Futures of Schelling Conference



I am coordinating the next annual North American Schelling Society Conference which will take place at my home base of Western University. The theme of the conference is Futures of Schelling. The CFP is below. Also, if you are a graduate student interested in attending and want to do things on the cheap please let me know and I can try and arrange free places for you to stay with other Western Students.

Conference Website.

Futures of Schelling: The Second Conference of the North American Schelling Society

Western University London, ON Canada – August 29- September 1, 2013

With the recent resurgence of interest in Schelling he is no longer just a “vanishing mediator”
(in Žižek’s phrase) between Idealism and Heideggerian or postHeideggerian thought. Schelling is being read in interesting ways both within this tradition and outside it. The North American Schelling Society’s second annual conference seeks to address the broad theme of the futures that Schelling opens up, in his own work, in the work of contemporaries or predecessors that he helps us to reconceptualize, and in the way his work informs or can inform subsequent and future philosophical, theoretical, and interdisciplinary work. Possible topics might include:

  • How Schelling helps us rethink the work of contemporaries (such as Hegel) or predecessors (such as Boehme)
  • Schelling and subsequent theorists and philosophers who have taken up his work (such as Habermas, Žižek, Heidegger, Nancy)
  • Schelling’s impact on and significance for the style of philosophical thinking and writing
  • Schelling as a returning and retreating origin for disciplines other than philosophy (e.g. psychoanalysis, aesthetics, anthropology)
  • Trends in Schelling scholarship
  • The significance of the analytic utilization of Hegel (by Brandom, McDowell etc.) for Schelling scholarship
  • Schelling’s relation to emerging technologies
  • How Schelling can help us think about the environmental crisis
  • Schelling and the sciences

Good papers that are simply on Schelling are, of course, also welcome. Please send either 1000 word abstracts or completed papers of 3000-5000 words to Tilottama Rajan (trajan@uwo.ca) AND Sean McGrath (sjoseph.mcgrath@gmail.com) by February 1st 2013.

Submissions will be blind-vetted, so please remove all identifying information from the actual paper or abstract.

3 Responses to “Futures of Schelling Conference”

  1. 1 Leon

    I’ll be submitting, no doubt. Great to see you doing this.

    Mind if I repost your cfp?

  2. I’ll be submitting, as well (despite the fact that the conference is during Burning Man! I’ll have quite a decision to make: a neo-Schellingian or a neo-pagan pilgrimage?

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