NEH Summer Seminar for College Teachers

Philosophical Responses to Empiricism in Kant, Hegel, and Sellars*


When: June 19, 2019 – July 19, 2019†
Where: University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
Application Deadline: March 8, 2019
Acceptance Notifications: March 29, 2019
Stipend: $3,300

18th century empiricism evoked a radical response from Kant and Hegel, the German Idealists, emphasizing the agency involved in knowledge and experience. 20th century empiricism evoked a parallel response from Wilfrid Sellars that has left its mark on contemporary philosophy. Juxtaposing readings from historical and contemporary sources, the central issues in this seminar concern the nature of mind and of sensory experience, the concepts used to make sense of them, the possibility of radical conceptual change, the role of the empirical sciences in ontology, and the sources of the normativity essential to human agency. Participants will also present their work in progress to the group for discussion.

UNH Logo

neh logo





† There is a long weekend break for July 4th