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  • 15 Sep 2022 12:51 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time: May 5-6, 2023

    Location: Harvard University


    This workshop is devoted to exploring Kant’s theory of imagination from theoretical, aesthetic, and practical perspectives. The program will include papers, comments on papers, and a wrap-up panel. Participants will include: Lucy Allais (University of Witwatersrand, Johns Hopkins University), Mavis Biss (Loyola University), Yoon Choi (Marquette University), Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh), Stefanie Grüne (Freie Universität, Berlin), Katharina Kraus (University of Notre Dame), Thomas Land (University of Victoria), Colin Marshall (University of Washington), Samantha Matherne (Harvard), Alexandra Newton (University of California, Riverside), Thomas Pendlebury (University of Pittsburgh), Tobias Rosefeldt (Humboldt Universität, Berlin), Janum Sethi (University of Michigan), Andrew Stephenson (University of Southampton), Eric Watkins (University of California, San Diego), Jessica Williams (University of South Florida), and Reed Winegar (Fordham).

    All are welcome to attend who are not on the program. For questions or more information, please contact Samantha Matherne (

  • 15 Sep 2022 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time: October 14 -16, 2022

    Location: University of Groningen


    We are pleased to invite you to the conference “Kant's Lectures on Political Philosophy (Naturrecht Feyerabend)” to be held at the University of Groningen from October 14th to October 16th, 2022. The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers interested in Kant’s political philosophy of the 1780s and/or its relation to other aspects of his work. The Feyerabend lectures are the only transcript of Kant’s course on natural law, stemming from the summer of 1784 as he was writing the Groundwork. These lectures have been neglected until very recently despite their importance as Kant’s only in-depth discussion of political philosophy from the decade of the three Critiques.


    The talks of the conference will be collected in a forthcoming book, Kant's Lectures on Political Philosophy: A Critical Guide, edited by Fred Rauscher (Cambridge UP, 2023). The event is organized by the research group "Kant, Kantianism, and Morality" (University of Groningen) and supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).



    Lucy Allais (Johns Hopkins University and University of the Witwatersrand)

    Luigi Caranti (University of Catania)

    Mike Gregory (University of Groningen)

    Paul Guyer (Brown University)

    Sarah Holtman (University of Minnesota)

    Monique Hulshof (State University of Campinas)

    Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen)

    Larry Krasnoff (College of Charleston)

    Susan Meld Shell (Boston College)

    Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)

    Frederick Rauscher (Michigan State University)

    Fiorella Tomassini (University of Groningen)

    Kenneth Westphal (Academia Europaea)

    Howard Williams (Cardiff University)


    Early-career participant funding:

    We can provide (at least partial) funding to a small number of early-career researchers such as PhD students, postdocs, and junior faculty. If you fit this category and are interested in attending the conference, work on topics closely related to the conference theme, and do not have other sources of funding, you can apply for a travel and accommodation subsidy for early-career participants. Your application should be sent by email to and include:

    -       A brief description of your research interests

    -       A short academic CV

    Deadline: September 5th, 2022.


    Organizers: Mike Gregory (University of Groningen); Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen); Fiorella Tomassini (University of Groningen)




    Attendance is free but registration is required. To register please go to This is planned as an in-person event; unfortunately it is not possible to join remotely. 

  • 15 Sep 2022 12:50 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Time: Thursdays, 5:00-6:30 pm CET (Fall 2022)

    Location: On Zoom

    For more details, and to register for the Zoom link, please visit


    September 22

    Hegel on Contradiction

    Dina Emundts (Freie Universität Berlin)

    Respondent: Michela Bordignon (Universidade Federal do ABC, Brazil)


    October 6

    Discussion based on a pre-circulated paper: “The Political Theology of Salomon Maimon”

    Yitzhak Y. Melamed (Johns Hopkins University)

    Respondent: Daniel Elon (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)


    October 27    

    Discussion based on a pre-circulated paper: “Kant and the Causality of Freedom”

    Owen Ware (University of Toronto)

    Respondent: Paul Guyer (Brown University)


    November 3 

    Talk based on a recently published book: Hegel’s Ontology of Power: The Structure of Social Domination in Capitalism (CUP 2020)

    Arash Abazari (Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Tehran)

    Respondent: Karen Ng (Vanderbilt University)       


    November 17

    The German Eighteenth-century Debate on the Indestructibility of the Soul

    Matteo Favaretti Camposampiero (Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia)

    Respondent: Corey W. Dyck (University of Western Ontario)


    December 8

    Book Launch: Romantic Empiricism: Nature, Art, and Ecology from Herder to Humboldt (OUP 2022)

    Dalia Nassar (University of Sydney)

    Respondents: Iain Hamilton Grant (University of the West of England); Christina Pinsdorf (Universität Bonn); Giulia Valpione (Università degli Studi di Padova)

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