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Prof. Dr. John Sallis

Every year, approximately 50 Fellows are invited to work on their projects at FRIAS for 2 to 12 months in an intellectually stimulating environment. Fellows that have already been at FRIAS before can return to FRIAS for 2 to 6 weeks within the framework of the Alumni Programme, for example in order to finish a project. Furthermore, junior and senior researchers are regularly invited as guest researchers.


Our Research Focus profited enormously from the international team of Fellows and guest researchers at FRIAS.

Prof. Dr. Tobias Schätz, ERC Consolidator Grant 2015, Research Focus Quantum Transport 2014/15

Boston College
External Senior Fellow
March - July 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.


Selected Publications

(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.