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Workshop "Limiting Concepts" 1.-2. Juli 2019

In his critical philosophy Kant makes ample use of limiting concepts. What is the methodological function of these concepts? Are they functioning as “mere negations which affect a quantity so far as it is not absolutely complete” (Schranke) or do they “presuppose a space existing outside of a certain definite place and enclosing it” (Grenze; Prol. §57 [4:352])? Many of Kant’s limiting concepts were taken up and transformed in German Idealism. The aim of this conference is to examine the many ways in which the themes of limiting concepts and concepts of limitation were addressed by Kant and the German Idealism tradition. Contributors will consider how these philosophers took up issues such as limit, boundary, limitation, finitude, end in their own thinking and used them in the various fields of philosophy.


University Potsdam, Neues Palais: House 8, Room 0.56


The conference program is available here: Conference Program


For further information please contact Moran Godess-Riccitelli (Potsdam/Tel-Aviv): moran.godess[at]gmail.com


Roy AMIR (Hebrew University/Potsdam)

Bianca ANCILLOTTI (Leipzig)

James CONANT (Leipzig)

Dina EMUNDTS (FU Berlin)

Eckart FÖRSTER (Johns Hopkins)


Florian GANZINGER (Leipzig)


Johannes HAAG (Potsdam)

Till HOEPPNER (Potsdam/Chicago)

Noam HOFFER (Bar-Ilan)

Manja KISNER (München)

Christian MARTIN (Leipzig)