• William H Carter




• ISSUE 2-1, 2011 • 68
This study approaches the last days of Immanuel Kant
through the lens of his contemporary biographers and
other correspondents. Among the latter, Kant’s brother
and, subsequently, his brother’s family provide a symptomatic
reflection upon Kant’s management of his genealogy
and his legacy. Yet behind this body of work
is another corpus, one which embodies maternal and
paternal legacies that are not readily subsumed by Oedipus
or Kant’s philosophy. This work (of art) is Kant’s
own body or corpus, which he painstakingly maintained
and which provided a case study for his refelctions on
preventive medicine in The Conflict of the Faculties.
William H. Carter studied at the University of Virginia,
the University of Heidelberg, and earned his Ph.D. at
the University of California, Santa Barbara. He taught
German for three years at Tulane University and recently
returned to the Department of World Languages
and Cultures at Iowa State University, where he began
his teaching career. His current book project is titled
“Devilish Details: Goethe’s Public Service and Political
Julian Fickler attends the Academy of Fine Arts Karlsruhe,
class of Helmut Dorner. He is the recipient of a
prestigious fellowship award bestowed by the Künstlerförderung
des Cusanuswerks Bonn. He has exhibited
solo locally and in group at venues in Berlin and Hamburg.




How to Cite

Carter, W. H. (2011). KANT CRISIS. Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies, 2(1), 68–79. https://doi.org/10.17742/IMAGE.crypt.2-1.7