CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, COMMENTARIES AND LECTURES

PRESENTATIONS:


1. “„Wenn man einen vollkommenen Staat in dieser Welt will, so ist das Ende (apokalyptische) Schwärmerei“: Schelling's Transition Away from the Perfect State in 1804-1809"
VI. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen (online), July 25, 2020.

 

2. “The Outside of Politics: Could Adorno and Schelling Help Us to Better Understand Populism?”
Memorial University Philosophy Fall Colloquium, St. John's, Canada, October 22, 2019.

 

3. “Schelling's Critique of the University in an Ecological Context" 
Comenius, Klafki und wir: Auf der Suche nach Bildung für das Anthropozän, University of Augsburg, Germany, September 21, 2019.

 

 4. “Re-Reading Schelling Through Adorno’s Materialist Critique of Hegel’s Political Philosophy”
VI. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, July 26, 2019.

 

5. “Schelling on Madness and Spinozism in the Third Draft of the Ages of the World”
International Workshop on Schelling’s Ages of the World, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, June 28, 2019.

 

6. “Is Schelling’s Concept of Second Nature in the System of Transcendental Idealism Politically Relevant?”
DAAD International Workshop: Life and Nature in Classical German Philosophy, Ruhr-University Bochum, May 23, 2019.

 

7. “Schelling’s Notion of Second Nature”
Philosophical Colloquium of Prof. Lore Hühn, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg (Philosophisches Seminar), Germany, May 15, 2019.

 

8. "A Political Reading of Schelling's Metaphysics of Contingency and his Late Critique of Hegel" 

Meeting of the Metaphysical Society of America, Seattle University, U.S.A., March 31, 2019.

9. “The Metaphysics of Birth in Schelling's Freedom Essay"

Public Discussion of Schelling's Freedom Essay, North American Schelling Society together with Dr. Owen Ware's PHL2048 class, University of Toronto, Canada, March 20, 2019.

10. “To Escape in Immanence or Transcendence?: Schelling and Adorno on the Philosophy of History”

Memorial University Philosophy Fall Colloquium, Memorial University, St. John's, Canada, November 22, 2018.

11. “The Late Schelling’s Metaphysics as the Foundation of Adorno and Horkheimer’s Philosophy of History”

Schelling and the Philosophies of the Earth, Sixth Annual Meeting of the North American Schelling Society, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 6. September 2018.

12. “Schelling und Adornos Betrachtungen zur Geschichtsphilosophie”

Research Colloquium, Institute for Classical German Philosophy / Hegel Archive, Bochum, Germany, July 17, 2018.

13. “Schelling and Adorno: Considerations on the Philosophy of History”

IV. Freiburger Graduiertensymposium: Die Klassische deutsche Philosophie und ihre Folgen, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, June 22, 2018.

14. “Nikolai Chernyshevsky and Ernst Bloch’s Visions of Utopia: Freedom and The Transformation of Material Conditions”

Idealist Philosophies of History, Dominican University College, Ottawa, Canada, April 19, 2018.


15. “The Implications of Schelling’s Metaphysics of Contingency for Phenomenology”

The 13th Annual Meeting of The Comparative & Continental Philosophy Circle, Bath, UK, April 7, 2018.

16. “Conceiving of a Collective Future After Muskrat Falls”

Memorial University Aldrich Conference, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, March 22, 2018.

17. “Grounding Foucault’s Utopic Body in Merleau-Ponty”

Memorial University Philosophy Graduate Conference: Bodies, Politics and the Earth, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, March 10, 2018.

18. “Walter Benjamin’s Messianism as a Critique of Social Progress”

Memorial University Philosophy Winter Colloquium, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, February 1, 2018.

19. “Walter Benjamin’s Messianism" 

Philosophical Colloquium of Prof. Dieter Sturma, Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE), University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, July 20, 2017.

20. “‘The Humanity that is Striving to be Born’: Horkheimer’s Messianism and its Reception”

Ways Out of History: The Frankfurt School and Religion, Institute for Science and Ethics, Bonn, Germany, July 13, 2017.

21. “The Contingency of Being as the Condition of Phenomenological Destruction in Schelling”

Politics and the Phenomenological Tradition, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, June 6, 2017.


22. “The Crucified Christ as the Mediator of Collective Suffering: Horkheimer and Moltmann”

Annual Meeting of the Canadian Society of Christian Philosophers, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 29, 2017.

23. “The Future of Secular Public Space in Canada”

Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics Conference, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 29, 2017.

24. “Why should I act against the ecological crisis?”

For A New Earth Meeting, Clarke’s Beach, NL, Canada, March 5, 2017.

25. “Herder's Critical Revision of Spinoza's Monism and its Reception by the Young Schelling”

Schelling: Crisis and Critique, North American Schelling Society 5th Annual Conference, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, February 23, 2017.

26. “Moltmann and Horkheimer on God and Suffering”

The Idea of God, Queen’s College, Faculty of Theology, St. John’s, Canada, November 24, 2016.

27. “The Role of the Aesthetic in Moral Education: Schiller, Plato and Read”

Word in Education: Moral Upbringing through Arts and Literature, IVth International Congress, Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow Poland, October 27, 2016.

28. “The Triads of Schelling and Deleuze”

Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP), Utah Valley University at Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, October 20, 2016.

29. “Community without a Singular Ontology and Authority?: Challenging F.W.J. Schelling’s view of South Americans with Viveiros de Castro”

Philosophies européennes et décolonisation de la pensée, Université Toulouse II, Toulouse, France, August 26, 2016.


30. “Schiller and Contemporary Moral Education”

International Summer School in Philosophy and Education, Jesuit University Ignatianum, Krakow, Poland, May 27, 2016.


31. “Horkheimer's Reading of Schelling on the Metaphysics of Nature and Eschatology”

Memorial University Graduate Conference in Philosophy: Metaphysics Today, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, April 23, 2016.

32. “Schelling and Horkheimer on Nature, Reason and Eschatology”

Mind and Nature, 11th Annual De Philosophia Conference,  University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April  11, 2015.


33. “Disenchantment, Dominance and the Poor: Interpreting the Environmental Crisis through Laudato si’ and Critical Theory”

Nature and Ethical Thought: Reflections on Laudato Si, Dominican University College, Ottawa, Canada, March 7, 2016.


34. "From Indifference to the Ungrund and Beyond: The Triads of Schelling and Deleuze”

Memorial University Philosophy Winter Colloquium, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, January 28, 2016.

35. “Two notions of Secular Public Space: Hegel and the Canadian Case"

Questioning the Secular, Albert-Ludwigs- Universitat Freiburg, Theologische Fakultiit, Freiburg, Germany, June 17, 2015.

36. “Faith and the ‘Ecstasis’ of Reason: Kant’s role in Schelling’s Positive Philosophy”

Why Faith? Kantian Explorations, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, May 21, 2015.

37. “Transgressing Representation and Reason: Schelling, Deleuze and Transcendental Empiricism”

Unconditional Thinking, 10th Annual De Philosophia Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada, April  11, 2015.

38. “The Activity of Bodying Forth: The Indiscernible Limits of Heidegger’s and Foucault’s ‘Lived- Bodies”’

Workshop: La philosophie du corps, Charles University Prague, Prague, Czech Republic, February  11, 2015.

39. “L’être imprépensable du dernier Schelling dans le contexte de sa critique de Hegel”

Journées d’hommage à Laszlo Tengelyi —  Tagung Laszlo Tengelyi zu Ehren, Charles University  Prague, Prague, Czech  Republic, February  10, 2015.

40. “An Introduction to the Early Schelling and his Naturphilosophie“

Public Lecture,  Department of German and Russian, Memorial University,  St. John’s,  Canada, February 6,  2015.

41. “Beyond Man, yet towards the Body: Heidegger, Foucault and Anti-Humanism"

Atlantic  Region Philosophers’ Association Annual Meeting, Memorial University, St. John’s Canada, October 24-25, 2014.

42. “Le corps, la perception et l’ontologie : Merleau-Ponty, médiateur entre le dernier Heidegger et le premier Foucault”

École d‘été franco-allemande : La vie dans l’homme ou l’homme dans la vie? Généalogies franco-allemandes entre anthropologie et anti-humanisine, École normale supérieure, Paris, France, July 23, 2014.

43. “Deleuze’s Metaphysical Return to Schelling through the Concept of Pre-personal Life”

7th International Deleuze Studies Conference, Istanbul Technical University, School of Architecture,  Istanbul, Turkey, July 14, 2014.

44. “The Irreversible and Unpredictable: Schelling’s Dynamic Understanding of Nature and Open Systems”

A Conception of Nature for the 21st  Century?, WissenschaftsZentrum Umwelt and the Lehrstuhl fiür Philosophie, University of Augsburg, Augsburg, Germany, June  23, 2014.

45. “From Absolute-I to the Thinking Absolute: Herder’s Subjectivizing of Spinoza’s Substance in the Early Schelling”

Memorial University Philosophy Graduate Conference: Nature, Freedom, and Reason, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, June 6, 2014.

46. “Shaun Gallagher’s Pattern Theory  of the  Self and  Its Problems” 

Philosophers’  Rally  2014, Radbound University  Nijmegen, Nijmegen, Netherlands, April 24, 2014.

47. “Dieu ne joue pas aux dés : Herder et Einstein au sujet de l’ immanence”

Workshop, L’immanence et sa logique : Die Immanenz  und ihre Logik, Universidade  de Coimbra, Coimbra,  Portugal, Feburary 20, 2014.

48. “Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Deleuze: Thinking the Lived, Utopic Body (without Organs)”

Inside. Outside. Other. The body in the work of Gilles Deleuze and Michel Foucault/ Innen. Außen. Anders. Zur Frage des Körpers im Werk von Gilles Deleuze und Michel Foucault, Kunstakademie Münster, Münster, Germany, November 30, 2013.

49. “The Communication of Haecceities: The Transcendental Fields of Deleuze, Duns Scotus and Simondon”

Deleuzean Metaphysics Workshop 2013: Immanence and Transcendence in Deleuzean Metaphysics, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, April 12, 2013.

50. “Le féminisme en France face au pouvoir coloniale : Une analyse foucaldienne”

Workshop: Au sujet du feminisme, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, February 15, 2013.

51. “Le mouvement de la métaphysique : Peut-on parler d’une ontologie chez Deleuze ?”

Workshop : MétaphysiqueS, École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France, February 11, 2013.

52. “The Relationship between Madness and Artistic Creation: Ontological Transfigurations in the Philosophies of F. W. J. Schelling and Gilles Deleuze”

Memorial University Philosophy Society's Student Colloquium, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, January 14, 2011.

COMMENTARIES:

1. Commentator and Panelist, “Business for the Good: Connecting Social Enterprise Theory and Practice”

Memorial University Centre for Entrepreneurship, St. John’s, Canada, March 21, 2018.

 

2. Response to Stephen Lofts, “Pure potency as the Urgrund of Being and Being Human”

North American Schelling Society 4th Annual Conference, Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, September 18, 2015.

3. Response to Peter Gratton, ”Schelling, Derrida, and Thinking without a Theme”

Memorial University Philosophy Winter  Colloquium,  Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, January  19, 2015.

PUBLIC TALKS:


1. “For A New Earth: Our Vision and its History”

People, Place and Public Engagement, organized by The Office of Public Engagement at Memorial University, October 27, 2018.


2. “For A New Earth: Addressing Ecological Issues Facing NL”
Sustainability Fair, organized by the Sustainability Office at Memorial University, October 18, 2018.
 

3. “Our Future After Muskrat Falls”

Muskrat Falls Symposium, organized by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Memorial University, St. John’s, Canada, September 29, 2018.
 

4. “Do We Really Care About Climate Change?,”

Public Lecture organized by For A New Earth and Memorial University’s Philosophy Department at The Ship Pub, St. John's, Canada, November 7, 2017. 
 

5. “Everyone gets a B': What's the Point of an Education in the Humanities if I Can't Fail?” 
Public Lecture organized by Memorial University’s Philosophy Department at The Ship Pub, St. John’s, Canada, March 1, 2016.

GUEST LECTURES IN LINGUISTICS:


All guest lectures presented in the Linguistics Graduate Seminar, led by Dr. Vit Bubenik (2016-2018).

 

1. "Raimo Anttila on Abduction, Deduction, Induction," November 14, 2018.
 

2. “Induction, Deduction and Abduction,” October 10, 2018.
 

3. “F.W.J. Schelling’s Use of Classical Arabic,” ongoing research project, presented on March 28, 2018, February 14, 2018, March 27, 2017.
 

4. “Kant on Freedom,” February 16, 2016.
 

5. “On Heidegger’s Relation to Hegel,” May 2, 2016.
 

6. “The Apprehension of Czech Language by English Speakers,” September 19 and 26, 2016.