Hegel Now? Workshop Thursday 5 May

Hegel Now?

Workshop at the Philosophy Department, Thursday 5 May 2011.

Saloon, Mansion Building, Trent Park campus, 2.45-9.00pm

Immediacy is reality; language is ideality; consciousness is contradiction. The moment I make a statement about reality, contradiction is present, for what I say is ideality. (Søren Kierkegaard, Johannes Climacus, Hong translation, 168).

Society is divided, and the social order is riddled with contradictions. Does Hegelian philosophy provide the basic method for understanding the way societies are structured by their own contradictions? Is it possible to be a Hegelian now? Could it even be necessary to be a Hegelian now? Or is it impossible to be a Hegelian, especially now? And what is a Hegelian? This workshop will assess the ongoing relevance of Hegelian thought for the 21st century.


2.45. Welcome

3.00. Ali Alizadeh, ‘Why Hegel Now?’

4.00. Slavoj Žižek, ‘Is it Still Possible to be a Hegelian Today?’

6.00. Break

6.30. Katerina Deligiorgi, ‘Hegelian Individualism’.

8.00. Ian Jakobi, ‘The Lacerated Dialectic: On Madness and Subjectivity in Hegel’s Encyclopaedia

Place:  Room M004 (Saloon), Mansion Building, Middlesex University, Trent Park campus, Bramley Road, London N14 4YZ.

Tube: Piccadilly line to Oakwood station, free bus to campus.

Attendance is free. All welcome.

Further enquiries: c.kerslake@mdx.ac.uk

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4 Responses to Hegel Now? Workshop Thursday 5 May

  1. Wendy Russell says:

    This looks very interesting. Will papers be available?

    • christian kerslake says:

      Thanks for your interest. The event was recorded. Nothing has yet been decided about making the papers available.

  2. Matthew Charles says:

    A taster of Zizek’s recent talk from the ‘Hegel Now?’ workshop at Middlesex Philosophy. I’ll post better quality videos of the rest in due course…

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