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
The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside will be hosting the Pacific Study Group of NAKS. Saturday and Sunday, February 11-12, 2023. The program is listed below. Complete details will be posted on the PSG website by mid-January (https://northamericankantsociety.org/studygroups). The room on the UCR campus will be Humanities and Social Science (HMSS) 1500 – details and maps to be posted on the PSG website.
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 (email@example.com) by January 31 so that we have a headcount.
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 Janelle DeWitt, “Humanity, Holiness, and the Highest Good”
10:45am-12:15pm Ian Blecher, “Kant's Postulate that God Exists”
12:30-2pm Conrad Damstra (Graduate student, Brown),
Propensity to Evil as the Evil Fundamental Maxim”