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Harmony and Nemesis: Nature, History and Humanity in Herder's Adrastea (1801-1803)

Event info

  • today from 25/11/2019 to 27/11/2019
  • place Villa Vigoni
  • lock_outlineBy invitation
  • All information regarding the event is provided under the responsibility of the coordinators.
  • Coordination

    Prof. Francesca Maria Crasta, Cagliari,

    Dr. Laura Follesa and Prof. Dr. Michael Maurer, Jena.    


During the meetings dedicated to Johann Gottfried Herder's Adrastea, we will discuss the concepts of "harmony" and "balance" as well as Herder's interpretation of the myth of Nemesis, also in relation to his project of a "new mythology" and the use of images, analogies, metaphors and allegories. We will also examine in detail some of the central issues of Adrastea, also through the study of ancient and modern sources of Herder's thought and the comparison with the thought of his contemporaries. Knowledge and language, culture and humanity, nature and history are some of the main areas of research that the participants will investigate, from different perspectives, starting from some of the most relevant topics of the Adrastea.