Great New Books in the Humanities: Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx

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Join us for a conversation about Leif Weatherby's recent book, Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German Romanticism between Leibniz and Marx from Fordham University Press.

Around 1800, German romanticism developed a philosophy this study calls "Romantic organology." Scientific and philosophical notions of biological function and speculative thought converged to form the discourse that Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ reconstructs-a metaphysics meant to theorize, and ultimately alter, the structure of a politically and scientifically destabilized world.

Leif Weatherby
Assistant Professor of German
New York University

Rüdiger Campe
Professor Germanic Language and Literature
Yale University

Oliver Simons
Associate Professor of German
Columbia University

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