Susanne K. Langer Circle

Conference 2022

Feeling, Form, Mind: A conference on the Thought of Susanne K. Langer

The first interdisciplinary conference on the thought of Susanne K. Langer, organized by the newly formed Susanne K. Langer Circlein cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, took place on June 22-24, 2022 in Frankfurt.

Susanne K. Langer (*1895; † 1985) is widely known for her contributions to a variety of fields ranging from the philosophy of art to mathematical logic. Her thought continues to be felt across diverse traditions, in theory as well as in artistic practice.

Langer’s genuinely interdisciplinary and undogmatic approach inspires research across the globe today precisely because it challenges disciplinary and methodological boundaries. Her work, often associated with Ludwig Wittgenstein, Ernst Cassirer and Alfred North Whitehead, transforms the fundamental problems of philosophy into a unique research program that culminates in a fully fledged philosophy of the human mind that combines empirical insights with philosophical reasoning.

Please find the conference program here