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

An interdisciplinary conference by the Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

June 22–24, 2022

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. 

This is the first international conference organized by the newly formed Susanne K. Langer Circle in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics in Frankfurt. It brings together international researchers from various disciplines who will discuss Langer's work in all its different aspects.


The program of the Conference can be found here


The conference will take place physically at the:

Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics
Grüneburgweg 14
60322 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Registration Fees

There is no fee to attend the conference.

Travel Information

Travel expenses and accommodation have to be booked and paid separately by conference participants. Please check whether you will need a visa to visit Germany! Applying for and obtaining the visa is your own responsibility.


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