Call for abstracts: Kantian Freedom (Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, October, 3-5 2014)

We are pleased to announce the call for abstracts for a conference on “Kantian Freedom” to be held in Vancouver:

Call for Abstracts: Kantian Freedom

Simon Fraser University

Vancouver, British Columbia

October 3 – 5, 2014

We invite submission of abstracts proposing a paper to be presented at a conference on themes related to Kant’s and Kantian conceptions of freedom at Simon Fraser University on October 3 – 5, 2014. The purpose of the conference is to bring together historical and contemporary approaches to Kant’s theory of freedom. We encourage submissions, from both approaches, on any aspect of Kant’s theory of freedom, including the metaphysics and epistemology of freedom and agency, the role of freedom in Kant’s and Kantian ethical theory and moral psychology, the relation between the theoretical and practical roles and conceptions of freedom, and related topics.

Confirmed participants include:

Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern)
Patricia Kitcher (Columbia)
Derk Pereboom (Cornell)
Eric Watkins (UC San Diego)

Abstracts should be between 500 and 1000 words and prepared for blind review. They must be emailed to no later than June 30th, 2014. The body of the email should include the author’s name and paper title. All authors will be notified of a decision no later than August 1st, 2014.

The organizers of the conference intend to propose a volume of essays on the basis of the conference papers. Submission of an abstract constitutes permission to include the author’s paper in the proposed volume unless otherwise indicated.

 The organizers especially encourage submissions from members of groups underrepresented in academic philosophy. Furthermore, two $500 travel stipends are available for graduate students accepted for inclusion in the conference.

Organizers: Evan Tiffany ( and Dai Heide (

Please direct all inquiries to one or both of the organizers at the listed email addresses.


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