PM
Free University of Brussels (VUB), Campus Etterbeek, room 5C402.

Registration: no fee, but obligatory (max. 20 participants). Register here: https://tim4vub.wufoo.com/forms/pqp6xf81psg38o/

Organisers: Prof. dr. Emiliano Acosta & Dr. Liesbet De Kock

Download the program here.