Classical german philosophy. University of Padova research group

Conference: “The Non-Existence of Things in Themselves”, (Esch-sur-Alzette, 17-18 October 2017)

We are pleased to give notice of the conference “The Non-Existence of Things in Themselves”, that will take place at the University of Luxembourg in Esch-sur Alzette on October 17th-18th

The conference’s venue will be the Black Box Room at the Institute of Philosophy, Campus Belval (Building MSH).

Please find below the program of the conference and some further information.


October 17


11:30-12:00h Welcome


Guido Kreis/Lars Lodberg (University of Aarhus): Arguments for and against the Non-Existence of Things in Themselves


Arnaud Pelletier (Université libre de Bruxelles): Monads and Things-in-Themselves


Cord Friebe (University of Bonn): Kant on Indiscernibles and the Ontology of Appearances


Christian Onof (Birkbeck College/ImperialCollege London): Reality in-itself and Causal Grounding

October 18



Dietmar Heidemann (University of Luxembourg)  Things-in-Themselves and the Finiteness of Cognition


Heiner F. Klemme (University of Halle-Wittenberg): Kant’s Thing in itself from a Practical Point of View


Jacob Kristensen (University of Aarhus): Is being free being as I am in myself?


Joe Saunders (University of Leeds): Out of Time, Freedom and Things-in-Themselves



Organizers: Katalin Turai, Dietmar Heidemann (University of Luxembourg)

Registration (no fees) and Contact: Katalin Turai (katalin.turai@uni.lu)

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