The Neo-Kantian Reception of Schiller
24-26 September 2025 – University Federico II, Naples
Call for Presentations
In the second half of the nineteenth century several representatives of the then-rising neo-Kantian movement began to take an interest in Schiller’s work. Schiller was already regarded as a great writer, nonetheless, his reappraisal as a philosopher – and, more specifically, Kantian philosopher – began in this period. Among the neo-Kantians who dealt with Schiller’s philosophy there were paramount figures of this movement, such as Kuno Fischer, Friedrich Albert Lange, Wilhelm Windelband, Jonas Cohn, Rudolf Eucken, Hans Vaihinger, Bruno Bauch, Karl Vorländer and Ernst Cassirer (to name a few).
The International Conference »The neo-Kantian Reception of Schiller« will invite renowned scholars from around the world to discuss and analyze the various ways in which neo-Kantian thinkers interpreted and assimilated Schiller’s ideas, contributing to his recognition as an important figure in German philosophy.
We invite Ph.D. students, researchers and scholars to submit abstracts for presentations on the topic of the Conference. Proposals dealing with the reception of Schiller by lesser-known representatives of the neo-Kantian movements (such as Bruno Bauch, Karl Vorlaender, etc.) are particularly welcome.
Abstracts should be submitted by email between 31 January 2024 and 30 November 2024.