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2017 UK KANT SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE

Kant and Contemporary Philosophy

4-5 September 2017

University of St. Andrews

 

It goes without saying that Kant’s writings had an enormous impact on the debates of his time. To what extent, however, can Kant’s thought still contribute to contemporary, 21st century philosophical discussions? Are his views no longer relevant, or does Kant still offer viable and defensible positions considered from a present-day point of view? Are there certain debates in contemporary philosophy where Kant’s influence is particularly noticeable? To what degree do current ‘Kantian’ approaches to problems in metaphysics, ethics, etc. represent Kant’s own position? This conference aims to explore and foster debate on the above and related questions, though papers on all themes related to Kant’s philosophy are welcome.

Keynote Speakers:

Lucy Allais (UCSD/Witwatersrand)

Andrea Esser (Jena)