German Research Foundation (DFG) Project: “Genealogy and Belonging: Concepts of Reproduction, Descent and Kinship in Post-Kantian Naturphilosophie”
Relations of reproduction and kinship, which are constituted synchronically and diachronically and thus always have a genealogical dimension, structure the social world in a fundamental way. Thereby these relations are subject to cultural, social and political conflict and engagements. In particular, the decades around 1800 are shaped by an extensive problematization of relations of reproduction, descent/lineage and kinship. The aim of the project is to systematically reconstruct the philosophical and scientific articulations of the topics reproduction, lineage, and kinship in post-Kantian philosophy of nature, and to determine their impact for the epistemic, social and cultural transformations of the period.