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NAKS Pacific Study Group Meeting 2023

  • 11 Feb 2023
  • 12 Feb 2023
  • University of California, Riverside

Sat, Feb 11

1-2:30pm. Rachel Zuckert, “Kant’s Philosophy of History as Response to Existential Despair”

2:45-4:15pm. Melissa Merritt, “Kant’s Critical Rehabilitation of the Stoic Concept of Nature”

4:30-6pm. Karl Ameriks, “Philosophy, Politics, and Thomas Mann's Elliptical Path Back to Kant”


Sun, Feb 12

9-10:30am. Ian Blecher, “Kant's Postulate that God Exists”

10:45am-12:15pm. Janelle DeWitt, “Humanity, Holiness, and the Highest Good”

12:30-2pm. Graduate student (TBA)


Additional details

·  We will be hosting a conference meal Saturday evening, February 11, for everyone who RSVP’s. There is no registration fee, but please RSVP to Andrews Reath ( by January 31 so that we have a headcount.

·  Complete details about the conference will be posted on the PSG website by mid-January (

·  The room on the UCR campus will be either INTS 1113 or HMSS 1605B – details and maps to be posted on the PSG website.

·  Since there is an event in Riverside that weekend, we recommend making hotel reservations a month in advance.  Speakers will be staying at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1510 University Avenue, Riverside CA 92507. Rates are c. $150/night with tax. (951-276-1200). Another option is Dynasty Suites, 3735 Iowa Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507. Rates are c. $100/night with tax (951-369-8200). A list of local hotels will be posted on the PSG website  by January. Be sure to request the UCR rate when you reserve.

·  For those travelling from out of state, Ontario CA is the airport closest to Riverside (c. 30 minutes vs. 75 minutes from LAX).

·  Parking available in UCR Lot 1. More detail on the PSG website.

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