NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers (Durham, June, 19th-July, 19th 2019): Philosophical Responses to Empiricism in Kant, Hegel, and Sellars

We are happy to give notice that applications are now open for the NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers, to be held at Durham from June, 19th to July, 19th, 2019.

The seminar will be entitled Philosophical Responses to Empiricism in Kant, Hegel, and Sellars.

Here is a brief presentation of the course:

Eighteenth-century empiricism evoked a radical response from Kant and Hegel, the German Idealists, emphasizing the agency involved in knowledge and experience. Twentieth-century empiricism evoked a parallel response from Wilfrid Sellars that has left its mark on contemporary philosophy. Juxtaposing readings from historical and contemporary sources, the central issues in this seminar concern the nature of sensory experience, the concepts used to make sense of it, the possibility of radical conceptual change, the role of the empirical sciences in ontology, and the sources of the normativity essential to human agency. Participants will also present their work in progress to the group for discussion.

Deadline for applications is March 1st, 2019. 

For further information, please visit the grant’s page in the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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