Pacific Study Group
About the Study Group
The Pacific Study Group (PSG) of the North American Kant Society is an informal group that meets once per year, typically in late winter, to facilitate interaction among students and scholars of Kant. The PSG typically features five or six presentations, one of which is usually from a graduate student. The PSG was founded by Eric Watkins in 2002 and its first meeting was hosted at the University of California at San Diego. The PSG has met every year thereafter at universities up and down the west coast (and online during the pandemic) and has featured many influential papers.
ContactDai Heide, Regional Chair
February 11-12 | 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)
· Parking available in UCR Lot 1. More detail on the PSG website.