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Table: Kant’s Lectures by Semester

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Kant lectured for 41 years, or 82 semesters — beginning with the 1755/56 winter semester (WS) and ending in the middle of the 1796 summer semester (SS).  The majority of these lectures met for an academic hour (= 45 minutes) four times each week — on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday — and in the following table it should be assumed that a set of lectures met on these days, unless otherwise noted.  Summer semesters are given on rows indicated by a single year, and began about two weeks after Easter (with the date for Easter that year provided in the far-right column).  Winter semesters are given on rows with a split year, and began about two weeks after St. Michael's (September 29), continuing into the following spring.  The first day of each semester was always Monday, although not all classes would begin on that day, or even that week (Kant’s private lectures routinely began on Thursday of the following week). [more information on this table]


Key to the Table:

x = we are fairly certain that the class took place, but have no other information.
(x) = the class was announced, and we have no reason to believe it did not take place.
10-11 = the class began at 10 AM, meeting on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.
WS 10-12 = the class met from 10 AM until noon, meeting on Wednesday and Saturday.
7-8 /45 =(see Logic for 1775) the class met at 7 AM, with 45 students subscribed.
5/4(Th) - 9/29(F) [86] =(see Logic for 1775) the first day of class was May 4 (Thursday), the last class was September 29 (Friday), and there were 86 days available for lecture (minus any vacation days during the term).

Notes: clicking on the reference number for a note (e.g., [1]) should open a new window containing all the notes for this table.

Sem. Start Logic Metaph. Phys.Geo Anth. Physics Moral Other Pract. Easter
55-56 [1] 10/13 x x     (x)   Math [2]    
1756 [1] 5/13 (x) (x) (x)[2]   (x)   (Math)[3]   4/18
56-57 10/11 (x) (x)[1] (x)[2]   (x) (x) (Math)[3]    
1757 [1] 4/25 (x) (x) (x)   (x)   (Math)   4/10
57-58 10/10 x [1] (x) x   (x) (x) (Math) (x)  
1758 [1] 4/10 (x) (x) (x)   (x)   (Math) (WS) 3/26
4/19
[2]
58-59 [1] 10/9 (x) [2] x [3]              
1759 4/30 (x) (x) (x)   (x) (x) (Math)   4/15
4/11
59-60 [1] 10/8 (x) (x) (x)     (x) (Math)
(Mechanics)
   
1760 4/21 (x) (x)     (x)   (Math)   4/6
3/26
60-61 10/13 (8-9) (11-12)       (10-11) (Math 9-10)    
1761 4/6 (8-9) (11-12) (2-3)   (10-11)   (Math 3-4)
(Mech 9-10)
(WS 8-9) 3/22
4/15
61-62 10/12 (x) (x) x   (x) (x) (Math)    
1762 4/26 (x) (x)             4/11
4/7
62-63 [1] 10/11 (x) (x)         (Math)    
1763 4/18 (x)       (x)   (Math)   4/3
3/23
63-64 [1] 10/10 (x) (x) (x)     (x) (Math) [2]    
1764 5/7 (9-10) (WS 10-12) (10-11)           4/22
64-65 10/8 (9-10) (11-12)     (8-9) (10-11)      
1765 4/22 (11-12)   (10-11)           4/7
65-66 [1] 10/14 (x) (x) (x)     (x)      
1766 [1] 4/14 8-9 11-12(6 hrs.) x     9-10(6 hrs.)     3/30
66-67 10/13 x x(6-8 hrs.) x   x(6 hrs) x(6 hrs.)      
1767 [1] 5/4   (11-12) 10-11       Law 9-10   4/19
67-68 [1] 10/12 8-9 11-12 10-11     9-10 Encycl. 3-4    
1768 4/13 8-9 11-12 10-11   9-10       4/3
68-69 10/10 8-9 11-12 x     9-10 Encycl. 3-4 [1]    
1769 [1] 4/10 x   x       Law
Encycl. 8-9
  3/26
69-70 [1] 10/9 10-11 11-12 8-9 or 3-4   9-10        
[top]Sem. Start Logic Metaph. Phys.Geo Anth. Physics Moral Other Pract. Easter
1770 4/30 7-8 & 8-9 [1]   WS [2]     9-10 Encycl. 10-11(6 hrs.) [3]   4/15
70-71 [1] 10/8   7-8 [2]         Mineralogy [3] (WS 9-11)
Encycl. 8-9
(WS 8-9)  
1771 4/15 7-8 8-9 [1] 10-11     9-10     3/31
71-72 10/14   7-8 & x [1] [WS 8-10] [2]     9-10 Encycl. 8-9(4 days) WS  
1772 5/4 7-8   x         WS 7-8 4/19
72-73 [1] 10/12   7-8 x [2] MTThF 9-10 [3]     Law 8-9 WS 7-8  
1773 4/26 7-8   MTThF 9-10           4/11
73-74 [1] 10/11   7-8   MTThF 9-10 [2]   8-9/17 [3]   WS 7-8  
1774 4/18 7-8   MTThF 9-10       Law 8-9
Nat. Theo.
x 4/3
74-75 10/10   7-8   x [1]   x   x  
1775 [1] 5/1 7-8 /45
5/4(Th)- 9/29(F) [86]
  x /42
5/10(W)- 10/7(S) [88]
      Law /24
Encycl. 8-9 /20 [2]
x /15
5/13-10/7 [43]
4/16
75-76 10/9   7-8 /30
10/12(Th)- 3/29(F) [98]
  8-10 /28
10/18(W)- 3/30(S) [96]
  x /15
10/16(M)- 3/29(F) [96]
  WS 7-8 /10
10/21-3/30 [47]
 
1776
DEAN
4/22 7-8 /60
4/25(Th)- 9/20(F) [86]
  WS 9-11 /24
4/28(Sun)- 10/5(S)[92]
  8-9 /12
4/25(Th)- 10/4(F) [94]
    WS 8-9 /12
5/4-9/21 [41] [1]
4/7
76-77 10/14   7-8/30
10/17(Th)- 3/21(F) [90]
  WS 8-10 /33
10/19(S)- 3/19(W) [88]
  8-9/14
10/17(Th)- 3/21(F) [90]
Ped /30
10/23(W)- 3/19(W) [1]
WS 7-8 /15
10/26-3/22 [43]
 
1777 [1] 4/14 7-8 /50
4/14(M) - 9/20(S) [92]
  WS 8-10 /49
4/16(W) - 9/27(S) [96]
    (9-10 /18) [2] 4/17(Th)- 9/19(F) [90] Law 8-9 /23
4/17(Th) - 9/26(F) [94]
WS 7-8 /20
4/19-9/20 [45]
3/30
77-78 10/13   7-8 /60
10/1(M)- 4/1(F) [104]
  WS 8-10 /41
10/16(Th)- 4/3(F) [1]
    Encycl. 8-9 /32
10/16(Th)- 4/10(F) [102]
x /16
10/16[2]-4/11 [51]
 
1778 5/4 7-8 /50
5/4(M)- 9/25(F) [84]
  WS 8-10 /45
5/6(W)- 10/3(S) [88] [1]
      Law 8-9 /27
5/7(Th)- 9/25(F) [82]
WS /15
5/9-9/26 [41]
4/19
78-79 10/12   7-8 /60
10/12(M)- 3/26(F) [96]
  WS 8-10 /29
10/14(W)- 3/20(S) [92]
  8-9 /30
10/15(Th)- 3/26(F) [94]
  WS 7-8 /15
10/17-3/27 [47]
 
1779 4/19 7-8 /c70
4/19(M)- 9/24(F) [92]
  WS 8-10 /45
4/21(W)- 9/25(S) [92]
  8-9 /23
4/22(Th)- 9/24(F) [90]
    WS 7-8 /12
4/24-9/25 [45]
4/4
79-80
DEAN
10/11   7-8 /70
10/11(M)- 3/17(F) [92]
  WS 8-10 /55
10/13(W)- 3/8(W) [86]
    Encycl. 8-9 /30
10/14(Th)- 3/17(F) [90]
WS 7-8 /15
10/16-3/18 [45]
 
[top]Sem. Start Logic Metaph. Phys.Geo Anth. Physics Moral Other Pract. Easter
1780 4/10 7-8 /100
4/10(M)- 9/22(F) [96]
  WS 8-10 /54
4/12(W)- 9/23(S) [96]
      Law 8-9 /23 [94]
Ped /60 [1]
WS 7-8 /20
4/22-9/23 [45]
3/26
80-81 10/9   7-8 /70
10/9(M)- 4/6(F) [104]
  WS 8-10 /38
10/11(W)- 3/31(S) [100]
  8-9 /39
10/12(Th)- 4/6(F) [102]
  WS 7-8 /20
10/21-3/31 [47]
 
1781 4/30 7-8 /90
4/30(M)- 9/21(F) [84]
  WS 8-10 /56
5/2(W)- 9/22(S) [84]
  8-9 /34
5/3(Th)- 9/21(F) [82]
    WS 7-8 /20
5/5-9/22 [41]
4/15
81-82 10/8   7-8   WS 8-10     Encycl. 8-9 WS 7-8  
1782 [1] 4/15 7-8 /90
4/15(M)- 9/20(F) [92]
  WS 8-10 /56
4/17(W)- 9/21(S) [92]
      Law 8-9 /22
4/18(Th)- 9/20(F) [90]
WS 7-8 /24
4/27-9/21 [43]
3/31
82-83 [1]
DEAN
10/14   7-8 /80
10/14(M)- 4/15(T)[106]
  WS 8-10 [2]/55
10/16(W)- 4/2(W) [98]
  8-9 /37
10/17(Th)- 3/28(F) [94]
  WS 7-8 /30
10/19-3/29 [47]
 
1783 [1] 5/5 7-8 /100
5/5(M)- 9/26(F) [84]
  WS 8-10 [2] /69
5/7(W)- 9/27(S) [84]
  8-9 /9
5/8(Th)- 9/26(F) [82]
    WS 7-8 /40
5/10-9/27 [41]
4/20
83-84 [1] 10/13   7-8 /80   WS 8-10     Theo. 8-9
Ped S 7-8 /70
10/22(W)- 4/25(Sun) [2]
W 7-8?  
1784 4/26 7-8 /100
4/26(M)- 9/17(F) [84]
  WS 8-10 [1] /63
4/28(W)- 9/29(W) [90]
      Law 8-9 /23
4/29(Th)- 9/24(F) [86]
S 7-8 /50
5/8-9/18 [20]
4/11
84-85 10/11   7-8   WS 8-10   8-9   S 7-8  
1785 [1] 4/11 7-8   WS 8-10
4/13(W)- 9/17(S) [92]
  8-9     S 7-8 3/27
85-86
DEAN
10/10   7-8 /80
10/10(M)- 4/7(F) [104]
  WS 8-10 /47
10/12(W)- 4/5(W) [101]
    Theo. 8-9 /37
10/13(Th)- 3/31(F) [98]
S 7-8 /30
10/22-4/1 [24]
 
1786
RECT.
5/1 7-8 /80 [1]
5/1(M)- 9/22(F) [84]
  x /26
5/3(W)- 9/23(S) [84]
      Law 7-8 /24
5/4(Th)- 9/22(F) [82]
S 7-8 /30
5/13-9/23 [20]
4/16
86-87 10/9   7-8   WS 8-10   8-9 Ped S 7-8 /60 [1]
10/18(W)- 3/14(W) [22]
W 7-8  
1787 4/23 7-8   x       Theo.(8-9) S 7-8 4/8
87-88
DEAN
10/8   7-8 /50
10/8(M)- 3/7(F) [88]
  x /39
10/10(W)- 3/12(W) [90]
8-9 /22
10/11(Th)- 3/7(F) [86]
    S 7-8 /20
10/20-3/8 [21]
 
1788
RECT.
4/7 7-8 /80
4/7(M)- 9/12(F) [92]
  x /28
4/9(W)- 9/24(W) [88]
      Law 8-9 /12
4/10(Th)- 9/12(F) [90]
S 7-8 /10
4/19-9/13 [22]
3/23
88-89 10/1   7-8 /50
10/13(M)- 3/27(F) [96]
  WS 8-10 /36
10/15(W)- 3/21(S) [92]
  8-9 /23
10/16(Th)- 3/20 [1](F) [90]
  S 7-8 /15
10/25-3/21 [22]
 
1789 4/27 7-8 /c70
4/27(M)- 9/11(F) [78]
  8-10 /23
4/29(W)- 9/16(W) [82]
        S 7-8 /12
5/2-9/12 [20]
4/12
89-90 10/12   7-8 /40
10/12(M)- 3/26(F) [96]
  x /38
10/14(W)- 3/20(S) [92]
      S 7-8 /15
10/24-3/20 [22]
 
[top]Sem. Start Logic Metaph. Phys.Geo Anth. Physics Moral Other Pract. Easter
1790 4/19 7-8 /c50
4/19(M)- 9/3(F) [80]
  WS 8-10 /30
4/21(W)- 9/18(S) [88]
        S 7-8 /20
5/1-9/4 [19]
4/4
90-91 10/11   7-8 /50
10/11(M)- 4/8(F) [104]
  WS 8-10 /32
10/13(W)- 4/6(W) [101]
      S 7-8 /20
10/23-4/9 [25]
 
1791 [1]
DEAN
5/9 (7-8)   (WS 8-10)         (S 7-8) 4/24
91-92 [1] 10/10   7-8 /50
10/10(M)- 3/9(F) [88]
  WS 8-10 /70
10/12(W)- 3/10(S) [88]
      S 7-8 /20
10/22-3/10 [21]
 
1792 4/23 7-8 /c80
4/23(M)- 9/7(F) [80]
  (8-10) /52
4/25(W)- 9/22(S) [88]
        S 7-8 /c.30
5/5-9/8 [19]
4/8
92-93 10/8   7-8 /60
10/8(M)- 3/15(F) [92]
  WS 8-10 /50
10/10(W)- 3/13(W) [90]
      S 7-8 /20
10/20-3/16 [22]
 
1793 [1] 4/15 (7-8)   x [2]         (S 7-8) 3/31
93-94 [1] 10/14       (WS 8-10)   7-8 [2]   (S)  
1794 5/5 (7-8)   (x)           4/20
94-95
10/13   7-8 /50
10/13(M)- 2/20(F) [76]
  x [1] /49
10/15(W)- 2/21(S) [76]
      S 7-8 /34
10/25-2/21 [18]
 
1795 [1] 4/20 7-8 /50
4/20(M)- 9/11(F) [84]
  x /33
4/22(W)- 9/12(S) [84]
        S 7-8 /15
5/2-9/12 [20]
4/5
95-96 10/12   7-8 /50
10/12(M)- 12/18(F) [40]
  WS 8-10 /53
10/14(W)- 2/27(S) [80]
         
1796 4/11 7-8 /c40 4/11(M)- 7/23(S) [1] [60]   x /23
4/13(W)- 7/13(W) [54]
          3/27

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