Liberty and the Individual in German Culture


This conference will consider German culture's particular and peculiar conceptions of the individual and liberty by examining philosophical and literary texts written both prior to and following the French invasion of 1807.


Conference Readings

Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von. Goethe’s Works. Edited by Hjalmar Hjorth Boyesen. Philadelphia: G. Barrie, 1885. (accessed April 2016).

Burckhardt, Jacob. Judgments on History and Historians. Edited by Alberto R. Coll. Translated by Harry Zohn. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1999.

Burckhardt, Jacob. Reflections on History. Edited by Gottfried Dietze. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1979.

Humboldt, Wilhelm von. The Limits of State Action. Edited by J. W. Burrow. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, Inc., 1993.

Kleist, Heinrich von. Heinrich von Kleist, Selected Writings. Edited by David Constantine. Translated by David Constantine. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing Co., 1997.

Schiller, Friedrich. Friedrich Schiller: Don Carlos and Mary Stuart. Edited by Hilary Collier Sy-Quia, Peter Oswald, and Lesley Sharpe. Translated by Hilary Collier Sy-Quia. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.