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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:

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


    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 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: 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:

    • 24 Apr 2015
    • 25 Apr 2015
    • Washington University


    Georgetown University (DC) April 24-25, 2015.

    Submission deadline: January 15, 2015

    The Eastern Study Group of the NAKS invites submissions for its 12th annual meeting to 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.

    • Tamar Shapiro, Stanford University.

      Please send all papers electronically to the organizer: Oliver Thorndike at "".

      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. 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. 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

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    and host universities. Earlier programs are available in our website:

    For questions about ENAKS or the upcoming meeting, please contact Oliver Thorndike "" 

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


    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 Further information at

    • 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 

    • 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.
    • 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:

    • 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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