Conference: Kantian Perspectives on Autonomy and Normativity: Theoretical Foundations (25 – 26 June, Southampton)

We are glad to announce that the conference “Kantian Perspectives on Autonomy and Normativity: Theoretical Foundations” will be held at University of Southampton on June 25th – 26th 2018. Below you can find the programme of the event.

Call for Registration: This conference is free and open to all but it is needed the registration by emailing Andrew Stephenson at

Conference Programme (Lecture Theatre B, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton)

Monday June 25th

10.30-11.45 – Sacha Golob (KCL): Strategizing Virtue: Kant and Ethical Development

12.00-13.15 – John Callanan (KCL): Kant and Prichard on the explanation of obligation

14.00-15.15 – Ralf Bader (Oxford): The dignity of humanity

15.30-16.45 – Robert Watt (Cambridge): The Normativity of Judgment

17.00-18.00 – Claudi Brink (UCSD): Qualitative unity and the role of teleology in Kant’s account of the original synthetic unity of apperception


Tuesday June 26th

10.00-11.15 – Anil Gomes (Oxford): Perception, Reflection, Autonomy

11.30-12.45 – Jessica Leech (KCL): Kant on the Necessity of Necessity

13.30-14.45 – Richard Evans (Imperial) & Andrew Stephenson (Southampton): Formalizing Kant’s Rules: a Logic of Conditional Imperatives and Permissives

15.00-16.15 – Yoon Choi (Marquette): Apperception and Spontaneity: Kant’s Conception of Epistemic Agency

16.30-17.30 – Max Edwards (UCSD): Generality and Determinability in Kant’s Theory of Concepts


This conference is organized as part of the joint Boğaziçi-Southampton British Academy Newton-Katip Çelebi project AF140071 “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government” run by Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Andrew Stephenson (Southampton).

For more information regarding this event, please email Andrew Stephenson at or visit the conference website.

For further information about Kant activities in Southampton please visit the Kant in Southampton website.

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