KONF: International Herder Society Conference, Ottawa (Aug. 5-9, 2021)

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Herder and naturalism: philosophy, history, language, religion

August 5-9, 2021

 

This conference will be held virtually, via Zoom. If you would like to register to attend the conference, please contact Nigel DeSouza at ndesouza@uottawa.ca. There are no conference fees.

 

Program

 

Thursday, August 5                            History, natural history, philosophy of history

 

9:00-9:20 EST / 15:00-15:20 CET      Welcome

 

9:20-10:00 / 15:20-16:00                     Stefanie Buchenau, Mischwesen und Metamorphosen.

Herder und die Entomologie seiner Zeit

 

10:10-10:50 / 16:10-16:50                   John Pizer, Organic vs. scientific naturalism: Herder and Condorcet

 

11:10-11:50 / 17:10-17:50                   Gideon Stiening, Natur und Geschichte. Herders

theonomer Naturalismus in den Ideen zu einer Philosophie der

Geschichte

 

12:00-13:00 / 18:00-19:00                   Keynote:  Wolfgang Proß, »Gott ist alles in seinen

Werken« – Ein Kommentar zu Herders Vorrede zu den Ideen

 

Friday, August 6                                 Religion & ethics

 

9:00-9:40 / 15:00-15:40                       Martin Keßler, “The book of nature” in Herder’s sermons

 

9:50-10:30 / 15:50-16:30                     Christian Hallstein, Herder and supernaturalism

 

10:50-11:30 / 16:50-17:30                   Christina Weiler, Herder and Spinoza on animal ethics

 

11:40-12:20 / 17:40-18:20                   Stephen Klemm, Naturalism, Poesie, and Herder’s

hermeneutic ethics

 

12:30-12:50 / 18:30-18:50                   Awarding of the first Herder medal

 

Saturday, August 7                             Aesthetics & epistemology

 

9:00-9:40 / 15:00-15:40                       Johannes Schmidt, “[...] once such ugliness exists it endures

forever.” Herder on the artistic expression of ugliness

 

9:50-10:30 / 15:50-16:30                     John Noyes, Herder’s argument for art as nature in the 6th

collection of the Humanitätsbriefe

 

10:50-11:30 / 16:50-17:30                   Margaret Strair, Uniting and dividing the sensorium: self-

knowledge and medium of the senses in Herder’s thought

 

11:40-12:40 / 17:40-18:40                   Keynote: Rachel Zuckert, Naturalism and taste in

Herder's aesthetics

Sunday, August 8                               Language & culture

 

9:00-9:40 / 15:00-15:40                       Kaspar Renner, Eine naturalistische Poetik? Zur Dialektik

von Natur und Kultur in Herders Volksliedern

 

9:50-10:30 / 15:50-16:30                     Catherine Girardin, The “nature of theatre”: Herder’s

pursuit of a human theatre

 

10:50-11:30 / 16:50-17:30                   Katherine Arens, Herder, language, and communication

communities: A central European idealism beyond

naturalism

 

11:40-12:20 / 17:40-18:20                   Tristan Torriani, Herder, Jung, and the notion of Kraft in

INTJ musical alchemy

 

12:30-12:50 / 18:30-18:50                   Awarding of the second Herder medal

 

Monday, August 9                              Philosophy

 

9:00-9:40 / 15:00-15:40                       Heinrich Clairmont, „die Menschliche Seele zum All

berechnen“ - über die poietische Qualität von Herders

Naturalismus

 

9:50-10:30 / 15:50-16:30                     Nigel DeSouza, Herder’s philosophy of life and the

cognitive scientific theory of enactivism

 

10:50-11:30 / 16:50-17:30                   Marion Heinz, Analytische und synthetische Methode in

Herders Metakritik. Ein Beitrag zur Versöhnung des Streits

über den Naturalismus

 

11:40-12:40 / 17:40-18:40                   Keynote: John Zammito, Animating nature: Herder’s

naturalism and its vitalizing legacy for Naturphilosophie

 

13:00 / 19:00                                      IHS General Assembly

 

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Redaktion: Constanze Baum – Lukas Büsse – Mark-Georg Dehrmann – Nils Gelker – Markus Malo – Alexander Nebrig – Johannes Schmidt

Diese Ankündigung wurde von H-GERMANISTIK [Mark-Georg Dehrmann] betreut – editorial-germanistik@mail.h-net.msu.edu