Conference: Leuven Kant Conference May 31-June 1, 2018, Final Program and Registration (Deadline May 24th)

We are glad to share the final programme of the Leuven Kant Conference, that will take place at the KU Leuven on May 31th and June 1st, 2018.

The registration to the conference is possible until May 24th.




09.00 – 09.30 Registration & coffee

09.30 – 09.40 Welcome: Karin de Boer

09.40 – 11.10  Auditorium 

Mario Caimi (Universidad de Buenos Aires): Kant’s Deduction of the Ideas of Reason and his Critical Conception of Metaphysics

Respondent: Pavel Reichl (University of Essex)

11.10 – 11.30 Coffee

The Problem of Space
[Auditorium Wolfspoort]

11.30 – 12.15 Natalia Albizu (Freie Universität Berlin)
Orientation and the Properties of Space: An Interpretation of the Argument from Incongruent Counterpart       

12.15 – 13.00 Marília Espirito-Santo (Sao Paulo, independent scholar)
Kant on the Formulas of the Categorical Impe­rative: A New Approach

The Categorical Imperative

11.30 – 12.15 Aljosja Kravanja (University of Ljubljana)
Two Kantian Models of Construction                                                                                                                                     

12.15 – 13.00 Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev)
The Second Formula of the Categorical Imperative and the End of Moral Action

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

Substance, Causality, and Force 

14.00 – 14.45 Gaston Robert (King’s College London)
Logical Grounds, Real Causes and the Explanation of Change in Kant’s ‘Nova Dilucidatio’

14.45 – 15.30 Stephen Howard (KU Leuven)
Kant’s Critical Appropriation of Wolff’s and Baumgarten’s Metaphysical Concepts of Force

15.30 – 16.15 James Messina (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Kant on the Pure Category of Substance: Will the Real Substances Please Stand Up?

Issues in Ethics

14.00 – 14.45 Ryan Wines (Stockholm, independent scholar)
The Definition of the Will and the Metaphysics of Morals in Groundwork II

14.45 – 15.30 Marijana Vujosevic (Leiden University)
Kant’s Account of Moral Weakness                                                                                                                                                     

15.30 – 16.15 Lu Chao (KU Leuven) Reconstructing Kant’s Argument for ‘The Human Being is by Nature Evil’

16.15 – 16.45 Coffee

16.45 – 17.30  Jessica Williams (The University of South Florida)
Kant and the Science of Empirical Schematism

Fernando Moledo (Universidad de Buenos Aires / CONICET)
Grounding Human Dignity: The Teleological Argument

17.30 – 19.00 Auditorium Wolfspoort  Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh): Kant on Emotion

Respondent: Simon Truwant (KU Leuven)

19.15 Conference Dinner: Terra (Frederik Lintsstraat 5)



09.30 – 10.00 Coffee


10.00 – 10.45 Andrew Cooper (University College London)
A Critical Method for Natural History: The Development of Kant’s Teleological Principle

10.45 – 11.30 Noam Hoffer (Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel)
The Critique of the Power of Judgement as the ‘True Apology’ for Leibniz’s Pre-Established Harmony


10.00 – 10.45 Tanner Hammond (Boston University)
Moral Feeling and Moral Self-Awareness: The Phenomenological Role of Respect in Kant’s Moral Psychology

10.45 – 11.30 Janum Sethi (University of Michigan)
Two Feelings in the Beautiful: Kant on the Structure of Judgments of Beauty

11.30 – 12.00 Coffee

12.00 – 12.45 Manja Kisner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
The Meaning and Limits of the Discursive Understanding in the Third Critique

Igor Cveijc (University of Belgrade)
The Phenomenological Structure of the Feeling of Pleasure and Displeasure

12.45 – 14.00 Lunch

The Elusive Ground of Kant’s System

14.00 – 14.45 Sabina Bremner (Columbia University)
‘Nothing More Than the Feeling of an Existence’: The Variable Status of Trans­cendental Apperception

14.45 – 15.30 Kristi Sweet (Texas A&M University)
‘Life’ and the Relation of Freedom and Nature in Kant’s System

Rebellion and Conflict

14.00 – 14.45 Paola Romero (London School of Economics)
Kant and Political Conflict

14.45 – 15.30 Jason Yonover (Johns Hopkins University)
Kant on Rebellion and Sovereignty

15.30  – 16.00 Coffee

16.00 – 17.30
Auditorium Wolfspoort

Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern University, Chicago):The Momentary Inhibition and Outpouring of the Vital Powers: Kant on the Dynamic Sublime

Respondent: Kristi Sweet (Texas A&M University)

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