NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH - Concepts of Truth from Hegel to Blumenberg

NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH - Concepts of Truth from Hegel to Blumenberg
Activity Date: 
Thursday, Dec 15, 2016

The one day symposium Nothing but the Truth. Concepts of Truth from Hegel to Blumenberg took place at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on December 15. 2017. The topic consisted in the unfolding of a series of conceptions of truth, that relate critically to the Hegelian legacy regarding the claims of human reason and the nature of philosophical truth. Antonios Kalatzis challenged the stereotype of the Hegelian conception of truth as a exhausting adequacy between being and thinking and showed how epistemological inadequacy plays a crucial role in Hegel’s conception of system and of philosophical truth. Michael Roubach exposed the way that lead Martin Heidegger to expand Edmund Husserl’s concept of truth, by connecting Heidegger’s Habilation thesis on Duns Scotus to his Being and Time. Christoph Schmidt exposed the theological motives and the therapeutic goals that Kierkegaard’s concept of truth intrinsically entails, while Anne Eusterschulte showed the anthropological shift and the critical potential in Hans Blumenberg’s theory of absolute metaphors. The proceeding of the symposium will be published as a special issue on truth at IYYUN: The Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly.