Susanne K. Langer Circle


This site hosts the forum for the Susanne K. Langer Circle, an international and multi-disciplinary group interested in the work of Susanne Langer (1895-1985), an American philosopher who contributed to the fields of logic, aesthetics, theory of mind and more.

Please note the upcoming conference: Susanne K. Langer:
Creativity and American Thought. This is the 2nd International Conference of the Susanne K. Langer Circle hosted by the American Institute of Philosophical and Cultural Thought (AIPCT), Murphysboro, IL. The conference will take place June 24-28th 2024 – see the full program here.

Please also note the recent publication of ‘The Bloomsbury Handbook to Susanne K. Langer’, edited by Lona Gaikis, and featuring contributions from many members of the Circle. The open access book is available here.

The Circle hosts regular meetings and welcomes new members.

Above: Members of the Susanne K. Langer Circle 2022 (left to right, front to back): Margret Browning (USA), Lona Gaikis (DE/CAN), Adrienne Dengerink Chaplin (UK), Renate Bräuninger (D), Danka Radjenović (D), Tereza Hadravová (CZ), Christian Grüny (DE), Donald Dryden (USA), Randall Auxier (USA), Martin Kaplický (CZ), Lennart Posch (D), Iris van der Tuin (NL), Robert Craig (IR), Eldritch Priest (CAN).


In the first half of 2021, the Susanne K. Langer Circle was financially sponsored by the Descartes Centre for the History and Philosophy of the Sciences and the Humanities of Utrecht University.

Image source: Susanne Langer Papers, 1895-1985 (MS Am 3110). Houghton Library, Harvard University.