CFP: Nature and Freedom. 12th International Kant Congress

Submission deadline: October 20, 2014

Conference date(s):
September 21, 2015 - September 25, 2015

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Conference Venue:

Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Topic areas


The 12th International Kant Congress in Vienna is dedicated to the antagonism of nature and freedom, which was not only highly topical in Kant’s times, but also in contemporary discussions. More uncertain than during the Enlightenment in the 18th century is the question to which extent humankind is not only ruled by nature, but whether it is nature itself and to which extent man acts in freedom. The resources of the Kantian thinking are offering significant potential for contemporary interdisciplinary discussions connecting philosophy with natural sciences, medicine, neurology and psychology, law and social sciences. The focus of the Kant Congress 2015 in Vienna is on these issues. Moreover, there are three key topics connected to Vienna: Kant and the Vienna Circle, Kant and phenomenology as well as Kant and his poets. Moreover, in the manifold sections of the congress, the wide range of topics in Kant’s philosophy is taken into account.

The official languages of the congress are German, English and French.


  1. Kant's Precritical Philosophy
  2. Metaphysics
  3. Epistemology and Logics
  4. History of Science and Nature
  5. Teleology
  6. Ethics and Moral Philosophy
  7. Philosophy of Law and Justice
  8. Philosophy of Politics, History and Culture
  9. Anthropology and Psychology
  10. Religion and Theology
  11. Aesthetics
  12. Kant and the Precritical Rationalism and Empirism
  13. Kant and his Poets
  14. Kant and German Idealism
  15. Kant and the Vienna Circle
  16. Kant and Phenomenology
  17. Kant and Neo-Kantianism
  18. Kant and Eastern Europe
  19. Kant and the Traditional Asian Philosophy
  20. Kant in Schools
  21. Kant in the Present Time

Submission of Papers:

Call for Papers: January 1 - October 20, 2014

Please submit a full paper, consisting of max. 8 pages (= 20.000 characters, spaces included) as well as an abstract consisting of ½ page (= 1.000 characters, spaces included) and identify the section your paper refers to clearly. Presentations should not exceed 25 minutes. Papers must be suitable for anonymous review.  Please refrain from making references to your own work or anything obvious that could reveal your identity. Authors will be notified of the review outcome not later than March 1, 2015. Participation in the congress is also possible without a paper.

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