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The North American Schelling Society hosts an a conference every other year in a different North American location. Each conference is organized around a broad theme aiming to further Schelling-related research. New submissions are always welcome.


The fourth annual meeting of the North American Schelling Society took place from 17-19 September, 2015, in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. The theme was "The Heritage and Legacy of F.W.J. Schelling." It was hosted in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Ethics in Bonn, Germany.

The conference explored Schelling’s immense importance for the history of philosophy and theology in new ways. Many contributors examined the historical and contemporary figures, well-known or obscure, whose work touches on Schellingian themes, for example, non-reductive naturalism, objective idealism, Platonic realism, metaphysical voluntarism, personalism, philosophical eschatology, etc.

Keynote speaker Paul Franks spoke on "From World-soul to Universal Organism: Platonism and Kabbalah in Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature." Plenary session speakers included Jason Wirth and Elizabeth Sikes (Seattle University), Tyler Tritten (Gonzaga University), Lore Hühn (Freiburg University), Stephen Lofts (King's University College (UWO), Dale Snow (Loyola University), Joan Steigerwald (York University), Peter Warnek (University of Oregon), Tilottama Rajan (Western University), Dieter Sturma (Bonn University), Joseph Lawrence (College of the Holy Cross).

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