Conference: “The Architectonic Role of the Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy” (Online Edition, KU Leuven, 11-13 November 2020)

Conference: "The Architectonic Role of the Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy" (Online Edition, KU Leuven, 11-13 November 2020)

We are glad to announce that the conference The Architectonic Role of the Highest Good in Kant’s Philosophy will take place on November 11th-13th, 2020. Due to the uncertain global situation, the conference will be held online.

In order to receive the papers, please register at this link. Presenters and participants will receive the papers belonging to the day(s) they signed up for by November 5. The Zoom links will be sent by email closer to the date of the conference.

Conference organizers: Luciano Perulli (KU Leuven), Luigi Filieri (University of Pisa).

Below you can find the list of the keynote speakers and the program of the event.



Luca Fonnesu (University of Pavia)
Pauline Kleingeld (Univeristy of Groningen)
Lea Ypi (London School of Economics)


Program (Central European Time)

Wednesday 11th November 2020 – The Architectonic Function of the Highest Good

14.00 – 14.40 Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist University): Why Is the Highest Good Rarely Mentioned in Kant’s Religion? An Architectonic Explanation
14.40 – 15.20 Luigi Filieri (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz): Good as the Highest. Reason and its Unity in the Dialectic of the first Critique
15.30 – 16. 30 Lea Ypi (London School of Economics): The Practical Use of Ideas as Key to Kant’s Architectonic of Pure Reason
16.30 – 17.10 Courtney Fugate (American University Beirut): Problems with the Highest Good

Thursday, 12th November 2020 – The Highest Good at the Crossroads of Religion, Theology and Ethics

16.00 – 16.40 Noam Hoffer (Ben Gurion University): The Highest Good and the Unity of Kant’s Moral and Theoretical Conceptions of God
16.40 – 17.20 Shterna Friedman (University of California Berkeley): The Unity of the Highest Good: Justice and Teleology
17.30 – 18.30 Luca Fonnesu (University of Pavia): The Crisis of the Highest Good
18.30 – 19.10 Federica Basaglia (University of Konstanz): Highest Good, Radical Evil and Religion: Why Does Actually Morality Leads Us Inevitably to Religion?

Friday, 13th November 2020 – Arguments for the Highest Good

16.00 – 16.40 Nataliya Palatnik (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee): On Kant’s Moral Idea of the Immortality of the Soul
16.40 – 17.20 Luciano Perulli (KU Leuven): Kant’s Theory of the Highest Good: Ethics or Critique of Practical Reason?
17.30 – 18.30 Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen University): The Duty to Promote the Highest Good
18.30 – 19.10 Andrew Chignell (Princeton University): Three Kinds of Moral Argument for the Highest Good

For further information, please visit the website of the conference.


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