Kant and the metaphors of reason

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Temos o prazer de anunciar a publicação pela Editora Olms – Wiedmann (Hildesheim-Zürich-New York) do livro Kant and the metaphors of reason, organizado pelas professoras do Departamento de Filosofia da UFMG Patrícia Kauark-Leite, Giorgia Cecchinato, Virginia Figueiredo e Alice Serra; e pela professora Margit Ruffing da Universität Mainz (Alemanha).


O livro resulta da recente iniciativa de um grupo internacional formado por filósofos e estudiosos da obra de Kant, incluindo muitos membros da SKB, que vêm se reunindo para promover a investigação de tópicos ainda inexplorados pela pesquisa acadêmica, como é o caso da metáfora na filosofia kantiana, tema ao qual o livro que se dedica.


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