The Concept of Drive in Classical German Philosophy: Between Biology,  Anthropology, and Metaphysics
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Alix Cohen (Edinburgh)

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Andrew Cooper (Warwick)

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Nigel DeSouza (Ottawa)

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George Di Giovanni (Montreal)

George di Giovanni is Professor of Philosophy at McGill University (Montréal) and associate member of the School of Religious Studies. He is the English translator of Jacobi’s main works. He has published extensively on significant figures of the Late German Enlightenment and the subsequent Idealism period, some of whose works he has also translated into English. In a 2005 book (Cambridge UP) he traced the theme of die Bestimmung des Menschen up to 1800. He is now following up on the theme post-1800.

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Dietmar Heidemann (Luxemburg)

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Manja Kisner (Munich)

obtained her PhD from LMU Munich in 2016. Her dissertation on the development of the notion of will from Kant and German Idealists to Schopenhauer was published as a monograph (Der Wille und das Ding an sich, Königshausen & Neumann Verlag, 2016). She is a postdoctoral researcher at LMU Munich since 2017. She was a visiting scholar at KU Leuven in 2017 and at Brown University in 2018.

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Jörg Noller (Munich)

studied philosophy, literature, modern history and theology in Tübingen and Munich. He wrote his dissertation on the problem of freedom after Kant. In 2011/12 he spent reserach stays at the Universities of Notre Dame and Chicago. In 2018, he was a visiting researcher at the University of Pittsburgh. He is writing his habilitation on persona life forms.

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Angelica Nuzzo (New York)

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Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet (Bucharest)

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Violetta Waibel (Vienna)

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Catherine Wilson (New York)

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John Zammito (Houston)

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Paul Ziche (Utrecht)

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Günter Zöller (Munich)

is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Munich, Germany. He studied at the University of Bonn (Germany), the École normale supérieure, Paris (France) and Brown University (USA). He has held visiting professorships at Princeton University, Emory University, McGill University, Seoul National University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Huazhong University of Science and Technology and the University of Bologna. He is a past president of the International J. G. Fichte Society and a past Vice President of the North American Kant Society. His recent book publications include Kant, Anthropology, History, and Education (2008), Transferred Beginnings (2010), The State as a Means to an End (2011), Critical Spirit. Knowing and Acting in Kant, Fichte and Nietzsche (2012) Reading Fichte (2013), Res Publica (2015), The Cambridge Companion to Fichte (2016) and Philosophy of the Nineteenth Century (2018).

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