Workshop: Rediscovering Fichte (Bruxelles, 8 December 2016)

We are glad to inform that the International PhD-workshop Rediscovering Fichte will be held at the Free University of Brussels (Campus Etterbeek, room 5C402) on December 8th, 2016.

The event is organized by The Centre for Ethics and Humanism & The Centre for Logics and Philosophy of Science (VUB), with financial support of the Doctoral School of Human Sciences (VUB).



I. Lunch Session: On Fichte’s Intellectual Relation to Kant

12:00    Welcome: Emiliano Acosta & Liesbet De Kock (Free University of Brussels)

12:15    Manja Kisner (Ludwig Maximilian Universität München): The Overlooked Importance of Fichte for the Ongoing Debate on Transcendental Idealism

12:45    Luis Fellipe Garcia (Université Catholique de Louvain): From the Critique of Pure Reason to the Presentation of the System of the Human Spirit – Fichte’s Conceptual Transformation of Critical Philosophy

13:15    Gesa Wellman (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven): Towards Practical Idealism: Fichte’s Interpretation of Kant’s Metaphysical System

13:45    Tom Giesbers (Utrecht University): Fichte’s Response to Realism


II. Revaluating Fichte

14:30    Bianca Bellini (Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele, Milano): Fichte’s Veiled Prominence: Education through Archetypes

15:30     Niklas Sommer (Philipps Universität Marburg): The Horen-Dispute and the Role of Aesthetics

16:00    Selda Salman (Middle East Technical University, Ankara): Fichte on Imagination: Does the Centrality of Imagination solve Kantian Problems?


III.   On specific aspects of Fichte’s philosophical system          

16:45   Rory Phillips (University College London):  Fichte’s Moral Metaphysics

17:15    Esther Shallan (Oxford Brookes University): Fichte on Property Rights


IV. Closing Lecture

18:00-19:00  Diogo Ferrer (Universidade de Coimbra): Paradox, Incompleteness and Labyrinth in Fichte’s Wissenschaftslehre


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