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  • Standford University


November 10-11, 2012

Stanford University (Stanford, California)


Saturday November 10:


1:00 pm Christine Korsgaard (Harvard University)

"Kantian Ethics, Animals, and the Law"


2:30 pm  Daniel Warren (University of California, Berkeley)



4:00 pm Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego)

"Kant and the Unconditioned"


5:30 pm

Business meeting


Evening: Group dinner (for registered conference participants). Arrangements will be announced at the meeting.


Sunday, November 11:


9:00 am Tyler Paytas (Washington University, St. Louis)

"Sympathetic Inclination and the Duty of Humanity: A Kantian Response to the Alienation Objection"

Winner of the Graduate Student Travel Stipend


10:30 am David Landy (California State University, San Francisco)

"Necessity and the Representation of Objects"


12:00 pm David Sussman (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)

"Moral Feeling and Moral Death"


Further Information



The meeting will take place in the Stanford Philosophy Department (Building 90, room 92Q).

A map of the campus can be found at this link: 



The keynote speaker for the meeting will be Christine Korsgaard. For participants arriving on Friday (Nov. 9), Prof. Korsgaard will also be giving a talk to the Stanford Philosophy Department at 3:15 pm in the Main Quad, Bldg. 90, room 92Q.


Lodging: A block of rooms has been reserved at the Cardinal Hotel under the group name "North American Kant Society," at a preferential rate of $140/night, including wi-fi and breakfast. Rooms will be held only until OCTOBER 10. The hotel is located in downtown Palo Alto, one block south of University Ave. The address is 235 Hamilton Avenue (cross street: Ramona). Phone (650) 323-5101. http://www.cardinalhotel.com/mb/?utm_source=google&utm_medium=places&utm_campaign=google_places_ms


Travel: The Stanford campus may be conveniently reached from both the San Francisco and San Jose airports.  Taxis from the airport to campus are expensive.  A more economical option is a shuttle van, which picks up passengers on the departure level just outside the airport terminals. Two companies serve the area.


SUPER SHUTTLE: $26.00 ($8.00/each additional person) one way.  Pick up is on departure level at marked locations.  Runs 24 hours a day.  No reservations are required for SFO, but reservations are recommended for the San Jose Airport. Three stop maximum per shuttle trip.  (650) 558-8500.


SOUTH BAY AIRPORT SHUTTLE: $22.00 for SFO and $29.00 for San Jose Airport ($9.00 each additional person) one way, door-to-door to/from any airport terminal.  Pick up is on departure level at blue/yellow sign. Reservations required. ($10.00 service charge after 11:30 pm) (800) 548-4664 or (408) 559-9477.


For those who do not mind a short walk, it is also possible to take public transportation from SFO to campus.  Take BART from the airport one stop to the Millbrae station, where you can get off and take a CalTrain south toward San Jose (you will need to buy tickets at a machine before boarding).  For the Stanford campus, get off at the Palo Alto stop (22 min walk to center of campus). You can follow signs from the train to campus.  For the hotel, walk up University Ave. into downtown Palo Alto and turn right at the third block into town (Ramona St.).  The hotel will be at the end of the block on your right. CalTrain schedules are available here: http://www.caltrain.com/schedule.html


To return, one can take the train, arrange a shuttle pickup, or take a flat-rate cab from campus back to the airport (flat-rate cabs are available for that direction only).  For that, you will need to call the following cab company, at least 30 minutes prior to your desired departure time from campus: Best Airport Yellow Cab Company (650)-852-1233. Be sure to mention that you are calling from Stanford and that you have been guaranteed a flat rate (approx. $45).


Other Information:

Meetings are free and open to all. There is no membership requirement. However, f you are planning on attending the conference and are interested in dinner, please contact Tamar Schapiro (schapiro@stanford.edu) by November 2.


The PSG receives financial support from the North American Kant Society and from host universities (in this case, Stanford University).



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