• October 8-9, 2024
  • Universität Potsdam

Regulative Principles in Kant and Post-Kantian Thought

Minerva School

Regulative Principles in Kant and Post-Kantian Thought
  • July 19-20, 2024
  • University of Potsdam

The Circulation of Capital

On the second volume of Marx's Capital

The Circulation of Capital
  • July 4-5, 2024
  • Universität Potsdam

The Absolute Idealism of Reception

The Absolute Idealism of Reception
  • June 26-28, 2024
  • University of Potsdam
  • Haus 8, Raum 0.58

Recovering Nature

Forgotten Concepts, New Theories, Classical Approaches

Recovering Nature

The idea of the conference is to bring together scholars who can shed light on the philosophy of nature in the epoch between  XVIII and XIX century Germany, which saw classical German philosophy, romantic Naturphilosophie as well as natural sciences all embarking upon the exploration of natural phenomena. All these philosophical movements and individual thinkers […]

  • May 23-24, 2024
  • Universität Potsdam

Machines of the Social

Artificial Intelligence and Social Cognition

Machines of the Social
  • February 15-16, 2024
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Campus Am Neuen Palais

How is Metaphysics Possible? A Critique of Analytic Reason

Book Symposium with Nick Stang

How is Metaphysics Possible? A Critique of Analytic Reason
  • February 9-10, 2024
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Haus 8, Raum 0.58

Cavell and Other Minds

Conversations on Aesthetics and the Arts

Cavell and Other Minds

Thinking, Socrates once taught, is “the mind’s conversation with itself”, addressing these words to a pupil in the midst of conversation. In one of Cavell’s takes on this scene, he describes the teaching of later Wittgenstein, one of his own foremost mentors, as a continuous re-staging of the lesson that “philosophy does not speak first”. […]

  • February 8, 2024
  • Am Neuen Palais
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Marcus Willaschek – Wäre ein ewiges Leben wünschenswert? Gedanken über den Wert von Tod und Unsterblichkeit

Marcus Willaschek – Wäre ein ewiges Leben wünschenswert? Gedanken über den Wert von Tod und Unsterblichkeit
  • January 11, 2024, 16-18h
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Daniele Lorenzini – Frantz Fanon and the Harm of Racism

Daniele Lorenzini – Frantz Fanon and the Harm of Racism
  • Postponed to April 18-20, 2024
  • University of Potsdam
  • Haus 9, Raum 0.09

POSTPONED — Balibar – Towards a New Foundation for Philosophical Anthropology — POSTPONED

Relation, Difference, Transindividuality

POSTPONED — Balibar – Towards a New Foundation for Philosophical Anthropology — POSTPONED

DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES, THE LECTURES AND THE WORKSHOP PLANNED FOR NOVEMBER 9-11, 2023 HAD TO BE POSTPONED. The new dates are April 18-20, 2024. FINES HOMINIS LECTURE “TOWARDS A NEW FOUNDATION FOR PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY”, to be held ad University of Potsdam Philosophical Anthropology, sometimes confused with a theoretical humanism both by its supporters and […]

  • November 9, 2023, 16-18h
  • University of Potsdam
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Andrew Norris — On the First Person: Kierkegaard/Cavell

CPKP TALK

Andrew Norris — On the First Person: Kierkegaard/Cavell
  • October 26, 2023, 16-18h
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Sabina Vaccarino Bremner – Marxian Alienation as Hypostasization

Sabina Vaccarino Bremner – Marxian Alienation as Hypostasization

In her lecture, Bremner shows that the paradigm form of alienation for Marx is not the alienation of labor, but a radicalized form of conceptual abstraction that serves, on Marx’s analysis in Capital, as a transcendental condition of possibility for the capitalist economic form. She analyzes Marx’s critique of this condition by comparing it to Rousseau’s […]

  • July 20, 2023
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Foyer

THE CULMINATION: HEIDEGGER, GERMAN IDEALISM, AND THE FATE OF PHILOSOPHY

Book Symposium on Robert Pippin's New Book

THE CULMINATION: HEIDEGGER, GERMAN IDEALISM, AND THE FATE OF PHILOSOPHY

Heidegger claimed that Western philosophy ended, failed even, in the German Idealist tradition. In The Culmination, Robert B. Pippin explores the ramifications of this charge through a masterful survey of Western philosophy, especially Heidegger’s critiques of Hegel and Kant. Pippin argues that Heidegger’s basic concern was to determine sources of meaning for human life, particularly those that had been obscured by Western philosophy’s attention to reason. The Culmination offers a new interpretation of Heidegger, German Idealism, and the fate of Western rationalism. At our book symposium, we will critically discuss Pippin’s forthcoming book.

  • July 13, 2023, 16-18h
  • University of Potsdam
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Terry Pinkard: Life, Logic, Practice – The Remnants of Naturalized Left-Hegelianism

CPKP TALK

Terry Pinkard: Life, Logic, Practice – The Remnants of Naturalized Left-Hegelianism
  • June 28-29, 2023
  • Volksbühne Berlin
  • Roter Salon

The Futures of Marx

In cooperation with Centre for Social Critique and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

The Futures of Marx

With Sabina Bremner, Anton Ford, Eli Friedlander, Matthias Haase, Alec Hinshelwood, Thomas Khurana, Karen Ng, Christoph Schuringa, Michael Thompson, Lea Ypi and others.

  • June 15, 2023, 16-18h
  • Universität Potsdam
  • Haus 11, Raum 0.09

Zhang Shuangli: HEGELIAN MARXISM OR MARXIST HEGELIANISM? RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MARX AND HEGEL

CPKP TALK

Zhang Shuangli: HEGELIAN MARXISM OR MARXIST HEGELIANISM? RETHINKING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MARX AND HEGEL

In her CPKP talk, Zhang Shuangli will explore the interrelation of Hegelian Marxism and Marxist Hegelianism. Regarding “Hegelian Marxism”, she will start from the reconstruction of Georg Lukacs’ articulation of Hegelian Marxism in History and Class Consciousness, and then investigate as to how this framework has been differently adapted by German critical theorists (especially Horkheimer, […]

  • June 1, 2023, 4.00-7.30 pm
  • University of Potsdam
  • House 8, Room 2.05

Recognition of the Will of the Person: Workshop with Wayne Martin

Recognition of the Will of the Person: Workshop with Wayne Martin
  • May 4, 2023, 4.00-7.30pm
  • University of Potsdam
  • House 9, Room 2.05

The Effectivity of Knowledge: Workshop with Frieder Vogelmann

Workshop

The Effectivity of Knowledge: Workshop with Frieder Vogelmann
  • May 4-6, 2023
  • University of Potsdam
  • Campus am Griebnitzsee

Epistemic Injustice, Recognition Failures, and Social Movements

Epistemic Injustice, Recognition Failures, and Social Movements

Recently, there has been increasing interest in the relation between epistemic injustice and the concept of recognition. The main idea is that practices of silencing and epistemic exclusion have consequences that go well beyond the epistemic dimension and that influence our social practices of giving respect, esteem, and love. The conference is part of the […]

  • April 20-21, 2023
  • University of Potsdam
  • Am Neuen Palais

Naturalism and Human Life

Naturalism and Human Life

In recent years, there has been a wave of thoughtful and considered critical responses to scientific naturalism and more ‘liberal’ varieties of naturalism. However, the multitude of such possible avenues to tackle the issue of naturalism and the breadth of human life – as opposed to more ‘technical’ matters – appears to lack unity. This conference, therefore, aims is to bring together researchers from a number of these various camps, whose ultimate interests in the topic are geared towards critically reflecting on the deeper significance of the naturalism debate for human life itself.

  • March 16-17, 2023
  • Universität Basel
  • EIKONES - Zentrum für die Theorie und Geschichte des Bildes

The Truth of the Matter

The Truth of the Matter

If material is understood as an aesthetic category, it designates the material which is subject to aesthetic transformation. The category of material determines what works of art are made of. Since modernism, however, the question of what is suitable as artistic material and what qualifies it as such has itself become the subject of negotiation […]

  • February 15-16, 2023
  • ICI Berlin

The Politics of Beginnings

Hannah Arendt Today

The Politics of Beginnings

THE POLITICS OF BEGINNINGS At a moment when many suggest that the end of an era has been reached, and when struggles against climate change, exploitation, neocolonialism, patriarchy, and racism proliferate, what role can Arendt’s account of political beginnings play in the conceptualization of a new time? Arendt has been celebrated as a key theorist […]

  • January 12, 2023, 4.00-6.00pm
  • Universität Potsdam
  • House 11, Room 0.09

Anton Ford: The Question What to Do?

CPKP Talk

Anton Ford: The Question What to Do?

CPKP Talk by our Senior Humboldt Fellow Anton Ford (University of Chicago), followed by a wine reception.

  • December 18-19, 2022
  • Tel Aviv University
  • Gilman 496 (Drachlis Hall)

Teleology and History

Teleology and History

With Moran Godess-Riccitelli, Johannes Haag, Naveh Frumer, Benjamin Pollock, Thomas Khurana, Paul Franks, Gilad Nir, James Conant

  • December 16, 2022, 8.00pm
  • Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
  • Roter Salon

Revolution and Liberation: Gunnar Hindrichs und Christoph Menke in Conversation

CPKP Talk

Revolution and Liberation: Gunnar Hindrichs und Christoph Menke in Conversation

We live in a time of past revolutions and failed attempts at liberation. At the same time – or precisely because of this – the concepts of liberation and revolution retain a political potential for our present. But how exactly are we to understand the relationship between revolution and liberation? Can true liberation be realized […]

  • December 1 & 15, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • Am Neuen Palais

Theory of Liberation

Workshop with Christoph Menke

Theory of Liberation

In this workshop we will discuss Christoph Menke’s highly anticipated new book with him. On Menke’s account, freedom and domination are indissolubly intertwined, and liberation is not the prehistory of freedom, but freedom’s mode of actualization. This is illustrated by two exemplary liberation narratives: the Exodus narrative from Genesis 2 and the story of Walter White in the television series Breaking Bad.

  • October 20-21, 2022
  • ICI Berlin

Politics of Nature: Philosophical Perspectives on the Anthropocene

In cooperation with ICI Berlin

Politics of Nature: Philosophical Perspectives on the Anthropocene

This international conference will articulate the “Anthropocene” as a philosophical problem. It will determine the extent to which the current crisis challenges our philosophical self-conception and offer avenues for overcoming the this self-conception. More importantly, it aims to develop conceptions of a new politics of nature. With Andreas Malm, Christoph Menke, Rupert Read, Oxana Timofeeva, Slavoj Žižek, and others.

  • July 14-15, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • House 11, Room 0.09 (July 14, 2021); House 09, Room 2.05 (July 15, 2021)

Andrea Kern: All and Nothing

The Life of an “I”

Andrea Kern: All and Nothing

The FINES HOMINIS LECTURE 2022 will be held by Prof. Andrea Kern (Leipzig). The lecture addresses the question what it means to lead the life of an “I”. Following Hegel, it develops a conception of a self-conscious form of life according to which the reality of such a form of life is at stake in every moment of thinking. This is what it means that the concept of the human being is not the concept of something finite, but of something “absolute”.

  • July 4-5, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • Foyer I (0.60), House 8

Natural Histories of the Human Mind

From Kant to Benjamin

Natural Histories of the Human Mind

What does it mean to argue that the human mind can only be understood on the basis of its natural history? It is a common notion that the project of such a natural history aims at a reductive explanation of the human mind. The workshop investigates Kant and the post-Kantian tradition in order to explore a different notion of natural history. With Sabina Bremner, Andrew Cooper, Illit Ferber, Eli Friedlander, Johannes Haag, Matthias Haase, Th. Khurana, Daniele Lorenzini, and others.

  • June 20-21, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • Obere Mensa, House 12

The Wickedness of Freedom

Immorality and Reason after Kant

The Wickedness of Freedom

Hardly any thought is as defining for Kantian and post-Kantian thought as the idea of the unity of freedom and law. At crucial points, however, this very same tradition argues for the counter-idea: that the reality of autonomy in the human being requires a freedom from and against the law. What is the relation between these two ideas and how can they be reconciled? With Brady Bowman, Peter Dews, Michelle Kosch, Andrews Reath, Francey Russell, and others.

  • June 15, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • House 9, Room 2.05

Robert Pippin: Phenomenology and Logic of Life

Heidegger and Hegel

Robert Pippin: Phenomenology and Logic of Life

What is at stake in the contrast between a phenomenological approach to the living being and a “logical” approach? In this lecture, Robert Pippin will defend Heidegger’s claim that Hegel leaves unexplained the original availability of the living/nonliving distinction in human experience.

  • March 30-31, 2022
  • University of Potsdam
  • House 9, Room 2.05

“Dialectical Anthropology”?

Critical Theory and the Significance of Anthropology

“Dialectical Anthropology”?

What is the significance of philosophical anthropology for Frankfurt School Critical Theory? The workshop discusses the ways in which Critical Theory critiques the project of Philosophical Anthropology and yet may rely on an implicit alternative notion of anthropology.