International Workshop: Kant’s Anthropology and the Genesis of the Social Sciences (Frankfurt am Main, 29 September – 1 October, 2022)

International Workshop: Kant's Anthropology and the Genesis of the Social Sciences (Frankfurt, 29 September - 1 October, 2022)

We are glad to give notice of the international workshop Kant’s Anthropology and the Genesis of the Social Sciences, which will take place both in person at the Goethe University Frankfurt (IG-Farbenhaus, Campus Westend Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, Room 1.314, 60323 Frankfurt am Main) and online, from September 29th to October 1st, 2022.

The workshop is organized by Alexey Zhavoronkov, Alexey Salikov, and Thomas Sturm.

Below you can find the program of the international workshop:


September 29
14.30 – Alexey Salikov, Thomas Sturm, Alexey Zhavoronkov: Greetings and Introduction
15:00 – Robert Louden (University of Southern Maine): The Eye of True Philosophy: On the Relationship Between Kant’s Anthropology and His Critical Philosophy
16:00 – Thomas Sturm (UAB Barcelona): Reason in Hume’s ‘Science of Man’ versus Kant’s ‘Pragmatic Anthropology’
17:00 – coffee break
17:20 – Werner Stark (Philipps-Universität Marburg): Thesen und Beobachtungen zum Verhältnis von Anthropologie und Moralphilosophie bei Immanuel Kant

September 30
10:00 – Andree Hahmann (Tsinghua University): The Development of Reason and History in Schlözer, Herder and Kant
11:00 – Achim Brosch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): Worth of a Salesman: Elements of Economic Sociology and Political Economy in Kant’s Pragmatic Anthropology
12:00 – lunch break
13:00 – Peter Baumann (Swarthmore College): From Kant’s Anthropology to Simmel’s Sociology
14:00 – Fiorella Battaglia (Ludwig-Maximilian Universität München): Kant on the Human Species’ Character: Empathy, Respect, and the Social Sphere of Interaction
15:00 – coffee break
15:30 – Alexey Salikov (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): Kant’s Concept of ‘World Citizen’ and the Fate of the Cosmopolitan Idea in the 19th century
16:30 – Ana Marta Gonzalez (Universidad de Navarra): Kant on Pragmatic Reason and the Art of Pleasing

October 1
10:00 – Alexey Zhavoronkov (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt): The Concept of Game in Kant’s Anthropology and in George H. Mead’s Symbolic Interactionism
11:00 – Christopher Thornhill (University of Manchester): The Influence of Kant’s Anthropological Ideas on German Legal Philosophy and Law Theory of the Early 20th century
12:00 – Final discussion

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