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Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures--The 45th session ofXinhuo Research Salon

Time:2019-12-03 11:45:52

The Many Facets of Kantian Freedom
Dr. Samuel HEIDEPRIEM and Dr. FAN Dahan

The concept of freedom has notoriously eluded easy definition. Nowhere is this more evident than in the work of German philosopher Immanuel Kant (1724-1804). Kant famously created an ambitious philosophical system comprising theories of epistemology, morality, politics, aesthetics and more. In each of these areas, Kant formulates the meaning of freedom differently, from the categorical imperative to aesthetic free play. This presentation will introduce the major models of freedom as they appear in Kant’s philosophical system, in order to showcase the complexity of this difficult philosophical category while providing a survey of Kant’s rich and challenging body of work. This seminar is hosted by Dr.Liping WANG.
Time: 11:45-12:45, December 5th 2019
Location: Room 204, Wennan Building
Bio of the Speakers:
Dr. Samuel Heidepriem is a postdoctoral fellow in Tsinghua's Institute for World Literatures and Cultures. He earned his PhD in German from the University of Michigan in 2017. His research focuses on German literature and philosophy from the Enlightenment to the present, political theory, and intellectual history. His published and forthcoming work includes articles on Kant, Hegel, Friedrich Schiller and Carl Schmitt.
Dr. FAN Dahan teaches at the Department of Philosophy in Tsinghua University. He has a master’s degree from Peking University and a doctoral degree from the University of Tübingen. Dr.FAN Dahan’sresearch focuses mainly on Kantian philosophy, classical German philosophy, aesthetics and modern practical philosophy.

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