CFP: 1804 WL

The Wissenschaftslehre 0f 1804

Fourteenth Biennial Meeting of the North American Fichte Society


May 22-24, 2019

Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Fourteenth Biennial Meeting of the North American Fichte Society will be held on the campus of Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, beginning the morning of Wednesday, May 22, 2019 and concluding the evening of Friday, May 24, 2019.  Local arrangements will be coordinated by Prof. Gabriel Gottlieb of Xavier University.  

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This event will be devoted entirely to Fichte's unpublished lectures on Wissenschaftslehre from 1804.  There are three versions of these lectures, the best known of which is the second series (April-June, 1804), which is also the version translated by Walter E. Wright as The Science of Knowing: Fichte's 1804 Lectures on the Wissenschaftslehre (SUNY, 2005).  Papers dealing with any aspect of the 1804 Wissenschaftslehre on its own or in relationship to other works by Fichte or other philosophers will be welcomed.

As is the practice of the North American Fichte Society, this event is open to all interested Fichte scholars, both in North America and elsewhere.  The official language of this conference will be English. Please send paper proposals, including titles and brief descriptions of contents to Daniel Breazeale, Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40508  USA <> no later than November 15, 2018.

Conference papers should have a maximum reading time of 30 minutes. As in the past, we intend to publish a volume of selected papers from this conference. Though it may not prove possible to publish all of the conference papers, we nevertheless request that anyone presenting a paper formally grant the North American Fichte Society the "right of first refusal" for the publication of the same.

Please note that no funds will be available from the conference organizers to support either travel costs or living expenses of the participants.  However, an official "letter of invitation" for the purposes of obtaining travel support from one's own institution, can easily be arranged.  Further details concerning lodging, program, etc. will be forthcoming at a later date.