Prof. Dr. John Sallis
External Senior Fellow
März - Juli 2014
John Sallis currently holds the Frederick J. Adelmann Chair in Philosophy at Boston College. He has held Chairs also at Pennsylvania State University, Vanderbilt University, Loyola University of Chicago, and Duquesne University. He has held Visiting Professsorships at Warwick University (UK), Staffordshire University (UK), Universität Freiburg (Germany), and University of Bergen (Norway). In 2012 he was the recipient of the Alexander von Humboldt Research Prize. In 2007 he received a doctorate honoris causa from Universität Freiburg. He is the author of more than twenty books. His writings have been translated into more than a dozen languages. He has lectured extensively in Europe and Asia, in addition to North and South America. In 2012 he curated a major exhibition of works by Paul Klee at the McMullen Museum of Art in Boston.
(1) Logic of Imagination: The Expanse of the Elemental. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2012.
(2) Transfigurements: On the True Sense of Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
(3) The Verge of Philosophy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.
(4) Topographies. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006.
(5) Force of Imagination: The Sense of the Elemental. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2000.
Senses of Landscape.
This project begins with a thorough philosophical determination of the nature of landscape, drawing on the resources of my systematic works Force of Imagination and Logic of Imagination. On this basis it proceeds to an investigation of the nature of landscape painting, specifically as it is exemplified in the work of Cézanne, Friedrich, Klee, and Guo Xi.