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  • 22 May 2015 5:46 PM | Deleted user

    • 2014
    Mavis Biss, author of “Kantian Moral Striving.”
    • 2013
    Owen Ware, author of “Self-Love and Self-Conceit in Kant’s Moral Psychology."
    • 2012
    Eric Entrican Wilson, author of “Kant on Autonomy and the Value of Persons.”
    • 2011
    Ernesto Garcia, author of "A New Look at Kantian Respect for Persons."
    • 2010
    Matthew C. Altman, author of "What Kant Has to Teach Us About Same-Sex Marriage."
  • 22 May 2015 5:45 PM | Deleted user
    The Markus Herz Prize started in the Fall of 2000. At that point, only the Midwest Study Group existed. Since then, NAKS experienced continuous growth: the Pacific Study Group was formed in 2002, the Eastern Study Group in 2004, and our newest addition, the Southern Study Group, in 2009. The Markus Herz prize is awarded to the best graduate student paper, which is selected from the pool of best student papers presented at each regional meeting.

    Prize Winners
    • 2015

    Aaron Wells, "Mechanical Inexplicability and Intensive Magnitudes"
    • 2015
    Naomi Fisher, "Kant, Schelling, and the Philosophy of Nature"
    • 2014
    Bennet McNulty, "Rehabilitating the regulative Use of Reason: Kant on Empirical and Chemical Laws."
    • 2013
    Daniel Smyth, "Infinity and Giveness: Kant on the Intuitive Roots of Spatial Representation," presented at the second Biennial NAKS conference at Cornell University in May, 2013.
    • 2012
    Mohammad Reza Karim Hadisi, “Kant's Transcendental Arguments, Hegel's Dialectical Method and Pyrrhonism,” presented at the ninth meeting of the Eastern Study Group at Princeton University.
    • 2011
    Samuel Kahn (Stanford University), "Conscience," presented at eight meeting of the Eastern Study Group in April 2011 at Boston College.
    • 2010
    Ryan Kemp (University of Notre Dame), "The Contingency of Evil,"  presented at the first meeting of the Southern Study Group in March 2010.
    • 2009
    James Hebbeler (University of Notre Dame): "Kant on Necessity," presented at the Pacific Study Group (UC Irvine) in October of 2008.  James is now Assistant Professor at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia.
    • 2008
    James Messina (University of California, San Diego): "Spatial Relations, Different Places, and the Possibility of Co-Existence: The First Metaphysical Exposition Revisited," presented at the Pacific Study Group. Messina is now finishing his dissertation.
    • 2007
    Clinton Tolley (University of Chicago): "'Umfang' as a Technical Term in Kant's Logic," presented at the Pacific Study Group. Tolley currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego.
    • 2006
    Joshua Brown (University of Michigan): "Spatial Infinity and the Intuition of Space," presented at the Pacific Study Group. Brown currently teaches at the University of Houston.
    • 2005
    Helga Varden (University of Toronto): "Kant and Dependency-Relations," presented at the Midwest Study Group. Varden currently teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
    • 2004
    Bradford Cokelet (Northwestern University): "Individual and Social Dimensions of the Struggle Against Evil in Kant’s Religion," presented at the Midwest Study Group. Crokelet currently teaches at University of Miami.
    • 2002-2003
    Desmond Hogan (Yale University): "Intelligibility and Ideality: Crusius, Kant, and a 'Neglected Alternative,” presented at the Pacific Study Group. Hogan currently teaches at Princeton University.
    • 2001
    Joseph Cannon (Northwestern University): "Intention and Fine Art in the Critique of Judgment,” presented at the Midwest Study Group.  Cannon currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
    • 2000
    Ernesto Garcia (Columbia University): "The Historical Development of Virtue in Kant’s Ethical Theory,” presented at the Midwest Study Group. Garcia currently teaches at University of Massachusetts, Amherst.  
  • 22 May 2015 5:43 PM | Deleted user

    As is well known to any student of Kant, Mary Gregor’s translations of the Groundwork, Critique of Practical Reason, the Metaphysics of Morals, and several other works, have exerted tremendous influence on contemporary scholarship and constitute a substantial contribution to The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. Mary Gregor also was the author of important interpretive work on Kant’s practical philosophy: her 1963 Laws of Freedom, for instance, remains one of the best monographs on Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals.


    In recognition of the importance of her work, NAKS has sponsored a lecture series at the APA Central Division Meeting for the past twelve years. The series originated thanks to an anonymous donation after Gregor’s death in 1994. Pauline Kleingeld, NAKS president at the time, decided to name an annual lecture series after Mary Gregor, and to use the donated funds specifically for this purpose.


    The main goal of the series is to invite distinguished Kant scholars from outside of North America to speak to NAKS members and their guests on relevant issues in Kant’s practical philosophy. Rolf-Peter Hostmann was the first lecturer in 2002. Since then, NAKS has featured:


    • 2015: Claudio LaRocca
    • 2014: Bernd Ludwig
    • 2012: Heiner Klemme
    • 2011: Jens Timmermann
    • 2010: Georg Mohr
    • 2009: Graham Bird
    • 2008: Katrin Flikschuh
    • 2007: Zeljko Loparic
    • 2006: Marcus Willaschek
    • 2005: Jürgen Stolzenberg
    • 2004: Manfred Kuehn
    • 2003: Howard Williams
    • 2002: Rolf-Peter Hostmann


    For various budget reasons, and in order to better support our projects and serve our members, last year the NAKS Executive Committee decided to make the Gregor Lecture a biennial event, instead of an annual event as we have done so far. The 2014 Gregor Lecture is the first in that biennial cycle. 

     Members will find some of the Gregor lectures in the members-only section of our website

  • 22 May 2015 5:32 PM | Deleted user

    Due to the increasing volume of notices from our members, we have decided to set some guidelines for future submissions of information to the Newsletter.

    Please submit relevant information intended for inclusion in the Newsletter by the 25th of the month prior to publication.

    The deadlines for the four annual issues are:

    • For the March Issue–February 25
    • For the June Issue–May 25
    • For the September Issue–August 25
    • For the December Issue– November 25

    We cannot guarantee publication of your announcements after the designated deadline. All announcements must be sent in a Word or .rtf file (not .pdfs). For conferences and calls for papers, please follow the following format:

    • Conference Title
    • Meeting dates
    • Meeting place
    • Brief Description(if pertinent)
    • Schedulewithnamesofchairsandparticipants, complete institutional affiliation, and paper title (if applicable).
    • Additional information

      NB: Time-sensitive material, such as job opportunities, is announced through our e-mail system as well as in the Newsletter when appropriate. To avoid electronic overload, we limit e-mail reminders about upcoming conferences to events directly related to NAKS, e.g., NAKS Study Group meetings, APA/NAKS-sponsored sessions, and the Biennial National NAKS Meeting. All other events of interest to our community are published in the regular course of the Newsletters and must be submitted by the respective deadlines.

  • 22 May 2015 5:23 PM | Deleted user

    The Luxembourg National Research Foundation has recently fully funded the first year of the three-year contemporary Kantian philosophy (CKP) project, which Robert Hanna (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) will carry out in collaboration with Dietmar Heidemann at the University of Luxembourg, where Professor Hanna will also be a visiting research professor for the full academic year 2013-14.

    The CKP project is a three-stage exploration of Kantian themes in contemporary philosophy, whereby Professor Hanna will work in close association with an “inner circle” of University of Luxembourg philosophy researchers, other faculty members, and graduate students, and also an “outer circle” of young philosophical researchers working at universities in Finland, Germany, Norway, and the UK:

    • Angela Breitenbach (Univ. of Cambridge UK)
    • Sacha Golob (King's College London UK)
    • Toni Kannisto (Univ. of Oslo, Norway)
    • Hemmo Laiho (Univ. of Turku, Finland)
    • Thomas Land (Univ. of Cambridge UK)
    • Kristina Musholt (London School of Economics UK)
    • Sasha Newton (Univ. of Leipzig DE/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA)
    • Andrew Stephenson (Univ. of Oxford UK)

    The overall aim of the project is to explore the nature of human cognitive and practical rationality from a contemporary Kantian point of view, in a collaborative and international setting. The project’s three-part focus is on philosophy of mind & knowledge, the metaphysics of free will and persons, and applied Kantian ethics/philosophical anthropology.

    More precisely, the basic topics for 13-14 will be in the areas of the philosophy of mind, epistemology, cognitive semantics, philosophical logic, and metaphysical issues associated with these. In 14-15, the basic topics will be in the areas of the metaphysics of free will, action/agency, and persons. And the basic topics for 15-16 will be in the areas of meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophical anthropology, and practical philosophy more generally.

    In 14-15 and 15-16, the CKP group at Luxembourg will also be mirrored by a CKP group centered at the University of Colorado, Boulder, growing out of Professor Hanna’s existing Intuitions in Philosophy Research Group there.

    During 13-14, the activities of the CKP project include five two-day workshops at the University of Luxembourg, at each of which five or six papers will be presented and discussed:

    Workshop 1: “Kant's Philosophy of Mind & Knowledge: Transcendental Deduction - Schematism – Principles”

    28-29 October 2013



    1. Robert Hanna (Univ. of Colorado/Univ. of Luxembourg), “Blind Intuitions, Essentially Rogue Objects, and Categorial Anarchy”

    2. Matthias Birrer (Univ of Luxembourg, LU), TBA

    3. Kristina Engelhard (Univ. of Cologne, DE), TBA

    4. Anil Gomes (Univ. of Oxford UK), TBA

    5. Dietmar Heidemann (Univ. of Luxembourg LU), TBA

    6. Colin McLear (Univ. of Nebraska at Lincoln USA), TBA


    Workshop 2: “Intentionality & Mental Content from a Contemporary Kantian Point of View”

    9-10 December 2013



    1. Lucy Allais (Sussex UK/Witwatersrand SA), TBA

    2. Karl Ameriks (Univ. of Notre Dame USA), TBA

    3. Sacha Golob (King's College London UK), TBA

    4. Thomas Land (Univ. of Cambridge UK), TBA

    5. Kristina Musholt (London School of Economics UK), TBA

    6. Andrew Stephenson (Univ. of Oxford UK), TBA


    Workshop 3: "Perception, Judgment, & Logic from a Contemporary Kantian Point of View"

    10-11 March 2014


    Presenters: TBA, but includingundefined


    1. Hemmo Laiho (Univ. of Turku, Finland), TBA

    2. Jessica Leech (University of Sheffield, UK), TBA

    3. Sasha Newton (Univ. of Leipzig DE/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA)

    4. Michael Potter (Univ. of Cambridge), TBA


    Workshop 4: “Intuitions  & A Priori Knowledge from a Contemporary Kantian Point of View”

    2-3 June 2014



    1. Angela Breitenbach (Univ. of Cambridge UK), TBA

    2. Andrew Chapman (Univ. of Colorado at Boulder USA), TBA

    3. Thomas Grundmann (Univ. of Cologne DE), TBA

    4. Farid Masrour (Harvard Univ. USA), TBA

    5. Toni Kannisto (Univ. of Oslo, Norway), TBA


    Workshop 5:  “Workshop with Paul Guyer”

    Dates TBA


    Presenters: TBA, but includingundefined

    1. Paul Guyer (Brown University USA)


    For further information on the CKP activities, contact either Professor Hanna (Robert.Hanna@Colorado.edu) or Professor Heidemann (dietmar.heidemann@uni.lu). Updated information is also available at: philosophie.uni.lu.

  • 22 May 2014 6:05 PM | Deleted user

    Sumario / Summary

    [ES] Presentación, por Roberto R. Aramayo (IFS-CSIC)


    [ES] Entrevista a Mario Caimi, por Claudia Jáuregui (Universidad de Buenos Aires)


    [PT] Para todo mal, a cura, por Maria Borges Duarte (UFSC)

    [FR] La flexion politique du respect : une lecture foucaldienne de « des mobiles de la raison pure pratique » (Kpv, AA 05 : 71), por Michèle Cohen-Halimi (Université de Paris Ouest, IREPH, EA 373)

    [PT] Uma abordagem ao sentimento moral na filosofia kantiana, por Cláudia Maria Fidalgo da Silva (Universidade do Porto)

    [DE] Wissenschaft und Weisheit. Kant über die Formen der Metaphysik, por Günther Zöller (Universität München)

    [EN] Kant's understanding of the Enlightenment with reference to his Refutation of Materialism, por Paula Rumore (University of Turin / Univ. of Halle)


    [FR] Contingence et normativité. Contingence de la pensée, méthode sceptique, travail de deuil, por Monique David-Ménard (Univ. de Paris VII, « Dénis Diderot »)

    [ES] Entre filosofía y psicoanálisis, el arte del bricolaje. Reflexiones a propósito de “Contingencia del pensamiento, método escéptico, trabajo de duelo”, de Monique David-Ménard, por Emma Ingala (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

    [ES] La tensión entre la analogía y la descripción en Immanuel Kant, por Carlos Mendiola (Universidad Ibeoramericana de México)


    [ES] Disolución de una disputa matemática que se funda en un equívoco, por Immanuel Kant (traducción de Rogelio Rovira)


    [ES] Mario Caimi, traductor de Kant, por Marcos A. Thisted (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

    [ES] Ilustración, política e historia en el pensamiento kantiano, por Ileana Beade (Universidad Nacional de Rosario). Reseña de Kant, Immanuel, ¿Qué es la Ilustración? Y otros escritos de ética, política y filosofía de la historia, edición, traducción y estudio preliminar por Roberto R. Aramayo. Alianza, Madrid, 2013, pp. 290.

    [ES] La autonomía de la voluntad o el retorno de la libertad como ley, por Silvia del Luján di Sanza (Universidad de San Martín). Reseña de Kant, Immanuel, Fundamentación para una metafísica de las costumbres. Versión castellana y estudio preliminar por Roberto R. Aramayo. Alianza Editorial. “El libro de bolsillo”, Madrid. Segunda Edición: 2012, pp. 249.

    [ES] La Crítica de la razón práctica, obra fundacional de la ética moderna, por Ileana Beade (Universidad del Rosario). Reseña de Kant, Immanuel, Crítica de la razón práctica, edición, traducción y estudio preliminar por Roberto R. Aramayo. Alianza, Madrid, 2013, pp. 391.

    [ES] El discernimiento reflexionante: el gozne entre el mecanismo de la naturaleza y la libertad de la especie humana, por Silvia del Luján di Sanza (Universidad de San Martín). Reseña de Kant, Immanuel, Crítica del Discernimiento (o de la facultad de juzgar). Edición, traducción y estudio preliminar por Roberto R. Aramayo y Salvador Mas.  Alianza “El libro de bolsillo”, Madrid, 2012, pp. 776.

    [ES] Estudios actuales sobre tópicos y desarrollos del kantismo realizados en Argentina, por Juan Carlos Barrasús. Reseña de Caimi, M. (compilador): Temas Kantianos. Buenos Aires, Editorial Prometeo Libros, 2014, 424 pp.

    [ES] De la política a la ética: La filosofía práctica de Kant, por Macarena Marey (UBA, CONICET, GEK, Buenos Aires). Reseña de Ideas y valores. Revista colombiana de filosofía, volumen LXII, suplemento n ° 1, Kant: filosofía práctica. De la política a la moral, 2013. 216 páginas.

    [EN] Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense. The 11th Kant Congress in Pisa, por Gabriele Gava (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main). Reseña de Stefano Bacin, Alfredo Ferrarin, Claudio La Rocca, Margit Ruffing (eds.), Kant und die Philosophie in weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des XI. internationalen Kant-Kongresses, 5 vols., Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 2014

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