The thematic anthologies, published as yearbooks, deal with social challenges in the area of conflict between democracy, human dignity and religion. They are intended as a cooperative project to promote dialogue between German and Georgian scholars. In an interdisciplinary exchange, central normative questions are to be discussed in an international perspective, especially in the focus of Practical Philosophy. In this way, the Yearbooks aim to make a contribution to normative and cultural self-understanding in Europe. At the same time, they will also provide a forum for young scholars to put the discussion of social issues on a broad basis.
The volumes published in this series are dedicated to the philosophical thought of Karl Marx from a systematic perspective. Based on the currently published Critical Edition Karl Marx Friedrich Engels Gesamtausgabe (MEGA), central philosophical conceptions and questions in Marx's complete works will be explicated and examined for their systematic viability.
The program of an empirical anthropology of literature places literature within the network of conditions and functions that make it possible or even enforce it. "Empirical" is not meant to limit the spectrum to those procedures of controlled observations that are common in the empirical human sciences. But it is meant to indicate the need for the categories used to be, at any rate, consilient with intersubjectively communicable experience. "Anthropology" means the whole context of the human literary activity: both psychological and social factors to be correlated with literature. This results in a strong interdisciplinary emphasis, extending to the natural sciences, especially biological anthropology, human ethology, and evolutionary psychology. The anthropologically oriented analysis of proto-poetic forms and poetogenic structures investigates the biological dispositions on which they rest; the social-historical analysis investigates the cultural factors that determine the concrete historical manifestations of human artistic behavior. The books in this series need not be exclusively literary studies and by literary scholars; rather, the series is intended to be open to all undertakings that examine literature and art in interplay with their biological and/or cultural contexts, thus transcending the boundaries of mere immanence of discourse.