Ethics, Politics, and Religion - Kantian Perspectives

October 23, 2023
Institute of Philosophy, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Grodzka 52

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  • Kantian Review
  • Polish Philosophical Society - Section in Kraków


Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University
Universität Vechta
Jagiellonian University
CUNY Graduate Center


Jagiellonian University
Jagiellonian University

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In anticipation of the 300th anniversary of Immanuel Kant's birth, this extended seminar assembles leading scholars to discuss Kant. The lectures in the seminar will focus on Kant's practical philosophy broadly conceived, examining its relevance to many pressing issues confronting individuals and societies today, such as ethical challenges posed by new technologies and the crisis of liberal democracy and spirituality in post-secular times.


10:00 Welcome: Anna Tomaszewska 

Session 1 (chair: Hasse Hämäläinen, IS)

10:15 Catherine Wilson (York): Kant's Dualism of Nature and Reason and Its Implications for the Problem of Warfare

10:45 Howard Williams (Cardiff): Kantian Reflections on the Conflict in Ukraine

11:15 Coffee break 

Session 2 (chair: Wojciech Kozyra, Warsaw)

11:30 Justyna Miklaszewska (Jagiellonian): The Idea of Freedom in the Philosophy of Kant and Rawls

12:00 Ansgar Lyssy (Leipzig): Speaking for Oneself and Exercising Judgment. Two Aspects of the Kantian Enlightenment

12:30 Discussion

13:00 - 15:30 Lunch break

Session 3 (chair: Damian Barnat, AWF Kraków)

15:30 Anna Szyrwińska-Hörig (Vechta): Secularization of Eschatology and the Origin of Enlightenment Optimism. Kant and Spener on How the Humankind Should Prepare for the Future

16:00 Anna Tomaszewska (Jagiellonian): Kant – an Enlightened Schwärmer?

16:30 Jakub Szczepański (Jagiellonian): The Idea of the Sublime from the Political Point of View

17:00 Discussion

17:30 Closing remarks: The Organizers 

18:30 Dinner at “Pod Aniołami”

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October 22, 2023, 8:00pm CET

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