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Fall 2022

Each V-NAKS Meeting is part of one or more series (registration link for receiving a zoom link below)

August 24th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

"Cognizing Coexistence: Perceptions and their Synthetic Unity in Kant's 3rd Analogy"

V-NAKS "Choose Your Ideal Commentators" Series

Speaker: Andrew Werner (University of Houston)

Ideal Panel: Stephen Engstrom (University of Pittsburgh) and Alexandra Newton (UC Riverside)

Chair: Alexander Englert (Princeton University)

September 14th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

Kant and Aesthetic Ideas 

V-NAKS Classic Format Series

Speaker: Gerad Gentry (Humboldt University of Berlin): "Aesthetic Ideas: Kant on an Alternative Schemata for Moral Ideas"

Speaker: Johannes Haag (University of Potsdam): "The Role of Aesthetic Ideas in a Unified Theory of the Beautiful"

Chair: Rima Hussein (Johns Hopkins University)

September 21st, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

Kant on Practical Judgment

V-NAKS Classic Format Series

Speaker: Nicholas Dunn (Bard College): "What for Kant is a Practical Judgment?: Reason, Reflection, and Feeling"

Commentator: Jens Timmermann (University of St. Andrews)

Speaker: Lara Ostaric (Temple University): "Reflection and Imagination: Kant's 'Typic' and the Possibility of Practical Judgment"

Commentator: Adam Westra (Collège Bois-de-Boulogne)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

September 28th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

Kant on Structural Domination

V-NAKS "Kant and _____" Series

Speaker: Rafeeq Hasan (Amherst College): "Poverty and Structural Injustice in (and Beyond) Kant's Theory of Right"

Speaker: Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College): "Kant, Labor, and Intersectional Structural Justice"

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

October 12th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

"Regulative Idealization: A Kantian Approach to Idealized Models"

V-NAKS "Choose Your Ideal Commentators" Series

Speaker: Lorenzo Spagnesi Sellars Prize Winner (University of Trier)

Ideal Panel: Eric Watkins (UC San Diego) and Angela Potochnik (University of Cincinnati)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

October 26th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EDT)

Kant and Intersectionality

V-NAKS "Kant and _____" Series

Speaker: Helga Varden (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champagne): "A Kantian Account of Intersectionality"

Commentator: Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)

Speaker: Reza Mosayebi (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany): "Kant, Intersectionality, and the Worst Off"

Commentator: Macarena Marey (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

November 9th, 2022, 1-3 PM (EST)

The Idea of the Soul and the Possibility (and Unity) of Psychological Explanations

V-NAKS Classic Format Series

Speaker: Katharina Kraus (University of Notre Dame): "Kant's Idea of the Soul as the Horizon of Self-Interpretation"

Speaker: Jessica Tizzard (University of Tübingen, Germany): "The Soul as a (Subjective?) Condition for Moral Life"

Speaker: Pirachula Chulanon (Toronto Metropolitan University): "The Idea of the Soul and the Explanatory Project of the Critique"

Speaker: Clinton Tolley (UC San Diego): "The Contents of the Dialectic's Concept of the Soul"

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

November 30th, 2022 (2:15-4:15pm EST)

"External Action"

V-NAKS "Choose Your Ideal Commentators" Series

Speaker: Daniel Ranweiler Markus Herz Prize Winner (UC Los Angeles)

Ideal Panel: Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh) and Arthur Ripstein (University of Toronto)

Chair: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)

If you would like to receive a Zoom link, please register at the following link:

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Series descriptions

V-NAKS "Choose your Ideal Commentators" series

Here we ask an up-and-coming scholar to name a “dream team” of commentators for one of their works-in-progress.  The commentators don’t prepare anything in advance, but they are allowed to interrupt occasionally and ask clarifying questions during the talk, and then add a couple of questions at the end. Sort of like “Shark Tank” for Kantians. This is followed by the usual sort of Q&A.

V-NAKS "Kant and _____" Series

Here we fill in the blank in ways that are not typical for anthologies and conference discussions.

V-NAKS Classic Format Series

This is the typical talk/commentary format. No pre-reading is required.

V-NAKS Incubator Series

Here speakers give a short, 10-15 minute "poster-style" presentation of a new or in-progress idea, followed by a Q&A/brainstorming session of 15-20 mins. 

Virtual NAKS is organized by Andrew Chignell, Huaping Lu-Adler and

Alexander Englert.

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