Professor Howard Caygill - Kant's Late Philosophy
The success of Kant’s three Critiques and critical attention devoted to them has obscured Kant’s rejection of many of his own critical positions in his late philosophy developed between 1796 and 1802. In many respects Kant was one of the first and most radical of the Post-Kantians, debating with Fichte, Maimon, Schelling and Schiller and re-examining the critical case against metaphysics. The lecture will introduce the three main works of Kant’s late philosophy - the Lectures on Anthropology, Lectures on Physical Geography and Opus Postumum - showing how they relate to each other and develop a post-critical defence of metaphysics.
About the speaker:
Howard Caygill is Professor of Modern European Philosophy at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University, London. He has published work on Kant, 20th century philosophy, aesthetics and political philosophy. His publications include: Kafka: In Light of the Accident (Bloomsbury, 2017, forthcoming); On Resistance: A Philosophy of Defiance (Bloomsbury, 2015); A Kant Dictionary (Blackwell Publishers, 1995).
When: Thursday 16 November 2017, 5.30-7.30pm. Tea and Coffee from 5pm.
Where: MK045, The George Wallis Building, City Campus, University of Wolverhampton.