Detours – approaching Immanuel Kant in Vienna, Austria and Eastern Europe

Editor: Violetta L. Waibel
Publisher: V&R unipress, Göttingen
Content: 649 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8471-0480-3
Year: 2015

Umwege (Detours) explores the reception of Kant’s work in Vienna, Austria and in Eastern Europe from the viewpoint of the history of philosophy, focusing on six topics: Kant and Censorship, Kant and Karl Leonhard Reinhold – who was the first Kantian born in Vienna and became a precursor for German and Austrian Kant reception in Jena –, Kant and Eastern Europe, Kant and his Poets, Kant and Phenomenology, and Kant and the Vienna Circle.

This approach also sheds a clearer light on the ambivalent perception of Kant in Austria: on the one hand Kant was censored and harshly criticized, but on the other hand Kant’s philosophy was actively studied in the “underground”.

This publication is available at ERSTE Foundation Library.

Florian Bauer

Director Social Finance, Sustainability and Innovation
Since 2023, Florian Bauer has been responsible for social finance, sustainability and social innovation at ERSTE Foundation. Prior to this role, Florian worked in the NGO & Social Entrepreneurship sector for more than 13 years. He led the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), an international multilateral NGO that works to accelerate market-based deployment of renewable energy and energy efficient systems in developing countries, and was Managing Director & COO of the Impact Hub Vienna. From 2020-2023, Florian established strategic alliances with key partners and helped to create innovative semantic technology solutions at Semantic Web Company (SWC), a leading IT company in semantic AI solutions.