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Research Project

The Idealism Project: Self-Determining Form and the Autonomy of the Humanities

Project Team:

2015 – 2017

Project Summary

An international group of researchers convened for lectures, workshops, and conferences to study German Idealism’s contributions to humanistic inquiry.

Research Team

James Conant

James Conant

Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities (Philosophy)

University of Chicago

James Conant's research interests include philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, aesthetics, German Idealism, and the history of analytic philosophy. To learn more about his research and publications, please visit his profile page at the Department of Philosophy.

Robert Pippin

Robert Pippin

Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor, Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College

University of Chicago

Robert B. Pippin is the Evelyn Stefansson Nef Distinguished Service Professor in the Committee on Social Thought, the Department of Philosophy, and the College at the University of Chicago. He is the author of several books and articles on German idealism and later German philosophy, including...

David Wellbery

David Wellbery

LeRoy T. and Margaret Deffenbaugh Carlson University Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies

University of Chicago

Professor Wellbery is the founding Director of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on German Literature and Culture at the University of Chicago. Two of his books are considered classics in the field of German literary history: Lessing’s Laocoön. Semiotics and Aesthetics in the Age of...

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