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Keynote Speakers


Fourth Annual Conference in Philosophy

Thursday October 27 – Friday October 28, 2016


“19th Century Philosophy: 1781-1905”

Keynote speakers


Lydia Moland, Colby College

Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa




As the 19th Century recedes into history, it is more and more clear that it is impossible to understand contemporary trajectories of philosophical thinking without understanding both the mathematical and the philosophical currents of the long 19th Century, which have proved to be the source of so much philosophical invention of the last century and this one. For many years 19th Century philosophy was ignored by later philosophers who mistakenly thought that their own philosophical interests did not have such deep roots. But contemporary philosophers are finding the 19th Century to be a site where old divisions within more recent philosophy might be overcome.

The Lehigh University Department of Philosophy welcomes submissions on any aspect of the long 19th Century, including (1) studies of specific authors and texts; (2) more general studies of movements such as Neo-Kantianism, Romanticism, Hegelianism, Utilitarianism, and Algebraic Logic; (3) studies using the 19th C to investigate the role of philosophy's history in contemporary philosophical developments, for instance, various forms of Neo-Pragmatism, Kantianism, and Meinongianism; (4) the use of 19th century philosophical argument to better understand contemporary social, political and legal issues.




Submit abstracts to https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=lupc2016
Please include a cover sheet with your name, paper title, institutional affiliation, and contact information


The conference series has been made possible through the generosity of an anonymous Lehigh University alumnus, to whom we are most grateful.