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CPP Colloquium with Wayne Martin: "Fichte's Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will"

  • Wayne Martin (Essex)
Thursday 15 September 2016
CPP Colloquia 2015-2016 & 2016-2017
Reuvensplaats 3-4
2311 BE Leiden

The Center for Political Philosophy in Leiden is pleased to announce a talk by 

Wayne Martin (Essex, UK)

“Fichte’s Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Problem of Free Will”



One of Fichte’s first publications was a review of a now forgotten book on the problem of free will. I review the review and argue that it marks a revolutionary approach in thinking about the question to which a theory of freedom of the will would be an answer.

About Wayne Martin

Wayne Martin (PhD, Berkley) is a Professor of Philosophy at Essex University, UK. Before joining Essex in 2005, he taught for twelve years at the University of California, San Diego. His research interests cover topics in philosophy of psychiatry; phenomenology; Kant and post-Kantian idealism; the history and philosophy of logic; self-consciousness; autonomy and the regulation of care and political philosophy. He has published one book of Fichte (Idealism and Objectivity: Understanding Fichte's Jena Project, Stanford UP, 1997) and another on the phenomenology of judgment (Theories of Judgment: Psychology, Logic, Phenomenology, Cambridge UP, 2005). He has published articles on the history of symbolic logic, Dutch Still Life painting, Stoicism, deontic logic and the paintings of Lucas Cranach the Elder.

Martin is the Director of the Essex Autonomy Project, a research and knowledge-exchange initiative which aims to clarify the ideal of self-determination, with particular attention to the vocations of care (healthcare, eldercare, psychiatric care, etc.). He currently leads a multi-disciplinary team that is providing technical research support to UK government bodies in preparation for the upcoming UN review of UK compliance with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He was the founding Head of the School of Philosophy and Art History (2010-2013), and currently serves as Series Editor of Modern European Philosophy, the monograph series published by Cambridge University Press.

Martin’s current projects include a co-authored clinical paper on deliberative temporality in manic episodes and a monograph The Patient Agent: Autonomy and the Regulation of Care (working title).

About the Center for Political Philosophy (CPP) Colloquia Series

The CPP is a collaboration between the Institute for Philosophy and the Institute for Political Science at Leiden University. Attendance of the Colloquia is free and there is no need to register. See http://www.centreforpoliticalphilosophy.nl/ for more information. For further questions please contact dr. Dorota Mokrosinska

All are welcome!


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