Fichtes absolute state constraint and perfectibility / Doctoral School Lecture

by Prof. David James (University of Warwick)


The need of critical revisiting the legacy of 18th and 19th German Philosophy, one of the most fruitful periods in German Philosophy, lies not only in the fact that the central problems of contemporary political philosophy are implicitly or explicitly related to the legacy of the philosophices of Kant, Fichte and Hegel, but first and foremost in the reductionist and one-sided dominant interpretations of this philosophies, according to which the political philosophies of Kant, Fichte and Hegel are nothing but representatives of Eurocentrism, racism, totalitarism and anti-democratic visions of social life. An approach to these philosophies, free from contemporary prejudices or preconceptions, will contribute to a deconstruction of the mentioned current interpretations.


Second Doctoral School Lecture on Kantian and Post-Kantian Political Philosophy

Kantian and Postkantian Political Philosophy


19:30h – 21.30h
Free entry

Organised by

Centre for Critical Philosophy

Invited speakers

Prof. Dr. David James (University of Warwick)

12 december 2013


Room 0.32A
Blandijnberg 2
9000 Gent


Emiliano Acosta