Eighth Congress of the International Fichte Society “Fichte and His Age” September 19-22, 2012 Bologna, Italy. For details on this conference, which was locally organized by Carla de Pascale, and at which more than 125 papers were presented over the course of four days, see the program on the IFG website: http://www.europhilosophie.eu/recherche/spip.php?article578
The Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the North American Fichte Society “Fichte’s Vocation of Man” May 16-19, 2012 Québec City, Québec, Canada.
This conference was held on the campus of the Université Laval and was locally orgnized by Luc Langlois (Université Laval) and Claude Piché (Université de Montréal). Thirty papers were presented over the course of four days, concluding with a festive banquet. The selected proceedings of this event will be published later this year as: Breazeale, Daniel and Tom Rockmore (eds.). Fichte’s Vocation of Man: New Interpretive and Critical Essays. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 2013. 320 pp. cloth, $95. ISBN13: 978-1-4384-4763-6.
Contents: “Preface”; Daniel Breazeale, “Introduction: The Checkered History of the “Reception” of Fichte’s Vocation of Man”; Günter Zöller, “‘An Other and Better World.’ Fichte’s The Vocation of Man As a Theologico-Political Treatise”; Benjamin Crowe, “Fichte’s Philosophical Bildungsroman”; Elizabeth Millán, “Bestimmung as Bildung: On Reading Fichte’s Vocation of Man as a Bildungsroman”; Michael Steinberg, “Knowledge Teaches us Nothing: The Vocation of Man as Textual Initiation”‘; Yolanda Estes, “J. G. Fichte’s Vocation of Man: An Effort to Communicate”; Mário Jorge de Almeida Carvalho, “’Interest”: a Much Forgotten Protagonist in Fichte’s Bestimmung des Menschen”‘; Wayne Martin, “The Dialectic of Judgment and The Vocation of Man”; Tom Rockmore, “The Traction of the World, or Fichte on Practical Reason and the Vocation of Man”; David W. Wood, “Fichte’s Conception of Infinity in the Bestimmung des Menschen”; Kien-How Goh,”Intersubjectivity and the Communality of Our Final End in Fichte’s Vocation of Man”; Jayne Dryden, ”Evil and Moral Responsibility in The Vocation of Man”; Daniel Breazeale, “Jumping the Transcendental Shark: Fichte’s “Argument of Belief” in Book III of Die Bestimmung des Menschen and the Transition from the Earlier to the Later Wissenschaftslehre”;. Angelica Nuzzo, “Determination, Determinability, and Freedom in Fichte’s Bestimmung des Menschen”; Violetta L. Waibel, “‘There is in nature an original thinking power, just as there is an original formative power.’ On a Claim from Book One of The Vocation of Man”; Michael Vater, “Erkenntnis and Interesse: Schelling’s System of Transcendental Idealism and Fichte’s Vocation of Man”; Marco Ivaldo, ”Faith and Knowledge and Vocation of Man. A Comparison between Hegel and Fichte”; Arnold Farr, “The Vocation of Postmodern Man: Why Fichte Now? Again!”
The Science of Knowing: Fichte’s 1804 lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre, translated and annotated by Walter E. Wright is available from SUNY Press in hardcover (ISBN: 978-0-7914-6449-6) and paperback (ISBN: 978-0-7914-6450-2).
This is the first English translation of Fichte’s 1804 lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre.
For full details, including a sample of the first chapter, see here.
Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the North American Fichte Society
Laval University, Québec, Canada
May 16-19, 2012
The Eleventh Biennial Meeting of the North American Fichte Society will be held at the Université Laval in Québec city, Canada, from Wednesday May 16 through Saturday May 20, 2012. Local arrangements will be coordinated by Professor Luc Langlois (Université Laval) and Claude Piché (Université de Montréal).
The conference will be entirely devoted to exploring questions of transcendental method and methodology as these apply to Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre. Historical, comparative, and systematic approaches to this theme are all welcome.
As is the practice of the North American Fichte Society, this event is open to all interested Fichte scholars, both in North America and elsewhere. The official languages of this conference will be English and French. Please send paper proposals, including titles and brief descriptions of contents to Daniel Breazeale, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40508 USA firstname.lastname@example.org no later than September 1, 2011.
Conference papers should have a maximum reading time of 30 minutes. As in the past, we intend to publish a volume of selected papers from this conference. Though it may not prove possible to publish all of the conference papers, we nevertheless request that anyone presenting a paper formally grant the North American Fichte Society the “right of first refusal” for the publication of the same.
Please note that no funds will be available from the conference organizers to support either travel costs or living expenses of the participants. However, an official “letter of invitation” for the purposes of obtaining travel support from one’s own institution, can easily be arranged. Further details concerning lodging, program, etc. will be forthcoming at a later date.