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    • 23 Mar 2023
    • 25 Mar 2023
    • Instituto de Investigaciones Filosóficas/UNAM, Departamento de Filosofía/ UAM-I

    • 05 May 2023
    • 06 May 2023
    • 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 the schedule, please see:

    For questions or more information, please contact Samantha Matherne (

    • 18 May 2023

    Book Launch: Kant’s Late Philosophy of Nature: The Opus postumum

    Stephen Howard (KU Leuven)

    Respondents: Giovanni Pietro Basile (Boston College); Michael Bennett McNulty (University of Minnesota); Jeffrey Edwards (Stony Brook University)

    Time: 5:00-6:30pm CET (Spring 2023)

    Location: On Zoom

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

    • 01 Jun 2023
    • 03 Jun 2023
    • Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven (online and in-person)

    Time:June 1-3

    Location: Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven (online and in-person)


    June 1

    Panel 1

    Günter Zöller (University of Munich), “‘Legalitas iuridica […] legalitas ethica.’ Kant on Lawfulness as Universal Practical Principle”

    Joel Klein (Federal University of Parana), “External Coercion and the Obligation of Right”


    Panel 2

    Lucia Volonté (JGU Mainz), “Transcendental Freedom and the Spontaneity of Thinking in the Pre-Critical Kant”

    Johannes Nickl (University of St Andrews), “Conscience and the Fact of Reason. Making the Moral Law First-Personal”



    Inga Römer (Université Grenoble Alpes), “What Does Critical Moral Philosophy Mean for Transcendental Pphilosophy? Reflections on Kant’s Opus postumum

    Respondent: Henny Blomme (Université libre de Bruxelles)


    June 2

    Panel 3

    Christopher Fremaux (University of Scranton), “Acting from Duty and the Form of Virtue: The Crusian Character of Kant’s Moral Philosophy”

    Laurenz Ramsauer (University of Chicago), “Kant’s Derivation of Imperatives of Duty”


    Panel 4

    Laura Papish (George Washington University), “Kant’s Revised Account of Hope in Human Progress”

    Roey Reichert (University of California Los Angeles), “Kant’s Anthropological Time: The Aeonic View of Humanity and the Weltrepublik”

    Leonard Weiss (University of Sheffield), “Kant on the End of Philosophy”



    Márcio Suzuki (University of São Paulo), “Reflex Action and Transcendental Aesthetics. Kant and the Physiology of His Time”      

    Respondent: Paola Rumore (Università degli Studi di Torino)


    June 3

    Panel 5

    Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles), “Facing the Leibnizians: Kant and the Replies to On a Discovery

    Rodrigo Zanette de Araujo (University of Milan), “Kant’s Negative Account of the In-Itself”

    Manja Kisner (Radboud University), “From an Architectonic to a Generative Account of a System”


    Panel 6

    Elisabeth Widmer (University of Oslo), “Kant on Citizenship: A Revised ‘Economic Dependency’ Reading”

    Veronica Cibotaru (KU Leuven), “The Question of the Moral Right of Selling Our Own Body from a Kantian Perspective”



    Luca Fonnesu (Università degli Studi di Pavia), “Forms of Knowing and Forms of Believing in Kant’s Critical Philosophy”

    Respondent: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University)


    Organizers: Karin de Boer (KU Leuven), Pierpaolo Betti (KU Leuven), Henny Blomme (Université libre de Bruxelles), Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles)


    For more, see

    • 15 Jun 2023
    • 17 Jun 2023
    • The Ruhr University Bochum, Germany (hybrid format)

    In Kant, Race, and Racism: Views from Somewhere, Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown University) offers a thorough study of Kant’s views on race. She challenges some of the basic assumptions in how scholars have dealt with this topic, particularly the claim that racism contradicts Kant’s moral universalism. She shows how Kant’s raciology—divided into racialism and racism—is an integral part of his philosophical system. She also rejects the individualistic approach that treats Kant’s racism as a matter of personal prejudice. Instead, she uses the notion of racism as ideological formation to demonstrate how Kant, from his social location both as a prominent scholar and as a lifelong educator, participated in the formation of modern racist ideology. This means, as Lu-Adler contends in the forward-looking conclusion to her book, that scholars who research and teach Kant’s philosophy have an unshakable burden to take part in the ongoing antiracist struggles, through their teaching practices as well as their scholarship.


    For more information about the book, see 


    At this symposium, various scholars who have themselves worked on Kant’s raciology will offer their takes on different aspects of the book. They include Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen), Marina Martinez Mateo (Munich), Reza Mosayebi (Bochum), and Ewa Wyrębska-Đermanović (Bochum).


    The workshop is organized by Marie Göbel (Bochum) and Reza Mosayebi (Bochum).


    Attendance is free but seats are limited, so we kindly ask you to register before May 1st by sending an e-mail to


    For more information about the symposium, please visit: 

    • 05 Sep 2024
    • 07 Sep 2024
    • Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin

    Invited Speakers: Fabian Burt (Frankfurt), Boris Demarest (Heidelberg), Stephen Howard (Leuven), Wolfgang Lefèvre (Berlin), Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown), Peter McLaughlin (Heidelberg), Michael Bennett McNulty (Minnesota), Jennifer Mensch (Sydney), Helmut Pulte (Bochum), Paola Rumore (Torino), Marius Stan (Boston), Thomas Sturm (Barcelona), Eric Watkins (San Diego), and Falk Wunderlich (Halle)


    Contact: Prof.Dr. Wolfgang Lefèvre, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, 


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