Welcome to the homepage for the Nordic Network for German Idealism (NNGI).
NNGI is an inter-nordic collaborative research group dedicated to the promotion of serious scholarly study of classical German philosophy broadly understood. This involves, but is not limited to, studying how German Idealism has influenced modern philosophy; exploring the contemporary relevance of classical German philosophy and developing new and interesting lines of research.
NNGI is funded by a three year research grant (January 1st. 2009 to December 31st. 2011) from Nordforsk. NNGI’s main project in this period will be to investigate the concept of “Geist” (”Spirit”) as developed in the philosophical writings of thinkers such as Kant, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel and Kierkegaard. Read more about the project here and (in Danish) here.
The project leader is Anders Moe Rasmussen, associate professor at the Institute of Philosophy and History of Ideas (Aarhus University, Denmark). The Institute also serves as the organizational and administrative center for NNGI’s activities.
The other participating institutions are:
The Center for Subjectivity Research (University of Copenhagen, Denmark).
The Department of Philosophy, Classics, History of Art and Ideas (University of Oslo, Norway).
The Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy (University of Jyväskylä, Finland).
The Department of Social and Moral Philosophy (University of Helsinki, Finland).
- Department of Philosophy (University of Helsinki, Finland).
Philosophy at Södertörn University (Sweden).