Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.
Since 2010 the Kolleg Friedrich Nietzsche of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Institute of Philosophy at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena have jointly invited an internationally renowned representative of the humanities to hold a lecture at the University of Jena once a year. The lectures primarily address central questions and issues of philosophy of the 21st century – innovative theories on modernity, freedom and justice, the understanding of nature, intercultural dialogue and globalisation.
The invited scholars of past years include:
Robert B. Pippin (Chicago/USA)
2011: “After the Beautiful: Hegel and the Philosophy of Pictorial Modernism”
Michael Quante (Münster)
2012: “Turned Over and Upside-Down? Dimensions and Deficits of the Marxist Critique of Hegel”
Jean-François Kervégan (Paris/France)
2013: “Hegel as a Theorist of Normative Reality: Law, Action, Morality”
John McDowell (Pittsburgh/USA)
2014: “Autonomy in Kant and Hegel”
Raymond Geuss (Cambridge/UK)
2015: “On the Diversity of Utopian Thinking”
Robert Menasse (Vienna/Austria)
2018: “A Brief History of the European Future – The Europe of Regions”