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


Keynote Speaker:

Professor Paul Franks, Yale University




Thursday, September 17th, 2015

The Guv’nor Inn

9:15-9:30: Coffee

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: Pacheco, Marilia: Timaeus Essay:
On Matter as a Product of Pure Form

Response: Haaga, Adam


11:30-12:15: Sharvit, Gilad: Schelling and Freud on Historicity and Freedom

Response: Lalonde, Josh

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: Toro, Paul: Womb, Yolk, Umbilicus; Void, Aether, Copula: The Organological Holism of Lorenz Oken

Response: Brown, Robert

2:15-3:00: Garcia, Marcela: Two Rival Versions of Aristotelian Actuality: Schelling and Hegel on Metaphysics Lambda

Response: Hoff, Shannon



2:15-3:00: 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


Schelling and Russian Thought

3:00-3:45: Tritten, Tyler: On the Status of Matter: Schelling’s Anti-Platonic Reading of the Timaeus

Response: McGrath, Sean


 3:00-3:45: Fakhoury, Hadi: When Schelling and Russian Orthodoxy Meet: Ivan Kireevsky and the Beginnings of Russian Religious Philosophy

Response: TBA

3:45-4:30: Bielfeldt, Sigrun: Individual Freedom Without Community: Schelling, Solovyov, Dostoevsky

Response: TBA

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 (official paper title TBA)

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 Heidegge

            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


Metaphysics and Politics Mathematics and Process
10:45-11:30: Mahoney, Michelle:
Overcoming Dualistic Ontology : Peirce and the Late SchellingResponse: Johnston, Scott

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

Response: Robertson, Karen

11:30-12:15: Khamis, Diana: Through a Cube Pinkly: Process-philosophy in Schelling and Sellars

Response: Quevedo, Steven

12:15-1:00: Frank-Lederer, Doris Schellings Wirkungsgeschichte in den Rechtsvorstellungen und Rechtsstrukturen Deutschlands

Response: Hühn, Lore

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: Bruff, Kyla

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

Response: 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 19th, 2015



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


This event is organized through Memorial University in partnership with the Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik (IWE)

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

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