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  • 05 Jun 2016
  • 17 Jun 2016
  • Emory University


Dates: June 5-17, 2016.

Place: Emory University, 214 Bowden Hall.

Application deadline: February 1st, 2016

(Decisions announced by February 22nd, 2016.)

Organizers: Dilek Huseyinzadegan and Angelica Nuzzo (Brooklyn College and Graduate Center, CUNY).

The Emory University Institute for the History of Philosophy (IHP) will host its eighth annual summer workshop on June 5-17, 2016, on the topic of “Kant’s Political Thought.

IHP Summer Workshops are designed to bring together a group of faculty scholars specializing in specific areas of the history of philosophy for seminars focused around a shared reading list. Ten participants and the co-directors meet in mornings and afternoons over the course of two four-day weeks for discussions based upon close readings. The workshop format eschews the delivery of conference-style papers in favor of open, group-based engagement. In so doing, the IHP seeks to foster conversations that will inform future scholarly work. The IHP’s past workshops have focused on figures and themes such as: Aristotle on the Emotions; Renewing the Ancient Quarrel: Plato, Hegel, Adorno; Peirce, James, and the Origins of Pragmatism; Vico and the Humanist Tradition; Montaigne and the Origins of Modernity; Nietzsche and Heidegger on the Issue of History; and Religion and Philosophy in Neoplatonism.

This year’s meeting will consider Kant’s political thought in relation to its contemporary implications and legacy. We will attempt to tease out the relationship between his political philosophy and his writings on history, geography, and anthropology. A few other texts from other authors will supplement our discussions.

The Institute is pleased to provide room, board, and travel expenses for all participants accepted into the workshop. Guests will be housed in The New Marriott Courtyard Decatur, in downtown Decatur, Georgia, a couple of miles from Emory’s campus. Decatur is a vibrant town with several restaurants and bars, all within walking distance from the hotel. The hotel is also close to a MARTA stop, Atlanta's public train service. Participants will thus have access to other parts of Atlanta, including the airport. All hotel/campus transportation will be provided.

To apply, scholars should send a cover letter addressing the relevance of the topic to their current and/or future scholarly work, and a CV to Professor Huseyinzadegan at the address below (preferably by e-mail). The application deadline is February 1st, 2016 with decisions announced by February 22nd, 2016.

Co-Directors for 2016:

Dilek Huseyinzadegan
Department of Philosophy
214 Bowden Hall
561 South Kilgo Circle
Emory University

Atlanta, GA 30322 USA


Angelica Nuzzo

Department of Philosophy

2900 Bedford Avenue

Brooklyn College, CUNY

Brooklyn, NY 11210


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