CFP: IX Multilateral Kant Colloquium: “Justice, Peace, and Cosmopolitan Values” (Lisbon, 22-24 September, 2021)

We are pleased to announce that the Call for Papers for the IX Multilateral Kant Colloquium: Justice, Peace, and Cosmopolitan Values is now open. The Colloquium will take place at the University of Lisbon on September 22nd-24th, 2021.

The deadline for paper submissions is April 30th, 2021.

Below you can find the presentation of the event and the text of the call.



The Multilateral Kant Colloquia constitute a long series of international and multilingual scientific events devoted to the study of Kantian philosophy. Around these events a growing international network of Kant scholars has been formed and is expected to keep expanding itself, giving rise to new joint ventures and partnerships for research projects and collective publications.

So far eight different events have taken place since 2008 in six different countries, namely:

  • “Kant Today”, Verona and Padua, Italy, 2008
  • “What is Man? – Was ist der Mensch?”, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009
  • “Kant and Antinomical Thinking”, Mainz, Germany, 2011
  • “Kant and the Metaphors of Reason”, Tiradentes, Brazil, 2013
  • “Kant’s Short Writings – Kleine Schriften”, Madrid, Spain, 2014
  • “Kant on Violence, Revolution, and Progress”, Hempstead, NY, USA, 2016
  • “Kant and His Critics”, Halle, Germany, 2017
  • “Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics”, Catania, Italy, 2018.

The next event of the series of Multilateral Kant Colloquia will be, depending on the Covid-19 restrictions, either a fully virtual conference or a hybrid conference (i.e., some people attending in-person and other people attending through a video conferencing system). The event will be hosted by the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, on September 22-24, 2021.

Although the event welcomes papers and panels dealing with any Kantian topics, the Organization provides a general thematic issue that can inspire a large number of participants, namely the Kantian views on “Justice, Peace and Cosmopolitan Values”. This general issue comprises also more specific subjects, such as:

  1. Universalism and Cosmopolitanism in Kant’s Practical Philosophy
  2. Kantian and Modern Philosophy of International and Cosmopolitan Right
  3. Kantian and Modern Philosophy of History and Society
  4. Contemporary Legacy of Kantian Political and Legal Philosophy
  5. Just War Theories and Critical Pacifism
  6. Global Justice and Social Justice: Gender, Race and Socioeconomic Equality
  7. Human Rights and Minority Rights
  8. Migrations, Refugees, and Cosmopolitan Hospitality as well as Cosmopolitan Citizenship
  9. Political Challenges to Cosmopolitanism: Nationalism, Colonialism and Imperialism
  10. Ecology and Environmental Ethics/Politics
  11. International Relations: Cooperation and Competition
  12. Enlightenment, Religion and Secularization
  13. Anthropology and the Future of Mankind
  14. The History of the Ideal of Perpetual Peace


Call for papers

All Kantian scholars are invited to submit proposals of individual papers or panels (i.e., sets of 3 or 4 papers with thematic cohesion). Every submission should include title, abstract (300-500 words per paper), and (5) keywords until April 30th, 2021.

Submissions in German and English must be sent to Fernando Silva ( Submissions in Portuguese, Spanish, Italian and French must be sent to Paulo Jesus (

Notifications of acceptance will be sent via email until May 31st. In order to enhance broader understanding, participants whose papers are accepted in any language other than German, French or English, are kindly encouraged to share a written version of their text in one of these languages. Every participant will have 25 minutes to read their paper. Every paper session is expected to include up to 4 papers and a moment of discussion.

Both participation and attendance are totally free of charge.


Organizing Committee

Chairs: Fernando Silva (CFUL) & Paulo Jesus (CFUL)
Diogo Sardinha (CFUL)
João Lemos (IFILNOVA)
Núria Sánchez Madrid (UCM)
Soraya Nour Sckell (CFUL / CEDIS)
Tamara Caraus (CFUL)


Scientific Committee

Adriana Serrão (FLUL)
Alessandro Pinzani (UFSC)
António Marques (IFILNOVA)
Giorgia Cecchinato (UFMG)
Heiner Klemme (U. Halle)
Jacinto Rivera de Rosales (UNED)
Leonel Santos (Emeritus FLUL)
Luigi Caranti (U. Catania)
Margit Ruffing (U. Mainz)
Maria Borges (UFSC)
Pablo Muchnik (Emerson College)
Patrícia Kauark-Leite (UFMG)
Robert Louden (U. S. Maine)
Roberto R. Aramayo (IFS-CSIC, Madrid)
Ubirajara Marques (UNESP)
Virgínia Figueiredo (UFMG)


Organizing institutions

CFUL, Centro de Filosofia, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa
CEDIS, Nova School of Law
RIKEPS, Red Iberoamericana Kant: Ética, Política y Sociedad
IFILNOVA, Nova Institute of Philosophy
Justice, democracy and citizenship without borders (PTDC/FER-FIL/30686/2017)
KANTINSA, Kant in South America (Marie-Curie RISE, 777786)


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