The Enlightenment and the Development of Philosophical Anthropology

4-6 November 2013
University of Sydney, CCANESA Board Room, Level 4, Madsen Building

Anthropomorphia by Hoppius

Christianus Emmanuel Hoppius, 'Anthropomorpha', 1760

Programme

Monday, 4 November

 

9:15am

Peter Anstey, Sydney:

The Enlightenment natural history of man

10:30am

Morning Tea

10:45am

Charles Wolfe, Ghent:

'Whoever takes man as an object of study must expect to have man as an enemy': the tension between naturalism and anthropocentrism in La Mettrie and Diderot

12:00pm

Jennifer Milam, Sydney:

Doggie style: Rococo representations of interspecies sensuality and the pursuit of volupté

1:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

Stephen Gaukroger, Sydney:

The demise of anthropological medicine: the challenges of experimental medicine and Mesmerism

3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:45pm

Ofer Gal, Sydney:

Anthropology vs. metaphysics: Hobbes and Spinoza on the passions

5:00pm

Close

Tuesday, 5 November

 

9:15am

Daniela Helbig, Sydney:

Self-positing: experimental subjects in Kant's thought and in scientific practice

10:30am

Morning Tea

10:45am

Nigel DeSouza, Ottawa:

Between Leibniz and Kant: the philosophical foundations of Herder's anthropology

12:00pm

Anik Waldow, Sydney:

Natural history and the formation of the human being: Kant and Herder on active forces

1:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

Dalia Nassar, Sydney:

Kant and Herder on analogy

3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:45pm

Stefanie Buchenau, Paris:

Herder: From comparative anatomy to philosophical anthropology

5:00pm

Close

Wednesday, 6 November

 

9:15am

John Zammito, Rice:

The animal-human boundary and anthropology: Herder between Reimarus and Tetens

10:30am

Morning Tea

10:45am

Kristin Gjesdal, Tempel:

Hermeneutics and anthropology in Herder's early thought

12:00pm

Gabriel Watts, Sydney:

Herder’s theological anthropology

1:15pm

Lunch

2:15pm

Marion Heinz, Siegen:

Cultural theory in Kant and Herder

3:30pm

Coffee Break

3:45pm

Michael Forster, Bonn:

Herder’s anthropology and human rights

5:00pm

Close