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Dr. James Bryson, (Humboldt Forschungs-Stipendiat)

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Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1
80539 München

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Dr. James Bryson has recently completed a Research Associateship at Cambridge University where he was part of a project dedicated to the study of the Cambridge Platonists, which included editing a digital sourcebook of their writings. As a Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow at the Martin-Grabmann-Research Institute for Medieval Theology and Philosophy in Munich, Dr. Bryson will conduct research on romantic and early modern theories of love, focusing on the work of Franz von Baader, a friend of Hegel, Schelling, and the Schlegel brothers. He is considered the greatest interpreter of the thought of Jacob Boehme in the 19th century. It is highly appropriate that Dr Bryson will be based in Munich for his research on Baader, a native son who lectured on philosophy at the LMU. Dr. Bryson’s work on Baader is part of a larger project which will trace the history and theories of love in the post-medieval tradition of Christian Platonism. This tradition will be situated relative to the more canonical figures in the modern period, including Descartes, Spinoza, Kant and the German Idealists.