Cassirer Lectures Archive

April 28, 2022, 5:30pm

Professor Sebastian Rödl, Professor of Philosophy,  University of Leipzig

I want to consider the idea of the good. The idea I mean is the one that opens up practical thought, thought of what to do and how to act. Knowing what to do is knowing what is good to do; ultimately, it is knowing what to do so as to act well. My theme is the use of “good” in “good to do” and “acting well”. It is the formal object of practical knowledge: what practical knowledge as such knows.

November 10, 2020, 1:30pm

Niklaus Largier


Forms of Perception, Figures of Production: Cassirer, Warburg, Auerbach
Friday, November 13, 1-3 PM
 Zoom Meeting ID: 948 2005 1599


February 20, 2020, 5:30pm

February 20 & 21

Cornelia Zumbusch, Professor of German Literature at the University of Hamburg; Codirector at the Warburg-Haus, Hamburg; Codirector of the Centre of Advanced Studies ›imaginaria of force‹, Hamburg. 2012/13 Fellow, Internationales Forschungszentrum Kulturwissenschaften, Vienna. 2010-2012, Supplementary Professor, University of Konstanz; 2009 venia legendi (Habilitation) in German Literature, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich. 2006 scholar’s prize of the Aby Warburg Foundation; 2003 PhD, Freie University Berlin.