Image Courtesy: Tischbein, Johann Heinrich Wilhelm. 1787. Oil on canvas. 65 in × 81 in. Städel Museum, Frankfurt.
The Department of German at NYU and Deutsches Haus at NYU present a talk by Professor Eckart Förster on "The History of Philosophy From a Goethean Point of View." This talk examines the philosophical problems faced by anyone who wants to give an account of the history of philosophy and explores the possibility of solving them by applying a Goethean methodology to the subject.
To RSVP for in-person attendance, please click here.
This event will take place at 42 Washington Mews. This semester, based on NYU's guidelines, in-person events will be open to members of the general public.
Attendance instructions for NYU faculty, students and staff: Please show your NYU Violet Go Pass at the door.
Attendance instructions for members of the general public:
• Members of the general public must show a valid government-issued photo ID
• Members of the general public must show proof of being up-to-date on their COVID-19 vaccination, which includes the booster when eligible, with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine. (Ideally, you would bring your CDC vaccination card or the details on Excelsior Pass Plus.)
Documentation for members of the general public will be checked at the door and must include:
◦ Dates of doses
◦ Vaccine manufacture for each dose
◦ Documentation is in English
• Vaccine exemption requests are not accepted at the door.
• Test results are not accepted as an alternative to proof of vaccination and will not be accepted at the door.
About the speaker:
Eckart Förster is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, German, and Comparative Thought & Literature at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, and Honorary Professor of Philosophy at Humboldt University, Berlin (Germany). He has published widely on Kant and German Idealism, on Goethe’s Philosophy of Science, and on Hölderlin. He is the Eberhard Berent Goethe Professor at the NYU Department of German for the Fall 2022 semester.
"Eckart Förster's 'The History of Philosophy From a Goethean Point of View'" is funded by the DAAD from funds of the German Federal Foreign Office (AA).