CFA: “Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice” (University of Bayreuth, 29-30 June)

We are glad to announce that a Call for Abstract for the conference “Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice” is open. The Conference will be held at the Department of Philosophy of University of Bayreuth (Germany) on June 29th-30th, 2018.

Conference organiser:
Prof. Dr. Alice Pinheiro Walla, Department of Philosophy, University of Bayreuth.

Keynote speakers:
Alyssa R. Bernstein (Ohio)
Alessandro Pinzani (Santa Catarina)

Confirmed speakers:
Aravind Ganesh (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, VU Amsterdam)
Thomas Mertens (Radboud University)
Alice Pinheiro Walla (Bayreuth)




Kant’s Legal Theory and Global Justice
29th-30th June 2018
Department of Philosophy
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Kant’s legal thought has long been ignored in debates on global justice. Kantian theories tend to focus mainly on Kant’s moral philosophy and on moral concepts such as dignity and autonomy to provide arguments for global justice and other political problems.
Is Kant’s legal theory still pertinent today? How can Kant’s legal philosophy be applied to current global challenges such as climate change, refugees, migration, growing populism and nationalist movements, and threats to international peace?



If you would like to participate as a speaker, please send an abstract of 500-700 words prepared for blind review to Submission deadline is 3rd March 2018. Accepted speakers will be notified within two weeks of the submission deadline.
Unfortunately, we are unable to provide travel funds.

For more information and to register (there is no registration fee), please contact
This conference is funded thanks to a WiN-UBT Conference Grant from the University of Bayreuth, Germany.





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