The Humboldt Seminar

 

The Humboldt Seminar is a work group in which the Humboldt post-doc fellows, Department postdocs, and visitors of the Humboldt Professorship discuss their work in progress.

Program: Winter 2019

Meetings take place in: GWZ 2116, from 11:00-13:00 (s.t.)

 

October 21 – Bianca Ancillotti

Elements of Kantian Two-Dimensionality 

November 4 – Gilad Nir 

Philosophical Riddles and Ethical Transformations

November 18 –  Wolfram Gobsch

Autonomy and radical evil: a Kantian challenge to constitutivism

November 25 – Sabrina Bauer

 Kant’s Epistemological Distinction between Appearances and Things in Themselves

December 2 – Jonas Held

 Dealing with the Tortoise: How can logic be normative?

December 9 – Dawa Ometto

 Anscombe, Causality and Determinism

January 6 – Alec Hinshelwood

 On Practical Thought

January 13 – Vanessa Carr 

The Significance of Transitive Action Verbs

January 20 – Joris Spigt

Skepticism as the Negative Side of Philosophy: Hegel’s Early Skepticism Essay

Format

The first 45 minutes of each meeting will be devoted to presenting the papers; the rest of the time will be devoted to discussion. 

 Readings

Suggested readings for the seminar are distributed to registered participants through our mailing list. For more details, please contact gilad.nir [at] uni-leipzig.de .

Program: Winter 2018

Meetings will take place in the GWZ, room 2116, from 11am-1pm

 

29.10  Alec Hinshelwood:            “Making Do With Events”

5.11    Vanessa Carr:                      “No Objection to Object Causation” 

19.11  Dawa Ometto:                    “The Factivity of Practical Knowledge”

26.11  Bianca Ancillotti:               “How to Become a Transcendental Idealist”

3.12    Martijn Wallage:                “Am I Anonymous?”

10.12  Gilad Nir:                             “The Tractarian Account of Inference”

7.1      Jonas Held:                          “Kant on Syllogistic Reasoning”

Format

The format of the seminar is as follows: a week before each meeting we will distribute the text to be discussed in the seminar. The first 15 minutes of each meeting will be devoted to a short summary of the paper; the rest of the time will be devoted to discussion. 

Readings

The reasings for the seminar are distributed to registered participants through our mailing list. For more details, please contact gilad.nir [at] uni-leipzig.de .