The purpose of the Society is to further study of the works of Immanuel Kant from a variety of perspectives: "analytical," "continental," and otherwise. Participation by scholars and students in all relevant areas is encouraged: philosophers, political scientists, historians, literary scholars, etc.
Hoke Robinson founded and served as the first president of NAKS. Robert Louden, Karl Ameriks, Richard Aquila, Nelson Potter, Pauline Kleingeld, Patricia Kitcher, and Sharon Anderson-Gold have also served as presidents. Past vice presidents include Pablo Muchnik, Günter Zöller, Jane Kneller, Eric Watkins, and Michelle Grier.
The NAKS advisory board is composed of Henry Allison (University of California, San Diego (emeritus)), Karl Ameriks (University of Notre Dame), Richard Aquila (University of Tennessee (emeritus)), Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania), Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen), Patricia Kitcher (Columbia University) , Rhoda Kotzin (Michigan State University (emerita)), Jane Kneller (Colorado State University), Manfred Kuehn (Boston University (emeritus)), Robert Louden (University of Southern Maine), Ralf Meerbote (University of Rochester (emeritus)), Frederick Rauscher (Michigan State University), Hoke Robinson (University of Memphis (emeritus)), Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego), Allen Wood (Stanford University) and Guenter Zoeller (University of Munich).
Our bibliographers have been Manfred Kuehn, Felicitas Munzel, and Steve Naragon.