Month: September 2015

North American Schelling Society Meeting at MUN

Starts tomorrow, though some friends and colleagues are arriving today. It’s quite a start to the semester here. I’ll be responding on Saturday to a great paper on Schelling and time from Ages of the World. Here’s the schedule:


Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The Guv’nor Inn

9:15-9:30: Coffee and Registration

9:30-9:45: Sean McGrath – Welcome

9:45-10:45: OPENING PLENARY: Sikes, Elizabeth and Jason Wirth:  Prophetic, Dreaming on the Mounds of Heaven: Schelling and Hölderlin and the Madness of Prophetic Time



Schelling and the Greeks Schelling and the Germans
10:45-11:30: Harry, Chelsea: On Intuiting Simplicity: ἀπλᾶ in Aristotle and Schelling
Response: O’Neill, Seamus
10:45-11:30: Carew, Joseph: The Limitations of Rationality in Face of the Facticity of Nature: Post-Idealistic Legacies in Hegel and Schelling
Response: Lazzaretti, Lucas

11:30-12:15: Garcia, Marcela:
Two Rival Versions of Aristotelian Actuality: Schelling and Hegel on Metaphysics Lambda

Response: Hoff, Shannon


11:30-12:15: Toro, Paul: Womb, Yolk, Umbilicus; Void, Aether, Copula: The Organological Holism of Lorenz Oken

Response: Brown, Robert

12:15-1:30: Lunch (Guv’nor)

Schelling and the Greeks Schelling and the Germans
1:30-2:15: Dozzi, Marco: Knowledge of the Unconscious and Unconscious Knowledge in Schelling (1795-1804) and Plotinus
Response: McGrath, Sean
1:30-2:15: Lundsfryd Rasmussen, Jesper: “The concept of freedom can indeed guide us like Ariadne’s thread through the interpretation of life.” – F.W.J. Schelling & Hans Jonas on the Philosophy of Nature as the Art of Interpretation

Response: Khamis, Diana

2:15-3:00:Pacheco, Marilia: Timaeus Essay: On Matter as a Product of Pure Form

Response: Haaga, Adam



 Schelling and Russian Thought

2:15-3:00 : Fakhoury, Hadi: When Schelling and Russian Orthodoxy Meet: Ivan Kireevsky and the Beginnings of Russian Religious Philosophy

Response: Durrant, Stuart


Closing Presentations:


3:00-3:45: Bielfeldt, Sigrun: Individual Freedom Without Community: Schelling, Solovyov, Dostoevsky

Response: Aslam, Waqar


3:45-4:30: Tritten, Tyler: On the Status of Matter: Schelling’s Anti-Platonic Reading of the Timaeus

Response: McGrath, Sean

Group Discussion


Walk to the Junior Common Room 

(located in R. Gushue Hall, (Memorial University campus))
5:00: Evening Reception Begins


5:15-6:45: KEYNOTE: PAUL FRANKS: From World-soul to Universal Organism: Platonism and Kabbalah in Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature

8:00: Dinner at the Yellowbelly Brewery (downtown)




Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Guv’nor Inn





9:30-10:00: Coffee


10:00-11:00: Hühn, Lore: Will and Composure. An Approach to Schelling and Heidegger

            Response: Wirth, Jason


11:00-12:00: Lofts, Stephen: Pure potency as the Urgrund of being and being Human

            Response: Bruff, Kyla


12:00-1:00: Snow, Dale: The Legacy of the Idea of Life in the Würzburg System

            Response: Nehmé, Marco


1:00-2:00: LUNCH (Guv’nor)


2:00-3:00: Steigerwald, Joan: Schelling’s Romanticism: Traces of Novalis in Schelling’s Philosophy

            Response: Yahata, Sakura


3:00-4:00: Warnek, Peter: The Ground of Being: at the limits of Heidegger’s 1927/28 Marburg seminar on Schelling

            Response: McGrath, Sean


4:00-5:00: Rajan, Tilottama: The Asystaton of Life: Reading Between British Science and German Philosophy of Nature

            Response: Matthews, Bruce


5:00-6:00: Sturma, Dieter: Schelling and the Fate of German Idealism


7:30: EVENING BANQUET (Rocket Room at the Rocket Bakery, Water Street)


Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Memorial University (Arts & Administration Building, 1st floor Atrium)


9:30-9:45: Coffee

9:45-10:45: PLENARY: Lawrence, Joseph: Schelling, Max Müller, and the Project of Comparative Religion
Response: Keating, David


Schelling and Speculative Philosophy Interdisciplinary Schelling
10:45-11:30: Mahoney, Michelle:
Overcoming Dualistic Ontology : Peirce and the Late Schelling
Response: Johnston, Scott
 10:45-11:30: Sharvit, Gilad: Schelling and Freud on Historicity and FreedomResponse: Lalonde, Josh
11:30-12:15: Cain, Alexandra         The Berlin Lectures: Community in Schelling’s Philosophy of Mythology

Response: Robertson, Karen

11:30-12:15: Frank-Lederer, Doris Schellings Wirkungsgeschichte in den Rechtsvorstellungen und Rechtsstrukturen Deutschlands

Response: Hühn, Lore

12:15-1:00: Khamis, Diana: Through a Cube Pinkly: Process-philosophy in Schelling and Sellars

Response: Quevedo, Steven


12:15-1:00: Hackl, Michael F.W.J. Schelling’s Objective Ideal-Realism and N. Bohr’s Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum Theory

Response: Matthews, Bruce

1:00-2:00: Lunch (Guv’nor)​


Schelling and French Thought Chaos and Time
2:00-2:45: Bilda, Alexander Schelling’s Shadow. Revisiting Schelling from Merleau-Ponty’s perspective
Response: Wirth, Jason
2:00-2:45: Thomas, Mark Divine Chaos and the Question of the Irrational in Schelling.
Response: Foster, Jay
2:45-3:30: Dempsey, Grant: Real Variety:
On Schelling on Mythology and Deleuze on Fabulation
Response: Brown, Robert

2:45-3:30: Lalonde, Josh: The outbreak of thinking: Schelling on disease, evil and divine madness

Response: Madore, Joël


3:30-4:15: Whistler, Daniel: Cousin’s Schellingianism: Eclecticism and System

Response: Shaw, Devin

3:30-4:15: Dejanovic, Sanja: The Abyss of Times in Schelling’s Philosophy

Response: Gratton, Peter

4:15-5:00: Vanderheide, John  The glimpse and what passes by in it: Idea and Image in Schelling, Benjamin and Deleuze

Response: Trnka, Peter

4:15-5:00: Bruno, G. Anthony: The Facticity of Time: Conceiving Schelling’s Idealism of Ages

Tritten, Tyler


5:15-6:15: CLOSING PLENARY: Manfred Frank: Reduplicated Identity. The Key to Schelling’s Mature Philosophy


            Dinner on your own


8:00: Closing party at Sean McGrath’s house (downtown)


Sunday, September 20th, 2015



Departure from the Guv’nor at 10:00am, return to the Guv’nor by 4:00pm


Future of Nature Conference

Pictures, audio, and some video from this week’s “Future of Nature” held by Memorial University and with a great range of philosophers, geographers, geologists, artists, and so on. The west coast of Newfoundland is a unique and beautiful place and it was certainly one of my favorite times since arriving at MUN. The best part was the inclusion of local high schoolers learning about ecology, which included my son, who presented at a student-only thing and also was equally thrilled to see the various activities.

Up next, this week’s Schelling conference, which I’ll link to next.

Society and spaceVolume 33 Issue 4 out now – currently open access 

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Too difficult to protect: a history of the 1934 Monaco Draft and the problem of territory for international humanitarian law Margo Kleinfeld 592-608
Securitizing instability: the US military and full spectrum operations John Morrissey 609-625
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