CFA: “Kant on Dignity, Enlightenment, and Punishment: A Critical Examination” (Denver, Regis University, 10-11 May 2024)

We are glad to give notice of the call for abstract for the workshop Kant on Dignity, Enlightenment, and Punishment: A Critical Examination is now open. The workshop will take place on May 10th-11th, 2024, at the Regis University, Denver.

Please find below the text of the call.


Description: Kant claims that every person has absolute intrinsic worth or value (i.e., dignity); and he also holds that we’re all rationally obligated to dare to think for ourselves (Sapere aude!) on all subjects of personal, moral, and sociopolitical significance (i.e., enlightenment): yet he also defends a legalistic, moralistic, and retributive theory of crime-&-punishment, including capital punishment. Are all of these doctrines consistent and coherent? If so, why? Or if not, why not? And how could any or all of these doctrines be creatively revised, updated, or replaced for contemporary and near-future application and use? This workshop will include presentations not only by scholars working in these areas but also by incarcerated students who are studying Kant’s views.

Abstracts (250 word) should be sent to Professor Bryan Hall ( Submission deadline: 31 January 2024.
Notification of acceptance: 15 February 2024.

For further information, please visit the website of the event.

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