Workshop: “Independence in Kant’s Political Philosophy” (Rotterdam, 25-26 February 2021)

We are very pleased to give notice of the Rotterdam online workshop on Independence in Kant’s Political Philosophy, which will take place on 25-26 February, 2021.


Independence in Kant’s Political Philosophy
Erasmus University Rotterdam
25-26 February 2021

This workshop will explore recent Kant scholarship on poverty, the justification of property rights, civil and economic independence, and the nature of the liberal state. It will be held online via Zoom on 25 and 26 February 2021 (Central European Time).

Workshop Programme

25 February 2021

Chair: Katharina Bauer (Rotterdam)

15.00 – 16.30 (CET) Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen)
Independence and Kant’s Positive Conception of Political Freedom

16.30 – 18.00 Chiara Cordelli (Chicago)
The Wrong of Privatization: A Kantian Account

26 February 2021

Chair: Dorothea Gädeke (Utrecht)

15.00 – 16.30 Lea Ypi (LSE)
A Kantian Theory of Territorial Justice

16.30 – 18.00 Nicholas Vrousalis (Rotterdam)
Kant before Marx: Civil Independence and Mode of Production in the Rechtslehre

Participants must register with: info [at], whereupon they will receive a link to the Zoom sessions. For programme updates, please check


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