New book! “Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel.”

In the spring of 2018, the series Critical Studies in German Idealism (Brill Academic Publishers) has published a new volume, which I edited together with my colleague Thomas Oehl.

The volume is titled:

Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel: Kunst, Religion und Philosophie innerhalb und außerhalb von Gesellschaft und Geschichte

In Objektiver und absoluter Geist nach Hegel. Kunst, Religion und Philosophie innerhalb und außerhalb von Gesellschaft und Geschichte, Thomas Oehl and Arthur Kok offer an extensive selection of papers exploring the wide spectrum of Hegel’s philosophy of spirit from the viewpoint of the distinction between objective and absolute spirit.

Challenging Hegelianism’s current tendency to reduce absolute spirit to objective spirit, the editors have invited a large number of highly-esteemed Hegel scholars to reflect about the domains of absolute spirit (art, religion and philosophy) and their relation to society and history, thereby addressing the universal issue about whether there are cultural phenomena which transcend society and history anew from a Hegelian perspective.

With contributions from:

  • Adolphi, Rainer
  • Appel, Kurt
  • Arndt, Andreas
  • Bertram, Georg W.
  • Buchwalter, Andrew
  • Cobben, Paul
  • Cruysberghs, Paul
  • Dangel, Tobias
  • van Erp, Herman
  • Fulda, Hans Friedrich
  • Gobsch, Wolfram
  • Horstmann, Rolf-Peter
  • Hösle, Vittorio
  • Iannelli, Francesca
  • Iselt, Carolyn
  • Jamme, Christoph
  • Kern, Andrea
  • Knappik, Franz
  • Kok, Arthur
  • Kubo, Yoichi
  • Magrí, Elisa
  • Martin, Christian
  • Menegoni, Francesca
  • Meyer, Thomas
  • Mooren, Nadine / Quante, Michael / Rojek, Tim (co-authored contribution)
  • Nuzzo, Angelica
  • Oehl, Thomas
  • Rödl, Sebastian
  • Rózsa, Erzsébet
  • Sans, Georg
  • Siani, Alberto
  • Stekeler-Weithofer, Pirmin
  • Tóth, Olivér István
  • Weckwerth, Christine
  • Wenz, Gunther
  • Zöller, Günter

Out now: Der “innere” Gerichtshof der Vernunft (Nov 2016)

96484This fall, the series Critical Studies in German Idealism (Brill Academic Publishers) has published a new volume, which I edited together with my colleague Sasa Josifovic.

The volume is titled:

Der “innere” Gerichtshof der Vernunft: Normativität, Rationalität und Gewissen in der Philosophie Immanuel Kants und im Deutschen Idealismus

The volume explores Immanuel Kant’s description of the human conscience as an “internal court of justice”. Kant’s theory of conscience is discussed in the context of practical philosophy, philosophy of religion and its historical development after Kant, especially in Hegel’s philosophy. Approaching general concepts such as “normativity” and “rationality” from the perspective of Kantian philosophy and German Idealism, the book goes beyond the limited scope of contemporary theories of action that often take these concepts for granted. In particular, Kant’s theory of conscience invites different perspectives that are both critical and more fruitful.

The book contains German papers by Klaus Düsing, Walid Faizzada, Sasa Josifovic, Heiner F. Klemme, Thomas Oehl, Elke Schmidt & Dieter Schönecker, Arthur Kok. Christian Krijnen, Paul Cobben, and Kurt Appel; and an English paper by Stefan Bird-Pollan.