Lecture: Oliver Sensen “The Autonomy of Pure Reason” (Online, 23 June, 2022)

Lecture: Oliver Sense "The Autonomy of Pure Reason" (Online, 23 June, 2022)

We are glad to give notice that Oliver Sensen (New Orleans, LA) will give a lecture on the Kant Rationality Lab Lectures on June 23th, 2022, at 6-8 pm (CEST), on Zoom. The title the lecture is: The Autonomy of Pure Reason.

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Kant says: “Pure reason … gives (to the human being) a universal law which we call the moral law.” There is a renewed controversy in the Kant literature what that means. In particular, it is debated who gives a law to whom, and what ‘giving’ could mean in this context. In my talk, I follow Kant’s clues in the text that link the source of the moral law to the categories of understanding, and the claim that they are not innate, but “initially acquired.”

The Kantian Rationality Lab Lectures are delivered by internationally leading scholars. They cover all areas of the Megagrant on Kant’s theory of reason, its principles, its manifold uses and functions, and its application to contemporary challenges in science, ethics, and the project of the Enlightenment. The lectures provide a regular forum for exchange between KRL members and the international community of Kant scholars and other philosophers. Everyone is welcome to attend the lectures.

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