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Southern Study Group

The Southern Study Group was founded in 2008 by Kristi Sweet and Oliver Sensen, in order to bring together Kant scholars in the southern part of the US. There is an annual study group meeting each spring, featuring refereed papers.

Kristi Sweet, Regional Chair
2024 NAKS Southern Study Group Meeting

The Southern Study Group of the North American Kant Society (SNAKS) annual conference is 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


May 31st

8:15 to 9:00 Breakfast @ Spigner house

9:00 to 10:00 Claudi Brink

“Kant’s Distinction Between Absolute and

Relative Spontaneity Reconsidered”

10:10 to 11:10 Stephen Cunniff “Content as Schema: Kant on the Content of Concepts”

11:20 to 12:20 Nick Dunn “On Act-Types and Act-Tokens: or, the Distinction

between Practical Reason and Practical Judgment in Kant”

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch @ Spigner house

2:00 to 3:00 Conrad Damstra

“Moral Progress in History:

Kant Against Mendelssohn on Hope in Progress”

3:10 to 4:10 Lewis Wang “The Role and Significance of the Doctrine of Method

in the Critique of Pure Reason”

4:20 to 5:50 Katherine Dunlop (Keynote)

“Sensibility and Understanding in Prolegomena §38"”

7:30 Dinner @ COA Agaveria Y Cocina - 823a Lady St, Columbia, SC 29201

June 1st

8:15 to 9:00 Breakfast @ Spigner house

9:00 to 10:00 Courtney Fugate “Universal Gravitation and the Moral Law:

The Newtonian Framework for Kant's Fact of Reason”

10:10 to 11:10 S.M. Love “Equality as Freedom”

11:20 to 12:20 Clark Wolf “Appearances as Representations: An “Analytic” Reading”

12:30 to 2:00 Lunch @ Spigner house

2:00 to 3:00 Adam Jurkiewicz “Body, Thought, and the Testimony of Self-Consciousness:

The Role of Epistemic Parity between Inner and

Outer Sense in the Fourth Paralogism Argument”

3:10 to 4:10 Joe Stratmann

“Without Imperative: Kant, God, and the Unity of the Moral Law”

4:20 to 5:50 Matthew Boyle (Keynote)

“Kant on Consciousness and Self-Consciousness”

(Or, perhaps, “Kant on Judgment as Synthesis”)

7:30 Dinner @ TBD

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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