Conference: Philosophies of Nature: Schelling and his Contemporaries
Philosophies of Nature: Schelling and his Contemporaries
A Workshop for Postgraduates and Early-Career Researchers
University of Liverpool, 14th–16th June 2016
Keynote Speaker: Dalia Nassar, University of Sydney
Call for Participation
We invite applications for participation in a workshop devoted to investigating the philosophies of nature of F.W.J. Schelling and his contemporaries. Over a course of three days in June, participants will take part in a series of close readings and discussions of extracts by Schelling, Goethe and Eschenmayer. In addition, there will be a keynote lecture by Dalia Nassar, author of The Romantic Absolute (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Texts under discussion
F.W.J. Schelling, First Outline of a System of the Philosophy of Nature
F.W.J. Schelling, On the True Concept of Philosophy of Nature
J.W. Goethe, The Metamorphosis of Plants
K.A. Eschenmayer, Spontaneity = World-Soul
Full funding for participation in this workshop is provided by the British Academy. It includes day refreshments, three-night’s accommodation, an evening meal and all travel expenses within the UK. Participants will be asked to give a short presentation on the material under discussion to begin the sessions and also to contribute to the project website, [www.schelling.org.uk]www.schelling.org.uk.
A full programme and further details about the project are available here. The workshop is open to current postgraduates and early-career researchers with interests in philosophy of nature in any of its historical or contemporary inflections. To apply, please send a statement of 200 words to daniel.whistler[at]liv.ac.uk by 10th April 2016 outlining how this workshop will benefit your research. Applicants will informed of the decision by late April; readings for the workshop will also be distributed then.
There will a further workshop in late 2016/early 2017 at the University of the West of England on Schelling’s later philosophy of nature and Oken’s Elements of Physiophilosophy. A separate call for participation will go out for this workshop in Autumn 2016; however, attendees from the first workshop will be given priority.
Daniel Whistler (University of Liverpool)
Iain Grant (University of the West of England)
Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of Liverpool / Humboldt Research Fellow, WWU Münster
Mulberry Court, Liverpool. L69 7ZY.
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