Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Define Self-Positing!

I'm defending my dissertation this Friday, and have been reading through it. I've always struggled with defining Fichte's conception of self-positing. Here is what I say it is at one point:
Self-positing is the very activity in which the I is constituted as an I by virtue of reflexively self-reverting into itself so to immediately become intuitively aware of its own reflexive activity involved in the self-ascription of representations in judgment.
This account is defended by a good bit of interpretation and argumentation (or so I'd like to think). I'm curious how others might define self-positing. Give it a shot in the comments if you dare!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

NY German Idealism Workshop

The next meeting of the NY German Idealism Workshop will be held on Friday, May 7th at The New School. Jon Burmeister (Boston College) will be giving a paper entitled, "Hegel on Ordinary and Philosophical Language." Roy Ben-Shai (The New School for Social Research) will respond.

Date: Friday, May 7th
Location: The New School for Social Research, 6 East 16th St., Wolff
Conference Room (906/913)
Time: 4:30–6:30

I will actually be at the New School, but won't make the meeting because I will be defending my dissertation at the same time.