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


    The Monist, 100:3 July 2017

    Deadline for submissions: July 31, 2016

    Advisory Editor: Angela Breitenbach, Cambridge ( and Michela Massimi, Edinburgh (

    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:

    • 05 Apr 2015
    • 01 Oct 2015
    • Con-textos Kantianos


    Call for papers – Issue 2/2015

    “Kant and the Meanings of Harmony”

    The journal Con-textos kantianos is now accepting submissions for the monographic section – “Kant and the meanings of harmony”- of its 2/2015 issue. Original papers tackling the “concepts” of harmony throughout Kant’s writings are welcomed. Submission might consider Kant’s appraisal of harmony from the point of view of his idea of system, cosmology, theory of knowledge, as well as aesthetical and biological reflexions, moral and political thought, philosophy of history. Also Kant’s “theoretical dialogues” with other thinkers are more than welcomed.

    Each essay should be comprehensively contained within 40.000 characters (notes included). Papers have to be submitted without references to the author(-s) in order to be evaluated through a peer review process. Authors will convey their personal data in a different word file. Such a file could be saved as “Key words of title_author’s data.doc”. Papers and files can be sent to the following addresses:;

    Deadline for submission: September 30th, 2015

    For further information contact (guest editor):;

    Con-textos Kantianos aims at boosting the philological and critical research on Kant studies, considering also actual discussions on Kant’s thought. It is an international and cosmopolitan inspired e-journal, which admits submissions in Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and Portuguese. The main purposes of the journal are to enhance the development of a Kant scholarship network at the Latin American scale and to tighten the links between research groups already consolidated in different countries and languages.

    • 28 May 2015
    • 29 May 2015
    • University of Leuven


    University of Leuven May 28-29, 2015

    Submission deadline: Jan. 5, 2015 

    Notification of acceptance: by Feb. 1, 2015.

    Confirmed keynote speakers:
    James Dicenso (University of Toronto) Pauline Kleingeld (University of

    Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton University)

    The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the third 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

    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.

    Please note that the Leuven Kant Conference will not be able to provide funding for travel or accommodation.

    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 Leuven Institute of Philosophy Kardinaal Mercierplein 2 3000 Leuven BELGIUM 

    • 03 Jun 2015
    • 06 Jun 2015
    • Keele University

    Submission deadline: 15 May.

    We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by 1st June.

    2015 UK Kant Society Annual Conference Jointly Organised with the North American Kant Society

    Kant on Religion and Politics

    Keele University

    03-06 September 2015

    Keynote Speakers:

    Otfried Höffe (University of Tübingen)

    Christopher Insole (Durham University)

    Allen Wood (Stanford University)

    Plenary Speakers:

    Cécile Laborde (UCL)

    Pablo Muchnik (Emerson College)

    Dieter Schönecker (University of Siegen)

    Kenneth Westphal (Boğaziçi University)

    Lea Ypi (LSE)

    Papers are invited from academics, undergraduate and postgraduate students on any aspect of Kant's philosophy. While papers in all areas of Kant's philosophy are welcome, we encourage the submission of abstracts dealing specifically with the thema of the conference.

    If you are interested in giving a presentation, please email two files to Ruhi Demiray  at one including your name and affiliation, and a second one with an abstract of 800-1200 words excluding any self-identifying information.

    For further information, please email the conference organisers, Sorin Baiasu ( or Ruhi Demiray ( or the UKKS Conference Convenor, Alberto Vanzo (

    We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Analysis Trust, the North American Kant Society, the "Marie Curie" Intra-European Fellowship "A Kantian Approach to Legal Tensions between Legal Obligations and Religious Commitments"@Keele and Keele University.

    • 15 Aug 2015
    • n/a

    KANT YEARBOOK 8/2016

    Submission deadline: August 15, 2015.

    The Kant Yearbook is now accepting submissions for its eighth issue in 2016. 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 will be dedicated to a specific topic. The eighth issue’s topic is “Kant and German Idealism.”

    All papers discussing Kant’s relation to German Idealism from a historical (e.g. Reinhold, Fichte, Schelling, Hegel), 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:

    For further information contact the editor or the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/New York ( Paper submissions should go to

    Editor: Dietmar H. Heidemann (University of Luxembourg).

    Editorial Board: Henry E. Allison (University of California at Davis), Karl Ameriks (University of 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), 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), Robert Theis (University of Luxembourg), Ken Westphal (University of East Anglia), Marcus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt). Publisher: De Gruyter Berlin/New York 

    • 21 Sep 2015
    • 25 Sep 2015
    • 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.


    • 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:

    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.
    • 28 Sep 2015
    • 01 Oct 2015
    • Johannes Gutenberg-University, Mainz (Germany)

    Submission deadline for titles and abstracts (about 10 lines): April 15, 2015.

    Inscriptions are accepted until May 15.

    The French Kant Society, Société d’Études Kantiennes de Langue Française (SEKLF), invites submissions for its 12th international congress. This congress will take place at Johannes Gutenberg-University in Mainz, Germany, on September, 28th to October, 1st 2015.

    The main subject is “L’année 1784: droit et philosophie de l’histoire”. Papers (in French and German) are welcome on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy of right, history, politics, moral and cultural progress, and theoretical foundation of ethics in general. The conference aims at stimulating fruitful exchanges between established scholars, young researchers, and PhD students. (A “séminaire scientifique” similar to summer schools for young researchers and PhD students will be offered as a part the conference. For more information about this seminar, please contact us.)

    Presentation time will be 30 minutes + 20 minutes for discussion.

    Keynote speakers:

    Gianluca Sadun Bordoni (Università di Teramo)

    Monique Castillo (Université de Paris 12)

    Bernd Dörflinger (Universität Trier)

    Jean Ferrari (Université de Bourgogne)

    Jean Marc Ferry (Université de Nantes)

    Dietmar Heidemann (Université du Luxembourg)

    Ricardo Terra (Universidade de São Paulo)

    Organizing team:

    Jean Ferrari (Université de Bourgogne, Dijon), Sophie Grapotte (Paris), Mai Lequan (Université Lyon 3), Margit Ruffing (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität), Ricardo Terra (Universidade de São Paulo).


    Dr. Margit Ruffing

    Kant-Forschungsstelle am Philosophischen Seminar

    Der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität

    Colonel Kleinmann-Weg 2

    55128 Mainz

    • 24 Oct 2015
    • 25 Oct 2015
    • Northwestern University

    The Midwestern Study Group is pleased to announce that its next meeting will take place at Northwestern University from October 24th-25th, 2015 and will be hosted by Rachel Zuckert. The call for papers will circulate in the next edition of the NAKS newsletter. For details on the meeting, please contact the MSG program committee chair:

    Corey W. Dyck at

    • 14 Nov 2015
    • 15 Nov 2015
    • Simon Fraser University

    Submission deadline (graduate students only): July 15th, 2015.

    A decision will be made by early August.

    The 2015 meeting of the Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society will be held Nov. 14-15 at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, BC.  The keynote will be delivered by Eric Watkins, and other confirmed speakers include James Messina, Rob Gressis, Hannah Ginsborg and Samantha Matherne.  Eric Watkins will also be giving a colloquium talk at Simon Fraser on Nov. 13th, and conference participants are invited to attend.

    One spot on the program is reserved for a current graduate student; to be considered, please submit a paper suitable for a 50-minute presentation to

    A bloc of rooms will be available at the Pan Pacific Hotel.  For more information about lodgings or logistics, please contact Dai Heide (

    • 01 Jan 2016
    • n/a


    Series Editors

    Lawrence Pasternack
    Professor of Philosophy, Oklahoma State University

    Pablo Muchnik
    Associate Professor of Philosophy, Emerson College

    Call for Translators

    Kant’s Sources in Translation is a new series being published by Bloomsbury. Its goal is to provide the background essential to understanding the genesis of Kant’s thought by bringing together English language editions of the works that influenced Kant’s philosophical development.

    The first two translations are due out next year, Preparation for Natural Theology by Johann August Eberhard (Translated by Courtney Fugate and John Hymers) and Excerpts from the Doctrine of Reason by Georg Friedrich Meier (Translated by Aaron Bunch in collaboration with Axel Gelfert and Riccardo Pozzo).

    We are now looking for skilled translators of Latin and German to translate future titles planned for the series, making these influential works accessible in English, often for the first time. This would involve working on texts including:

    • Jus naturae inusum auditorium by Gottfried Achenwall
    • Initia philosophiae practicae primae acroamatice by Alexander Gottlieb Baumgarten 
    • Ethica philosophica byAlexander Gottlieb Baumgarten.

    Translators will be paid a fee and royalties on both the hardback and paperback edition. If you are interested in translating for the series and would like to discuss the role further, please contact Colleen Coalter, Philosophy Commissioning Editor at Bloomsbury:

    • 27 May 2016
    • 29 May 2016
    • Emory University Conference Center

    Time and Place: May 27-29, 2016 - Emory University Conference Center, Atlanta GA

    Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

    Pauline Kleingeld, Gröningen University

    Béatrice Longuenesse, New York University

    • 07 Aug 2016
    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Hofstra University


    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 (

    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 ( 

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