CFP: UK Kant Society Annual Conference: “Kant, Normativity, and Naturalism” (University of Southampton, September 5-6, 2016)

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for the UK Kant Society Annual Conference on “Kant, Normativity, and Naturalism“, wich will be held at the University of Southampton, on 5-6 September, 2016.

Submission deadline: June 1st, 2016

Event details

How should we understand normativity and its relation to the natural world? Is it true that the scientific representation of nature ultimately has no room for normative phenomena? How, if at all, can such phenomena be ‘naturalized’? Do they need to be? The dominant terms in which these problems continue to be framed owe an enormous debt to Kant. This conference aims to explore the problem of normativity and naturalism in Kant’s own work, to probe Kant’s legacy in shaping current approaches to the problem, and to envision afresh the contribution his thought may yet make. The conference welcomes papers on all themes related to Kant’s philosophy, and in particular hopes to foster debate on the above.

Time: September 5-6, 2016

Place: University of Southampton

Conference title: “Kant, Normativity and Naturalism”

Keynote Speakers:

Hannah Ginsborg (University of California, Berkeley)
Marcus Willaschek (Goethe-Universität)
Kenneth Westphal (University of Boğaziçi)

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited from academics and postgraduate students on any aspect of Kant’s philosophy, though submissions dealing specifically with the conference theme are encouraged.

If you are interested in giving a presentation, please complete this form and send an abstract of 800 – 1,000 words, excluding any self-identifying information, to Rachel Jones at:

We aim to announce which papers have been accepted by 21st of June.

For further information, please email Rachel Jones or the UKKS Conference Convenors, Sasha Mudd and Lucas Thorpe. You can find the institutional conference page at this link.

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