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Center for Post-Kantian Philosophy

Recent years have seen a new wave of interesting work on post-Kantian philosophy. This new wave overcomes various dividing lines that have limited our perspective. It interconnects a greater diversity of 19th and 20th century traditions that were previously studied separately, blocking from view the many ways they illuminate each other. This new wave disregards an unfruitful analytic-continental divide that has long fractured the philosophical discussion. And it is international to a new extent, not limited to European perspectives on post-Kantian thought, but including perspectives from the Americas, the Near and Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

The Potsdam Center for Post-Kantian Philosophy offers a new home to this international critical engagement with post-Kantian thought in all of its diversity and complexity. It seeks to articulate its insights and its limitations in relation to the pressing epistemic, social, political and ecological concerns of our time. It will enable an open exchange of ideas that helps develop new critical perspectives on post-Kantian thought and in turn will bring to bear its insights on issues of contemporary relevance, from understanding the epistemic challenges and injustices of the present to articulating the complexities of the postcolonial condition, and the need for a new politics of nature in the Anthropocene.

To enable this critical work, the Potsdam Center of Post-Kantian Philosophy will organize a variety of events and bring together a diverse group of international research fellows in Potsdam every year, working on individual and collaborative projects.

For more information about the Events, the Fellows and the Media Archive of the Center, please visit the Center’s Website.