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    • 19 Sep 2014
    • 31 Jul 2016
    • The Monist, 100:3 July 2017

    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/

    • 10 Jan 2016
    • 31 Jul 2016
    • Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy

    Method, Science, and Mathematics: Neo-Kantianism and Early Analytic Philosophy

    Call for submissions to a special issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy

    A widely held view is that the late nineteenth and early twentieth century’s revolutions in logic, mathematics, and physics decisively overturned the Kantian theory of knowledge and provided the most significant intellectual motivations for early analytic philosophy. But neo-Kantian philosophers at the time defended philosophical positions in response to early analytic philosophy and the revolutionary developments that inspired it. Some neo-Kantians were partly responsible for those developments in mathematics and physics, while others took the developments on board and defended versions of Kantian philosophy that were consistent with them.

    The issue focuses on the work and influence of Hermann von Helmholtz and Ernst Cassirer. Helmholtz’s engagement with the analytic tradition turns on his thought concerning the foundations of geometry, including his theory of measurement, and the place of those views in his general theory of knowledge. Cassirer’s views on the significance of the logic of relations, his response to Bertrand Russell’s criticism of his very early philosophy of mathematics, and his affinities with structuralist theories of mathematics such as Richard Dedekind’s demonstrate his enduring engagement with questions central to analytic philosophy. Authors may also take inspiration from the work of Helmholtz and Cassirer to conceive of contemporary neo-Kantian projects, especially in the philosophy of science and of mathematics, and in related areas in epistemology. The proposed volume will emphasize the ongoing intellectual exchange between the neo-Kantian and analytic traditions.

    We intend to publish selected papers in a special issue of the Journal for the History of Analytical Philosophy (http://jhaponline.org/), an open access venue that aims to promote research in and provide a forum for discussion of the history of analytic philosophy.

    Papers should be submitted to Scott Edgar (scott.edgar@smu.ca) and Lydia Patton (critique@vt.edu).

    Key deadlines/dates:

    l  Initial submission deadline (2500-4000 words): July 31, 2016

    l  Review notification: October 15, 2016

    l  Revised submission due: December 31, 2016

    • 10 Apr 2016
    • (EDT)
    • 11 Apr 2016
    • (EDT)
    • Yale University

    EASTERN NAKS STUDY GROUP (ENAKS) - CALL FOR PAPERS

    Deadline for submissions: Dec. 31, 2015.

    Dates: April 10-11, 2016.

    Place: Yale University.

    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 13th annual meeting to take place at Yale University on Sunday and Monday, April 10-11, 2016. Our host this year is Professor Paul Franks.

    Keynote speakers:

    ·  Paul Franks, Yale University, TBD.

    ·  Angela Breitenbach, University of Cambridge, TBD.

    The deadline for submissions is Thursday, December 31, 2015. Please send all papers electronically to the organizer, 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, include an abstract of a maximum of 300 words (abstracts without the accompanying submission will not be considered), and a word count at the end of the paper. Contact information should be sent in a separate Word file. Please indicate in your separate World file. whether you are a graduate student

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (contemporary or historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. This year we would like especially to encourage submissions related to Kant’s Critique of the Power of Judgment. Reading time is limited to 30 minutes, followed by 30 minutes of discussion. The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Women, minorities, and graduate students are especially encouraged to submit.

    Papers already read or accepted 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.

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

    THIRD BIENNIAL NAKS MEETING

    Submission deadline11:59pm EST on January 1, 2016

    We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by February 10, 2016.     

    Keynote Speakers: 

    • Béatrice Longuenesse (NYU)
    • Pauline Kleingeld (Gröningen)
    • Jack Zammito (Rice)

    We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by February 10, 2016.    

    Author-Meets-Critics I:

    Hanna Ginsborg (Berkeley): The Normativity of Nature

    Critics:

    Patricia Kitcher (Columbia)

    Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame)


    Author-Meets-Critics II:

    Rudi Makkreel (Emory): Orientation and Judgment in Hermeneutics

    Critics:

    Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY)

    Eric Wilson (GSU)

    The conference will be held at Emory University Conference Center on May 27-29, 2016. Our local host/coordinator is Dilek Huseyinzadegan.

    Please check:

    www.naksmeeting.kantpapers.org

    for updates and more information on the meeting. We also have a Facebook Page entitled “The North American Kant Society Third Biennial Meeting 2016”: https://www.facebook.com/naksmeeting .

    Papers from analytic, continental, and historical approaches, in any area of Kant’s and Kantian philosophy, are welcome. Please identify two areas under which you wish your paper to be considered: 1. Kant’s Precritical Philosophy; 2. Metaphysics; 3. Epistemology and Logics; 4. Philosophy of Science and Nature; 5. Teleology; 6. Ethics and Moral Philosophy; 7. Philosophy of Law and Justice; 8. Philosophy of Politics, History and Culture; 9. Religion and Theology; 10. Aesthetics; 11. Kant and German Idealism; 12. Kant and Phenomenology; 13. Kant in the Present. Papers should not exceed 20 minutes reading time (approx. 3000 words). Papers will be anonymously reviewed; please keep any identifying information on a separate page.

    We especially encourage graduate student submissions. If you are a graduate student, please identify yourself as such in the personal information page. A $200 travel award will be provided for the best graduate paper and the author will be considered as a candidate for the annual Markus Herz Prize.

    Submissions should include two attachments (.doc, .docx, or .pdf): 1) A 3000-word paper, including the notes, prepared for anonymous review, accompanied by a 200-word abstract; 2) Cover page including the title of the paper, word count, author’s name, brief bio, and contact information. Please email all documents to: binaksemory@gmail.com

    • 02 Jun 2016
    • 03 Jun 2016
    • University of Leuven

    LEUVEN KANT CONFERENCE

    Submission deadline: January 5, 2016


    Keynote speakers:

    Angela Breitenbach (University of Cambridge)

    Robert Louden (University of Southern Maine)

    Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego)

    Conference time/place: June 2-3, 2016, University of Leuven

    The Institute of Philosophy of the University of Leuven invites submissions for the fourth 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 leuvenkantconference@kuleuven.be  

    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.

    Notification of acceptance by February 1, 2016.

    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

    • 05 Jun 2016
    • 17 Jun 2016
    • Emory University

    SEMINAR: KANT'S POLITICAL THOUGHT

    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

    dhuseyin1@emory.edu


    Angelica Nuzzo

    Department of Philosophy

    2900 Bedford Avenue

    Brooklyn College, CUNY

    Brooklyn, NY 11210

    anuzzo@brooklyn.cuny.edu

    • 22 Jun 2016
    • 25 Jun 2016
    • Minneapolis

    HOPOS 2016


    Dates: June 22-25, 2016

    Place: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

    http://hopos2016.umn.edu/

    Submission deadline: January 4, 2016


    Keynote Speakers:

    Karine Chemla (REHSEIS, CNRS, Université Paris Diderot)

    Thomas Uebel (Manchester)

    The International Society for the History of Philosophy of Science (HOPOS) will hold its eleventh international congress in Minneapolis, on June 22-25, 2016.  The Society hereby requests proposals for papers and for symposia to be presented at the meeting.   HOPOS is devoted to promoting research on the history of the philosophy of science. We construe this subject broadly, to include topics in the history of related disciplines and in all historical periods, studied through diverse methodologies.  We aim to promote historical work in a variety of ways, but especially through encouraging exchange among scholars through meetings, publications, and electronic media. In order to encourage scholarly exchange across the temporal reach of HOPOS, the program committee especially encourages submissions that take up philosophical themes that cross time periods.   If you have inquiries about the conference or about the submission process, please write to Maarten van Dyck: maarten.vandyck@ugent.be.

    To submit a proposal, please upload a PDF of your paper or symposium proposal to the following website:

    https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=hopos2016

    Proposals for papers should be prepared for anonymous review. Proposals should include:

    • Title and abstract of the paper (maximum 500 words).

    Proposals for symposia should be prepared for anonymous review. Proposals should include:

    • Title of the symposium.
    • Symposium summary statement (max. 500 words).
    • Titles and abstracts of the papers (maximum 500 words for each paper).

    A symposium should consist of 3 or 4 papers.

    Program Committee:

    Maarten van Dyck (Ghent), "Kant and Before" (chair)

    Karen Detlefsen (Pennsylvania)

    Andrea Falcon (Concordia)

    Sophie Roux (École Normale Supérieure, Paris)

    Marius Stan (Boston College)


    Lydia Patton (Virginia Tech), "After Kant" (chair)

    Janet Folina (Macalester College)

    Greg Frost-Arnold (Hobart and William Smith Colleges)

    Matthias Neuber (Tübingen)

    Jonathan Tsou (Iowa State)

    • 07 Aug 2016
    • 09 Aug 2016
    • Hofstra University, Hempstead

    KANT MULTILATERAL COLLOQUIUM

    Submission deadline for US participants: February 1, 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, Germany, and, more recently, the USA and Russia. This is the first time the meeting will be hosted in the USA. Each of the seven participating countries will be assured up to five slots for speakers.

    Please send all papers electronically to Robert Louden at Louden@Maine.edu. Notices of acceptance will be issued by April 15, 2016. 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.

    Presentations should not exceed 35 minutes, followed by 15-20 minutes of discussion. All accepted papers will be available in the members only section of the NAKS website. Papers already presented at other conferences (including NAKS meetings) may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing.

    • 07 Sep 2016
    • 10 Sep 2016
    • Praque

    KANTIAN PEACE SECTION AT ECPR

    Submission deadline: 15 February, 2016

    The Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) is organising a section on “Kantian Peace” for the next ECPR General Conference (Prague 7-10 September 2016). 6 panels have been initially allocated to this section by the ECPR, but 2 additional panels can be accepted.

    We are inviting paper and panel proposals on the theme of the section. More details about the section can be found here:  

    http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=595&EventID=95

    More information about the conference are available here:

    https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=95

    To submit a proposal, you will need to login to your MyECPR account, which can be done here:

    https://ecpr.eu/Login.aspx

    If you do not have an MyECPR account, it can be created very easily here:

    https://ecpr.eu/LoginCreateNewAccount.aspx

    An invitation: if you are not a member of the Kantian Standing Group yet, you are invited to join: it is free and not a difficult process. Once you have logged in to your ECPR account, press My ECPR button (top right of the screen) and select “My Groups”. Select then “See list of all current Standing Groups and Research Networks” and look for “Kantian Political Thought” – click on “Details” and, then, on “Join.” Many thanks for your support!

    If you have any questions, please let me know: s.baiasu@keele.ac.uk

    • 01 Oct 2016
    • 02 Oct 2016
    • Chicago

    SOCIETY FOR GERMAN IDEALISM & ROMANTICISM CONFERENCE

    Submission deadline: May 1st, 2016 

    Location: University of Chicago

    Date: October 1-2, 2016

    Call for Papers:

    The Society for German Idealism and Romanticism is inviting submissions for the inaugural, annual conference of the SGIR to be held at the University of Chicago on October 1-2, 2016. The theme for the conference will be the “Role of the Imagination in German Idealism and Romanticism.” The SGIR committee welcomes papers on all aspects of German Idealism and Romanticism, but is particularly interested in papers on the Imagination. The committee will only consider completed papers. Submissions may be either 3,000 or 5,000 words in length. Paper length will determine the session section but may also be a factor in selection. There will be more openings for papers that are 3,000 words in length.

    The SGIR will also award the “SGIR Graduate Paper of the Year” and the “SGIR Faculty Paper of the Year” to two of the accepted papers. These awards will be determined through blind review by both the SGIR Committee and the Advisory Board of the SGIR.

    Please email submissions to us at committee@thesgir.org.

01 Jan 2016 KANT’S SOURCES IN TRANSLATION
14 Nov 2015 PACIFIC STUDY GROUP
24 Oct 2015 MIDWEST STUDY GROUP
28 Sep 2015 THE FRENCH KANT SOCIETY
21 Sep 2015 XII. INTERNATIONAL KANT CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL KANT SOCIETY AND THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA
15 Aug 2015 KANT YEARBOOK 8/2016
18 Jun 2015 SEKLE
18 Jun 2015 SOUTHERN NAKS STUDY GROUP
18 Jun 2015 ESTUDOS KANTIANOS
03 Jun 2015 UK KANT SOCIETY/NAKS
28 May 2015 Leuven Kant Conference
01 May 2015 CONFERENCE: KANT ON INTROSPECTION, SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS, AND SELF-KNOWLEDGE
24 Apr 2015 EASTERN STUDY GROUP OF THE NORTH AMERICAN KANT SOCIETY (ENAKS): CALL FOR PAPERS
05 Apr 2015 CON-TEXTOS KANTIANOS
07 Mar 2015 SOUTHERN STUDY GROUP OF NAKS
31 Jan 2015 JAN WOJCIK MEMORIAL PRIZE
15 Jan 2015 WILFRID SELLARS ESSAY PRIZE
31 Dec 2014 NAKS BIENNIAL BOOK PRIZE FOR SENIOR SCHOLARS
28 Nov 2014 KANT FESTIVAL
15 Nov 2014 PACIFIC STUDY GROUP
25 Oct 2014 MIDWEST STUDY GROUP OF NAKS
02 Oct 2014 Kantian Freedom
15 Aug 2014 KANT YEARBOOK 7/2015 "KANT AND EMPIRICISM"
01 Jul 2014 KANT YEARBOOK 7/2015
10 Jun 2014 SEGUNDO CONGRESO DE LA SOCIEDAD DE ESTUDIOS KANTIANOS EN LENGUA ESPAÑOLA
07 Apr 2014 CONGRESO INTERNACIONAL: “KANT Y EL CRITICISMO. PASADO, PRESENTE Y ¿FUTURO?”
27 Mar 2014 ALEXANDER BAUMGARTEN'S METAPHYSICS: SOURCES, INTERPRETATION AND INFLUENCE
28 Feb 2014 SOUTHERN STUDY GROUP
29 Nov 2013 KEELE FORUM FOR PHILOSOPHICAL RESEARCH: THE 2013 'J. - J. ROUSSEAU' ANNUAL LECTURE
02 Nov 2013 Pacific Study Group
03 Oct 2013 Call for Abstracts: “The Last Chapter”
25 Sep 2013 WILFRID SELLARS ESSAY PRIZE
28 Aug 2013 2013 UK Kant Society Annual Conference
05 Jul 2013 International Conference: Kant on Animals
27 Jun 2013 Rousseau Association
08 Mar 2013 Joint meeting of MNAKS and IPA
15 Jan 2013 Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize
13 Dec 2012 The Enduring Challenge of Rousseau's Thought
30 Nov 2012 Estudos Kantianos
10 Nov 2012 PACIFIC STUDY GROUP
01 Nov 2012 Berkeley Essay Prize
01 Oct 2012 Workshop for Ph.D. Students
20 Sep 2012 Kantian Ethics and Moral Life
01 Jul 2012 KANT YEARBOOK 5/2013
30 Apr 2012 THE POST-KANTIAN POE
15 Apr 2012 SNAKS third Meeting
16 Jan 2012 ENAKS meeting
12 Nov 2011 PACIFIC STUDY GROUP CFP
23 Sep 2011 KANT AND THE EXACT SCIENCE-GRAD STUDENT CONFERENCE
18 Jul 2011 The 38th International Hume Society Conference
20 Apr 2011 Pacific APA Meeting, 2011
12 Apr 2011 Workshop on Sincerity in Ethics, Politics and International Relations
08 Apr 2011 Eight Annual Meeting of ENAKS
18 Mar 2011 Southern Study Group
15 Jan 2011 Wilifred Sellars NAKS Essay Prize
23 Oct 2010 Midwestern Study Group
01 Sep 2010 UK Kant Society and Hegel Society
15 Jun 2010 Kant Yearbook
05 Mar 2010 Southern Study Group

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