Falk Wunderlich (Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg), Thinking matter in Germany, 1770-1790

WunderlichIt has often been denied that materialism had any significance for  German enlightenment philosophy. In the first part of my talk, I will  try to show that, quite the contrary, there was a remarkable materialist  tradition during this period that has been neglected entirely so far. In
the second part of my talk, I will focus on Michael Hißmann, a  Transylvanian native and one of the philosophically most interesting  materialists. Hißmann develops an empiricist naturalism that nevertheless has a Christian foundation in the unorthodox shape of Socinianism and mortalism.

Date : Thursday, 3 March 2016, 18h00

Place: Splaiul Independentei 204 , Faculty of Philosophy, Sala de consiliu