Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy (Spring 2024)

We are glad to give notice of the program of the Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy, Spring 2024, which will find place on Zoom.  Unless otherwise noted, the sessions of the seminar will take place on Thursday, 5:00-6:30 pm (CET).

The Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy is organized by Karin de Boer, Luis Felipe Garcia, Pierpaolo Bettie, and Manuel Tangorra.

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Please find below the description as well as the program of the seminar.


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.


February 8, 5-7 pm. Discussion.
Jens Timmermann (University of St Andrews), Kant’s Will at the Crossroads: An Essay on the Failings of Practical Rationality (OUP 2022).
Respondents: Anastasia Berg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Robinson dos Santos (Federal University of Pelotas, Brazil), Nicholas Dunn (Bard College, US).

February 22. Talk.
Luca Corti (University of Padua), Hegel’s Notion of Character: Bringing Nature into History
Respondent: Manuel Tangorra (KU Leuven).

March 7. Talk.
Marco Rampazzo Bazzan (Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo, Brazil), Machiavelli’s Impact on the Political Thought of the Late Fichte (1807–1813)
Respondent: David James (University of Warwick).

April 25, 5-7 pm.
Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame), Gabriel Gottlieb (Xavier University), Commemorating the Work and Legacy of Daniel Breazeale (1945-2023)

May 2, 5-7 pm. Workshop.
Michael Jaworzyn (University of Edinburgh), Paola Rumore (University of Turin), Michael Walschots (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), The 18th-Century Reception of Locke in Germany

May 30, 5-7 pm. Book Launch.
Naomi Fisher (Loyola University Chicago), Schelling’s Mystical Platonism. 1792–1802 (OUP 2024).
Respondents: Laura Follesa (University of Milan), Carlos Zorrilla Piña (LMU Munich), Paul Franks (Yale University).

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