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  • 26 Oct 2023 11:43 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Date: May 31st to June 1st, 2024

    Location: University of South Carolina

    Host: Tyke Nunez and the University of South Carolina Philosophy Department

    Keynotes: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

    Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

    Submission deadline: Feb 15th, 2024

    Notification: around March 15th, 2024

    The Southern Study Group of the North American Kant Society (SNAKS) invites submissions for its annual conference to take place at the University of South Carolina, on Friday and Saturday, May 31st to June 1st, 2024. Our host this year is Tyke Nunez.

    Keynote Speakers: Katherine Dunlop, UT Austin

    Matthew Boyle, University of Chicago

    We welcome contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship. Please submit abstracts of 750 to 1,000 words (excluding bibliography). Talks should be suitable for a 40 to 45-minute presentation.

    Submission instructions: Submissions should be prepared for anonymous review and include a word count. Please supply author name, affiliation, and contact information in a separate file. Graduate students should note this status in the contact information. Please send submissions to .

    The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize. Scholars from underrepresented groups in the discipline and graduate students are especially encourage to apply.

    Papers already read or accepted at other NAKS study groups or meetings may not be submitted. Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing.

    This year’s SNAKS conference is receiving support from the University of South Carolina philosophy department and the North American Kant Society.

  • 18 Oct 2023 12:10 PM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    The Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society reserves one slot on its annual program for a contribution from a graduate student. The organizers hereby invite submissions of papers on any topic in the philosophy of Immanuel Kant from current graduate students.

    For those not able to travel to Seattle, virtual participation will be available. Please email Colin Marshall ( if interested.

    Submissions should be no longer than 7500 words, including footnotes and bibliography, and they should be emailed to PSG Chair Dai Heide ( no later than December 15th, 2023. Authors of submissions will be notified no later than January 1st, 2024.

    The author of the paper that is selected will receive an $800 USD honorarium, generously provided by the host department, to assist in the cost of travel.

    Note that to take part in a NAKS event, you need to be a member of NAKS. Fortunately, membership is free for graduate students.

    Confirmed 2024 PSG participants include:

    • Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown)

    • Elvira Basebich (UC Davis)

    • E. Hande Tuna (UC Santa Cruz)

    • Eric Watkins (UC San Diego)

    • Laura Papish (George Washington)

    • Fatema Amijee (UBC)

  • 19 Jul 2023 9:14 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    The Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Jan Wojcik Memorial Prize for graduate students in the history of philosophy. Made possible by the generosity of Jan’s children and their families, this annual $4,000 award is intended to further the research of a graduate student enrolled and resident in a North American PhD program and working on a dissertation in the history of philosophy (all periods). The prize will be given to fund either:

    (a) Travel to archives or libraries outside North America to pursue research for a dissertation in the history of philosophy



    (b) Travel to present a paper in the history of philosophy accepted at a conference or seminar outside North America.

    An application should include a one-page description of the applicant’s dissertation topic and two letters of support. In the case of (a) (travel abroad for research purposes), the application should also include a description (not to exceed two pages) indicating what research the applicant will be carrying out abroad and how the proposed travel will further that work. In the case of (b) (travel abroad to present at a conference or seminar), the application should include a summary of the paper to be presented and a copy of the notice indicating that the paper has been accepted. Application forms can be obtained from the JHP website (


    In either case, the prize will be awarded for travel in the calendar year 2024. The winner will be announced in the first issue of the JHP for that year. The successful candidate is expected to submit a brief report (maximum one page) to the chair of the Wojcik prize panel, Professor Eric Watkins.


    Electronic applications only. Application documents should be combined into a single pdf document and sent by email to Professor Eric Watkins (, to whom letters of support should be sent separately.


    Deadline for applications: December 1, 2023.

  • 19 Jul 2023 9:12 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors of the Journal of the History of Philosophy is pleased to announce the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships program for 2024.

    The fellowships are in recognition of the scholarship and generous support that two of the founding members of the Board have given to the Journal: Paul Oskar Kristeller, the renowned Renaissance scholar, and Richard H. Popkin, the first editor of this journal and noted historian of skepticism.

    Two awards of up to $4,000 (depending upon the project budget) are offered annually to young scholars in the history of philosophy to defray expenses while traveling to do research. Applicants must have the PhD, but may not have received it more than six years prior to applying. Applicants who do not receive awards in one year’s competition are invited to apply in successive years.

    Application forms can be obtained from the JHP website ( All queries regarding the Kristeller-Popkin Travel Fellowships should be sent to Professor Eric Watkins at

    The deadline for applications is December 1, 2023. Awards will be announced in the Spring of 2024.

  • 17 Mar 2023 10:20 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:September 15, 2023 (extended deadline)


    Advisory editors: Gabriele Gava (University of Turin), Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown

    University), and Achim Vesper (Goethe University Frankfurt)


    This special issue is scheduled to appear in 2024, the 300th anniversary of Kant’s birth. We believe that it is important to continue to address Kant’s account of race and his racist remarks even during this important celebration year.


    The issue of race appears at various points in Kant’s writing. Famously, he dedicated three

    texts to developing a theory of human races in 1775, 1785 and 1788. But it also surfaces in

    many other texts, both published and unpublished during his life. In many of these writings, Kant clearly accepts a hierarchical ordering of the races, where white Europeans go on top. This ordering is further backed by racist remarks on people of color that are scattered throughout his corpus.


    Kant’s remarks on race have been a subject of scholarly debate for a long time. Recently, the issue gained broader attention, especially in Germany, in the aftermath of the renewed “Black Lives Matter” movement that emerged after the killing of George Floyd. In the past, scholars tended to address the problem by taking one of two opposed sides. One was to call into question Kant’s moral and political theories in light of his racist views (Charles Mills, for instance, called for a radical revision of those theories). The other was to register those views as reprehensible but set them aside as mere personal prejudices that do not affect Kant’s core philosophy at all.


    However, it is not enough simply to acknowledge that Kant held racist views. Nor is it clear that there is any non-question-begging way to insulate the supposed “core” of Kant's

    philosophy from those views. We need to explore all the ways in which Kant’s views on race may be integral to his entire philosophical system. Furthermore, if it turns out that “race” is more central to Kant’s thought than previously assumed, we need answers to the question of how to reckon with the effects of his race thinking.


    We welcome submissions that discuss Kant’s theory of race and his racist views along those lines.


    Submissions should be written in English and prepared for blind review. They must not exceed45,000 characters (approx. 7,000 words), including notes, bibliography and blank spaces. Theevaluation will follow a triple blind process. Neither the reviewers nor the advisory editors willbe informed about the identity of the authors.


    To submit your paper, please register and login to:

    Please note: when asked “What kind of file is this”, select the relevant CFP.


  • 17 Mar 2023 10:19 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:  August 31, 2023


    The Kant Yearbook is now accepting submissions for its sixteenth issue in 2024. The Kant Yearbook is an international journal that publishes articles on the philosophy of Immanuel Kant. It is the Kant Yearbook’s goal to intensify innovative research on Kant on the international scale. For that reason, the Kant Yearbook prefers to publish articles in English. However, articles in German will also be considered. Each issue is dedicated to a specific topic. The sixteenth issue’s topic is “Kant’s Philosophy of Mathematics.”


    All papers discussing “Philosophy of Mathematics” in relation to Kant’s work from a historical, systematic and/or contemporary perspective are welcome. The KANT YEARBOOK practices double-blind review, i.e., the reviewers are not aware of the identity of a manuscript’s author, and the author is not aware of the reviewers’ identity. Submitted manuscripts must be anonymous; that is the authors’ names and references to their work capable of identifying them are not to appear in the manuscript. Detailed instructions and author guidelines are available at:


    For further information contact the editor or the publisher Walter de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston (

    Paper submissions should go to

    Editor: Dietmar H. Heidemann (University of Luxembourg).

    Editorial Board etc.:

  • 17 Mar 2023 7:16 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:November 30, 2023


    Guest editors: Lorenzo Spagnesi (Universität Trier); Kristina Engelhard (Universität Trier)


    Essences, dispositions, and laws play a central role in Kant’s pre-Critical and Critical philosophy, especially in, but not limited to, his theoretical philosophy and philosophy of science. For several years there has been a reappraisal of these notions and their interconnections in Kant scholarship, which might be motivated by recent extensive debates in metaphysics and philosophy of science on the same issues. Yet, several questions have not been fully answered so far, e.g.: What are essences for Kant? Should they be distinguished from ‘natures’ or ‘grounds’? What kind of investigation of nature do they afford? What role do dispositions play? Can we provide unified foundations for essences and dispositions, or are dispositions primitive? What grounds laws of nature or their modality? And how can they be object of cognition? More generally, what are, if any, the relations between essences, dispositions, and laws in Kant’s philosophy? The aim of this topical collection is to shed light on these and other related questions, as well as to explore their implications for contemporary debates in essentialism, dispositionalism, laws of nature, and the metaphysics of modality.


    To be considered in the journal, each submission should include a discussion of the relevance of the examination of Kant's views on essences, dispositions, and laws to contemporary debates. The discussion can occur in a specific section or be a general theme of the manuscript. Topics that may be addressed include (but are not limited to):  

    ·  Essences and natural kinds in Kant; 

    ·  Forces, faculties, and powers in Kant; 

    ·  Laws and the metaphysics of modality in Kant; 

    ·  Kant and contemporary philosophy of science; 

    ·  Kant and analytic essentialism; 

    ·  Kant and scientific realism; 

    ·  Kant and dispositionalism; 

    ·  Pre-Critical Kant and natural science and/or metaphysics; 

    ·  Kant and predecessors on essences, dispositions, and laws; 

    ·  Kantian approaches to essences, dispositions, and laws. 

    Submissions can be made at:  Please select “Essences, Dispositions, and Laws in Kant” as type of manuscript. Papers in a topical collection undergo the same review process as any other submission to Synthese. Guidelines for submitting the manuscript can be found here: For further information, please contact the guest editors:,

  • 17 Mar 2023 5:17 AM | Eli Benjamin Israel (Administrator)

    Submission deadline:    January 15, 2024


    The French Revolution not only caused unparalleled social and political upheaval, but also coincided with a singular period of intellectual developments. Philosophers like Reinhold referred to it as a ‘revolution in thought,’ while Goethe claimed to experience a ‘revolution’ in his own self-understanding. While for Kant the public reaction to the French Revolution was a ‘historical sign’ of the moral progress of the human race, his followers were quick to recognize a kinship between the reorganization of social and political life unfolding before their eyes and, for instance, the novel conditions proposed for philosophical thought in Kant’s Copernican Revolution. As witnesses to the Revolution, philosophers embarked upon a ‘completion’ and ‘correction’ of Kant’s conception of rational agency, freedom, equality, citizenship, and political sovereignty. At the same time, literary authors responded to the Revolution in a rich variety of ways. Some claimed to see in the French Revolution an event of universal human importance, equal to the birth of Christianity and the cultural efflorescence of classical Greece. Others advised caution and lamented the downfall of Europe’s most prestigious monarchy. Throughout the intellectual world around 1800, the fall of the ancien régime provided a testing ground for thought and the imagination.


    We invite papers that broadly address the influence of the French Revolution on Kant and German Idealists as well as Early German Romantics, along with literary and philosophical writers in dialogue with them. Submitted papers may be up to 12,000-words long (including bibliography and references), preceded by a short (maximum 200-word) abstract, and prepared for a blind peer review process. For style guidelines please consult the journal web page.


    Authors writing in philosophy as their disciplinary perspective should submit their papers to Lara Ostaric ( and those writing from the perspective of German studies or intellectual history should submit their papers to Joel Lande ( The deadline for submission is January 15, 2024.

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