Karin Kuchler (Universitatea Alexandru Ioan Cuza Iași / Universität Wien): Historiography and the Definition of Philosophy

Date: 16 June 2015, 18h00

Presentation: Upon examination, the writing of the history of philosophy appears to be not an appendix, but rather, the definiens, of what we mean by philosophy to this day: what it means to be a philosopher is exemplified and identified by historical narrative. This, however, is quite recent a development in the 3000 years of philosophy’s global past. This lecture addresses the beginning of the institutional practice in 19th century universities as investigated by Ulrich Johannes Schneider and what the consequences thereof might be.

kuka_portraitKarin Kuchler studied Philosophy and Library and Information Science in Trieste, Vienna and Honolulu. She is a doctoral candidate at the University of Vienna, where she has also served as an associate lecturer at the University of Vienna since 2010. Her research, teaching and writing is focused on the historiography of philosophy, the history of women philosophers, critical European studies and historical anthropology. Currently, she is holding the Austrian Lectureship at Alexandru Ioan Cuza Universitatea, Iași.

Place1 Dimitrie Brandza St., RO-060102, Bucharest, Romania

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