An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Susanne K. Langer (*1895; † 1985) is widely known for her contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the philosophy of art to mathematical logic. Her thought continues to be felt across diverse traditions, in theory as well as in artistic practice.
Langer’s genuinely interdisciplinary and undogmatic approach inspires research across the globe today precisely because it challenges disciplinary and methodological boundaries. Her work, often associated with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead, transforms the fundamental problems of philosophy into a unique research program that culminates in a fully fledged philosophy of the human mind that combines empirical insights with philosophical reasoning.
The conference will examine and continue the multifaceted work of this important figure in 20th century philosophy.
This is the first international conference organized by the newly formed Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. It brings together international researchers from various disciplines who will discuss Langer's work in all its different aspects.