The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society

October 6, 2017 - October 7, 2017
Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota

Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Room 215
301 19th Ave S
Minneapolis 55455
United States

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All speakers:

Stephanie Adair
Grand Valley State University
Farshid Baghai
Villanova University
Aaron Halper
Catholic University of America
Catherine M. Smith
Iona College
University of Nebraska, Lincoln
James Messina
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tyke Nunez
Washington University in St. Louis
Janum Sethi
University of Michigan
Daniel Smyth
Wesleyan University
Jessica Tizzard
University of Chicago
Daniel Warren
University of California, Berkeley


Michael Bennett McNulty
University of Minnesota

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Friday, Oct. 6th, 2017

9:00AM-9:15AM: Meeting Opening/Coffee

9:15AM-10:15AM: Farshid Baghai, "Reason's Whole in Kant's Critical Philosophy"

10:15AM-11:15AM: Catherine M. Smith, "The Self-Respecting Animal" 

11:15AM-11:30AM: Morning Break

11:30AM-12:30PM: Jessica Tizzard, "Practical Reason and the Call to Faith" 

12:30PM-2:00PM: Lunch

2:00PM-3:00PM: Colin McLear, "Kant on Definition and Essence"

3:00PM-4:00PM: James Messina, "Kant on the Pure Category of Substance" 

4:00PM-4:30PM: Afternoon Break

4:30PM-6:00PM: Keynote Lecture: Daniel Warren, TBD

7:00PM: Group Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 7th, 2017

9:00AM-10:00AM: Tyke Nunez, "Normativity, Logical Aliens, and the Laws of Kant's Pure General Logic"

10:00AM-11:00AM: Stephanie Adair, "The Possibility of Pure Aesthetic Error in Kant's Third Critique"

11:00AM-11:15AM: Morning Break

11:15AM-12:15PM: Janum Sethi, "Two Feelings in the Beautiful" 

12:15PM-1:30PM: Lunch

1:30PM-2:30PM: Aaron Halper, "An Antinomy between Regulative Principles"

2:30PM-3:30PM: Daniel Smyth, "Kant's Infinities"

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October 5, 2017, 10:00pm EST

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