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CfA: III International Kant Summer School 2019

We are pleased to notify that the call for applications for The Third Immanuel Kant International Summer School  “Kant on Science and Rationality”, which will be held from July 22 to 28, 2019 in Svetlogorsk (Russian Federation), is open.

Deadline for submission:

  • 05 April, 2019 (early bird application)
  • 05 May, 2019 (regular, if free places available)

Information in English:

E-mail: (Thread: Kant Summer School 2019)

Contact person: Prof. Dr. Nina A. Dmitrieva

ATTENTION: By the application strictly until 05 April 2019 (early bird application) and successful evaluation of the papers, travel to the venue of the school, accommodation in Svetlogorsk, and daily meal will be paid by our sponsor.


Call for applications:

The Academia Kantiana of the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University invites applications for participation in the Second Immanuel Kant International Summer School.

Kant’s transcendental philosophy has often been described as a philosophy of science, or at least as a philosophy which is most closely related to the sciences of his times – and one in which his concept of reason plays a central role. The 2019 summer school is devoted on Kant’s views on the meanings and roles of reason for the sciences as well as its historical impact. Three aspects will take center stage: (1) the role of “constitutive” a priori knowledge for the sciences; (2) the role of “regulative” ideas of pure reason for the sciences; (3) the definition of the different sciences, and their classification by an “architectonics of reason”.

The summer school will focus on the analysis of central passages from Kant’s works, including publications on the natural and the human sciences as well as texts from his critical works. Furthermore, the school will also address the long-term historical impact of his philosophical thinking about the sciences.

Scientific Supervisor – Prof. Dr. Thomas Sturm, ICREA research professor at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Scientific Assistants – Dr. habil. Vadim A. Chaly and Dr. Rudolf Meer, Senior Researchers at the Academia Kantiana, Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, Kaliningrad

The summer school consists of lectures, seminars, and readings. Within the framework of the summer school there will also be a scientific conference, in which participants will give their own presentations on a research topic related to Kant’s philosophy, and discuss it with colleagues from different universities of Russia and the world.

At the end of the summer school the participants will be given a certificate of their participation.

Working languages: English, Russian.

Preliminary Program of the School

Program includes:

  • lectures, seminars, readings;
  • the conference of the participants of the school with discussion.

Lectures and seminars – in English

Readings – in English and Russian

Thematic program of lectures and seminars:

Lecture 1: Beginnings in cosmology: The General Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755)

Seminar 1: Cosmology and scientific hypotheses

Lecture 2: Philosophy’s lessons from science: Reason in logic, mathematics, and natural science

Seminar 2: Apriori presuppositions of science

Lecture 3: Philosophy’s framing of science: A priori knowledge, metaphysics and natural science

Seminar 3: Ideas of reason in the sciences

Lecture 4: Reason in history and anthropology

Seminar 4: “Architectonics”, or the “art of systems” of the sciences

This School is the part of the International Summer School Rationality in Philosophy and Right, supported by the Forum Petersburger Dialog and the Russian Academic Exellence Project.

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