Dr. Sebastian Luft
Department of Philosophy


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DAAD Visiting Professorship:  As of the fall, I will serve as DAAD Visiting Professor at the University of Paderborn. During that time, I will organize two conferences.  One, with Prof. Ruth Hagengruber, on "Women Phenomenologists on Social Ontology," in the spring of 2016, and the other (topic TBA) in the summer of 2016.

Announcing the Launching of a New Book Series:  Together with Prof. Gerald Hartung (Bergische Universität Wuppertal), I will, as of late 2015, be co-editor of a new book series entitled

"New Studies in the History and Historiography of Philosophy." 

The first titles, to appear in 2015, are:

Vol. I:  From Hegel to Windelband:  Historiography of Philosophy in the 19th Century

Vol. II:  The Philosophy of Ernst Cassirer:  A Novel Assessment, ed. by SL & J Tyler Friedman

New Book:  I am happy to report that The Neo-Kantian Reader (Routledge) has finally appeared in print.  Thanks to all who are waiting for this Reader for their patience!

New Book:  My monograph The Space of Culture.  Towards a Neo-Kantian Philosophy of Culture Following the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism (Cohen, Natorp, and Cassirer), OUP, is in press and will appear this fall.

New Book:  Together with Maren Wehrle (Leuven), I am editing a volume from Metzler Verlag (Germany), entitled "Husserl - Leben - Werk - Wirkung."  Details forthcoming.


Upcoming Talks and Conferences:

June 2015:  I will attend the Northern American Society for Early Phenomenology in Mexico City June 3-6 and will give a seminar there on transcendental phenomenology, together with Antonio Zirión, on June 6 (in English).

On June 8, I am giving a talk at Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México in Toluca, entitled "Fenomenología y Filosofía de la Cultura" (a revised and expanded version of the talk I gave last fall in Peru).

September 9-12, 2015:  I will give a talk at the bi-annual conference of the German Society for Phenomenological Research in Landau.  Topic "Phänomenologische Lebensweltwissenschaft und empirische Wissenschaften vom Leben - ein Abgleich."

October 12-15, 2015:  At the invitation of Nam-In Lee, I will spend some time at the National University of South Korea in Seoul, together with Thomas Nenon (Memphis), and give a number of talks and colloquia, all topics TBA.

Check back for more details. 

If you are interested in reading one of these as-of-yet unpublished texts, email me.

For past events, check the Archives.


Sebastian Luft, PhD


DAAD Research Ambassador

Department of Philosophy

Coughlin Hall, Suite 141

Marquette University

Milwaukee, WI 53201-1881 (USA)

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