CFP: UKKS / Dublin Kant Fest: ‘Kant at 300 on Reason, Nature, and Freedom’

Submission deadline: February 10, 2024

Conference date(s):
May 20, 2024 - May 21, 2024

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy TCD, School of Philosophy UCD, Trinity College Dublin, University College Dublin
Dublin 2, Ireland

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CFA Extended to 10th Feb: The UK Kant Society Annual Conference: The Dublin Kant Fest, 

‘Kant at 300 on Reason, Nature, and Freedom’ (20-21 May 2024)

Keynote Speakers:  

- Baroness Onora O’Neill, Emeritus, Cambridge University.

- Ido Geiger, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev.

- Lucy Allais, Johns Hopkins University and University of the Witwatersrand.

- Tobias Rosefeldt, Humboldt University.

Venue: The Newman House (at St. Stephen’s Green), Dublin City Centre.

Date:  A 2-day conference on Mon-Tue, 20th-21st May, 2024.

Conference: 4 keynote speakers plus 14 speakers in 7 parallel sessions.

ABSTRACTS (600–900 words):  Please email a pdf of your abstract suitable for anonymous refereeing to: [email protected] . Please ensure that the document filename is of the format:  KantFest_papertitle.  In your email please include your Name, Institutional Affiliation (if applicable), email address, and paper title.

The parallel sessions will be 45 minutes: 25-30 for presentation, 15-20 for discussion. Abstracts should be between 600 and 900 words. The abstract should introduce and motivate your topic, and provide a sketch of the main argument and conclusion. This should be suitable for a 25-30 minute presentation once worked up into a full paper.

The conference theme is broad, but the organising committee seeks a spread of talks on central systematic themes across Kant’s main critical period works, including both his theoretical and practical philosophy. Particularly welcome are talks that engage with Kant’s critical conception of reason, whether in relation to nature, freedom, or reflecting judgment, or to other philosophers.  But proposed talks on fundamental themes across Kant’s critical philosophy are also welcome.

Jointly hosted and organised by the Dept. of Philosophy, Trinity College Dublin (Lilian Alweiss, TCD) and the School of Philosophy, University College Dublin (James O’Shea, UCD), in association with the Dept. of Philosophy at King’s College London (John Callanan, King’s).

There is no conference fee, but at present we do not have funding for flight, accommodation, and meals for parallel session participants.  It is not necessary to belong to the UKKS to participate in the conference, but you are welcome to join. To read more about how to join and the benefits of being a member see . 

Queries may be sent to either Jim O’Shea, UCD ([email protected]) or Lilian Alweiss, TCD ([email protected]).

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