BSHP Sponsored Events

Workshop: Examining Hegel’s Idea Of Essence: Reflexion, Ground And Appearance

Location: The University of Warwick

Date: 1-2 June 2018



  • Filip Niklas (Warwick)
  • Edmund Smith (Warwick)
  • Ahilleas Rokni (Warwick)
  • Mert Can Yirmibes (Warwick)



Friday 1 June

09.00 Registration

09.30 First Session (every session incl. 15-minute break at the end)

Anton Friedrich Koch (Heidelberg), “The Beginning of the Logic of Essence: Essence, Shine, Reflection and the First Two Determinations of Reflection”

11.00 Second Session

Burkhard Nonnenmacher (Tübingen), “Hegel's Doctrine of Essence and the Determinations of Reflection”

12.30 Lunch (1 hour)

13.30 Third Session

Anne Clausen (Göttingen), TBA

Ryan Haecker (Cambridge), “Opposing Otherness: A Hegelian Counter-Critique of Desmond’s Metaxological Critique of Dialectic”

15.00 Fourth Session

Dietmar Heidemann (Luxemburg), “Essence, Appearance and Realism”

16.30 Break (30-minute)

17.00 Fifth Session

Stephen Houlgate (Warwick), TBA

18.30 End of first day.

19.00 Conference Dinner at Xananas.

Saturday 2 June

09.30 First Session (every session incl. 15-minute break at the end)

Lorenzo Cammi (Leipzig), “Things and Properties: Reciprocal Ground-Connection and Possibility of Actualization”

David Merrill (Independent), “Reflection Within Itself and Appearance of the Doctrine of Essence as the Basis for the Concept of Capital in General”

11.00 Second Session

Edmund Smith (Warwick), “Instantiation in the Logic: Self-concretisation and Structural Isomorphism”

Filip Niklas (Warwick), “Hegel and the Logic of Condition”

12.30 End of workshop

Workshop: The Challenge of Natural Teleology: Final Causes from Aristotle to Darwin

The Groningen Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Thought is happy to announce the second edition of the summer school “The challenge of natural teleology: final causes from Aristotle to Darwin”.

The summer school will take place on July 3-6, 2018 at the Faculty of Philosophy, Oude Boteringestraat 52, 9717 GL Groningen.

Deadline for registration: 1 June 2018 Deadline for student presentations: 1 May 2018

The full announcement can be downloaded here and more information can be found on the event website.

Scottish Seminar in Early Modern Philosophy

Location: Sir Duncan Rice Library, 224. University of Aberdeen

Date: 24-25 May 2018

Contact: Mogens Lærke:

Organisation: Beth Lord (Aberdeen); Mogens Lærke (IHRIM, CNRS, ENS de Lyon)


  • British Society for the History of Philosophy (BSHP)
  • Scottish Philosophical Association (SPA)
  • University of Aberdeen
  • IHRIM (CNRS, UMR 5317), ENS de Lyon.


Thursday 24 May

9.00-9.15 Coffee and Welcome

9.15-10.00 Brenda Basilico (University of Lille III), “Music, Mathematics, and Skepticism in Mersenne’s Writings.”

10.00-10.45 Margaret Matthews (Emory University, Atlanta), “The Place of Skepticism in Montaigne’s Essays.”

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Key Note Speaker: Felicity Green (University of Edinburgh), “Freedom and Responsibility in Locke’s Account of Belief.”

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Raphael Krut-Landau (University of Pennsylvania), “From History to Anagogy: Scriptural Modes of Reading in Spinoza’s Ethics.”

14.15-15.00 Sanja Särman (Hong Kong University), “Don’t Know Yourself - Spinoza and Leibniz on the Advantages of Having an Infinitely Unfamiliar Mind.”

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.00 James A. Harris (University of St Andrews), “Hume on political obligation: between Locke and Filmer.”

16.00-17.45 SSEMP Essay Prize Winner, funded by the BSHP: Jacob Hinze (University of St. Andrews), “Indeterminacies in Locke’s Concept of the State of Nature.”

Friday 25 May

9.00-9.15 Coffee

9.15-10.00 David Bartha (Central European University), “Two Routes to Idealism: Collier and Berkeley.”

10.00-10.45 Umrao Sethi (Lehman College, CUNY), “Mind-Dependence in Berkeley and the Problem of Perception.”

10.45-11.00 Break

11.00-12.00 Key Note Speaker: Martin Lenz (University of Groningen), “What does it mean to share a view? Hume on the Transmission of Mental States. “

12.00-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.15 Dino Jakusic (University of Warwick), “Christian Wolff and the Invention of Ontology.”

14.15-15.00 Gaston Robert (King’s College London), “God, Aggregation, and the Collective Unity of All Substances: General Pre-Established Harmony Revisited.”

15.00-15.15 Break

15.15-16.00 Keith Green (East Tennessee State University), “Hatred, Moral Motivation, and ‘Normativity’ in Spinoza and Hume”

16.00-16.45 Gabriel Watts (Oriel College, Oxford), “The Curious Place of Curiosity in Hume’s Theory of the Passions.”

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