Thinking and Being

A Conference at the University of Chicago

March 1st to 3rd, 2019

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Irad Kimhi’s recently published ‘Thinking and Being’ sets out to recover and clarify the idea that thinking and being are one. After tracing this idea back to the inception of philosophy in Parmenides, Plato and Aristotle, Kimhi shows how it returns to the center of philosophy with Kant’s critical turn and Wittgenstein’s critique of Frege.

 

Eight distinguished invited speakers will discuss various themes from the book and in the ninth and final session, Irad Kimhi will respond to them.

 

No registration is required. The event is open to the public.

 

PERSONS WITH A DISABILITY WHO BELIEVE THEY NEED ASSISTANCE ARE REQUESTED TO CALL 773-702-8274 IN ADVANCE.

Location:

University of Chicago
Franke Institute for the Humanities
1100 East 57th Street; Chicago, IL
(ground floor of the Regenstein library)

 

Dates:

March 1-3, 2019

 

Contact:

koschel [at] uchicago.edu

Conference Program

Friday, March 1st 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Parmenides’ Insight and the Possibility of Logic
Michael Della Rocca (Yale)

Moderator: Sean Kelsey (Notre Dame)

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

“Language is Critical”
Anastasia Berg (Cambridge)

Moderator: Robert Pippin (Chicago)

 

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Morality, or How to Distinguish Idealism from Quietism
Wolfram Gobsch (Leipzig)

Moderator: Gabriel Richardson Lear (Chicago)

 

Saturday, March 2nd 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Self-predication and Predication ‘of the Whole’
Michael Thompson (Pittsburgh)

Moderator: Matthias Haase (Chicago)

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Wonder of Signs
Adrian Haddock (Stirling)

Moderator: Jonas Held (Leipzig)

 

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Force, Mood and Content
Maria van der Schaar (Leiden)

Moderator: Eric Marcus (Auburn)

 

Sunday, March 3rd 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Negation: from Kant to Kimhi
Alexandra Newton (Urbana-Champaign)

Moderator: Martijn Wallage (Leipzig)

 

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Puzzle of the Contradictory Pair
Jean-Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux)

Moderator: Dawa Ometto (Leipzig)

 

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Responses to the talks
Irad Kimhi (Chicago/Leipzig)

Moderator: James Conant (Chicago)

The conference is not ‘read-ahead’. Each session consists of a one-hour presentation and then one hour of discussion.