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2016 UK KANT SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

  • 05 Sep 2016
  • 06 Sep 2016
  • University of Southampton

2016 UK KANT SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Submission deadline: June 1st, 2016 

Time: September 5-6, 2016

Place: The University of Southampton

Conference title: "Kant, Normativity and Naturalism"

How should we understand normativity and its relation to the natural world? Is it true that the scientific representation of nature ultimately has no room for normative phenomena? How, if at all, can such phenomena be ‘naturalized’? Do they need to be? The dominant terms in which these problems continue to be framed owe an enormous debt to Kant. This conference aims to explore the problem of normativity and naturalism in Kant’s own work, to probe Kant’s legacy in shaping current approaches to the problem, and to envision afresh the contribution his thought may yet make. The conference welcomes papers on all themes related to Kant’s philosophy, and in particular hopes to foster debate on the above.

Keynote Speakers:

Hannah Ginsborg (University of California, Berkeley)
Marcus Willaschek (Goethe-Universität)
Kenneth Westphal (University of Boğaziçi)

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from academics and postgraduate students on any aspect of Kant's philosophy, though submissions dealing specifically with the conference theme are encouraged.

If you are interested in giving a presentation, please complete the form found here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/16Gp9aFquvL-gtMWjO2hA9-NEfWBydoyRcrODrt33kiQ/viewform?c=0&w=1

and send an abstract of 800-1,000 words, excluding any self-identifying information, to Rachel Jones at: kant.conference.southampton@gmail.com


We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by 21st of June.

Contact information:

For further information, please email Rachel Jones (R.E.Jones@soton.ac.uk), the UKKS Local Conference Convenors, Sasha Mudd (A.R.Mudd@soton.ac.uk) and Lucas Thorpe (lthorpe@gmail.com) or the UKKS Conference Convenor, Alberto Vanzo (alberto.vanzo@email.it).

Institutional conference page: southampton.ac.uk/philosophy/news/events/2016/09/05-kant.page

Sponsorship

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the British Academy Newton-Celebi Trust. This conference is organised in association with the British Academy funded project "Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government".

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