Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar (Tuesday - Week 2, MT21)

Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar

Schelling’s late system consists of a ‘negative’ and a ‘positive’ philosophy, the former being what he calls ‘pure rational science’ (reine Vernunftwissenschaft) – i.e. the result of thought thinking its immanent content. This enterprise is comparable to Hegel’s Logic, but also differs in important respects, and the paper will explore some of the questions raised. What does it mean to think pure being? How are the categories of rational science related to spatio-temporal existence, and how is the systemic transition from the former to the latter made? The paper concludes with a critique of James Kreines’ recent attempt to make sense of the grounding relationship between logic and worldly being in Hegel.

If you would like to join the seminar on line, please email one of the convenors. 

Post-Kantian European Philosophy Seminar Convenors: Joseph SchearManuel Dries, and Mark Wrathall