Conference: “Kantian Freedom” (Simon Fraser University, 2nd – 4th October 2014)

We are pleased to announce the Conference Kantian Freedom, that will take place on 2nd-4th October 2014 at the Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The aim of this conference is to bring together scholars working on Kant’s and Kantian conceptions of freedom and agency, broadly construed to include a range of questions concerning moral psychology, the metaphysics of free will, and the role of freedom in Kant’s and Kantian ethics and political theory, among others. Some of these questions still stand in need of answers despite lively debate among scholars over the last several decades. Others have received far too little attention. Participants include some of the world’s leading scholars on these issues.

Conference Programme

Thursday, October 2nd

SFU Harbour Centre, Rm. 1425

4:00 – 5:20 Karl Schafer (Pittsburgh): “Practical Cognition and Knowledge of Things in Themselves.”

                                 Chair: Dai Heide (SFU)

Friday, October 3rd

SFU Harbour Centre, Rm. 2270

Note: Concurrent A Sessions: Rm. 1500

8:45 – Coffee and light pastries

9:00 – 10:20 (Concurrent A) Kelin Emmett (Toronto): “A Kantian Conception of Kantian Freedom.”

                                 Chair: Shelley Hulbert (Calgary)

9:00 – 10:20 (Concurrent B)  Aaron Wells (Notre Dame): “Kant on Concurrence, Transcendental Freedom and Explanation.”

                                 Chair: Nicholas Dunn (SFU)

10:30 – 11:50 (Concurrent A)  Ariel Zylberman (McGill): “Bread as Freedom: Kant on the State’s Duties to the Poor.”

                                 Chair: Emily Hodges (SFU)

10:30 – 11:50 (Concurrent B)   Huaping Lu-Adler (Georgetown): “Kant on Our Freedom in Relation to Logical Laws.”

                                 Chair: Rosalind Chaplin (SFU)

11:50 – 1:00 Lunch

1:10 – 2:30 Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern): “Bad Debt: The Kantian Inheritance of Humean Desire.”

                                 Chair: Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)

2:40 – 4:00 Nicholas Stang (Toronto): “Kant, Freedom and the Intuitive Intellect.”

                                 Chair: James Messina (Wisconsin)

4:10 – 5:30 Patricia Kitcher (Columbia): “Kant’s Practical Proof of the Fact of Freedom.”

                                 Chair: Evan Tiffany (SFU)

7:00 – Dinner for conference participants at Bambudda (99 Powell St.)

Saturday, October 4th

SFU Harbour Centre, Rm. 2270

8:45 – Coffee and light pastries

9:00 – 10:20 Colin McLear (Nebraska): “Priority Monism, Intuition and Freedom.”

                                 Chair: Dai Heide (SFU)

10:30 – 11:50 Ralf Bader (Oxford): “Incorporation at the Crossroads.”

                                 Chair: Owen Ware (SFU)

11:50 – 1:00 Lunch

1:10 – 2:30 Benjamin Vilhauer (City College of New York): “Kantian Ethics and the Mere Possibility of Transcendental Freedom.”

                                 Chair: Dai Heide (SFU)

2:40 – 4:00 Eric Watkins (UC – San Diego): “Kant on Cognition of Freedom.”

                                 Chair: Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)

4:10 – 5:30 Derk Pereboom (Cornell): TBA

                                 Chair: Evan Tiffany (SFU)

7:00 – Dinner <at> TBA

For further information on the conference and for registration click on the link below:

Conference Programme and other Information – Kantian Freedom



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