The Discourse of German IdealismThe Discourse of German Idealismhttp://www.haverford.edu/calendar/details/234882Gest Center 1012013-04-05T14:00:002013-04-05T15:30:00
April 5, 2:00PM
Gest Center 101
Distinguished Visitor, Eckart Förster, Professor of Philosophy, of German, and the Humanities Center at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin
Eckart Forster's "The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy"
Eckart Förster, Professor of Philosophy at Johns Hopkins University and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at the Humboldt University in Berlin, will give a lecture, "The Discourse of German Idealism," on Friday, April 5, 2013 from 2:00-3:30 in Gest 101. His talk will be based on his book, The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy, published (in English) last summer by Harvard University Press. If you are not yet familiar with this very readable book, let me quote one statement on the back jacket from Michael Rosen (Harvard) about it: "In this book, a great Kant scholar asks two fundamental questions about the extraordinary period of German philosophy from 1781 to 1806. Why did Kant claim that he had begun philosophy anew -- and why did Hegel think that he had brought it to completion? Eckart Förster's answers are historically cogent and philosophically challenging. They are rooted in the deepest learning yet, at the same time, presented with extraordinary clarity. The Twenty-Five Years of Philosophy is a masterpiece."
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