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Workshop: Metaphern, Symbole und Analogien in Kants kritischen Schriften

LMU Munich, January 25, 2020
Organisation: Manja Kisner and Larissa Wallner

Conference: Aufklärung über Aufklärung – Zur Aktualität der klassischen deutschen Philosophie

Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung, December 12-13, 2019
Organisation: Giovanni Pietro Basile, Manja Kisner, Ansgar Lyssy, Michael B. Weiß


International Conference: The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy

Organisation: Manja Kisner and Jörg Noller
LMU Munich, October 11-12, 2019

The concept of drive plays a crucial role in Classical German Philosophy for the foundation of theoretical as well as practical philosophy. Moreover, the concept of drive becomes essential in this period not only for philosophy, but also for other areas such as biology, anthropology, and psychology. As such, this concept facilitates new ways to describe nature and to define humans not only as merely natural, but also as cultural and moral beings that possess freedom. In this way, the idealist concept of drive brings together various philosophical traditions such as empiricism, rationalism, and the Enlightenment. The focus of the conference is thus both historical and systematic. Its aim is to portray, reconstruct and discuss the development of the concept of drive in Classical German Philosophy.