Conference: Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone (22-24 June, Leipzig)

We are happy to announce that the conference “Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone” will be held at the University of Leipzig, on 22th-24th June 2018.

This conference will explore the importance of Kant’s Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone for an understanding of (1) local interpretive difficulties that arise within each of Kant’s three critiques, (2) the critical philosophy as a whole, and (3) the German-Idealist reception of Kant’s philosophy.

The conference is organized jointly by Jim Conant (Leipzig), Eli Friedlander (Tel-Aviv) and Johannes Haag (Potsdam) and Gilad Nir (Leipzig), and it is funded by the German Israeli Fund (GIF), the University of Chicago Center for German Philosophy, the Humboldt Foundation and the FAGI.

Alte Schlosserei, Kurt-Eisner-Strasse 66 (Hinterhaus)

Contact: gilad.nir [at]

Below you can find the programme of the event.

June 22

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 Good and evil in human nature

Speaker: Stephen Engstrom

Moderator: Johannes Haag

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 Kant’s Gesinnung: The Fundamental Ground of Choice 

Speaker: Julia Peters

Moderator: Till Hoeppner

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 Kant and Schelling on radical evil 

Speaker: Lara Ostaric

Moderator: Jochen Bojanowski

June 23

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 Kant and Schelling 

Speaker: Karin Nisenbaum

Moderator: Pirmin Stekeler 

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 The Highest Good: Practical, Reflective, Religious

Speaker: Eli Friedlander

Moderator: Jean Phillipe Narboux  

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 Kant’s Doctrine of Radical Evil

Speaker: Wolfram Gobsch

Moderator: Sasha Newton


June 24

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 On Moral Self-Improvement

Speaker: Andrea Kern

Moderator: Jim Conant

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 Evil or Only Immature? Reconciling Freedom and Kant’s Grades of Moral Evil

Speaker: Anastasia Berg

Moderator: Jonas Held

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 Racism, radical evil and anti-Judaism

Speakers: Paul Franks and Sarah Zager

Moderator: Benjamin Pollock  

For more information regarding this event, please check this link.

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