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    • 01 Jul 2014
    • 15 Jan 2015
    • Georgetown University

    EASTERN STUDY GROUP OF NAKS

    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 12th annual meeting, which will take place at Georgetown University (Washington, DC) on Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015. Our hosts this year are Professors Huaping Lu-Adler and Karen Stohr.

    Keynote speakers:

    • Henry Allison, University of California, San Diego and Boston University, TBD.
    • Tamar Shapiro, Stanford University, TBD.

    The deadline for submissions is Thursday, January 15, 2015. Please send all papers electronically to the organizer, Professor 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, and include both an abstract of a maximum of 300 words and a word count at the end of the paper. Abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered. When pertinent, please indicate whether you are a graduate student in the body of the text. Contact information should be sent in a 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. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize awarded by NAKS. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit.

    Papers already read 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.

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

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

    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 31 Jul 2016
    • n/a

    MONIST: LAWS OF NATURE

    The Monist, 100:3 July 2017

    Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2016

    Advisory Editor: Angela Breitenbach, Cambridge (ab355@cam.ac.uk) and Michela Massimi, Edinburgh (michela.massimi@ed.ac.uk)

    Kant argued that the laws of nature were, in part, the result of our mind projecting an order onto nature. This issue of The Monist seeks to assess the prospects of such a conception of laws for contemporary debates in the philosophy of science. We invite contributions addressing questions such as: How is ‘projecting an order onto nature’ properly to be understood? What good can a conception of laws in these terms be for on-going debates between realist and empiricist approaches to laws of nature? Can a Kantian view shed light on the foundations of modern physics (and especially on quantum mechanics) or on contested issues concerning the nature of laws in biology; and might such a view advance current debates over the unity or disunity of science?

    We encourage all intending authors to make direct contact with the Advisory Editors, Angela Breitenbach and Michela Massimi.

    Submissions should not exceed 7,500 words, should be prepared for blind refereeing, and should include a brief abstract. Please also refer to the submission guidelines:

    http://www.themonist.com/

    • 28 Nov 2014
    • 30 Nov 2014
    • University of Keele

    KANT FESTIVAL

    Call For Commentators and Chairpersons 

    28 November 2014

    Workshop: Kantian Insights into the Relation between Law and Ethical Commitments

    29 November 2014

    Keele Philosophy Forum Annual Conference: Themes from the Work of Howard Williams

    30 November 2014

    Official Launch: Keele Centre for Kantian Studies in Association with Oxford University and University of St Andrews

    The events are part of the Kant Festival organized by the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research and will take place under the aegis of the new Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Centre for Kantian Studies that will be officially launched on 30 November. The Kant Festival includes a workshop on the Kantian approach to the tensions between law and ethical commitments (a call for commentators and chairpersons for this event was circulated separately), as well as, after the workshop, the 'Jean-Jacques Rousseau' Annual Lecture given by Howard Williams.

     

    For more information concerning the Kant Festival, see:

    http://philosophyk.wordpress.com/

     

    Confirmed speakers:

     

    Workshop on Kantian approaches to the tension between law and ethical commitments:

    ·      Adrian Piper, Berlin

    ·      Thomas Mertens, Nijmegen

    ·      Dieter Schönecker, Siegen

    ·      Sari Kisilevsky, New York

    ·      Sorin Baiasu, Keele/Vienna/Oxford

    ·      Ruhi Demiray, Keele/Kocaeli

     

    Themes from the work of Howard Williams:

    ·      Susan Shell, Boston College

    ·      Katrin Flikschuh, LSE

    ·      Sarah Holtman, Minnesota

    ·      Luigi Caranti, Catania

    ·      Howard Williams, Aberystwyth

     

    Launch of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Centre for Kantian Studies

    ·      Leslie Stevenson, St. Andrews

    ·      Giuseppina D'Oro, Keele

    ·      Jens Timmermann, St. Andrews

    ·      Anil Gomes, Oxford

    ·      James Tartaglia, Keele

    ·      Adrian W. Moore, Oxford

    ·      Edward Kanterian, Kent

    ·      Sorin Baiasu, Keele/Vienna/Oxford

     

    Funding: Accommodation and conference fee will be covered for commentators; conference fee will be covered for chairpersons

     

    Applications: Please send an e-mail with the paper(s) you would like to chair; if you are interested in commenting on a paper, please let me know and I will send you more information about the topic. There is no formal deadline; we will look at applications as they arrive and will assign sessions for comment/chair accordingly.
    • 28 Dec 2014
    • 29 Dec 2014
    • Philadelphia, PA

    NAKS SESSION AT THE EASTERN APA MEETING (PHILADELPHIA, PA)    

    Session I: Author-meets-critics on Jennifer Mensch’s Kant’s Organicism: Epigeneis and the Development of Critical Philosophy (University of Chicago Press, 2013). GVI-1

    Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, 7:30-10:30PM

    Speakers

    • Guenter Zoeller, University of Munich, "Metaphor or Method? Jennifer Mensch’s Organic Kant Interpretation"
    • John Zammito, Rice University, “Bringing Biology Back In”
    • Jennifer Mensch, University of Waterloo, “Genealogy and Critique in Kant's Organic History of Reason”

    Chair

    • Pablo Muchnik, Emerson College 

    Session II: Kant on Education (GIX-2)

                Monday, Dec. 29, 2014, 7-10PM

    Speakers

    • Chris Surprenant, University of New Orleans, "Kant’s Moral Education and the Cultivation of Virtue"
    • Alix Cohen, University of Edinburgh, “The Role of Feelings in Moral Education”
    • Robert Louden, University of Southern Maine, “‘Total Transformation’: Educational Reform in Basedow and Kant”

    Chair

    • Lara Ostaric, Temple University

    • 31 Dec 2014
    • n/a

    NAKS BOOK PRIZE FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS

    NAKS is pleased to anounce the second, and now annual, Book Prize for Senior Scholars competition. This prize will be awarded for an outstanding book dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. Submissions will be judged by a panel consisting of members drawn from the NAKS Advisory Board, and the winner will receive a prize of $500. Deadline for submissions: December 31, 2014 (for books published from January, 2013 to December, 2014). The Awards Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted.

    Eligibility rules:
    • Only single-authored monographs or collections of essays written in English will be considered.
    • “Senior” is defined here as: “40 or older (regardless of tenure status), or tenured (regardless of age).”
    • Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.
    • Submission must be made by the publisher, and three (3) copies of the book must be submitted to NAKS. (Submissions should be sent to: Prof. Pablo Muchnik, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College, 120 Boylston Street, 9th Floor (#907), Boston, MA 02116-4624.
    • Current NAKS Executive and/or Advisory Board Members are not eligible to compete for the prize.
    • 15 Jan 2015
    • n/a

    WILFRID SELLARS ESSAY PRIZE

    The North American Kant Society is pleased to announce the sixth annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize competition. This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continued relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work under consideration or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes).

    The Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize is the natural continuation of the existing Markus Herz Prize, which is awarded to the best graduate student submission to the NAKS study groups. The intention behind the Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize is to help promote original Kantian or Kant-inspired philosophical work of scholars in the early stages of their careers. Submissions will be blind-reviewed and judged by members of a review committee drawn from the NAKS Executive and Advisory Boards. The deadline for submitting is January 15, 2015.

    Eligibility rules:
    • The essay must be written in English, single-authored, and has not been published by January 15, 2014.
    • “Junior” is defined here as: “PhD in hand; and 40 or younger (regardless of tenure status), or non-tenured (regardless of age).”
    • Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.

    Please send entries electronically to: Pablo Muchnik (pablo_muchnik@emerson.edu) and Helga Varden (hvarden@illinois.edu). Entries should be submitted in Word format and state the word count at the end. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter containing a three-part declaration stating that: (i) the essay has not been published by January 15, 2014, (ii) the author already has a PhD in hand, and is either 40 years of age or younger (regardless of employment status) or non-tenured (regardless of age), and (iii) the author is a member of NAKS in good standing. The winner will be announced on June 15 and will receive a prize of $500. The Award Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted.
    • 15 Feb 2015
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Hilton at the Ball Park Hotel, St. Louis, MO

    2015 APA CENTRAL DIVISION SESSION
    Thursday, February 19, 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM 


    Topic: Kant’s Cosmopolitanism

    Chair: Anne Margaret Baxley (Washington University in St. Louis) Title: “Kantian Prophecy, Armed and Unarmed”
    Speaker: Loren Goldman (Ohio University)
    Title: “Kant’s Cosmopolitan Right Reconsidered”
    Speaker: Timothy Waligore (Pace University)

    Hotel Reservations. The 2015 Central Division meeting will take place February 18-21, 2015 at the Hilton at the Ball Park hotel, St. Louis. You should make your own arrangements for travel and accommodations (the APA does not provide reimbursement for expenses to program participants). Regular APA members and non-members can book rooms through the hotel registration web site for the meeting. Student members of the APA may book at a discounted rate using the student registration site. You may also make reservations directly with the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark by calling +1 314 421 1776. Explain that you are making a reservation for the American Philosophical Association meeting and mention the rate code ‘APA’ (for student APA members, the rate code is ‘APS’). The APA will verify status as a Graduate Student Associate member for those choosing the student rate, and anyone who is not a student member will be changed to the regular member rate. Both rates include free in-room access to the Internet for the duration of the convention (this normally costs about $15 per day). Our block of rooms for the convention is limited, and you should reserve early in order to be sure of obtaining a room. The convention room rate will not be available for reservations made after January 27, 2015. For additional information, see the APA’s web site for the meeting.

    Registration for the Meeting. All those participating in the meeting are required to register and to wear their name badges at all times while participating in meeting activities to signify that they have done so. Participants may register for the meeting itself through the APA’s web site. Regular registration rates are $120 for APA members, $180 for non-members, and $40 for graduate student members. However, if you register by February 4 (two weeks prior to the meeting), you may register at advance rates, which are discounted by 25%: $90 for APA members, $30 for APA Graduate Student members, and $135 for non-members. See the APA’s web page for the 2015 Central Division meeting for details.


    • 07 Mar 2015
    • 08 Mar 2015
    • St. Mary's University

    SOUTHERN STUDY GROUP OF NAKS


    The Southern Study Group of the North American Kant Society invites submissions for its fifth meeting, which will take place at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas on March 7-8, 2015.

    Keynote speakers:

    Karin de Boer (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

    Kristi Sweet (Texas A&M University)

    Deadline: The deadline for submissions is December 15, 2014.

    Submissions: Submissions should be prepared for blind review and sent by email to the organizer, J. Colin McQuillan, at jmcquillan@stmarytx.edu. Please include your contact information and indicate whether you are a graduate student in the body of your email.

    Guidelines: The selection committee welcomes papers in all areas of Kant scholarship. Submissions should not exceed 20 double-spaced pages, as reading time will be limited to 30 minutes. Please include a 300-word abstract at the beginning of your submission.

    Papers read at other NAKS meetings may not be submitted. NAKS membership is also mandatory for submissions. To become a member, please visit: http://northamericankantsociety.com/membership. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and will be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Selected papers may also be considered for inclusion in the book series Rethinking Kant, published by Cambridge Scholars Press.

    Contact: J. Colin McQuillan, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, St. Mary’s University: jmcquillan@stmarytx.edu.



    • 01 Apr 2015
    • 03 Apr 2015
    • Vancouver

    PACIFIC APA


    Thursday, April 2

    THURSDAY EVENING, 6:00-9:00PM
    G5C North American Kant Society, Session 1
    Topic: Kant, Forgiveness, and Grace
    Chair: Pablo Muchnik (Emerson College)
    Speakers:David Sussman (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) “Grace and Enthusiasm”
    Lucy Allais (University of the Witwatersrand) “Transcendental Idealism and Forgiveness”
    Commentators:Barbara Herman (University of California, Los Angeles)
    Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego)


    Friday, April 3

    FRIDAY EVENING, 7:00-10:00PM
    G7H North American Kant Society, Session 2
    Topic: Kant and Imagination
    Chair: Colin McLear (University of Nebraska-Lincoln)
    Speaker:Jeremy Heis (University of California, Irvine)
    “Geometry and the Imagination: Kant on Infinite Lines and Spaces”
    Commentator:Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)
    Speaker:Samantha Matherne (University of California, Santa Cruz) “Kant on Imagination, Images, and Appearances”
    Commentator:Lisa Shabel (Ohio State University)
    Speaker:Andrew Stephenson (Oxford University)
    “Imagination and Hallucination”
    Commentator:Emily Carson (McGill University)

    • 01 May 2015
    • 02 May 2015
    • University of Nebraska-Lincoln

    CONFERENCE: KANT ON INTROSPECTION, SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE

    University of Nebraska–Lincoln
    May 1-2, 2015

    Submission deadline: January 15th, 2015. 

    The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln is happy to invite papers for the Seventh Annual Robert R. Chambers Philosophy Conference on themes related to Kant’s (and Kantian) views on introspection, self-consciousness, and self-knowledge at UNL on May 1-2, 2015. Submissions are encouraged on these topics from both historical and contemporary approaches.

     

    Confirmed speakers include:

    •       Andrew Brook, Carleton University

    •       Andrew Chignell, Cornell University

    •       Anil Gomes, Oxford University

    •       Béatrice Longuenesse, New York U.

    •       Derk Pereboom, Cornell University

    •       Clinton Tolley, UCSD

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please include identifying information in a separate document. Reading time for papers is approximately 45 minutes. Submissions exceeding 25 pages are discouraged.

    Notification of acceptance by late February. Accepted submissions will receive a $500 stipend. Submissions should be sent by email to Colin McLear at mclear@unl.edu. Further information at http://philevents.org/event/show/15076

    • 21 Sep 2015
    • 25 Sep 2015
    • University of Vienna

    XII. INTERNATIONAL KANT CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL KANT SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

    September 21 -25, 2015

    The 12th International Kant Congress in Vienna is dedicated to the antagonism of nature and freedom, which was not only highly topical in Kant’s times, but also in contemporary discussions. More uncertain than during the Enlightenment in the 18th century is the question to which extent humankind is not only ruled by nature, but whether it is nature itself and to which extent man acts in freedom. The resources of the Kantian thinking are offering significant potential for contemporary interdisciplinary discussions connecting philosophy with natural sciences, medicine, neurology and psychology, law and social sciences. The focus of the Kant Congress 2015 in Vienna is on these issues. Moreover, there are three key topics connected to Vienna: Kant and the Vienna Circle, Kant and phenomenology as well as Kant and his poets. Moreover, in the manifold sections of the congress, the wide range of topics in Kant’s philosophy is taken into account.

    The official languages of the congress are German, English and French.

    Sections:

    • Kant’s Pre-Critical Philosophy
    • Epistemology and Logics
    • History of Science and Nature
    • Teleology
    • Ethics and Moral Philosophy
    • Philosophy of Law and Justice
    • Philosophy of Politics, History and Culture
    • Anthropology and Psychology
    • Religion and Theology
    • Aesthetics
    •  Kant and Pre-Critical Rationalism and Empiricism
    • Kant and his Poets
    •  Kant and German Idealism
    • Kant and the Vienna Circle
    • Kant and Phenomenology
    • Kant and Neo-Kantianism
    • Kant and Eastern Europe
    • Kant and the Traditional Asian Philosophy
    • Kant in Schools
    • Kant in the Present Time

    Registration and submission of papers: http://kant2015.univie.ac.at

    Submission dates: January 1 – October 20, 2014 (Extended submission deadline)

    Please submit a full paper, consisting of max. 8 pages (= 20.000 characters, spaces included) as well as an abstract consisting of ½ page (= 1.000 characters, spaces included) and identify the section your paper refers to clearly. Presentations should not exceed 25 minutes. Papers must be suitable for anonymous review.  Please refrain from making references to your own work or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. Authors will be notified of the review outcome not later than March 1, 2015. Participation in the congress is also possible without a paper.
    • 07 Aug 2016
    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Hofstra University

    KANT MULTILATERAL COLLOQUIUM

    Hofstra Universty (NY)

    August 7-9, 2016.

    Hofstra University, with the sponsorship of the North American Kant Society, invites submissions for the next Kant Multilateral Colloquium to take place at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) on August 7-9, 2016.

    The theme of the meeting is: Kant on Violence, Revolution, and Progress: Historical, Political, and Metaphysical Themes. “Revolution” and “progress” are interpreted broadly, in order to include not only their historical or political meaning, but also Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” in metaphysics, science, aesthetics, religion, etc.

    The Multilateral Colloquium is an annual conference involving approximately forty participants from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Italy, and Germany. This is the first time the  meeting will be hosted in a North American country, and in particular the first time it will be hosted in the USA. We welcome this development as part of NAKS’s efforts to build stronger relations with other Kant societies and scholars around the world.

    Participants from other countries may choose to present their work in their native language, provided an English version is available and circulated in advance. Each participating country will determine its own selection process.

    Our host at Hofstra is Professor Terry F. Godlove. The selection committee is integrated by an international group of scholars and is chaired by Professor Robert Louden (University of Southern Maine).

    Instructions for US Participants: We welcome contributions from any aspect of Kantian scholarship, including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. Notices of acceptance will be issued by April 15th. Please send all papers electronically to Professor Louden (louden@maine.edu).

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review and be limited to 4000 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 250 words, and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. When pertinent, please indicate whether you are a graduate student in the body of the text. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend from NAKS. Women, minorities, and graduate students are encouraged to submit their work.

    Presentations cannot exceed 30-35 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. We encourage authors not to read their texts. All accepted papers will be avaliable in the members only section of the NAKS website, and participants in the conference are expected to read them in advance. 

    Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing.  

    For questions about the meeting, please contact Robert Louden (Louden@maine.edu). 

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