Workshop: God, Nature and Politics in German Idealism and Romanticism (Berlin)

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December 2, 2016
Subject Fields: 
German History / Studies, Philosophy, Religious Studies and Theology

Venue: Theologische Fakultät, Humboldt University of Berlin, Burgstr. 26 10178 Berlin, Room 206 (2nd floor)

Date and Time: Friday, 2nd December 2016, 13:00-19:35

This one-day workshop will bring together scholars from around Europe in order to explore the intersection of theology, philosophy of nature and political philosophy in German idealist and Romantic thought and writings – from Kant to Schelling, Fichte, Schleiermacher, Hölderlin, Friedrich Schlegel and Hegel. Conceptually, it aims to investigate, on the one hand, the way German idealist and Romantic conceptions of nature and reason are inextricably tied to, and can be used to make more explicit, these thinkers’ political-theological commitments; and on the other, more broadly, how the philosophical, the theological and the political cannot for them be considered too much apart from each other. At stake, then, is the (im)possibility of a synthetic viewpoint and synthetic style, philosophical or literary, from or according to which to consider God, nature and politics - and which serves to mark, in all its ambiguity, the fundamenally post-Enlightenment character of this period of German thought.

With David W. Wood (Leuven/Paris), Bart Philipsen (Leuven), Gregor Moder (Ljubljana), Laure Cahen-Maurel (Brussels), Kirill Chepurin (Berlin/Moscow), Ulrike Wagner (Berlin) and Daniel Whistler (Liverpool).

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Event organized by Kirill Chepurin and Daniel Whistler with the support of Prof. Rolf Schieder. Funded by the KOSMOS Program, HU Berlin.