The Function and Fate of Teleology in the Enlightenment—a two-day conference

Friday, October 24, 2008 - Saturday, October 25, 2008  4:30pm - 6:00pm The Heyman Center, Second Floor Common Room

Notes

Free and open to the public

No registration necessary

First come, first served seating

Cosponsors

Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures, Columbia University

During the Enlightenment in a range of disciplines mechanistic models of explanation were perceived as insufficient but a return to traditional teleological models of thought was also considered problematic. It is the goal of this conference to study the role of teleological figures of thought and of the critique of teleology in the study of nature, aesthetics, political philosophy, anthropology, psychology and history.

This conference is organized by Dorothea von Mucke. Speakers include Stefan Andriopoulos, Columbia University; David Bates, University of California, Berkeley; Akeel Bilgrami, Columbia University; Jenny Davidson, Columbia University; Martin Jay University of California, Berkeley;, Matthew Jones, Columbia University; Thomas McCarthy, Yale University; Uday Mehta, Amherst College; Dorothea von Mucke, Columbia University; Fred Neuhouser, Barnard College; Jonathan Sheehan, University of California, Berkeley; Joanna Stalnaker, Columbia University; Jörn Steigerwald, University of Cologne; James Steintrager, University of California, Irvine; and Fernando Vidal, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin.

Participants

  • Akeel Bilgrami

    Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy

    Columbia University

  • Frederick Neuhouser

    Viola Manderfeld Professor of German & Professor of Philosophy

    Barnard College

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