Mon, 05.06. – 06.06.2023

Zentral-Café zu Hegels Theorie der technischen Handlung

Hybrid Seminar | Vienna

Women potters at work, Ramallah, Palestine, ca. 1905 (source: Library of Congress)
Zentral-Café zu Hegels Theorie der technischen Handlung 

The second seminar on Hegel organized by the Zentral-Café takes place on June 5th and 6th, 2023 (on both days at 4 pm). Hegel’s views on teleological and technical action and especially the central role of the tool will be our subjects. We will deal with the pertinence of Hegel’s theory of action for problems of ontology and epistemology as well as its significance for the contemporary anthropology of technology.

Just as in 2022, the Hegel specialist Dr. Jánnis Kozátsas will be our speaker. The basis for our discussion will be parts of his book The dialectic of practice and the logical structure of the tool. Philosophy, archaeology and the anthropology of technology (Oxford 2020). In addition we will refer to selected sections from Hegel’s works (System der Sittlichkeit, Jenaer Systementwürfe, Phänomenologie des Geistes, Wissenschaft der Logik, Enzyklopädie der philosophischen Wissenschaften).

We will send out pdfs of the texts in advance. For more information please contact Reinhard.Jung(at)



June 5 and 6, 2023, each from 4.00 pm

Hollandstraße 11-13, 1020 Vienna, 
Seminarraum, 5th floor 
and via zoom

Zoom-Link, 1st day
(Meeting-ID: 615 4254 1853, Kenncode: 41N9ND)

Zoom-Link, 2nd day
(Meeting-ID: 645 7276 6729, Kenncode: p00mXe)

University of Vienna, Institute of Classical Archaeology; OeAW-OeAI

Thomas Schwarnthorer