The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy: Between Biology,  Anthropology, and Metaphysics

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Friday, October 11 (Main Building, Room B206): From Early Enlightenment to Kant

9.00: Opening Address

Chair: Manja Kisner

9.15-10.15 a.m.: Catherine Wilson (New York): Leibniz' conception of drive

10.15-11.15 a.m.: Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (Bucharest): The concept of drive in the philosophy of Enlightenment

Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 p.m.: John Zammito (Houston): Between Reimarus and Kant: Blumenbach’s Concept of Trieb


2.00-3.00 p.m.: Andrew Cooper (Warwick): The economy of the Bildungstrieb in Goethe’s comparative anatomy

3.00-4.00 p.m.: Nigel DeSouza (Ottawa): Herder's conception of drive

Coffee Break

Chair: Jörg Noller

4.30-5.30 p.m.: Manja Kisner (Munich): Kant’s concept of Triebfeder and Trieb in his practical philosophy

5.30-6.30 p.m.: Dietmar Heidemann (Luxemburg): The concept of drive in Kant’s third Critique

7.00 p.m.: Dinner

Saturday, October 12 (Main Building, Room B206): From Kant to Hegel

Chair: Jörg Noller

9.00-10.00 a.m.: Alix Cohen (Edinburgh): Feeling of life in Kant

10.00-11.00 a.m.: George Di Giovanni (Montreal): "Wie die Triebe, so der Sinn; und wie der Sinn, so die Triebe”: Jacobi on Reason as a Form of Life

Coffee Break

11.30-12.30 p.m.: Günter Zöller (Munich): Equine Driving. Fichte on the Teamwork of the Mind

Chair: Manja Kisner

2.00-3.00 p.m.: Violetta Waibel (Vienna): Novalis and Hölderlin on the concept of drive

3.00-4.00 p.m.: Jörg Noller (Munich): Reinhold and Schiller on the anthropology of drive

4.30-5.30 p.m.: Paul Ziche (Utrecht): Schelling and the concept of drive

5.30-6.30 p.m.: Angelica Nuzzo (New York): Hegel's conception of drive

6.30 p.m.: End of the conference