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Sebastian Luft

Marquette University

Sebastian Luft studied philosophy at the University of Heidelberg. From 1994 to 1998 he was a research fellow at the University of Wuppertal, where he obtained his PhD. He was an assistant at the Husserl Archives in Leuven (1998-2002), after which he moved to Emory University (Atlanta) thanks to grant from the Humboldt Foundation. He has been a guest or visiting professor in Paderborn, Graz, San Juan (Puerto Rico) and Freiburg.

5 Publications

First philosophy

Edmund Husserl

Springer - Berlin


This volume presents, for the first time in English, Husserl's seminal 1923/24 lecture course First Philosophy (Erste Philosophie) together with a selection of material from the famous research manuscripts of the same time period.   The lecture course is divided into two systematic, yet interrelated parts ("Critical History of Ideas" and "Theory of the Phenomenological Reduction").

Women phenomenologists on social ontology

Sebastian Luft, Ruth Hagengruber (eds)

Springer - Berlin


This edited volume examines women's voices in phenomenology, many of which had a formative impact on the movement but have be kept relatively silent for many years. It features papers that truly extend the canonical scope of phenomenological research.


Sebastian Luft, Maren Wehrle (eds)

Metzler - Stuttgart


Dieses Handbuch gibt einen umfassenden Überblick über das Gesamtwerk Husserls und seinen Einfluss auf die nachfolgende Philosophie und andere Wissenschaften. Es ist gleichzeitig das erste Referenzwerk, was nicht nur Husserls veröffentlichte Schriften, sondern auch die Themen des zur Husserls Lebzeiten unveröffentlichten Nachlasses berücksichtigt.

The space of culture

Sebastian Luft

Oxford University Press - New York City


Sebastian Luft presents and defends the philosophy of culture championed by the Marburg School of Neo-Kantianism. Following a historical trajectory from Hermann Cohen to Paul Natorp and through to Ernst Cassirer, this book makes a systematic case for the viability and attractiveness of a philosophical culture in a transcendental vein, in the manner in which the Marburgers intended to broaden Kant's approach.

The Neo-kantian reader

Sebastian Luft (ed)

Routledge - London


The latter half of the nineteenth and the early part of the twentieth century witnessed a remarkable resurgence of interest in Kant’s philosophy in Continental Europe, the effects of which are still being felt today. The Neo-Kantian Reader is the first anthology to collect the most important primary sources in Neo-Kantian philosophy, with many being published here in English for the first time.

5 Publications