audio files from ‘reconsidering hegel’s logic’ at pittsburgh

this past april i was very happy to get to be a part of a great conference, ‘reconsidering hegel’s logic‘, organized by a wonderful group of graduate students (dan kaplanjack samuelaaron segal, max tegtmeyeralnica visser) in the philosophy department at the university of pittsburgh, with a great line-up of talks by jim kreines, rocío zambrana, paul redding, chris yeomans, karen ng, robert pippin, and sebastian rödl:

the presentations were all very productive, as were the follow-up discussions — many of the papers should be forthcoming in a special issue of the hegel bulletin in the coming months — in the meantime audio files from most of the conference sessions (including q&a) can be found on the conference program page — if you happen to take a listen to my own presentation/discussion, please do email if you have any thoughts/comments/criticisms/etc


kant in asia 2016

very excited to be heading out tomorrow to Hong Kong for the 2nd International Kant in Asia conference — this year’s topic: ‘intuition, east and west’ — being hosted at Hong Kong Baptist University from December 17-20 2016 by Steve Palmquist (HKBU) — with great list of keynotes and speakers, including UCSD’s very own Lucy Allais, Kwan Tze-wan (The Chinese University of Hong Kong), and John Zammito (Rice University).

for any of you who might be in the area, come join us!  the conference will be held in the Council Chamber, 5th Floor, Shaw Tower, on HKBU’s Shaw Campus, located on the corner of Renfrew Road and Junction Road, in Kowloon Tong.

for those of you farther away, I’m hoping to (at least intermittently) tweet the conference from @clintontolley, if the wifi/firewall gods allow.

upcoming german philosophy events at the humboldt

getting ready to depart for Berlin to start two weeks full of German philosophy events at the Humboldt (hopefully also peppered with some euro 2016 viewings):

Thurs-Sat June 23-25 I’ll be attending this year’s Berliner Kant-Kurs by Marcus Willaschek (Frankfurt), on ‘Metaphysics and its Critique’.


Sun June 26 I’ll be presenting a paper on Kant’s taxonomy of inner representations in an informal workshop on Kant’s categories, also at the Humboldt, organized by Ralf Bader (Oxford) and Till Hoeppner (Potsdam), with Tal Glazer (Max Planck), Tyke Nunez (Pittsburgh), and Andrew Stephenson (Oxford).



Mon-Tues June 27-28 I’m very happy to get to keynote (along with Konstantin Pollok (South Carolina)) at the Humboldt’s summer graduate workshop on Kant: ‘Kant on Following Rules‘, with a great line-up of talks by Xi Chen (Halle-Wittenberg), Luigi Filieri (Pisa, Brown), Leon Geerdink (Groningen), Jonas Held (Basel), Amy Levine (Oxford), Cheng-Hao Lin (LMU), Sofie Møller (EUI), and Julia Muñoz (UNAM).

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The following Mon-Tues July 4-5 I’ll also be participating in the First Biennial German Idealism Workshop, also hosted at the Humboldt, on ‘Experience, Empiricism, and the Empirical World in the Philosophy of Schelling’, organized by Dalia Nassar (Sydney), Karen Nisenbaum (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), and Brady Bowman (Penn State), with presentations also by Marcela Gracia (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México), Sebastian Gardner (University College, London), Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt), and my dear colleague Eric Watkins (UCSD).

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conference: logic in kant’s wake

Sandra Lapointe (McMaster) has organized a really great conference this weekend at Hamilton, Ontario, on ‘Logic in Kant’s Wake’ — very happy to be a part of it!

Here’s the schedule:


My own talk will present some results of an ongoing study of the use of the term ‘thinking [Denken]’ in Hegel’s Logics — I’d love any pointers or suggestions, from anyone who has thoughts about the topic!

kant conference in the plains

very happy to be a part of a conference today and tomorrow (May 1-2) on: Kant on Introspection, Self-Consciousness, and Self-Knowledge at University of Nebraska-Lincoln, organized by Colin McLear, with a great line-up of participants.  My own talk will be given under what I think is the longest title+subtitles combination I’ve ever used: ‘Kant’s Taxonomy of Inner Representations: Getting started on distinguishing inner sensation, intuition, perception, and experience (among others) – and also: what does ‘inner sense’ mean?’

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Feel free to be in touch if you’d like a copy of the handout.