Boston University Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy

The Unconscious, 12-13 Oct. 2012

The BU Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy provides an annual forum for presenting new work on late-eighteenth through early-twentieth-century philosophy.

Further information: Workshop on Late Modern Philosophy

The 2012 Workshop will focus on the role of the unconscious, unknown, and illusory in human agency. We expect that speakers will approach this topic from a variety of directions, including the perspectives of action theory, philosophy of mind, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics.


Friday, October 12

11:00-12:20 Jane Kneller (Colorado State)
Fathoming the abyss of the heart: Kant on ‘the Absolute’ as an incentive to conduct

2:00-3:20 Michelle Kosch (Cornell)
Practical deliberation and the voice of conscience in Fichte’s 1798 Sittenlehre

3:30-4:50 Paul Franks (Yale)
Title TBD

5:00-6:00 Reception

Saturday, October 13

10:00-11:20 Richard Eldridge (Swarthmore)
Hegel’s Conception of the Unconscious and Why it Matters

11:30-12:50 Sebastian Gardner (University College London)
Schopenhauer’s Deconstruction of German Idealism

2:30-3:50 Paul Katsafanas (Boston University)
Nietzsche on the Unconscious Mind

4:00-5:20 Brian Leiter (University of Chicago)
Morality is a Sign-Language of the Affects

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