The Owl’s Flight. Hegel’s Legacy in a Different Voice

In the 20th century Hegel’s philosophy was the object of clashing interpretations, which often leaded to dividing perspectives. Left-wing and right-wing, conservatism and Marxism, totalitarianism and liberalism: many adjectives have been used to describe the Hegelian philosophy. From an ideological and political point of view, as well as in a theoretical approach, with particular regard to the idea of system and dialectic, Hegelian thought separated people and philosophers.

In the second half of the century, deconstruction of subject and gender, philosophies of difference and feminist thought have privileged original orientations in the research on Hegel, facing in many ways topics otherwise taken for marginal or even ignored.

The Hegelian reference to the Owl, emblem of Minerva, makes philosophy and logos the attributes of a female figure, who appears only with the falling of the dusk, at the end of a world. If Hegel invites us in this way to comprehend our time just from that edge, where the present exceeds itself, the conference we propose is meant to accept the challenge: can the Hegelian inheritance be still enriched through other cultures and philosophical languages?

LOCANDINA wowohe2018


Invited Speakers

Prof. Dr. Myriam Bienenstock, Université François Rabelais Tours

Prof. Dr. Rossella Bonito Oliva, Università degli Studi di Napoli L’Orientale

Prof. Dr. Allegra de Laurentiis, Stony Brook University

Prof. Dr. Irene Kajon, Sapienza Università di Roma

(em.) Prof. Dr. Herta Nagl-Docekal, Universität Wien

Prof. Dr. Angelica Nuzzo, City University of New York

(em.) Prof. Dr. Erzsébet Rózsa, University of Debrecen

Prof. Dr. Nuria Sánchez Madrid, Universidad Complutense Madrid

Prof. Dr. Birgit Sandkaulen, Hegel-Archiv Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Scientific Committee

Stefania Achella, Gabriella Baptist,  Serena Feloj, Francesca Iannelli, Fiorinda Li Vigni, Claudia Melica

Organising Team

Vasileios Davaris, Maria Aria Stadirani

Staff Members

Dionisia Valentina Cozzolino, Lorenzo Ferrari, Letizia Lagatta, Chiara Anastasia Moda, Emanuele Nardi, Riccardo Perazza, Mateja Lara Schmidt, Giada Scotto.

Graphic Designer: Marco Santamaria


Supported by


Under the patronage of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany