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    • 27 Apr 2017
    • 01 May 2017
    • Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg

    VII MULTILATERLA KANT COLLOQUIUM 2017

    Submissions deadline: October 1, 2016

    The Immanuel Kant Forum at Martin Luther University Halle Wittenberg (MLU), in collaboration with “Kant-Gesellschaft”, “Aufklärung – Religion – Wissen” (MLU), “Interdisciplinary Center for the European Enlightenment” (MLU) and “Kant- Forschungsstelle at Johannes Gutenberg- University Mainz”, invites submission for the VIIth Kant Multilateral Colloquium to take place at Halle/Saale (Germany) on April 28-30, 2017. The day of arrival is April 27, the day of departure May 1.

    The theme of the colloquium is:  Kant und seine Kritiker – Kant and his critics – Kant  et ses critiques. Papers may include discussions of any aspect of Kant’s philosophy and its critique from Kant’s time to the present.

    The Multilateral Colloquium involves approximately 55 participants, about 15 of whom will be invited presentations. The official languages are German, English, and French, but participants can choose to present their papers in Portuguese, Spanish, or Italian, provided a version in one of the official languages is available, too. Due to the traditionally multilateral dimension of the Kant Colloquium and its origin, the selection committee is particularly interested in submissions from participants working in South America, Portugal, Spain, and Italy. 

    The selection committee is an international group of Kant-scholars and is chaired by Professor Heiner F. Klemme (MLU).

    The deadline for submissions is October 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be issued by December 1, 2016. Please send all papers electronically to Dr. Antonino Falduto at Antonino.Falduto@phil.uni-halle.de

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 4400 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please send your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 400 words, and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word or RTF file.

    Presentations cannot exceed 50 minutes (30-35 minutes reading time, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion).

    There will be conference fee of € 30,-


    • 28 Apr 2017
    • 29 Apr 2017
    • Bishop's University

    THE PROBLEM OF EVIL IN MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

    For many, the developments and often dazzling breakthroughs of the modern sciences since the 19th century have sustained the hope that evil will find sociological, psychological and even neurological and genetic explanations. These explanations were looked to with the aspiration that they would eventually bring about measures which, without completely eradicating evil, would nevertheless significantly reduce the pain and suffering it causes. For others, however, such hope, inherited from the ideals of Enlightenment, has revealed itself to be a mere illusion. In their view, both human reality, in its moral, political and historical dimensions, as well as natural reality, seem to show that evil, in all or part, is irreducible to this hope and the “solutions” that it conveys. In this regard, it is well known that a certain number of 20th century philosophers and writers, amongst which Theodor W. Adorno, Hannah Arendt, Primo Levi and Elie Wiesel are assuredly the most famous, have developed their thoughts on evil with reference to the horrors of Auschwitz and the concentration camps. More recently, the term or notion of evil has attracted a great deal of attention, as George W. Bush, in the aftermath of 9/11, justified the U.S. intervention in Iraq by claiming the need to combat what he described as “the axis of evil”.

    In this context, it is not surprising that philosophers, theologians and thinkers have undertaken to pursue and to expand their reflections on evil. For some of them, such reflections had to take the form of a re-examination of the major milestones of the philosophical view since Kant who, as is well-known, once claimed in his famous writing on religion that evil is a propensity (ein Hang) that has its origin within human reason itself.

    Entitled The Problem of Evil in Modern and Contemporary European Philosophy, this conference in intended as an opportunity to revisit and to examine anew the terms around which the different views of evil have been defined from Kant to contemporary European post-Kantian philosophy. The conference is organized by the Department of Philosophy at Bishop’s University (Sherbrooke, Quebec) and will take place on April 28th and 29th 2017. Proposals (in either English or French) must be submitted by email to Prof. Martin Thibodeau (mthibode@ubishops.ca) and Prof. Jamie Crooks (jcrooks@ubishops.ca) before December 31, 2016. Proposals must be 300 words long and accompanied by a short CV. Selected writers will be notified by January 13th, 2017, and will be asked to submit a 30 minute-presentation by March 17th, 2017. 


    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • George Washington University

    ENAKS STUDY GROUP

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 14th annual meeting to take place at George Washington University on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017. Our hosts this year are Professors Laura Papish and Joseph Trullinger.

    The deadline for submissions is Saturday, December 31, 2016. Please send all papers electronically to the organizer, Oliver Thorndike, oliverthorndike@jhu.edu.

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 5,000 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please prepare your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 300 words (abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered), and include a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student in your separate Word file.

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

    Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Selected papers are eligible to be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

    Papers will be posted in the “members only” section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants, who are expected to have read them at the time of the conference.

    Accommodations:

    Our hosts have reserved two blocks of rooms, both reservations hold for the nights of April 28, 29, and 30.

    1) The first block is at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, located at 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC  20037-1203. Please directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (202) 872-1500 on or before March 17, 2017, to make reservations. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University GW Room Block group. The room rate is: $159.00 per night. 

    2) The second block is at The George Washington University Inn, located at 824 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037. Please directly call the Hotel at 1 (800) 424-9671 or (202) 337-6620 on or before March 17, 2017. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University Room Block group. The room rate is: $189.00 per night.

    ENAKS receives support from NAKS and host universities. Earlier programs are available on our website:

    http://word.emerson.edu/enaks/

    For questions about ENAKS or the upcoming meeting, please contact oliverthorndike@jhu.edu. 



    • 29 Apr 2017
    • 30 Apr 2017
    • George Washington University

    CALL FOR PAPERS: EASTERN STUDY GROUP OF NAKS

    Submission deadline: December 31, 2016

    Please send all papers electronically to the organizer, Oliver Thorndike, oliverthorndike@jhu.edu.

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    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 14th annual meeting to take place at George Washington University on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017. Our hosts this year are Professors Laura Papish and Joseph Trullinger.

    Keynote speakers:

    Susan Meld Shell, Boston College, TBD.

    David Sussman, University of Illinois, TBD.

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 5,000 words, including footnotes and references (longer submissions will not be considered). Please prepare your file in PDF format, include an abstract of a maximum of 300 words (abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered), and include a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. Please indicate whether you are a graduate student in your separate Word file.

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

    Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing. Selected papers are eligible to be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishers.

    Papers will be posted in the “members only” section of the NAKS website and circulated in advance among participants, who are expected to have read them at the time of the conference.

    Accommodations:

    Our hosts have reserved two blocks of rooms, both reservations hold for the nights of April 28, 29, and 30.

    1) The first block is at the Washington Marriott Georgetown, located at 1221 22nd Street NW, Washington, DC  20037-1203. Please directly call Marriott Reservations at 1 (800) 228-9290 or (202) 872-1500 on or before March 17, 2017, to make reservations. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University GW Room Block group. The room rate is: $159.00 per night. 

    2) The second block is at The George Washington University Inn, located at 824 New Hampshire Ave NW, Washington, DC 20037. Please directly call the Hotel at 1 (800) 424-9671 or (202) 337-6620 on or before March 17, 2017. Please mention that you are part of the George Washington University Room Block group. The room rate is: $189.00 per night.

    ENAKS receives support from NAKS and host universities. Earlier programs are available on our website: http://word.emerson.edu/enaks/

    For questions about ENAKS or the upcoming meeting, please contact oliverthorndike@jhu.edu.


    • 01 Jun 2017
    • 02 Jun 2017
    • University of Leuven

    LEUVEN KANT CONFERENCE

    Submission deadline: January 5, 2017

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    Time & Place:

    June 1-2, 2017, University of Leuven

    Keynote speakers:

    Jeanine Grenberg (St. Olaf College)

    Julia Jansen (KU Leuven)

    Konstantin Pollok (University of South Carolina)

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    The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the fourth Leuven Kant Conference. Papers are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. Presentation time will be 25 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.

    Abstracts (no more than 500 words) should be sent in MSWord as attachment to leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be  

    Abstracts should be prepared for double-blind review by removing any identification details. The author’s name, paper title, institutional position and affiliation, as well as contact information, should be included in the body of the e-mail.

    Notification of acceptance by February 1, 2017.

    See http://hiw.kuleuven.be/eng/events/leuvenkantconference

    Organizers: Karin de Boer (University of Leuven), Arnaud Pelletier (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Simon Truwant (University of Leuven), Dennis Vanden Auweele (University of Leuven / University of Groningen)

    University of Leuven

    Institute of Philosophy

    Kardinaal Mercierplein 2

    3000 Leuven

    BELGIUM

     

     

     


    • 15 Aug 2017
    • Walter de Gruyter

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: KANT YEARBOOK 10/2018

    Deadline for submission: August 15, 2017

    The Kant Yearbook is now accepting submissions for its tenth issue in 2018. The Kant Yearbook is an international journal that publishes articles on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It is the Kant Yearbook’s goal to intensify innovative research on Kant on the international scale. For that reason the Kant Yearbook prefers to publish articles in English, however articles in German will also be considered. Each issue is dedicated to a specific topic. The tenth issue’s topic is "Philosophy of Religion".

    All papers discussing Kant’s philosophy of religion –wildly construed– from a historical, systematic and/or contemporary perspective are welcome. The Kant Yearbook practices double-blind review, i.e. the reviewers are not aware of the identity of a manuscript’s author, and the author is not aware of the reviewers’ identity. Submitted manuscripts must be anonymous; that is the authors’ names and references to their work capable of identifying them are not to appear in the manuscript. Detailed instructions and author guidelines are available at http://kantyearbook.uni.lu/ (http://philosophie.uni.lu). For further information contact the editor or the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York (www.degruyter.com). Paper submissions should go to dietmar.heidemann@uni.lu

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    Editor: Dietmar H. Heidemann (University of Luxembourg). Editorial Board: Henry E. Allison (University of California at Davis), Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame), Gordon Brittan (Montana State University), Klaus Düsing (University of Cologne), Corey Dyck (University of Western Ontario), Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Boston University), Kristina Engelhard (University of Cologne), Hannah Ginsborg (University of California at Berkeley), Michelle Grier (University of San Diego), Terry Godlove (Hofstra University), Thomas Grundmann (University of Cologne), Paul Guyer (Brown University), Robert Hanna (University of Colorado at Boulder), Lothar Kreimendahl (University of Mannheim), Georg Mohr (University of Bremen), Angelica Nuzzo (Brooklyn College/CUNY), Robert Stern (Sheffield University), Dieter Sturma (University of Bonn), Jens Timmermann (St Andrews), Robert Theis (University of Luxembourg), Ken Westphal (Boğaziçi Üniversitesi), Marcus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt).

    Publisher: De Gruyter Berlin/New York


    • 06 Sep 2017
    • 09 Sep 2017
    • University of Oslo

    CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANEL PROPOSALS

    Submission deadline: 15 February 2015


    The Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political research is organising a Section on “Kant on Political Change” (section convenors: Sorin Baiasu and Howard Williams) for the 2017 Annual Conference, which will take place at the University of Oslo between 6 and 9 September. The following panels have been provisionally accepted by the organisers:

    1. The History of Pure Reason (convenors: Sorin Baiasu and Avery Goldman);
    2. Rights and Duties in Kantian Legal and Political Philosophy (convenors: Alyssa Bernstein and Christoph Hanisch);
    3. Du Bois and Rawls on Kant’s Cosmopolitanism (convenor: Elvira Basevich);
    4. From State of Nature to Civil Society (convenors: Luke Davies and Paola Romero);
    5. Realism and Idealism in Kant’s Political Thought (convenors: Daniel Tourinho Peres and Alice Pinheiro Walla);
    6. Kant on Revolution (convenors: Jakub Szeczepanski and Christian Rostball);
    7. From Cosmopolitanism to the Closed Commercial State (convenors: Howard Williams and Reidar Maliks).

     

    In addition to paper proposals on any of these topics, we also invite:

    • -        Panel proposals focusing on other issues relevant for the topic of political change in Kant (in addition to the 7 panels listed above, the organisers may allocated space for one or two additional panels);
    • -        Paper proposals either on one of the issues mentioned above, or on other issues bearing on the Section’s topic.

    Proposals can be submitted online as follows:

    • -        To propose a new panel with papers: https://ecpr.eu/MyEcpr/Forms/PanelProposalForm.aspx?EventID=96
    • -        To propose an individual paper: https://ecpr.eu/MyEcpr/Forms/PaperProposalForm.aspx?EventID=96

    For queries, email the Section convenors at: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk or hlwilliams@aber.ac.uk

    NB: If you do not have an account with the ECPR, you will need first to create one – however, the process is free, simple and online; once you will have created an account, please go to MyECPR (top right), select My Groups and, then, “See list of all current Standing Groups and Research Networks”; click on Details and, then Join.


    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • Washington University, St. Louis

    NAKS WORKSHOP FOR FEMALE JUNIOR KANT SCHOLARS

    In response to need expressed by junior female Kantians, NAKS aims to organize a workshop during the academic year of 2017/18. The workshop will allow junior scholars to present their work-in-progress to and get feedback from senior female Kant scholars. The aim is to provide better conditions for junior scholars writing excellent research papers during their pretenure/pre-tenure track/ pre-permanent position years. The exact format and the location of the workshop is yet to be determined. At this point, if you would like to participate in this workshop as a junior female Kant scholar presenting work or if you would be willing to participate as a senior female Kant scholar, please send an email to Helga Varden at hvarden@illinois.edu.


    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Tulane University

    SOUTHERN NAKS STUDY GROUP


    Submission deadline: June 1, 2017.


    Dates: November 17-19, 2017

    Place: Tulane University, New Orleans 

    Topic: Kant on Freedom

    Keynote: Paul Guyer (Brown University)

     

    This is a first call for papers for the 2017 meeting of the Southern Study Group of NAKS. The meeting will be a themed conference on Kant’s conception of freedom. The selection committee welcomes any paper on this topic, whether it refers to Kant’s writings on theoretical or practical philosophy, and whether it is oriented towards a historical or systematic understanding of Kant’s notion of freedom. Ideally, papers will be around 4000 words long. Selected papers may be submitted to the NAKS Rethinking Kant series for publication, and manuscripts by graduate students will be considered for the Markus Herz Prize.

     

    Please send papers, prepared for blind peer-review, to the Chair of the Program Committee, Oliver Sensen (sensen@tulane.edu).


    • 15 Jan 2018
    • tbd

    CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: HUSSERL, KANT, AND THE TRANSCENDENTAL PHENOMENOLOGY


    Submission deadlines:

    Title and abstract (5-800 words): Feb 28, 2017.  

    Final Paper (7-10,000 words): Jan. 15, 2018.

    Date of publication will be Fall 2018.


    Transcendental phenomenology is not simply a theory about the structure of (inter)subjectivity, nor is it merely a discourse about how we understand and perceive the natural world and our sense-constitutive activities and passivities. It is not even a theory about how the world appears to us, if such a theory is supposed to be complemented by a further investigation (left to metaphysics) of what the world itself is like. Transcendental phenomenology aims  to  answer  the  following  question:  “in  what  way  is  the  being  of  the world,  the  world,  which  is  for  me  and  could  be  for  me,  grounded  in  my intending, in my streaming experiencing and otherwise conscious life, and in my enduring features”? (Edmund  Husserl, Husserliana XXXIV: 244)

    Despite of a long tradition  of  invocation and discussion of Husserl’s transcendental thinking, the deep meaning of the idea of a transcendental constitution of consciousness  remains even  today  troublingly  obscure. We would like to take Husserl’s references seriously and reflect on the following topics:

    ·       The Kantian and the Husserlian notion of the transcendental ego

    ·       The distinction between the transcendental and the natural, the transcendental and the psychological, the transcendental and the anthropological

    ·       Husserl’s notion of a world-annihilation

    ·       Husserl’s mature transcendental phenomenology

    ·       The idea of transcendental logic

    ·       The transcendental foundation of the natural sciences

    ·       The relation of transcendental phenomenology to post-Kantian philosophies

    ·       Eugen Fink and the critique of transcendental reason


    Submit abstracts and papers to Claudia Serban [claudia_serban@hotmail.fr] and Iulian Apostolescu [iulian.apostolescu@gmail.com].


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