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Guido Kreis

Associate professor






Chinese Aesthetics and the Art of Landscape Painting

International Conference, 12-14 December 2019, National Cheng Chi University (Research Center for Chinese Cultural Subjectivity in Taiwan), Taipei, Taiwan

Organisers: Kai Marchal (Taipei), Cheng Wen-huei (Taipei), Michael N. Forster (Bonn), Guido Kreis (Aarhus)


Aarhus Kant Week 2019: Rachel Zuckert

13-16 May 2019, Aarhus University, Conference Center, Studenterhus

Public Lecture: Attempting to Exit the Human Perspective
Master Class: Kant on Reflective Judgment
International Graduate Workshop: Reflection and Reflective Judgment in Kant

For more information, see: http://conferences.au.dk/kant-week-2019/



Education & Employment

I hold an M.A. (Magister Artium) degree in philosophy, German literature, and sinology from the University of Tübingen (1996). I received my Dr. phil. in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg in 1999 (with a dissertation on Cassirer and Goodman), and my Habilitation from Bonn University in 2014.

Before taking up my position at Aarhus University in August 2016, I have previously been employed at the Departments of Philosophy in Heidelberg (1996–2003), Bonn (2003–15) and RWTH Aachen University (2015–16).



My research mainly focuses on German Idealism, particularly Kant and Hegel, with an emphasis on metaphysics and epistemology, and a strong commitment both to exploring the heritage of Kant and Hegel in 20th century philosophy, and to reconstructing them in the context of contemporary philosophy, including the analytic tradition. My research interests also include aesthetics, philosophy of music, issues in comparative philosophy (particularly Chinese philosophy), and Critical Theory (Adorno).


Main Publications

I have authored two monographs: Cassirer und die Formen des Geistes (“Cassirer and the Forms of Spirit”, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2010), and Negative Dialektik des Unendlichen: Kant, Hegel, Cantor (“Negative Dialectics of the Infinite: Kant, Hegel, Cantor”, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2015).

My other publications include Gottesbeweise von Anselm bis Gödel (“Arguments for the existence of God: from Anselm to Goedel”, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2011, co-ed. with Joachim Bromand), Was sich nicht sagen laesst  (“What We Cannot Speak About”, co-ed. with Joachim Bromand, Berlin: Akademie, 2010), and an edition of Cassirer’s writings on Rousseau (Ernst Cassirer: Über Rousseau, Berlin: Suhrkamp, 2012). A volume on Gotteswiderlegungen (“Arguments against the Existence of God”, co-ed. with Joachim Bromand) is forthcoming in 2020 (Berlin: Suhrkamp). For a full list of publications, follow link to research outputs above.


Cooperations & Research Projects

I have previously co-organised the International Joint Research Project “Concepts of Rationality: Challenges of Reason in a Cross-Cultural Perspective” of Bonn University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2014-15), funded by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) & Hong Kong Research Council.

At Aarhus University, I’m currently organising the research project “The Impact of Critical Thinking: Reassessing the Kantian Legacy”, funded by an AUFF grant (2016-2020). For more information, follow link to projects above.



Past events


Aarhus Kant Week 2018: Jens Timmermann

 4-8 May 2018, Aarhus University, Søauditorierne & Nobelparken

Master Class: Kant's Theory of Sympathy
Public Lecture: Kant and the Supposed Right to Lie
International Workshop: Kant, Value, and Freedom

For more information, see: conferences.au.dk/KantWeek2018


Aarhus Kant Week 2017: James Conant

8-12 May 2017, Aarhus University, Søauditorierne

Master Class: Why Kant Is Not A Kantian
Public Lecture: Kant's Critique of the Layer-Cake Conception of the Mind
International Workshop: Transcendental Idealism and Scepticism – New Perspectives

For more information, see: conferences.au.dk/KantWeek2017/


Practical Philosophy - East and West
International Conference
Aarhus University, Søauditorierne,
Jeppe Vontilius Auditoriet (1252-310)
Thursday, November 2, 2017, 9:00 - 18:00
Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:00 - 18:00
Saturday, November 4, 2017, 9:00 - 18:00

Bai Tongdong (Fudan University)
Chung-ying Cheng (University of Hawaii)
Michael N. Forster (Bonn University/University of Chicago)
Guido Kreis (Aarhus University)
Tze-Wan Kwan (Chinese University of Hong Kong)
Li Jifen (Renmin University, Beijing)
Karyn Lai (UNSW Sydney)
Hao Liang (Northwestern University)
Kai Marchal (Soochow University, Taiwan)
Hans-Georg Moeller (University of Macau)
Bent Nielsen (University of Copenhagen)
Amy Olberding (University of Oklakoma)
François Thomas (Bonn University)
Christian Wenzel (National Taiwan University, Taipei)
Shuchen Xiang (Humboldt University, Berlin)

 For more information, see http://conferences.au.dk/practicalphilosophy2017/








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