Hegel attributes the establishment of a philosophy of speculative reason to himself, whereas according to Hegel, Kant did not get beyond intellectual thinking. From this point of view, researchers have been asking whether Kant’s or Hegel’s philosophy is more valid nowadays, but no consensus has emerged. From today’s perspective, Kant and Hegel are outstanding witnesses of the history of philosophy, but, however, of a history which entails a significant systematic power. Hegel’s philosophy often refers to Kant implicitly and explicitly. Numerous contexts within Hegel’s thinking become more easily accessible when the Kantian subtext is revealed. But also, Hegel’s speculative thinking is useful for discovering features of speculative thinking in Kant’s works that might be unexpected. Drawing out Hegel’s references to Kant in order to gain a new understanding of Kant’s philosophy is a major goal of the 30th International Hegel Conference of the International Hegel Society and the University of Vienna.
The official languages of the conference are English, German and French.