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VI NAKS Biennial - Mexico City - March 2023

Helga Varden
"Some Kantian Thoughts on Method: Transforming the Social- Contract Tradition’s Distinction between the State of Nature and Civil Society," Helga Varden (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Commentaries: Mavis Biss (Loyola University Maryland). Chair: Andrew Chignell.

Date: March 23, 2023


Martin Sticker / Ashli Anda
"Kant on Being a Useful Member of the World and Universal Basic Income," Martin Sticker (University of Bristol)
"Punishing Human Beings," Ashli Anda (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
Chair: Eduardo Charpenel

Date: March 23, 2023

Günter Zöller / Fredrick Rauscher

"Republicanism, Federalism, Democratism," Günter Zöller ( Ludwig Maximilian Universität, München)
"Kant and International Courts," Fredrick Rauscher (Michigan State University).
Chair: Gustavo Leyva

Date: March 23, 2023


M. Seymour / A. Berg / M. Espirito-Sant / A. Reath
"The Logic of Obligatory Ends," Melissa Seymour Fahmy (University of Georgia)
"Making Ends Meet: Kant on Happiness," Anastasia Berg (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)
"Rethinking the Good Will in Kant’s Groundwork," Marilia Espirito-Santo, (Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro)
"Some connections between the second Critique and the Groundwork" Andrews Reath (University of California, Riverside)
Chair: Ignacio Quepons

Date: March 23, 2023

J. Woo / C. Damstra / P. Chulanon
"Imagining an Irenaean Kant: How to Revise Kant’s Account of Radical Evil," Jaeha Woo (Claremont School of Theology)
"Moral Reform and the Practical Significance of Grace in Kant’s Religion," Conrad Damstra (Brown University)
"Transcendental Ideas and Three Forms of Explanatory Understanding," Pirachula Chulanon (Toronto Metropolitan University)
Chair: Andrew Chignell

Date: March 24, 2023


Cliton Tolley

"The Substance of Humanity: Ontology and Axiology in Kant’s Anthropology," Clinton Tolley (University of California, San Diego)

Chair: Julia Muñoz

Date: March 24, 2023


L. Haeck / L. Scaglia / A. Jurkiewicz

"The Controversy over the Derivation of the Categories of Quantity. A Critical Reassessment." Levi Haeck (Ghent University)

"Context, interpretation, and legacy of Kant's Schematism," Lara Scaglia (Uniwersytet Warsawski)

"Kant, the Cartesian Skeptic, and the Direction of Time," Adam Jurkiewicz (The Catholic University of America)

Chair: Stéfano Straulino

Date: March 24, 2023

 U. Abaci /  K. Sweet /  L. Papish /  P. Keller

"Kant and the Possibility of the Sublime in Arts," Uygar Abaci (Pennsylvania State University)

"Speaking Freely: Taste, Sensus Communis, and Political Progress ," Kristi Sweet (Texas A&M University)

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

"Kant, the Beautiful Soul and the Eros of Fable ," Pierre Keller (UC Riverside)

Chair: Lara Scaglia

Date: March 25, 2023

Robert Clewis

"This isn´t a Joke: Kant’s Thoughts on Humor," Robert Clewis (Gwynedd Mercy University )

Chair:  Efraín Lazos

Date: March 25, 2023

Closing Remarks

Andrew Chignell / Efraín Lazos

Date: March 26, 2023

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