Workshop: “Kant and the Systematicity of Nature” (Edinburgh, 16-17 May 2019)

We are glad to give notice of the international workshop Kant and the Systematicity of Nature, which will take place on May 16th-17th at the University of Edinburgh.


Thursday 16th May

Workshop on Ido Geiger’s book manuscript: “Kant and the Transcendental Claims of the Empirical World”

10:00-10:30: Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) – Introduction

10:30-11:40: Antonino Falduto (University of St Andrews) – “The Charge of Reflective Judgment and the Conceptual and Aesthetic Purposiveness of Nature” (Ch. II)

12:10-13:20: Andrew Cooper (University of Warwick) – “Organism, Teleological Judgment, and the Methodology of Biology” (Ch. III)

Lunch break

15:00-16:10: Lorenzo Spagnesi (University of Edinburgh) – “The Conceptual Purposiveness of Nature” (Ch. IV)

16:40-17:50: Yoon Choi (Marquette University) – “The Aesthetic Purposiveness of Nature” (Ch. V)

Friday 17th May

Workshop on Kant’s Notion of Systematicity of Nature

10:00-11:30: Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) – The Systematicity of Nature: From the Appendix to the third Critique

11:45-13:15: Andrew Cooper (University of Warwick) – Necessity, Empirical Laws and Hypotheses in Kant’s Philosophy of Science

Lunch break

14:45-16:15: Angela Breitenbach (University of Cambridge) – Science and Systematicity

16:30-18:00: John Zammito (Rice University) – Von der Weltseele: The Early Schelling’s Challenge to Kant’s Philosophy of Science


No registration necessary.

All participants are welcome to join the speakers for dinner on both days. If interested, please contact the organisers: Alix Cohen and Lorenzo Spagnesi.

For further information, you can visit the website of the event at the University of Edinburgh.


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