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Leuven Kant Conference 2023

  • 01 Jun 2023
  • 03 Jun 2023
  • Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven (online and in-person)

Time:June 1-3

Location: Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven (online and in-person)


June 1

Panel 1

Günter Zöller (University of Munich), “‘Legalitas iuridica […] legalitas ethica.’ Kant on Lawfulness as Universal Practical Principle”

Joel Klein (Federal University of Parana), “External Coercion and the Obligation of Right”


Panel 2

Lucia Volonté (JGU Mainz), “Transcendental Freedom and the Spontaneity of Thinking in the Pre-Critical Kant”

Johannes Nickl (University of St Andrews), “Conscience and the Fact of Reason. Making the Moral Law First-Personal”



Inga Römer (Université Grenoble Alpes), “What Does Critical Moral Philosophy Mean for Transcendental Pphilosophy? Reflections on Kant’s Opus postumum

Respondent: Henny Blomme (Université libre de Bruxelles)


June 2

Panel 3

Christopher Fremaux (University of Scranton), “Acting from Duty and the Form of Virtue: The Crusian Character of Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

Laurenz Ramsauer (University of Chicago), “Kant’s Derivation of Imperatives of Duty”


Panel 4

Laura Papish (George Washington University), “Kant’s Revised Account of Hope in Human Progress”

Roey Reichert (University of California Los Angeles), “Kant’s Anthropological Time: The Aeonic View of Humanity and the Weltrepublik”

Leonard Weiss (University of Sheffield), “Kant on the End of Philosophy”



Márcio Suzuki (University of São Paulo), “Reflex Action and Transcendental Aesthetics. Kant and the Physiology of His Time”      

Respondent: Paola Rumore (Università degli Studi di Torino)


June 3

Panel 5

Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles), “Facing the Leibnizians: Kant and the Replies to On a Discovery

Rodrigo Zanette de Araujo (University of Milan), “Kant’s Negative Account of the In-Itself”

Manja Kisner (Radboud University), “From an Architectonic to a Generative Account of a System”


Panel 6

Elisabeth Widmer (University of Oslo), “Kant on Citizenship: A Revised ‘Economic Dependency’ Reading”

Veronica Cibotaru (KU Leuven), “The Question of the Moral Right of Selling Our Own Body from a Kantian Perspective”



Luca Fonnesu (Università degli Studi di Pavia), “Forms of Knowing and Forms of Believing in Kant’s Critical Philosophy”

Respondent: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)


Organizers: Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Pierpaolo Betti (KU Leuven), Henny Blomme (Université libre de Bruxelles), Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles)


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