Justification and Application: The Nature and Function of Political Norms | Sciences Po Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013

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The Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research is organising a section on “Justification and Application: The Nature and Function of Political Norms” as part of the ECPR General Conference at Sciences Po Bordeaux, 4-7 September 2013.

Paper proposals are invited for each of the section’s panels:

1. The Nature of Political Justification
Chair: Sorin Baiasu; co-chair/discussant: Helga Varden

2. The Notion of Application in Kant’s Philosophy
Chair: John Callanan; co-chair/discussant: Ido Geiger

3. Kant on Citizenship and Exclusion
Chair: Oliviero Angeli; co-chair/discussant: Nele Schneidereit

4. Thou Shalt Judge: The Faculty of Judgement in Moral, Political and Legal Philosophy
Chair: Mathias Thaler; co-chair/discussant: Mihaela Mihai

5. The Morality of Politics: Kantian Perspectives
Chair: Harry Lesser

6. Politics Through Procedures? Examining the Scope and Nature of Procedural Justification
Chair: Andrei Poama; co-chair/discussant: Emanuela Ceva

7. The Dynamics and the Contestation of Global Norms
Chair: Lisbeth Zimmermann; co-chair/discussant: Nicole Deitelhoff

8. Provisional Justice
Chair: Sylvie Loriaux

A brief description of the themes of the panels, as well as details on how to submit a paper (deadline: 1 February 2013) can be found at:

Best wishes,
Sorin (Section Chair)

Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind – Wayne Waxman (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Postado em 29/01/2013, 10:46, por · Comente
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To appear from Oxford University Press in 2013:

Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind


Wayne Waxman


In a 2005 editorial in the British newspaper The Guardian, Kant was declared “the undefeated heavyweight philosophy champion of the world” because he had the “great insight … to remove psychology from epistemology, arguing that knowledge is inevitably mediated by space, time and forms within our minds.” This is an accurate reflection of the consensus view of philosophers and scientists of mind alike that Kant’s accounts of space, time, nature, mathematics, and logic on the Critique of Pure Reason are rationalist, normativist, and nativist. Kant’s Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind argues that all this is untrue. (1) Kant neither asserted nor implied that Euclid and Newton are the final word in their respective sciences, and deemed nothing specific to them innate. (2) Rather than supposing that the psyche derives its fundamental forms from epistemology, he traced the first principles of ordinary, scientific, mathematical, and even logical knowledge to the psyche. (3) Aristotelean logic, in particular, exhausts the sphere of the logical for Kant precisely because he deduced it entirely from psychological principles of the unity of consciousness, resulting in a demarcation of logic from mathematics that would almost certainly set virtually everything regarded as logic today on the mathematical side of the ledger. (4) Although Kant derived his conception of the unity of consciousness from Descartes, he gave it new life by eliminating its epistemological and metaphysical baggage, reducing it to its logical essence, and grounding what remained on a wholly original conception of the a priori unity of sensibility. (5) Thus, far from departing from the course charted by British Empiricism, Kant’s anatomy of the understanding is continuous with, indeed the culmination of, the psychologization of philosophy initiated by Locke, advanced by Berkeley, and developed to its empirical outrance by Hume.
The book concludes with a reconsideration of Kant’s relation to the philosophy and sciences of mind.

Additional information available at http://waynewaxman.com

International Conference Kant on Animals | 5-8 July 2013 | Johannesburg, South Africa

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International Conference Call for Papers: Deadline March 31, 2013.

Kant on Animals: a conference to be held 5-8 July 2013, hosted by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, held at the Protea Hotel, Kruger Park Gate.

This conference will be the first one devoted solely to the topic of the status of non-human animals within Kant’s philosophy. The conference will explore the place of animals in Kant’s Pre-Critical and Critical writings, and with regard to Kant’s epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and natural science.

Topics to be examined will include:

– animal cognition (especially animal sensations and spatial representation) and the implications of thinking about animals for Kant’s account of human cognition.
– duties to animals
– the role of animals in Kant’s biology;
– the contrast with animals in Kant’s anthropology.

Confirmed Speakers:

John Callanan (KCL)
Steve Naragon (Manchester)
Jon Garthoff (Tennessee)
Sacha Golob (KCL)
Ina Goy (Concordia)
Patrick Kain (Purdue)
Thaddeus Metz (Johannesburg)
Colin McClear (Cornell)
Nick Stang (Florida)
Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)
Clinton Tolley (UCSD)
Jennifer Uleman (Purchase College)
Helga Varden (Illinois)
Eric Watkins (UCSD)

Papers, suitable for presentation in 30 minutes, should be sent to Professor Lucy Allais <Lucy.Allais@wits.ac.za> no later than March 31st 2013.

IV Kant Multilateral Colloquium (Tiradentes, Brazil, August 11 – 14, 2013) – Call for Papers

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IV Kant Multilateral Colloquium Tiradentes, Brazil, August 11 – 14, 2013

Kant and the metaphors of reason


Second Call for Papers

This colloquium gives continuity to an initiative taken by Brazilian, Portuguese and Italian philosophers to promote exchanges between Kantian scholars from different countries. The first edition, titled Kant and philosophical tradition – Kant Today, took place in Verona and Padua, in January 2008. The second colloquium, held in Lisbon in September 2009, was centered on the question What is Man? – “Was ist der Mensch?”. The third meeting was held in Mainz, in October 2011, with the theme Kant and antinomical thinking.

The IV Kant Multilateral Colloquium will be held at the Cultural Campus of Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) in Tiradentes, Minas Gerais, Brazil, on August 11-14, 2013. Paper proposals dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy — theoretical, practical, aesthetical or anthropological — are welcome. Special attention will be given to papers related to the theme of this meeting, Kant and the metaphors of reason, which is also, by the way, the title of a book by Prof. Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos and, thereby, a tribute to him.

Kants philosophical language, suspended between innovation and tradition, is surprisingly rich in the use of metaphors to express its conceptual innovations as well as its criticism of traditional views. Kant, however, never developed a theory of metaphor and has even warned against the use of “audacious metaphors”. Thus, although one must recognize his efforts to “purify” his philosophical writing from merely metaphorical explanations and build his arguments on strictly conceptual grounds, Kant does not hesitate to use metaphors in order to make possible an easier and more intuitive understanding of many important aspects of his thought in the most diverse spheres – theoretical, practical, aesthetical or anthropological. Several metaphors can easily be enumerated: the characterization of the critiques as a “court or tribunal of reason”, the comparison of his new method of thinking in metaphysics to the Copernican revolution in astronomy, the description of metaphysical speculation as an “endless ocean” where no terra firma can be discovered, the comparison of the fruitless attempts of pure reason in metaphysics to the efforts of “the light dove” to fly higher in the absence of air, the use of analogies in the formulation of the categorical imperative, e.g. the comparison of moral law both to a law of nature and to the law of a “kingdom of ends”, the explanation of aesthetic reflective judgment as based on a “play of the imagination and the understanding”, as well as several other architectural, geographical, physiological, musical, and zoological metaphors. In a more generic sense, one could say that thinking about the use of metaphors in Kant, involves us in the still current and important task of thinking about the limits of language and discursive thought, about the creativity of language and the role of imagination in philosophy.

The official languages of the colloquium are Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, English, French and German. Talks can be given in any of these official languages, but a version translated into one of these languages (different from that of the talk) should be provided for power point projection. The length of each talk is approximately 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for discussion.

Proposals should include: title, extended abstract (1000 – 1500 words, references not included), selected bibliography, and contact information of the presenter (name, institutional affiliation, phone numbers, and e-mail address). Please identify the area under which you wish your paper to be considered (theoretical, practical, etc.). Abstracts should be submitted in English.

There will be also two graduate student talks, each 20 minutes followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Students enrolled in any philosophy program are invited to submit papers on the theme of the colloquium. The student speakers will have accommodation provided free of charge and their colloquium fee will be waived.

Submissions should be sent as attachments (doc, docx, pdf) to:

Deadline for submission: April 12, 2013.

Scientific Committee

Alessandro Pinzani, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Claudio La Rocca, Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani
Heiner F. Klemme, Universität Mainz
Jacinto Rivera de Rosales, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Joãozinho Beckenkamp, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos, Universidade de Lisboa
Pedro Costa Rego, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Organizing Committee

Alice Serra, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Giorgia Cecchinato, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
José Luiz de Oliveira, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei
Patrícia Kauark Leite, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Rogério A. Picoli, Universidade Federal de São João del Rei
Ubirajara Rancan Marques, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Virgínia Figueiredo, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Confirmed Speakers

Alberto Pirni, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento
Alessandro Pinzani, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Andrea Faggion, Universidade Estadual de Londrina
António Marques, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
Daniel Omar Perez Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Parana
Daniel Tourinho Peres, Universidade Federal da Bahia
Giuseppe Micheli, Università di Padova
Gualtiero Lorini, Università Cattolica di Brescia
Guido de Almeida, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Günter Zöller, Universität München
Heiner Klemme, Universität Mainz
Jacinto Rivera de Rosales, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia
Jean-Christophe Merle, Université de Nancy
João Carlos Brum Torres, Universidade de Caxias do Sul (UCS)
Joãosinho Beckenkamp, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Juan Bonaccini, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco
Julio Esteves, Universidade Estadual do Norte Fluminense
Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos, Universidade de Lisboa
Margit Ruffing, Universität Mainz
Maria de Lourdes Borges, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Ma Xesús Vázquez Loberías, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela
Mario Caimi, Universidad de Buenos Aires
Nuria Sánchez Madrid, Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Pedro Costa Rego, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro
Robert Louden, University of Southern Maine
Ubirajara Rancan de Azevedo Marques, Universidade Estadual Paulista
Vinicius Berlendis de Figueiredo, Universidade Federal do Paraná
Werner Stark, Philipps-Universität Marburg
Zeljko Loparic, Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo

Sponsored by

UFMG’s Graduate Program in Philosophy

Supported from

Fundação Rodrigo Mello Franco de Andrade
Department of Philosophy – Universidade Federal de São João del Rei
Sociedade Kant Brasileira

Professor Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos eleito Sócio Correspondente da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa

Postado em 17/01/2013, 19:12, por · 1 comentário
Categoria: Sociedade Kant Brasileira 

A Sociedade Kant Brasileira tem a satisfação de informar que o Professor Doutor Leonel Ribeiro dos Santos, Professor Catedrático do Departamento de Filosofia da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa e Membro Honorário da Sociedade Kant Brasileira desde outubro de 2010, foi, em reunião plenária dos efetivos da Classe de Letras do dia 12 de dezembro p.p., eleito “Sócio Correspondente da Academia das Ciências de Lisboa.

8. Siegener Kant-Kurs – Universität Siegen | 19.-20. September 2013

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Das Siegener Zentrum für Kommentarische Interpretationen zu Kant (ZetKIK) führt
vom 19.-20. September 2013 den

8. Siegener Kant-Kurs

Das Thema lautet:

Kants Theorie des Gewissens

Der Kurs soll dem wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs Gelegenheit geben, sich in der Methode der kommentarischen Interpretation zu üben. Im Sinne dieses Ansatzes gibt es bei den Siegener Kant-Kursen keine Vorträge. Im Mittelpunkt steht vielmehr das gemeinsame Interpretieren und Diskutieren ausgewählter Textpassagen in einer kleine Gruppe exzellenter Nachwuchsleute.

Gastdozent: Prof. Dr. Franz-Josef Bormann (Tübingen)

Um eine Teilnahme können sich fortgeschrittene Studierende vor und in der Promotionsphase sowie jüngere Postdocs bewerben. Auch Interessierte aus dem Ausland können sich gerne bewerben; sehr gute (zumindest passive) Deutschkenntnisse werden vorausgesetzt. In begrenztem Umfang stehen Reisestipendien zur Verfügung.

Alle BewerberInnen werden gebeten, einen Lebenslauf, eine Empfehlung sowie ein Motivationsschreiben einzureichen (jeweils kurz). Bewerbungen schicken Sie bitte bis zum 31. August 2013 (Poststempel) an:

Prof. Dr. Dieter Schönecker
Universität Siegen
Fakultät I
Adolf-Reichwein-Str. 2
57068 Siegen
Germany / Deutschland

Weitere Informationen unter Zentrum für Kommentarische Interpretationen zu Kant (ZetKIK) – http://www.zetkik.de.
Fragen richten Sie bitte an: schmidt@philosophie.uni-siegen.de.

Novo site da Seção de Campinas da Sociedade Kant Brasileira

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Categoria: Sociedade Kant Brasileira 

Está online o novo site da Seção de Campinas da Sociedade Kant Brasileira, já com as informações completas sobre o XV Colóquio Kant da UNICAMP – Intuições sem conceitos são cegas (14 a 16 de outubro de 2013):