Reading Group Spring 2018: The Aesthetic Theory of Hermann Lotze

AIPCT is pleased to announce that its spring reading group will commence Wednesday evening, 7:30 PM, January 24, and meet every Wednesday evening until April 11. The topic this spring will be the aesthetic works of Rudolf Hermann Lotze (1817-1881). Lotze was an enormously influential interpreter of Kant and was the teacher of a number of important American philosophers, including Josiah Royce and Borden Parker Bowne. We will begin with a summary of his life a work as a whole and then read his Outlines of Aesthetics (1884), which were transcribed from lecture notes posthumously and translated into English two years later. The book is here. Participants need not RSVP, although it helps to send a note to so that driving directions may be provided. Simply come to AIPCT, 411 N. 9th Street, at 7:15. The internet is available at sessions, so laptops are welcome. Munchies are provided, as well as tea, juice, and both white and red wine from a very fine box. You can BYOB if you like.

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