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  • 19 Feb 2024 3:16 PM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    The Senior Scholar Prize is awarded annually for an outstanding article or book dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy and published in the two years preceding ("online first" publication counts). The Prize is on a two-year cycle, with articles and books accepted in alternating years. We invite ARTICLE nominations for the 2024 Senior Scholar Prize (for articles published in 2022 or 2023) until March 22, 2024. We will invite BOOK nominations for the 2025 Senior Scholar Prize (for books published in 2023 or 2024) in early 2025. And so on.

    (Note that for the 2023 prize only, we considered books published in the preceding THREE years, rather than two. This is a result of the switch to making it an alternating prize. So any book published in 2020, 2021, or 2022 was eligible for that competition.)

    The winner will receive an honorary prize of $300.

    The submissions are anonymized and judged by a NAKS Awards Committee comprising members of the NAKS Board of Trustees.

    The Awards Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment no prize is warranted.

    Eligibility rules:

    • Only single-authored articles or monographs written in English will be considered.
    • The author must be a Senior scholar by the year the article or monograph in question was published. “Senior” is defined as: “10 years beyond the official receipt of the Ph.D. or most advanced degree," regardless of employment status or age.
    • Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.
    • Current NAKS Executive and/or Advisory Board Members are not eligible to compete for the prize.

    For Article Prize nominations, click hereThe publication date for these purposes is the date on which the paper is first available in its final form on the journal website. Thus, "online first" papers count, even if they have not yet appeared in print.

    • For the Book Prize, submission must be made by the publisher, and four (4) copies of the book must be submitted to NAKS.

  • 12 Jan 2024 9:45 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: August 31, 2024

    The KANT YEARBOOK is now accepting submissions for its seventeenth issue in 2025. 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 is dedicated to a specific topic. The seventeenth issue’s topic is "Kant’s Philosophy of Mind".

    All papers discussing “Philosophy of Mind” in relation to Kant’s work from a historical, 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/Boston (

    Paper submissions should go to

    Editor: Kristina Engelhard (Trier University).

    Editorial Board, Abstracting & Indexing, etc.:

  • 12 Jan 2024 9:44 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: January 30, 2024

    Meeting date: April 12-13, 2024

    Meeting place: Seattle University, Seattle, WA

    Notions of “the future” are tied to the human experience of time and history. They evoke a range of meanings, some hopeful and some foreboding. They raise questions about human agency, individual and social aspirations, and visions of historical progress. They require reflection on the nature of time and whether it is linear, circular, multidimensional, or teleologically driven. While these questions are of perennial interest to philosophers, our present moment prompts us to examine notions of futurity and visions of the future with a renewed sense of urgency. In the last century, human life and society have changed dramatically. When imagining possible futures, we must ask how technology, artificial intelligence, climate change, social justice movements, the economy, political institutions, and other significant factors will impact the trajectory of the future. Moreover, speculation about the future requires reflection on the past. For this conference, we welcome papers that explore conceptions of futurity and visions of the future through the lens of any figure(s) in the history of philosophy.

    Keynote Speakers: Matthias Fritsch (Concordia University) and Shannon Mussett (Utah Valley University)

    Please send submissions as an email attachment to no later than January 30, 2024. Submissions should consist of the full paper (35 minutes of reading time, approx. 5000 words) prepared for anonymous review.

  • 12 Jan 2024 9:43 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: January 17, 2024


    Meeting dates: October 11-13, 2024

    Meeting place: Boston, MA


    In recent years, philosophers from diverse traditions have drawn on Hegel to develop novel approaches to philosophical and other types of concerns. For our 2024 Biennial Meeting, the Hegel Society of America invites papers that similarly seek to bring Hegel's philosophy to bear on contemporary problems. For example, we welcome papers that bring Hegel into dialogue with contemporary thinkers, that use Hegel to introduce a new conceptual approach to illuminate or solve a current problem, or that employ Hegel's thought to reveal new dimensions and complexities of a contemporary debate. We are open to many different applications of Hegel 's work in multiple disciplines, including (but not limited to) philosophy, theology, history, legal and political theory, sociology, environmental studies, gender studies, and literary studies.


    Submissions are limited to 6,000 words (excluding notes), and any later adjustments must remain within this limit. They must be complete essays; draft proposals will not be accepted. Submissions must be in English, in Word or PDF format, prepared for blind review, and accompanied by an abstract of no more than 300 words.


    Note: Although papers presented at meetings of the Hegel Society of America are usually published as a collection, publication cannot be guaranteed. By submitting a paper, however, the author agrees to reserve publication for an HSA proceedings volume if the paper is accepted for the program, and if the program is accepted for publication.


    Please send papers to: Jeffrey Church, Program Chair,


    Additional information:

  • 12 Jan 2024 9:42 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: June 3, 2024

    Volume editor: Alfredo Ferrarin – University of Pisa

    «The scientific concept of reason contains the end and the form of the whole», Kant writes at the beginning of the Architectonic of the Critique of Pure Reason. In much recent literature on Kant there is a rediscovery of ideas in their architectonic, heuristic, regulative sense, and a new centrality of reason in the narrow sense. Indeed, Kant introduces a fundamental novelty when he distinguishes ideas from concepts and separates understanding (Verstehen) from comprehending (Begreifen). And yet, ideas are not as heterogeneous with concepts as, for example, intuitions: if understanding is the faculty of rules and the power of judgment, reason is the faculty of inferring and concluding (schliessen) from concepts themselves, and of syllogistically organizing the understanding’s knowledge with a view to maximum coherence. This is why reason has no object of its own but is directed to the understanding, and why ideas, before being the transgression of the empirical use of reason that ventures into the supersensible, are methodological guides and maxims for reason’s need for unity: they are, that is, the way reason guides, plans and produces itself in its activities. Without ideas, the intellect risks being incoherent, like an aggregate without unity. On the 300th anniversary of Kant’s birth, «Il Pensiero» is hosting a call for papers on Ideas in Kant.

    Some outstanding questions on controversial points that can be taken as examples for thematic insights are these: Are ideas themselves dialectical, and therefore a source of transcendental appearance, or is it only their transcendent use that makes them so? Can a balance be struck between the negative and positive results of the Transcendental Dialectic, beyond Kant’s explicit attitude that devotes disproportionate space to the critique of special metaphysics and transcendental ideas and relegates the positive meaning of ideas to an appendix? Is the systematic unity of nature a logical or transcendental principle, and is it the object of a deduction or not? What is the relationship between regulative and architectonic use of the ideas of reason? Is there a difference between the definition of reason in the strict sense as a faculty of ideas and as a faculty of principles? How does the principle of analogy help to identify the logic of reason and the bridge it tries to build between heterogeneous domains? Is any particular language given as more suitable for identifying, by contrast with the categorical predication of determinative judgment, the mode of expression of ideas? If we compare the Appendix of the Transcendental Dialectic with the Critique of the Power of Judgment, how can we isolate unambiguous differences, and establish any changes in Kant’s thought, between the principles of homogeneity, specification, and continuity in 1781 and the law of specification of nature with regard to empirical laws introduced with the concept of finality (Gesetzmässigkeit) and technique of nature in 1790, then between the hypothetical use of reason and the principle of Reflective Judgment? Why are speculative, practical and aesthetic ideas, which manifestly have a different formation and definition, all equally called ideas? Is it worth safeguarding a difference of ideas from the noumenon, the thing-in-itself, the unconditioned, the supersensible? Why do some transcendental ideas, but not others, assume the figure of postulates in the practical sphere?

    Deadline for submission of contributions is June 3, 2024; response will be communicated by the editors by August 31, 2024. The articles may be in a language chosen from Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.  Submissions should not exceed 45.000 characters, including spaces and footnotes, and should be accompanied by an abstract in Italian and English, maximum 1200 characters each, and 5 keywords (in Italian and English). Click here for more info:

    The issue is scheduled for release in November 2024.

  • 12 Jan 2024 9:42 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: 31 January 2024

    Meeting date(s): 10-11 May 2024

    Meeting place: Regis University, Denver, CO (hybrid)

    Description: Kant claims that every person has absolute intrinsic worth or value (i.e., dignity); and he also holds that we’re all rationally obligated to dare to think for ourselves (Sapere aude!) on all subjects of personal, moral, and sociopolitical significance (i.e., enlightenment): yet he also defends a legalistic, moralistic, and retributive theory of crime-&-punishment, including capital punishment. Are all of these doctrines consistent and coherent? If so, why? Or if not, why not? And how could any or all of these doctrines be creatively revised, updated, or replaced for contemporary and near-future application and use? This workshop will include presentations not only by scholars working in these areas but also by incarcerated students who are studying Kant’s views.

    Additional information (if applicable): Submit short abstract (250 words) to Professor Bryan Hall ( by the deadline. Notification of acceptance by 15 February 2024.

  • 26 Oct 2023 11:43 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Date: May 31st to June 1st, 2024

    Location: University of South Carolina

    Host: Tyke Nunez and the University of South Carolina Philosophy Department

    Keynotes: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

    Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

    Submission deadline: Feb 15th, 2024

    Notification: around March 15th, 2024

    The Southern Study Group of the North American Kant Society (SNAKS) invites submissions for its annual conference to take place at the University of South Carolina, on Friday and Saturday, May 31st to June 1st, 2024. Our host this year is Tyke Nunez.

    Keynote Speakers: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

    Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

    We welcome contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship. Please submit abstracts of 750 to 1,000 words (excluding bibliography). Talks should be suitable for a 40 to 45-minute presentation.

    Submission instructions: Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and include a word count. Please supply author name, affiliation, and contact information in a separate file. Graduate students should note this status in the contact information. Please send submissions to

    The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Scholars from underrepresented groups in the discipline and graduate students are especially encourage to apply.

    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.

    This year’s SNAKS conference is receiving support from the University of South Carolina philosophy department and the North American Kant Society.

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