"The Discourse of German Idealism"
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."