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  • 17 Mar 2023 10:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submission deadline: June 16, 2023


    The North American Kant Society and Kantian Review are pleased to announce the 13th annual Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize competition. This prize will be awarded for the best essay on any topic that demonstrates the continuing relevance of Kant’s philosophy. Essays must be single-authored, previously unpublished (work under review or forthcoming will be considered), and cannot exceed 8,000 words in length (including notes and works cited/bibliography). Submissions not within this word limit may not be considered.


    The intention behind the Sellars Prize is to help promote original Kantian or Kant-inspired philosophical work of scholars in the early stages of their careers. Submissions will be blind-reviewed and judged by members of a review committee drawn from the NAKS Executive Committee and Board of Trustees.


    Eligibility rules:

    1) The essay must be written in English, single-authored, and not published (online or in print) prior to June 16, 2023.

    2) ‘Junior’ is defined here as 5 years or fewer from receipt of the Ph.D. on the prize submission deadline.

    3) Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission and during the period when the submissions are under review.

    4) Authors cannot be past recipients of the Wilfrid Sellars Essay Prize.


    Entries should be submitted in Word format and state the word count at the end. They should be formatted for blind review. Submissions must be accompanied by a cover letter that specifies the author’s name, email contact information, and title of the paper, and also includes a declaration stating that eligibility rules (1)-(4) above are satisfied. Please send entries electronically in this form.


    The winner will receive a prize of $600 and the presumptive possibility (not guaranteed until the editor approves) of publication in Kantian Review.  The second place winner will receive $500.  The committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted.

    Starting in 2023, the Sellars Prize is jointly sponsored by NAKS and Kantian Review.

  • 17 Mar 2023 10:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:June 30, 2023


    Advisory editors: Gabriele Gava (University of Turin), Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown

    University), and Achim Vesper (Goethe University Frankfurt)


    This special issue is scheduled to appear in 2024, the 300th anniversary of Kant’s birth. We believe that it is important to continue to address Kant’s account of race and his racist remarks even during this important celebration year.


    The issue of race appears at various points in Kant’s writing. Famously, he dedicated three

    texts to developing a theory of human races in 1775, 1785 and 1788. But it also surfaces in

    many other texts, both published and unpublished during his life. In many of these writings, Kant clearly accepts a hierarchical ordering of the races, where white Europeans go on top. This ordering is further backed by racist remarks on people of color that are scattered throughout his corpus.


    Kant’s remarks on race have been a subject of scholarly debate for a long time. Recently, the issue gained broader attention, especially in Germany, in the aftermath of the renewed “Black Lives Matter” movement that emerged after the killing of George Floyd. In the past, scholars tended to address the problem by taking one of two opposed sides. One was to call into question Kant’s moral and political theories in light of his racist views (Charles Mills, for instance, called for a radical revision of those theories). The other was to register those views as reprehensible but set them aside as mere personal prejudices that do not affect Kant’s core philosophy at all.


    However, it is not enough simply to acknowledge that Kant held racist views. Nor is it clear that there is any non-question-begging way to insulate the supposed “core” of Kant's

    philosophy from those views. We need to explore all the ways in which Kant’s views on race may be integral to his entire philosophical system. Furthermore, if it turns out that “race” is more central to Kant’s thought than previously assumed, we need answers to the question of how to reckon with the effects of his race thinking.


    We welcome submissions that discuss Kant’s theory of race and his racist views along those lines.


    Submissions should be written in English and prepared for blind review. They must not exceed45,000 characters (approx. 7,000 words), including notes, bibliography and blank spaces. Theevaluation will follow a triple blind process. Neither the reviewers nor the advisory editors willbe informed about the identity of the authors.


    To submit your paper, please register and login to:

    Please note: when asked “What kind of file is this”, select the relevant CFP.


  • 17 Mar 2023 10:19 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:  August 31, 2023


    The Kant Yearbook is now accepting submissions for its sixteenth issue in 2024. 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 sixteenth issue’s topic is “Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics.”


    All papers discussing “Philosophy of Mathematics” 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: Dietmar H. Heidemann (University of Luxembourg).

    Editorial Board etc.:

  • 17 Mar 2023 7:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:November 30, 2023


    Guest editors: Lorenzo Spagnesi (Universität Trier); Kristina Engelhard (Universität Trier)


    Essences, dispositions, and laws play a central role in Kant’s pre-Critical and Critical philosophy, especially in, but not limited to, his theoretical philosophy and philosophy of science. For several years there has been a reappraisal of these notions and their interconnections in Kant scholarship, which might be motivated by recent extensive debates in metaphysics and philosophy of science on the same issues. Yet, several questions have not been fully answered so far, e.g.: What are essences for Kant? Should they be distinguished from ‘natures’ or ‘grounds’? What kind of investigation of nature do they afford? What role do dispositions play? Can we provide unified foundations for essences and dispositions, or are dispositions primitive? What grounds laws of nature or their modality? And how can they be object of cognition? More generally, what are, if any, the relations between essences, dispositions, and laws in Kant’s philosophy? The aim of this topical collection is to shed light on these and other related questions, as well as to explore their implications for contemporary debates in essentialism, dispositionalism, laws of nature, and the metaphysics of modality.


    To be considered in the journal, each submission should include a discussion of the relevance of the examination of Kant's views on essences, dispositions, and laws to contemporary debates. The discussion can occur in a specific section or be a general theme of the manuscript. Topics that may be addressed include (but are not limited to):  

    ·  Essences and natural kinds in Kant; 

    ·  Forces, faculties, and powers in Kant; 

    ·  Laws and the metaphysics of modality in Kant; 

    ·  Kant and contemporary philosophy of science; 

    ·  Kant and analytic essentialism; 

    ·  Kant and scientific realism; 

    ·  Kant and dispositionalism; 

    ·  Pre-Critical Kant and natural science and/or metaphysics; 

    ·  Kant and predecessors on essences, dispositions, and laws; 

    ·  Kantian approaches to essences, dispositions, and laws. 

    Submissions can be made at:  Please select “Essences, Dispositions, and Laws in Kant” as type of manuscript. Papers in a topical collection undergo the same review process as any other submission to Synthese. Guidelines for submitting the manuscript can be found here: For further information, please contact the guest editors:,

  • 17 Mar 2023 5:17 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:    January 15, 2024


    The French Revolution not only caused unparalleled social and political upheaval, but also coincided with a singular period of intellectual developments. Philosophers like Reinhold referred to it as a ‘revolution in thought,’ while Goethe claimed to experience a ‘revolution’ in his own self-understanding. While for Kant the public reaction to the French Revolution was a ‘historical sign’ of the moral progress of the human race, his followers were quick to recognize a kinship between the reorganization of social and political life unfolding before their eyes and, for instance, the novel conditions proposed for philosophical thought in Kant’s Copernican Revolution. As witnesses to the Revolution, philosophers embarked upon a ‘completion’ and ‘correction’ of Kant’s conception of rational agency, freedom, equality, citizenship, and political sovereignty. At the same time, literary authors responded to the Revolution in a rich variety of ways. Some claimed to see in the French Revolution an event of universal human importance, equal to the birth of Christianity and the cultural efflorescence of classical Greece. Others advised caution and lamented the downfall of Europe’s most prestigious monarchy. Throughout the intellectual world around 1800, the fall of the ancien régime provided a testing ground for thought and the imagination.


    We invite papers that broadly address the influence of the French Revolution on Kant and German Idealists as well as Early German Romantics, along with literary and philosophical writers in dialogue with them. Submitted papers may be up to 12,000-words long (including bibliography and references), preceded by a short (maximum 200-word) abstract, and prepared for a blind peer review process. For style guidelines please consult the journal web page.


    Authors writing in philosophy as their disciplinary perspective should submit their papers to Lara Ostaric ( and those writing from the perspective of German studies or intellectual history should submit their papers to Joel Lande ( The deadline for submission is January 15, 2024.

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