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Third Carinthian Workshop on Topics from Early Modern Philosophy to Kant. Kant Maria von Herbert, and Early Modern Women Philosophers

We are glad to announce that the “Third Carinthian Workshop on Topics from Early Modern Philosophy to Kant. Kant, Maria von Herbert, and Early Modern Women Philosophers” will take place in Klagenfurt (Austria) on October 21-22, 2016.

The Third Carinthian EMP-Kant Workshop will focus on the role of Women Philosophers from Early Modern Philosophy to Kant, thereby drawing the attention to a Women philosopher from Klagenfurt, namely Maria von Herbert, who corresponded with Kant and who, together with her brother Franz Paul von Herbert, played an important role in Austrian Enlightenment.

The workshop has no participation fee and everyone interested is welcome.

Keynote Speakers will be:

Rae Langton, Cambridge University;
Martha Bolton, Rutgers University.

Affirmed Speakers will be:

Bernhard Ritter, Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt.


Here is the event’s full program:

Friday, October 21, 2016

Sarah Tropper (Alpen-Adria-UniversityKlagenfurt): ’Vivre en béatitude: Elisabeth and Descartes’ Discussion of and from within Reasoned Lives.’

11:00-12:30 Keynote Talk
Rae Langton (University of Cambridge): Listening to Maria von Herbert’

Manja Kisner (Ludwig-Maximilian-Universität München): Kant and Maria von Herbert: The Voice of Pure Reason against the Voice of the Other

Bernhard Ritter (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt)
The Herbert Circle: A Review of the German and English Literature, and some New Findings on Maria Regina von Herbert (1769-1803)
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Michael Bennett McNulty (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities): Margaret Cavendish on the Order and Infinitude of Nature

Martha Bolton (Rutgers University, New Brunswick): ‘Mary Shepherds’ Theory of Knowledge’

Monique Whitaker (University of Witswaterand): The Content/Object Equivocation: Mary Shepherd’s Neglected Contribution

Final Discussion moderated by Ursula Renz (Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt)

The conference will be held thanks to the sponsorship of the Institute of Philosophy in cooperation with the Faculty of Cultural Studies, Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt, supported by the Research Council of the University of Klagenfurt with sponsoring by the county of Carinthia.

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