Centre for the History of Science, University of Graz
Content: The focus of this seminar is on didactical aspects of teaching philosophy. Starting from the concept of ideas in early modern philosophy (end of the 18th and first half of the 19th century), we will discuss teaching aids, deepen our knowledge of didactic theories and work with teaching simulations. Accompanying the course there will be a conference with the title “Idee. Entwicklungsgeschichte eines Begriffs von Kant bis Fries”.
Winter Term 21/22
Content: Hermann von Helmholtz is one of the key figures in the history of science and philosophy in the 2nd half of the 19th century. Besides his criticism of speculative natural philosophy (Schelling, Hegel), of Kant’s transcendental philosophy as well as of apriorism and deductivism, he develops his own philosophical position which can be called metaphysical realism and is characterized by a consistent empiricism and inductivism. In the proseminar, we analyze the metaphysical presuppositions of Helmholtz’s philosophy. In particular, we will focus on his transformation of Kant’s transcendental philosophy as well as his Kant critique.