Hegel’s 250th Anniversary: ‘Too late?’ | International Philosophical Conference in Ljubljana, September 7th – 9th, 2020

Participating philosophers: Mladen Dolar, Luca Illetterati, Ana Jovanović, Zdravko Kobe, Bara Kolenc, Christian Krijnen, Giovanna Miolli, Gregor Moder, Sebastian Rödl, Frank Ruda, Jure Simoniti, Klaus Vieweg, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Violetta Waibel, Alenka Zupančič and Slavoj Žižek.

September 7th: The “Slovene” day

The Razpotja Magazine panel discussion: Hegel for People

4:00 – 5:30 pm, ZRC SAZU Atrium
Moderated by: Martin Hergouth

The 40th issue of the Razpotja Magazine took it upon itself to offer its reader a widely accessible yet still themed set of articles about Hegel. Jernej Kaluža, Mirt Komel and Jan Princl explain how they set about tackling this task.

Panel discussion about translating Hegel: How to Translate Concretely?

6:00 – 7:30 pm, ZRC SAZU Atrium
Moderated by: Goran Vranešević

A lot has been said and written about the usefulness of philosophy for life and a lot assumed about translating it. Since the problem of translating Hegel is completely intertwined with the perspective of his philosophy, Marko Bratina, Božidar Debenjak and Zdravko Kobe discuss the challenges of translating Hegel in practice.

September 8th: The First Day

10:00 am – 11:45 am, ZRC SAZU Atrium, Panel I
Moderated by: Gregor Moder

Sebastian Rödl: Thinking Nothing

Ana Jovanović & Bara Kolenc: Being and Too-lateness

Panel I Discussion

12:00 am – 1:45 pm, ZRC SAZU Atrium, Panel II
Moderated by: Jure Simoniti

Mladen Dolar: On Being too Early or too Late in Hegel’s Philosophy

Giovanna Miolli: The Challenge of Hegel’s Metaphilosophy

Panel II Discussion

2:00 – 3:45 pm, ZRC SAZU Atrium, Panel III
Moderated by: Peter Klepec

Frank Ruda: Turn-Over. Hegel and the Actuality of the Revolution

Gregor Moder: What is to be done? Philosophical Thinking and Political Action through the Metaphor of Theatre

Panel III Discussion

6:30 pm: French Revolution Square (“Trg francoske revolucije”)
Moderated by: Bara Kolenc

Sven-Olov Wallenstein: Adorno’s Beethoven: Undoing Hegel from Within
Slavoj Žižek: The Spirit of Distrust
Slavoj Žižek & Sven-Olov Wallenstein: Discussion

September 9th: The Second Day

11:00 am – 12:45 pm, City Museum of Ljubljana, Panel IV
Moderated by: Zdravko Kobe

Christian Krijnen: “What if anything has not been called philosophy or philosophizing?” On the Relevance of Hegel’s Conception of a Philosophical History of Philosophy

Klaus Vieweg: Die Philosophie „als Hahnenschlag eines neu anbrechenden Morgens, der eine verjüngte Gestalt der Welt ankündigt“


Panel IV Discussion

1:00 – 2:45 pm, City Museum of Ljubljana, Panel V
Moderated by: Martin Hergouth

Jure Simoniti: Hegel and the Opaque Core of History

Luca Illetterati: Nature’s Externality. Hegel’s Antinaturalistic Naturalism.
Panel V Discussion

3:00 – 4:45 pm, City Museum of Ljubljana, Panel VI
Moderated by: Goran Vranešević

Zdravko Kobe: The Time of Philosophy

Violetta Waibel: „Consciousness provides its own criterion from within itself.” Hegel and the Spirit of Process of Thinking

5:15 – ca. 6:15 pm
online contribution

Nadia Bou Ali & Ray Brassier: Hegel from Beirut: After Too Late

6.30 pm: French Revolution Square (“Trg francoske revolucije”)

Hegelian Debate: Is it too late for Hegel?

A short statement about Hegel’s (im)possible too-lateness as an introduction, followed by a discussion.

Participants: Zdravko Kobe, Sebastian Rödl, Frank Ruda, Violetta Waibel, Sven-Olov Wallenstein, Alenka Zupančič

Moderated by: Gregor Moder

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