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NAKS Biennial VI: 299 Years of Kant

We are delighted to announce that the sixth NAKS Biennial will be held March 23-25, 2023 in Mexico City!

The theme for the conference is as general as can be: 299 Years of Kant.

The list of accepted submissions for the VI NAKS Biennial is as follows. The complete schedule will be available soon.

Hosts: Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas/UNAM, Departamento de Filosofía/ UAM-I.

Co-organizers: Andrew Chignell, Efraín Lazos, Gustavo Leyva, Huaping Lu-Adler, Julia Muñoz, Alejandro Naranjo Sandoval.

Keynote talks

This isn´t a Joke: Kant’s Thoughts on Humor
Robert Clewis, Gwynedd Mercy University

The Substance of Humanity: Ontology and Axiology in Kant’s Anthropology
Clinton Tolley, University of California, San Diego

Some Kantian Thoughts on Method: Transforming the Social-Contract Tradition’s Distinction between the State of Nature and Civil Society
Helga Varden, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Distinguished Honoree

Immanuel Kant to Thomas Mann and Back Again: Tradition and Cross-Culturalism
Karl Ameriks,  University of Notre Dame

Approved Submissions

The list of accepted submissions for the VI NAKS Biennial is as follows. The complete schedule will be available soon.

El espacio vacío en la cosmología temprana de Immanuel Kant
Paulo Sergio Mendoza, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Absolute Perfection
Aaron Wells, Paderborn University
The Justification of Deduction in Kant’s False Subtlety and Beyond
Timothy Franz, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile
Imagining an Irenaean Kant: How to Revise Kant’s Account of Radical Evil
Jaeha Woo, Claremont School of Theology
Moral Reform and the Practical Significance of Grace in Kant’s Religion
Conrad Damstra, Brown University
Transcendental Ideas and Three Forms of Explanatory Understanding
Pirachula Chulanon, Toronto Metropolitan University
Objective Validity and the Copernican Thesis: Kant’s Strategy in the Transcendental Deduction
Thomas Land, University of Victoria
Kant on Phenomenal Substance
Lorenzo Spagnesi, Universität Trier
The Idea of Mechanistic Nature
Mathis Koschel, University of Southern California
The Controversy over the Derivation of the Categories of Quantity. A Critical Reassessment
Levi Haeck, Ghent University
Context, interpretation, and legacy of Kant's Schematism
Lara Scaglia, University of Warsaw
Kant, the Cartesian Skeptic, and the Direction of Time
Adam Jurkiewicz, The Catholic University of America
Too much realism
Risha Kuthoore, University of Toronto
Some connections between the second Critique and the Groundwork.
Andrews Reath, University of California, Riverside
Rethinking the Good Will in Kant’s Groundwork
Marilia Espirito-Santo, Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

Making Ends Meet: Kant on Happiness
Anastasia Berg, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 The Logic of Obligatory Ends.
Melissa Seymour Fahmy, University of Georgia
Moral hangover: weakness of will in Kant’s action theory
Bas Tönissen, University of California, San Diego.
Una interpretación restrictiva del deber de veracidad: la injusticia formal y la imposibilidad del derecho a la mentira
Jorge Omar Rodríguez Ramírez, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Objective Purposiveness and Extrinsic Final Value
Emine Hande Tuna, University of California, Santa Cruz.
El problema de los fundamentos de la moral desde una perspectiva kantiana, en discusión con Korsgaard
Javier Fuentes, Universität Bonn
Republicanism, Federalism, Democratism
Günter Zöller, Ludwig-Maximilian Universität, München
Kant and International Courts
Fredrick Rauscher, Michigan State University
Which Women? An Intersectional Feminist Critique of Kant
María Mejía, University of Illinois, Chicago.
Kant on Property, Production, and Freedom
Colin Bradley, Princeton University
Kant on Being a Useful Member of the World and Universal Basic Income
Martin Sticker, University of Bristol
Punishing Human Beings
Ashli Anda, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Kant and the Possibility of the Sublime in Arts
Uygar Abaci, Pennsylvania State University
Speaking Freely: Taste, Sensus Communis, and Political Progress
Kristi Sweet, Texas A&M University
Kant’s Revised Account of Hope in Human Progress
Laura Papish, George Washington University
Kant, the Beautiful Soul and the Eros of Fable
Pierre Keller, University of California, Riverside
Kant’s Enlightenment and Pascal’s Misology
Krista Thomason, Swarthmore College
Kant and Mendelssohn on the Relation of the Political and the Personal
Avery Goldman, De Paul University
Fichte’s Criticisms of Kant’s FUL and FH
Michael Rohlf, Catholic University of America
Schelling after Kant: intellectual intuiting as theoretical presupposition in Vom Ich
Marcela García-Romero, Loyola Marymount University


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