5th November Talk by Edmund Smith – ‘A Literary Introduction to Hegel: dialectical philosophy and the 19th century short story’


On the 5th November from 16:30-17:45 in HEL114, Edmund Smith will be delivering an introductory talk on the German philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel (1770-1831) and the nineteenth-century short story. This lecture will offer a rich groundwork for anyone interested in finding out more about dialectical philosophy, and its impact on nineteenth-century literature.

Edmund Smith is a philosopher working in the Hegelian tradition. His work focuses on the Science of Logic, the Jena Phenomenology, and on the relationship between them. Edmund began working on the Logic in late 2015 after becoming deeply dissatisfied with certain tenets within analytic philosophy of logic. Since then, he has given papers on nature and justification of the presuppositionless beginning of the Logic, as well as on Hegel’s conception of the categories.

Edmund received his undergraduate degree from the London School of Economics, and his MA from the University of Warwick. He hopes to begin his PhD in the second half of 2019.

This lecture is open to all, and we look forward to seeing you there!