The Heritage and Legacy of F.W.J. Schelling

The fourth annual meeting of the North American Schelling Society

17-19 September 2015

The Guv’nor Inn and Memorial University of Newfoundland

St. John’s, Canada

In cooperation with the Institute of Science and Ethics (Bonn, Germany)


Keynote Speaker:

Professor Paul Franks, Yale University




Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The Guv’nor Inn

9:00-9:30: Coffee and Registration

9:30-9:45: Sean McGrath – Welcome

9:45-10:45: OPENING PLENARY: Sikes, Elizabeth and Jason Wirth:  Prophetic, Dreaming on the Mounds of Heaven: Schelling and Hölderlin and the Madness of Prophetic Time



Schelling and the Greeks Schelling and the Germans
10:45-11:30: Harry, Chelsea: On Intuiting Simplicity: ἀπλᾶ in Aristotle and Schelling
Response: O’Neill, Seamus
10:45-11:30: Carew, Joseph: The Limitations of Rationality in Face of the Facticity of Nature: Post-Idealistic Legacies in Hegel and Schelling
Response: Lazzaretti, Lucas


11:30-12:15: Garcia, Marcela:
Two Rival Versions of Aristotelian Actuality: Schelling and Hegel on Metaphysics Lambda

Response: Hoff, Shannon


11:30-12:15: Toro, Paul: Womb, Yolk, Umbilicus; Void, Aether, Copula: The Organological Holism of Lorenz Oken

Response: Brown, Robert

12:15-1:30: Lunch (Guv’nor)

Schelling and the Greeks Schelling and the Germans
1:30-2:15: Dozzi, Marco: Knowledge of the Unconscious and Unconscious Knowledge in Schelling (1795-1804) and Plotinus
Response: McGrath, Sean

1:30-2:15: Lundsfryd Rasmussen, Jesper: “The concept of freedom can indeed guide us like Ariadne’s thread through the interpretation of life.” – F.W.J. Schelling & Hans Jonas on the Philosophy of Nature as the Art of Interpretation

Response: Khamis, Diana

2:15-3:00:Pacheco, Marilia: Timaeus Essay: On Matter as a Product of Pure Form

Response: Haaga, Adam



 Schelling and Russian Thought

2:15-3:00 : Fakhoury, Hadi: When Schelling and Russian Orthodoxy Meet: Ivan Kireevsky and the Beginnings of Russian Religious Philosophy

Response: TBA


Closing Presentations:


3:00-3:45: Bielfeldt, Sigrun: Individual Freedom Without Community: Schelling, Solovyov, Dostoevsky

Response: Aslam, Waqar


3:45-4:30: Tritten, Tyler: On the Status of Matter: Schelling’s Anti-Platonic Reading of the Timaeus

Response: McGrath, Sean

Group Discussion


Walk to the Junior Common Room 

(located in R. Gushue Hall, (Memorial University campus))
5:00: Evening Reception Begins


5:15-6:45: KEYNOTE: PAUL FRANKS: From World-soul to Universal Organism: Platonism and Kabbalah in Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature

8:00: Dinner at the Yellowbelly Brewery (downtown)




Friday, September 18th, 2015

The Guv’nor Inn





9:30-10:00: Coffee


10:00-11:00: Hühn, Lore: Will and Composure. An Approach to Schelling and Heidegger

            Response: Wirth, Jason


11:00-12:00: Lofts, Stephen: Pure potency as the Urgrund of being and being Human

            Response: Bruff, Kyla


12:00-1:00: Snow, Dale: The Legacy of the Idea of Life in the Würzburg System

            Response: Nehmé, Marco


1:00-2:00: LUNCH (Guv’nor)


2:00-3:00: Steigerwald, Joan: Schelling’s Romanticism: Traces of Novalis in Schelling’s Philosophy

            Response: Yahata, Sakura


3:00-4:00: Warnek, Peter: The Ground of Being: at the limits of Heidegger’s 1927/28 Marburg seminar on Schelling

            Response: McGrath, Sean


4:00-5:00: Rajan, Tilottama: The Asystaton of Life: Reading Between British Science and German Philosophy of Nature

            Response: Matthews, Bruce


5:00-6:00: Sturma, Dieter: Schelling and the Fate of German Idealism


7:30: EVENING BANQUET (Rocket Room at the Rocket Bakery, Water Street)


Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Memorial University (Arts & Administration Building, 1st floor Atrium)


9:30-9:45: Coffee

9:45-10:45: PLENARY: Lawrence, Joseph: Schelling, Max Müller, and the Project of Comparative Religion
Response: Keating, David


Schelling and Speculative Philosophy Interdisciplinary Schelling
10:45-11:30: Mahoney, Michelle:
Overcoming Dualistic Ontology : Peirce and the Late Schelling
Response: Johnston, Scott
 10:45-11:30: Sharvit, Gilad: Schelling and Freud on Historicity and FreedomResponse: Lalonde, Josh

11:30-12:15: Cain, Alexandra         The Berlin Lectures: Community in Schelling’s Philosophy of Mythology

Response: Robertson, Karen

11:30-12:15: Frank-Lederer, Doris Schellings Wirkungsgeschichte in den Rechtsvorstellungen und Rechtsstrukturen Deutschlands

Response: Hühn, Lore

12:15-1:00: Khamis, Diana: Through a Cube Pinkly: Process-philosophy in Schelling and Sellars

Response: Quevedo, Steven


12:15-1:00: Hackl, Michael F.W.J. Schelling’s Objective Ideal-Realism and N. Bohr’s Copenhagen Interpretation of the Quantum Theory

Response: Matthews, Bruce

1:00-2:00: Lunch (Guv’nor)​


Schelling and French Thought Chaos and Time
2:00-2:45: Bilda, Alexander Schelling’s Shadow. Revisiting Schelling from Merleau-Ponty’s perspective
Response: Wirth, Jason
2:00-2:45: Thomas, Mark Divine Chaos and the Question of the Irrational in Schelling.
Response: Foster, Jay
2:45-3:30: Dempsey, Grant: Real Variety:
On Schelling on Mythology and Deleuze on Fabulation
Response: Brown, Robert


2:45-3:30: Lalonde, Josh: The outbreak of thinking: Schelling on disease, evil and divine madness

Response: Madore, Joël


3:30-4:15: Whistler, Daniel: Cousin’s Schellingianism: Eclecticism and System

Response: Shaw, Devin

3:30-4:15: Dejanovic, Sanja: The Abyss of Times in Schelling’s Philosophy

Response: Gratton, Peter

4:15-5:00: Vanderheide, John  The glimpse and what passes by in it: Idea and Image in Schelling, Benjamin and Deleuze

Response: Trnka, Peter

4:15-5:00: Bruno, G. Anthony: The Facticity of Time: Conceiving Schelling’s Idealism of Ages

Tritten, Tyler


5:15-6:15: CLOSING PLENARY: Manfred Frank: Reduplicated Identity. The Key to Schelling’s Mature Philosophy


            Dinner on your own


8:00: Closing party at Sean McGrath’s house (downtown)


Sunday, September 20th, 2015



Departure from the Guv’nor at 10:00am, return to the Guv’nor by 4:00pm


For all questions and concerns, please email Kyla Bruff, conference organizer, at kyla[dot]bruff[at]mun[dot]ca

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