Presentations

Habermas’ Observations on ‘The Spiritual Situation of the Age.’ Goethe-Institute “Workshop on German Affairs,” Boston, May 1981.

“Weltgeist und objektiver Geist,” XIV. Internationaler Hegel-Kongress, Athens, Greece, April 1982.

“A Critique of Marx’s Critique of Hegel’s Philosophy of Right,” Colloquium Paper, APA Eastern Division Meetings, Washington D.C., December 1985.

“Nazism and the Disintegration of Cultural Values,” Inside and Outside Nazi Germany, University of Alabama, February 1988.

“Marx, Hegel and the Concept of Law,” Southwestern Political Science Association, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 1989.

“Hegel and the Doctrine of Expressivism,” APA Colloquium Paper, Atlanta December 1989.

“Contemporary German Historians and the Nazi Past,” Paper presented to the Society for Genocide and Holocaust Studies, American Philosophical Association, December 1989.

“Dialogue and Dialectic,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Villanova University, October 1990.

“Philosophy, Culture, and Public Policy,” APA Colloquium Paper, Eastern Division Meetings, New York, 1991.

“Hegel’s Concept of Virtue,” Faculty Political Theory Seminar, Yale University, February 1992.

“The Hegelian Reaction to the Enlightenment,” part of a Portz Fund Colloquium series entitled “The Eclipse of the Enlightenment?” Rhode Island College, March 1992.

“Hegel, Modernity, and Political Representation,” APA Colloquium Paper, Pacific Division Meetings, March 1992.

“Hegel, Modernity, and Civic Republicanism,” APA Colloquium Paper, Central Division Meetings, Louisville, April 1992.

“Hegel, Hobbes, Kant, and the Scienticization of Practical Philosophy,” Hegel Society of America, Pennsylvania State University, October 1992.

“Art and the Public Sphere,” Society for Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts, Annenberg Center for Communication, University of Pennsylvania, October 1992.

“Hegel, Hobbes, Kant und die Verwissenschaftlichung der praktischen Philosophie,” Hegel-Archiv-Kolloquium, Jan 1993.

“Hegel, Modernity, and Civic Republicanism,” Florida Philosophical Association, University of Florida, October 1994.

“The Co-Primordiality of Public and Private Autonomy in Hegel and Habermas,” APA Colloquium Paper, Chicago, April 1995.  Also presented at the 17th International Association of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress, Bologna, Italy, June 1995.

“Cultural Values and Legal Principles: Hegelian Perspectives on Contemporary Dilemmas,” International Association for Philosophy & Literature, George Mason University, May 1996, invited.

“Hegel, Habermas, and the Concept of Law,” versions of which presented four times: (i) “Theory of Democracy: Between Law and Morality, Tilburg University Symposium, Tilburg Holland, February 1996, refereed; (ii) Philosophy Department  Graduate Faculty Workshop, New School for Social Research March 1996, invited; (iii) Colloquium on Social Philosophy, University of Frankfurt (Germany) May 1996, invited, and (iv) Union College, Schenectady, NY, September 1996, invited.

“Historicity and Constitutionalism in Hegel,” International Hegel Society, San Sebastian Spain, October 1996.

“Structure or Sentiment?  Habermas, Hegel, and the Conditions of Solidarity,” Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy, Georgetown University, October 1996.

“Constitutionalism and Constitutional Patriotism in Hegel and Habermas,” Society for Systematic Philosophy, APA, Atlanta, December 1996.

“Law and Culture,” Pacific Division Meeting, APA Colloquium Paper, March 1997.

“Constitutionalism and Constitutional Politics in Rawls and Hegel,” Central Division Meeting Colloquium Paper, APA, Pittsburgh April 1997.

“Constitutional Paideia,” World Philosophical Congress, Boston, August 1998.

“Law, Culture, and Constitutionalism,” invited paper for special session of Rhode Island Philosophical Society.  Presented as well to Biannual meeting on the Hegel Society of America, University of Georgia, October 1998.

“Hegel and the Idea of a Culturist Account of a Global Public Sphere,” 28th Conference on Value Inquiry, April 13-15, Lamar University, April 2000.

“Political Pluralism in Hegel and Rawls,” American Political Science Association, New York, NY, September 2000.

“Hegel, Globalization, and Embedded Cosmopolitanism,” American Political Science Association, San Francisco, September 2001.

“Hegel’s Critical Eurocentrism,” October 2001 meeting of Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy (SPEP).

“The Separation of Church and State and the Unity of Religion and Politics,” Internationale Hegel-Gesellschaft, Jena Germany, August 2002.

“National Sovereignty, Cosmopolitanism, and Transnationalism,” International Consortium on Social Theory, Tampa, May 2003.

“Hegel’s Idea of a Civil Religion for Modern Societies,” Pacific Division Colloquium Paper, APA, March 2004.

“Hegel’s Idea of a Law of Peoples,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, August-September 2004, Chicago.

“The Idea of Rooted Cosmopolitanism,” Internationale Hegel-Gesellschaft, Toulouse France September 2004 (accepted and prepared, not presented).

“Hegel’s Conception of an International ‘We,’” Hegel Society of America 18th biennial meeting, UCLA, October 2004.

“The Relationship of Religion and Politics: Hegelian Perspectives on Arendt and Jaspers,” Special APA Session on Religion and Politics, arranged by APA Committee on International Cooperation, December 2004.

“Bounded Communities, International Law, and the Concept of a Situated Cosmopolitanism,” Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco March 2005.

“Hegel and Eurocentrism,” Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, San Francisco March 2005.

“Between Cosmopolitanism and State Sovereignty: Hegel’s Law of Peoples,” Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Dublin Ireland, June-July 2006.

“Rawls’ Law of Peoples,” presentation to faculty and Ph.D. students, Institute of Philosophy, University of Debrecen, Hungary, September 2006, invited.

“Hegels Begriff des Staates als Irdisch-Göttliches, International Hegel-Society Workshop, Debrecen Hungary, September 2006, invited.

“Is Hegel’s Philosophy of History Eurocentric?” Hegel Society of America 19th biennial meeting, Chicago, October 2006.

“Hegel’s Conception of State as an ‘Earthly-Divinity,’” American Philosophical Association Central Division meeting, Chicago, April 2007, invited.

“Political Theology and Civic Republicanism,” American Political Science Association, Chicago, August-September 2007.

“Justice, Recognition, and the Law of Peoples,” conference on Global Justice and the Politics of Recognition, Centre for Social and Global Justice, University of Nottingham, September 2007 and the University of Bremen (both invited).

“Global Justice and the Conception of Recognition,” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Boston, August 2008.

“Weltgeist als Prinzip interkulturelles Kosmopolitismus,” Internationale Hegel-Gesellschaft, Louvain Belgium, September 2008, refereed, not in attendance.

“Religion, Secularity, and the Politics of Modernity,” Conference on “The Politics of Modernity: Hegel and the French Revolution,” Institute for Christian Studies, Toronto, March 2009, invited.

“Hegel, Action Theory, and Civic Republicanism,” Panel on “Republicanisms,” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago IL, April 2010.

“Hegel, Recognition, and Redistribution,” invited paper for inclusion in the “Economics and Justice in Hegel” panel, annual meeting of the American Political Science Association, September 2010.

“Religion, Civil Society, and the System of an Ethical World: Hegel on the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism,” Hegel Society of America Biannual Conference, St. Norbert College, Green Bay WI, October 2010.

“Mutual Recognition and Global Justice,” Conference on Interpretive Policy Analysis, University of Cardiff Wales, June 2011.

“Hegel, Social Membership, and ‘the Right to Have Rights,’” APSA meeting, Seattle WA, September 2011.

“Universal Human Rights, Social Membership, and Historicity: Hegel and the ‘Right to have Rights,’” Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2012; International Political Science Association, Madrid, July 2012.

“The Dialectic of Human Rights and Democracy under Conditions of Globality,” Interpretive Policy Analysis Conference, Tilburg University NL, July 2012. Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago, IL, April 2013.

“The Fact of Poverty and Hegel’s Concept of Right as Reflexive Ethicality,” Conference on Philosophy and the Social Sciences, Prague, May 2013.

“The Dialectic of Human Right and Democracy under Conditions of Globality,” presented: (a) joint session of the colloquium series of the Heidelberg University Philosophy and Political Science Departments, June 2013; (b) Association for Political Theory, Vanderbilt University, September 2013; (c) International Conference on the Grounding and Implementation of Human Rights, The Human Rights Institute, Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, April 18-19, 2014.

“Democratic Iteration, Interpretive Context-Transcendence, and the Rudiments of an Intercultural Theory of Human Rights,” “Philosophy and Social Science” conference, Prague May 2014.

“La pobreza y la concepción hegeliana del derecho como eticidad reflexive,” Philosophy Department, Autonomous University of Madrid, May 2014.

“Human Rights, Global Governance, and Democracy,” Human Rights session, International Political Science Assn. Congress, Montreal, July 2014.

“Critique of the Non-Metaphysical Reading of Hegel’s Practical Philosophy,” Hegel Society of American Biannual Conference, Northwestern University, October-November 2014.

“Human Rights, Interculturality, and the Idea of a Transnational Public Sphere.”  Three presentations: (a) Association of Political Theory (APT) Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, October 2014 and (b) Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago 2015; (c) World Congress of the International Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, Washington D.C. August 2015.

Workshop participant, “Philosophical roots for a future Europe: towards the Europe of cities,” Autonomous University of Madrid, April 2015.

“Honneth and Hegel on Normative Reconstruction” at the International Consortium on Social Theory, Cambridge University, UK, June 2015 and the Critical Theory Roundtable at Yale University in October 2015.

“Reflexivity, Bildung, and the Ethicality of Civil Society,” International Hegel Congress, Ruhr-University Bochum Germany, May 2016.

“Honneth, Hegel and the Aporias of Market Societies,” “Philosophy and Social Science” conference, Prague Czech Republic, May 2016

“Universal Human Rights, Interculturality and the Idea of a Transnational Public Sphere,” Autonomous University Madrid, Spain, May 2016.

“La reconstrucción normativa en Honneth y Hegel,” Autonomous University Madrid, Spain, May 2016.

“Universal Human Rights, Interculturality, and the Idea of a Transnational Public Sphere,” Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation, International Consortium on Social Theory, Innsbruck Austria, May 2017.

“Universelle Menschenrechte, Interkulturalität und die Idee einer transnationalen Öffentlichkeit,” Invited Lecture, University of Jena (Germany) Graduate Colloquium, May 2017.

“The Place of a Transnational Public Sphere in an (Intercultural) Account of Human Rights” at the “Philosophy and Social Science” Conference, Czech Academy of Science, Prague; May 2018.

“Espíritu, Eticidad y la lógica de la apertura y la transgression: commentario a la Metafísica de la política de Hegel,” Graduate Philosophy Program Colloquium, Autonomous University of Madrid, May 2018.

“Politics, Futurity and the Philosophy of Spirit,” 32nd International Hegel Congress, University of Tampere, Finland, June 2018.

“The Idea of Human Dignity and the Intercultural Theory of Universal Human Rights,” 29th World Congress of the International Association for the Philosophy Law and Social Philosophy (IVR), University of Lucerne, Switzerland, July 2019.