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CFP: “KANT AND CONTEMPORARY PHILOSOPHY” (UNIVERSITY OF ST. ANDREWS, 4-5 SEPTEMBER 2017)

We are glad to announce that the annual conference of the UK Kant Society on the topic “Kant and Contemporary Philosophy” will be held at the University of St. Andrews on September 4-5, 2017.

Submission deadline: 1st of June.

Notification of acceptance by the end of June.

It goes without saying that Kant’s writings had an enormous impact on the debates of his time. To what extent, however, can Kant’s thought still contribute to contemporary, 21st century philosophical discussions? Are his views no longer relevant, or does Kant still offer viable and defensible positions considered from a present-day point of view? Are there certain debates in contemporary philosophy where Kant’s influence is particularly noticeable? To what degree do current ‘Kantian’ approaches to problems in metaphysics, ethics, etc. represent Kant’s own position? This conference aims to explore and foster debate on the above and related questions, though papers on all themes related to Kant’s philosophy are welcome.

Keynote Speakers:

Lucy Allais (UCSD/Witwatersrand)

Andrea Esser (Jena)

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from anyone interested in any aspect of Kant’s philosophy, though submissions dealing specifically with the conference theme are encouraged.

If you are interested in giving a presentation, please submit an abstract of 800-1000 words (prepared for blind review) to Michael Walschots at ukks2017@gmail.com, and fill out the following online form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fPZhglEK_wa33D2zgeSKxjeKstioT9q5igoWbD17kGI/

The organizers subscribe the BPA/SWIP Good Practice Scheme and encourage submissions from under-represented groups.

Contact information:

For further information, please email the conference organizer, Michael Walschots, at ukks2017@gmail.com.

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