“The safest general characterization of the European philosophical tradition is that it consists of a series of footnotes to Plato.”
–Alfred North Whitehead

Mind and Nature in German Idealism, a graduate course


I’m very excited to teach a 10-week online course at CIIS next semester (Spring 2017, running from Jan – Mar) called Mind and Nature in German Idealism. The course includes readings and lectures on Kant, Fichte, Goethe, Hegel, and Schelling. Note that you do not need to be enrolled in a graduate program at CIIS in order to take the course. You can also apply for “special student” status (if you want the 2 units of credit), or you can audit (if you don’t care about the academic credit). Contact me if you have any questions (msegall@ciis.edu).

Here is the tentative syllabus.



5 responses to “Mind and Nature in German Idealism, a graduate course”

  1. Jed Levine Avatar
    Jed Levine

    Matt, will these lectures be videotaped?

    1. Matthew David Segall Avatar

      Hi Jed, yes it is an online course. But the videos will only be viewable by folks in the class.

  2. noblesirstein Avatar

    I wish I would have known the course was online 😦 I would have enrolled if I knew it was. I just assumed it was in person, at CIIS.

    Do you know if you might be teaching a class of this sort online in the future, Matthew?

    1. Matthew David Segall Avatar

      I’m teaching another online course in the Fall (late August through early December) called Whitehead’s Adventure in Cosmology

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