KU Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy (Spring 2023)

We are glad to give notice of the new program of the KU Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy (Spring 2023). Events are recorded and made available on the YouTube Channel of the research group.

The seminar will take place on Thursday, 5.00-6.30 pm Central European Time (unless noted otherwise).

Organizers: Karin de Boer, Henny Blomme, Stephen Howard, and Pavel Reichl

To register and receive the Zoom link, please visit this link.

Below you can find the Spring Program 2023 of the KU Leuven online seminar series.


“The light dove, cleaving the air in its free flight, and feeling its resistance, might imagine that its flight would be even easier in empty space.” (Kant, CPR, A5/B8)

This online seminar, convening on Zoom, is intended to create a platform where junior and senior researchers can share their ideas, receive support and feedback, and create new bonds. In principle, the seminar will take place every two weeks from October to December and from February to June. The formats include individual talks with or without pre-circulated papers, book sessions, and workshops based on calls for papers. In all cases, there will be ample time for discussion.

March 9

Robert Stern (University of Sheffield): Schelling on Freedom, Evil and Imputation: A Puzzle

Respondent: Christoph Brinkelmann (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften München)

March 23 (5-7)

Jelscha Schmid (University of Basel): The methods of metaphilosophy: Kant, Maimon, and Schelling on how to philosophize about philosophy (Book Launch)

Respondent: Naomi Fisher (Loyola University of Chicago), Thomas Sturm (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Peter Thielke (Pomona College Claremont, CA)

April 20

Elizabeth Millan (DePaul University Chicago): Nature, Freedom, and Political Change in Alexander von Humboldt

Joan Steigerwald (York University)

May 4

Marina F. Bykova (North Carolina State University): Fichte’s Original Presentation of the Foundational Principles of the Wissenschaftslehre: The Question of Method (Book Discussion)

Respondent: Christian Klotz (Federal University of Goiás, Brazil)

May 18 (5-7)

Stephen Howard (KU Leuven): Kant’s Late Philosophy of Nature:The Opus postumum (Book Launch)

Giovanni Pietro Basile (Boston College), Jeffrey Edwards (Stony Brook University), Michael Bennett McNulty (University of Minnesota).


For more details, including abstracts, please visit this link.

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