All talks, aside from the keynote presentations, will take place in the philosophy department building: Edgecliffe. See here for a campus map:

Monday, Sept. 4th


Room:                                            G03                                                                 104

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee
9:30 – 11:00 Ted Kinnaman (George Mason University) – Kant on the Normativity of Meaning


Bennett McNulty (University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) – The Heirs to the Kantian A Priori


Chair: Jim O’Shea

Kyla Ebels-Duggan (Northwestern University) – Love, Respect and the Value of Humanity


Ralf Bader (University of Oxford) – The Dignity of Humanity



Chair: Michael Walschots

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 12:45 Laura Davis (University of Pittsburgh) – Rethinking Logical Hylomorphism and Kant’s Logical Legacy


Robert Watt (University of Cambridge) – Hyper-Physical Influence and Pre-Established Intellectual Harmony in Kant’s Letter to Herz


Chair: Kristina Kersa

Matthias Hoesch (University of Muenster) and Martin Sticker (Trinity College Dublin) – In Defence of Maxims


António Marques (New University of Lisbon) – Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals on Duties and the Relation Between Law and Morals


Chair: Bas Tönissen

12:45 – 2:15 Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 Keynote: Lucy Allais (UC San Diego/Witwatersrand)

Contemporary Determinism, Kantian Determinism and Freedom of the Will

Chair: James Harris

Location: School II

4:00 – 4:30 Coffee
4:30 – 5:15 Andrew Stephenson (University of Southampton) – Existence, Modality, and Imagination in Kant: Lessons from the Barcan Formulas


Chair: Leslie Stevenson

Iris Vidmar and Predrag Šustar (University of Rijeka) – Aesthetic Ideas, Reflective Power of Judgment and the Aesthetic Experience of Poetry


Chair: Janelle DeWitt

5:15 – 5:30 Break
5:30 – 6:30 Panel: Recent Kant Scholarship

Sorin Baiasu (Keele University) – Recent Work on Kant and AI

Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh) – Recent Work on Kant and the Emotions

Michael Walschots (St. Andrews) – Recent Work on Kant and Moral Motivation


Location: 104

7:00 Conference Dinner: ‘The Doll’s House’, 3 Church St.


Tuesday, Sept. 5th


Room:                                     G03                                                                 104

9:00 – 9:30 Coffee
9:30 – 11:00 Mark Pickering (Lynn University) – Kant, Phenomenalism, and Unperceived Objects



Jim O’Shea (University College Dublin) – On the Very Idea of a Kantian Naturalism


Chair: Bennett McNulty

Eva Buddeberg (University of Frankfurt) – Kant’s Ethical Community – Appropriation or Criticism of Religious Content?


Janelle DeWitt (Indiana University) – Kant and Anselm on Freedom and the Rational Origin of Evil


Chair: Stefano Lo Re

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee
11:15 – 12:45 Andrew Jones (Cardiff University/Exeter University) – Understanding Kant’s Influence on the Development of Biology


Jacinto Paez (Universidad Diego Portales (Chile) / Fern Universität in Hagen (Germany) – The Need for Predecessors. Kant on the History of Philosophy


Chair: Samantha Matherne

Bas Tönissen (University of St. Andrews) – Kant, Moral failure and the Guise of the Good



Christine Lopes – Three Recent Perspectives on ‘I ought but cannot’





Chair: Ravi Thakral

12:45 – 2:15 Lunch
2:30 – 4:00 Keynote : Andrea Esser (Jena)

Political Judgement. A Pragmatist Perspective on Kant and Hannah Arendt.

Chair: Jens Timmermann

Location: School II

4:00 – 4:30 Coffee
4:30 – 6:00 Samantha Matherne (University of California, Santa Cruz) – A New Approach to Kant’s Account of Aesthetic Autonomy


Andrea Lailach (University of Konstanz) – Constrained Imagination. How Imagination Can Ground Knowledge


Chair: Andrew Stephenson

Jonas Held (University of Leipzig) – Kant on the Normativity of Logical Rules



Kristina Kersa (University of St. Andrews) – Kant on Modal Judgment, Apperception, and Self-consciousness



Chair: Eva Buddeberg

6:30 Conference Reception: MUSA (Museum of the University of St. Andrews)