Rolf-Peter Horstmann to Deliver the 2017–18 De Gruyter Kant Lecture

The American Philosophical Association is pleased to announce that Dr. Rolf-Peter Horstmann (Humboldt University of Berlin) will deliver the 2017–2018 Walter De Gruyter Stiftung Kant Lecture at the 2018 Central Division meeting in Chicago, IL.

The De Gruyter Kant Lecture is open to a broad approach to Kantian philosophy across the philosophical disciplines. This may also include contemporary philosophical work in the Kantian tradition. The lecture, which includes a $1,500 monetary award plus travel costs not to exceed $1,500, is offered annually at an APA divisional meeting on a rotating basis.

Horstmann received his Ph.D. in 1979 at Bielefeld University in Germany. His best-known work is on the theoretical side of Hegel concerning Hegel’s debts to Kant and Hegel’s complex positive and negative reactions to the very idea of a critical philosophy. His work more directly on Kant has focused on the accounts of self and self-consciousness in the Paralogisms and Transcendental Deduction. Horstmann is currently at work on a book on Kant’s theory of imagination.

The chair of the selection committee said, “Rolf was for many years Chair in Classical German philosophy at Humboldt University of Berlin, where he hosted countless students and early career scholars with interests in Kant and post-Kantian German philosophy. He has been a frequent visitor to American universities: Berkeley, Princeton, and NYU among them; since retiring from Berlin he has visited at Penn and Brown. He is a generous and tireless mentor to the rest of us, with broad interests in Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and the intellectual climate in which they worked.”