An international philosophy conference, Thursday 9th and Friday 10th May, 2019. Room Location: Kardinaal Mercierzaal, Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven,

Kardinaal Mercierplein 2 – 3000, Leuven, Belgium.


The aim of this conference is to re-examine the philosophical impact of Friedrich Schiller on the emergence, thought and further development of German idealism (Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Lotze etc.). There will not only be papers on Schiller’s aesthetics (his theories of tragedy, beauty and Darstellung) and ethics (his philosophy of Bildung and humanism), but also talks on his philosophy of history, politics, religion, transcendentalism, philosophical methods, and the concept of critique. In addition, the philosophical relation of Schiller to other significant intellectual figures of the period will be treated, including: Wilhelm von Humboldt and Goethe.


Keynote Speakers:

Frederick C. Beiser (Syracuse University, USA)

Charlotte Morel (CNRS: French National Centre for Scientific Research)

Maria del Rosario Acosta Lopez (DePaul University, Chicago, USA)


Other Speakers:

Laura Anna Macor (University of Verona, Italy), Jacques-Olivier Bégot (Université Paris 7, France), Claudia Melica (Sapienza University of Rome, Italy), Louis Carré (University of Namur, Belgium), Katia Hay Rodgers (University of Amsterdam, Netherlands), Cody Staton (The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology), David W. Wood (University of Leuven, Belgium), Jeremy Hovda (University of Leuven, Belgium), Quentin Landenne (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium), and Laure Cahen-Maurel (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles, Belgium).


The languages of the conference are English and French. It is organised by the Institute of Philosophy, at the University of Leuven. Organising committee: Laure Cahen-Maurel, Henny Blomme, Karin de Boer & David W. Wood.


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