Past Meetings

Following is a list of available Calls for Papers and Programs for the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society Meetings, 1996 - 2010.

1996 - Spring Meeting

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO, IL. | April 13 ‑14, 1996

PROGRAM

Saturday, April 13, 1996:


1:00 Adrian M. S. Piper (Wellesley College) "Rationality and the Structure of the Self. The Two Standpoints on Action"
2:30 Felicitas Munzel (University of Notre Dame) "Perpetual/Eternal Peace: Reason's Ideas and the Pedagogical Function of the Republican Constitution"
4:00 Hoke Robinson (University of Memphis) "Alles Folgen ist Erfolgen: Schopenhauer's Objection to Kant's Second Analogy"
5:30 Business meeting and reception
Sunday, April 14, 1996:
9:30 Udo Thiel (Australian National University/Harvard University) "Between Wolff and Kant: Merian's Theory of Apperception7
11:00 Brigitte Sassen (University of Prince Edward Island, Canada) "'Determinability'‑--Kant and 'Things Outside of Us"'

The meeting will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus at 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60626‑5385. The Saturday sessions will be in Room 334 Crown Center (the Crown Center is at the Lake, on the North end of Lake Shore Campus, right behind Cudahy Library). The Sunday meetings will be in the Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall, 10th Floor. (Damen Hall is one of the highest buildings near the Lake, right at the South entrance of Lake Shore Campus. Hussey Lounge is on the top floor, at the East (Lake) side of the building).

Lodging near the University (15 minutes by the "Elevated") is available at the Holiday Inn, 1501 Sherman Ave Evanston. Reservation Department: The Midwest Study Group of NAKS. Phone 1‑800‑382‑6786. Fax 1‑847‑328‑3090

For further information contact Hans Seigfried, Dept. of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL 60626 (hseigfr@orion.it.luc.edu), phone 312‑508‑2300; or Manfred Kuehn, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907 (kuehn@sage.cc.purdue.edu), phone 317‑494‑4286.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars.

 

1996 - Fall Meeting

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO, IL. | November 2‑3, 1996

PROGRAM

Saturday, November 2, 1996:


1:00 Jeanine M. Grenberg (St. Olaf College) "A. Kantian Conception of Human Agency"
2:30 Philip Rossi (Marquette University) "A Commonwealth of Virtue: Guarantee of Perpetual Peace?"
4:00 Sarah Holtman (University of Minnesota) "Kant, Ideal Theory and the Justice of Exclusionary Zoning"
5:30 Business meeting and reception
Sunday, November 3, 1996:
9:30 Stephen Barker (Johns Hopkins) "Does Kant Deduce the Ideas of Reason?"
11:00 Lome Falkenstein (Western Ontario) "Kant and Hume on Necessary Connection"

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and
to promote interaction among Kant scholars.

The meeting will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lakeshore Campus at 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60626‑5385. All meetings will be in the Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall. 10th Floor. (Damen Hall is one of the highest buildings near the Lake, right at the South entrance of Lake Shore Campus. Hussey Lounge is on the top floor, at the East (Lake) side of the building).

Lodging near the University (15 minutes by the "Elevated") is available at the Holiday Inn
1501 Sherman Ave Evanston. Reservation Department: The Midwest Study Group of NAKS
Phone 1‑800‑382‑6786
Fax 1‑847‑328‑3090

For further information contact Hans Seigfried, Dept. of Philosophy, Loyola University Chicago, Chicago IL 60626 (hseigfr@orion.it.Iuc.edu), phone 312‑508‑2300; or Manfred Kuehn, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907 (kuehn@purdue.edu), phone 317‑494‑4286.

1997

PURDUE UNIVERSITY, West Lafayette, IN. | October 25‑26, 1997

PROGRAM

Saturday, October 25, 1997:


1:00 James Blachowicz (Loyola University) "Kantian Analysis and Productive Inquiry"
2:30 Pauline Kleingeld (Washington University) "Kant, History, and the Idea of Moral Development"
4:00 Alejandro Rosas (University of Bogota) "Kant's Antinomies and Transcendental Idealism"
5:30 Business meeting
Sunday, October 26, 1997:
9:30 Andrew Kelley (Texas Women's University) "Maimon on Kant's 'Fact of Reason"
11:00 John Ladd (Brown University) "Kant on Marriage: How is Marriage Possible?"

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars.

The meeting will take place at the Purdue University West Lafayette Campus. All meetings will be in the Anniversary Drawing Room on the third floor of the Memorial Union.

Lodging is available in the Memorial Union. To reserve a room, please call the Department of Philosophy (Pam Connelly) 1‑765‑494‑4275, or e‑mail pjcon@purdue.edu, or Fax 1‑765‑496‑1616. For further information contact Manfred Kuehn, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN 47907 (kuehn@purdue.edu), phone 765‑494‑4286 or 765‑474‑4117.

1998

LOYOLA UNIVERSITY, CHICAGO IL. | October 31 - November 1, 1998

PROGRAM

Saturday, October 31, 1998:


1:00 Konstantin Pollok (Philipps Universitat, Marburg & Indiana University, Bloomington) "Kant's Critical Concept of Motion"
2:30 Paul R. Abela (Loyola University Chicago)
4:00 Kenneth R. Westphal (University of New Hampshire) "Proving the Completeness of Kant's Table of Contracts"
5:30 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 1, 1998:
9:30 Frederick Rauscher (University of Eastern Illinois) "Kant's Moral Anti-Realism"
11:00 Jeffrey Wilson (Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles) "Incommensurable, Supersensible, Sublime"

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars.

The meeting will take place at the Loyola University Chicago Lake Shore Campus at 6525 North Sheridan Road, Chicago IL 60626-5385. All meetings will be in Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall, 10th Floor. (Damen Hall is one of the highest buildings near the Lake, right at the South entrance of Lake Shore Campus. Hussey Lounge is on the top floor, at the East [Lake] side of the building).

Lodging near the University (20 minutes by the "Elevated") is available at the Holiday Inn, 1501 Sherman Avenue, Evanston, IL 60201
Phone 847-866-8700 & 1-800-465-4329 ($96+tax, ask for Loyola University rate). For other hotels and further information contact Hans Seigfried, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626, email hseigfr@luc.edu, phone 773-508-2300, fax 773-508-2292, or Manfred Kuehn, Department of Philosophy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, email kuehn@purdue.edu, phone 765-494-4286.

1999

Washington University, St. Louis, MO | November 6-7, 1999

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all. You can follow the links on this program to obtain copies of the abstracts and papers (when available) to better prepare you for discussion. Participants will still read their papers.

PROGRAM
Saturday, November 6, 1999:
1:00 Claudia Schmidt, University of Iowa "The Anthropological Dimension of Kant's Metaphysics of Morals" abstract
2:30 Ben Vilhauer, University of Chicago "Timeless Agency' and Kantian Compatibilism" abstract
4:00 Andrew Carpenter, Antioch College "Kant's Earliest Solution to the Mind/Body Problem" abstract
5:30 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 7, 1999:
9:30 Fred Rush, University of Kansas, "Kant, Critique, and Philosophical Form in Jena Romanticism" abstract
11:00 Manfred Kuehn, Purdue University / Phillips Universität Marburg "Kant's Life and Character"

The meeting will take place in Hurst Lounge, Duncker Hall, on the campus of Washington University.
Accommodation: A block of rooms is held until October 6th at the Cheshire Lodge, 6300 Clayton, at the intersection of Clayton and Skinker, St. Louis. Rooms are $65.00 single, $75 double per night. For reservations, please contact the Cheshire Lodge, (314) 647-7300 or (800) 325-7378, mention "Kant Group". Rooms may still be available after October 6th but rate and availability are not guaranteed. Other hotels nearby: Radisson (314) 726-5400 and Sheraton (314) 863-0400.
Transportation:
From the airport: van transportation is available to the Cheshire Lodge, but reservation is required. Transportation from the Cheshire Inn to Washington University will be provided, please contact Pauline Kleingeld.
By car: The Washington University Campus is located just west of Forest Park and is best reached via Highway 40/64.Coming from the east: take the Skinker Blvd exit. To go to the Cheshire Lodge: cross Skinker and turn left onto the parking lot just past the Amoco gas station. To go to Washington University: turn right (north) onto Skinker, keep going north until the first 4-way intersection with traffic lights and turn left onto Forsyth, and then turn right into the parking lot. Walk up the stairs, under the arch, and Duncker Hall is at the far right corner of the quadrangle. Coming from the west, take the McCausland exit. Go north, and at the next big intersection (Clayton Rd), the Cheshire Lodge will be on your left. To go to Washington University: keep driving north, and McCausland will turn into Skinker. Follow until Forsyth, turn left onto Forsyth and then turn right into the parking lot. Walk up the stairs, under the arch, and Duncker Hall is at the far right corner of the quadrangle.

For more information about transportation, accommodation, and similar topics please email Pauline Kleingeld or call (314) 935-7148. For other information about the meeting, please email Fred Rauscher or call (517) 353-9390.

2000

Loyola University, Chicago, IL. | November 4-5, 2000

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

PROGRAM
Saturday, November 4, 2000:
1:00 Ernesto Garcia, Columbia University (Winner of Markus Herz Award for Graduate Students), "The Historical Development of Virtue in Kant's Ethical Theory" abstract
2:30 Julian Wuerth, University of Pennsylvania, "Nonreductionism and Personal Identity in Kant's Early Account of the Self, 1761-1781" abstract
4:00 Karl Ameriks, Notre Dame University (Invited Speaker), "Kant and Short Arguments to Humility"
5:30 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 5, 2000:
9:30 Sarah Holtman, University of Minnesota, "Kantian Justice and Poverty Relief", abstract
11:00 Sam Kerstein, University of Maryland, "Kant's Derivation of the Formula of Universal Law: A Revisionist Reading." abstract

The meeting will take place in the Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall, 10th Floor, on the Chicago Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University, 6525 North Sheridan Road. Damen Hall is one of the highest buildings near the Lake right at the south entrance to the campus. Hussey Lounge is on the east side of the building overlooking Lake Michigan.

Lodging near the University (20 minutes by the "Elevated") is available at the Chicago Lodge (Elevated Train, Berwyn stop) 920 W. Foster Avenue Chicago, IL 60640 Phone 773-334-5600 $80 single, $87 double. For other hotels and further information, click here or contact Hans Seigfried, Department of Philosophy, Loyola University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60626 (hseigfr@luc.edu), phone 773-508-2300 & 847-328-1979; fax 815-361-0710.
 
For other information about the meeting, please email Fred Rauscher or call (517) 353-9390.

2001

Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. | October 20-21, 2001

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.

Featured Speaker: Paul Guyer (University of Pennsylvania), topic to be announced.

The Markus Herz Award: Markus Herz was Kant's student, expositor, and lifelong friend. To honor similar excellent work on Kant by contemporary graduate students, the Midwest Study Group will reserve one spot on the program for the best paper submitted by a graduate student. The recipient will receive a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference. If you would like to be considered for this award, please specify your status as a graduate student in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying your submission.
 
Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by postal-mail or e-mail, but preferably by e-mail, by July 1, 2001, to:
Fred Rauscher, Department of Philosophy
Michigan State University
503 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824-1032
517-353-9390
rauscher@msu.edu
Program Committee: Paul Abela (Loyola University), Patrick Kain (Purdue University), and Fred Rauscher (Michigan State University)

PROGRAM
Saturday, October 20, 2001:
1:00 Houston Smit, University of Arizona, "Causal Laws and the Mechanism of Nature" abstract
2:30 Joseph Cannon, Northwestern University (Winner of the Markus Herz Award for Graduate Students), "Intention and Fine Art in the Critique of Judgment" abstract
4:00 Paul Guyer, University of Pennsylvania (Invited Speaker), "Beauty, Freedom, and Morality: Kant's Lectures on Anthropology and the Development of his Aesthetic Theory"
5:30 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 5, 2000:
9:30 Jennifer Uleman, University of Miami, "Politics and Metaphysics in Kant's Rechtslehre: External Freedom" abstract
11:00 Michael Weber, Yale University, "The Motive of Duty and the Nature of Emotions: Kantian Reflections on Moral Worth" abstract

In addition, Paul Guyer will present a separate paper "Common Sense and Skepticism: The Parallel Structures of Kant's Theoretical and Practical Philosophies" at a colloquium for the MSU Philosophy Department on Friday, October 19, 2001, at 3 pm. Contact Rauscher (below) for specific location information.

The meeting will take place in the Ohio State room of the MSU Union. Directions and maps are available at www.msu.edu/dig/msumap/.
Lodging is available on campus at the Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, 1-800-875-5090. Rooms are guaranteed at the special "Kant meeting" rate of $79 through Sept 19. The Kellogg Center runs a free shuttle to and from the Lansing airport for guests. East Lansing is served by daily Amtrak service from Chicago. Several airlines fly into Lansing's Capital City Airport; Northwest is the most frequent and, at this writing, the only one to offer jet service.
Further information, including abstracts of the papers, is available from Fred Rauscher, Department of Philosophy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824, 517-353-9390.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

2002

Loyola University, Chicago, IL. | November 16-17, 2002

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.
 
The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference. Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.
 
Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by postal-mail or e-mail, but preferably by e-mail, by July 1, 2002, to:
Professor Patrick Kain
Purdue University
Department of Philosophy
1360 Liberal Arts and Education Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1360
Pkain@sla.purdue.edu
Tel. (765) 494-4286.
 
Program Committee: Fred Rush (University of Notre Dame), Patrick Kain (Purdue University), and Lisa Shabel (Ohio State University)

PROGRAM
Saturday, November 16, 2002:
1:00 Susan Hahn, Johns Hopkins University, "What is Hegel’s Empty Formalism Charge, Anyway?"
2:30 Timothy Rosenkoetter, University of Chicago, "Truth Criteria in the Transcendental Analytic" Abstract (Winner of the Graduate Student Stipend)
4:00 Rachel Zuckert, Rice University, "Kant’s Rationalist Aesthetics [?]" Abstract
5:30 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 17, 2002:
9:30 Michael Baur, Fordham University, "Kant’s Copernican Experiment" Abstract
11:00 Miles Rind, Brandeis University, "Kant’s Concept of Practical Interest" Abstract

The meeting will take place in the Hussey Lounge, Damen Hall, 10th Floor, on the Chicago Lakeshore Campus of Loyola University, 6525 North Sheridan Road. Damen Hall is one of the tallest buildings near the Lake, right at the south entrance to the campus. Hussey Lounge is on the east side of the building overlooking Lake Michigan. Map of Loyola Campus.

Lodging is available at: The Sheridan Chase Motel, 7300 N. Sheridan (~1 mile), (773) 973-7440 http://www.sheridanchase.com from $77; and at the Best Western University Plaza-Evanston, 1501 Sherman Ave., Evanston (3-4 miles) (847) 491-6400 and other hotels in Evanston. Less expensive student lodging is available adjacent to campus at the Chicago International Hostel. Local arrangments made by Hans Seigfried, Loyola University Department of Philosophy, (hseigfr@luc.edu), phone 773-508-2300 & 847-328-1979; fax 815-361-0710.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

2003

University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN. | October 25-26, 2003

CALL FOR PAPERS

Invited Speaker: Beatrice Longuenesse, Princeton University

The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.

The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference.  Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.

Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by postal-mail or e-mail, but preferably by e-mail, by July 1, 2003, to:
Professor Fred Rauscher, Michigan State University
Department of Philosophy
503 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
rauscher@msu.edu
Tel. (517) 353-9390

Program Committee: Fred Rush (University of Notre Dame), Fred Rauscher (Michigan State University), and Lisa Shabel (Ohio State University)

PROGRAM
Saturday, October 25, 2003:
12:30 Andrew Chignell (Cornell), "Kant's Concept of Justification"
2:00 Jacqueline Marina (Purdue), "On Some Presumed Gaps in Kant's Refutation of Idealism"
3:30 Invited Speaker Sally Sedgwick (UIC), "Conditioned Autonomy:  Kant versus Hegel"
5:00 Passage Discussion (see below)
Sunday, October 26, 2003:
8:00 Breakfast reception
9:00 Brad Cokelet (Northwestern), "Kant and the Sociality of Moral Reform"
10:30 Daniel Sutherland (UIC), "Kant on Arithmetic, Algebra, and the Theory of Proportions"
12:00 Ken Westphal (East Anglia), "Kant, Wittgenstein, and Transcendental Chaos"

Note on Time:  Although most of the USA turns its clocks back from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time at 2 a.m. October 26, Indiana never changes its clocks.  Effectively, then, Saturday's schedule accords with Central Time and Sunday's with Eastern Time.   The person with the best argument for transcendental idealism based on this a posteriori truth wins a free dessert at the dinner.

Passage Discussion: Time is set aside on Saturday for a discussion of the self in Kant centered on this passage from the Groundwork at 4:457: “The human being . . . puts himself in a different order of things and in a relation to determining grounds of an altogether different kind when he thinks of himself as an intelligence endowed with a will, and consequently with causality, than when he perceives himself as a phenomenon in the world of sense (as he also really is) and subjects his causality to external determination in accordance with laws of nature.” 

Invited Speaker: Our previously arranged invited speaker, Beatrice Longuenesse, is unable to attend the meeting.  We are very pleased that Sally Sedgwick agreed at late notice to speak.

Lodging: Rooms are set aside at the Morris Inn on the Notre Dame campus http://www.themorrisinn.com,  Phone (219) 631-2000.  Mention the Kant Society when reserving a room.

Directions: A campus map showing Malloy Hall and The Morris Inn is at http://www.nd.edu/maps/
Further Information about this particular meeting at Notre Dame: Fred Rush, frush@nd.edu, (754) 631-4187
Further information about the Midwest Study Group is available at http://www.msu.edu/user/rauscher/MSGNAKS.htm
 
The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

2004

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. | October 30-31, 2004

CALL FOR PAPERS

Featured Speaker: Stephen Darwall, University of Michigan
 
The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.
 
The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference. Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.
 
Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by e-mail, by July 1, 2004, to:
 
Professor Fred Rauscher
rauscher@msu.edu
Michigan State University
Tel. (517) 353-9390
 
Program Committee: Jacqueline Marina (Purdue University), Fred Rauscher (Michigan State University), and Claudia Schmidt (Marquette University)

PROGRAM

Saturday October 30, 2004:


Invited Speaker:  Stephen Darwall

12:30 Lucy Allais (Sussex), "Kant's Idealism and the Secondary Quality Analogy"
2:00 Patrick Kain (Purdue), "Kant's Metaphysical Conception of Moral Status"
3:30 Stephen Darwall (Michigan), "Why Kant Needs the Second-Person Standpoint."
5:00 Passage Discussion (see below)
6:00 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, October 31, 2004:
8:00 Breakfast reception
9:00 Holly Wilson (Louisiana-Monroe), "Kant on Animals and Humans"
10:30 Helga Varden (Toronto), “Kant and Dependency-Relations”
12:00 Melissa Zinkin (Binghamton-SUNY), "The Unity of a Theme: The Subject of Judgments of Taste."

Stephen Darwall will also be speaking at a colloquium for the Purdue Dept. of Philosophy:
 
"Second-Personal Reasons and the Dignity of Persons"
Friday, October 29, 4:30 p.m

Passage Discussion: Since this meeting takes just prior to the U.S. President election, a controversial passage from “Theory and Practice” will be the focus of discussion:
 “If a public law is so constituted that a whole people could not possibly give its consent to it (as, e.g., that a certain class of subjects should have the hereditary privilege of ruling rank), it is unjust; but if it is only possible that a people could agree to it, it is a duty to consider the law just, even if the people is at present in such a situation or frame of mind that, if consulted about it, it would probably refuse its consent.”  (“Theory and Practice”, 8:297)
Further information:
Lodging and Directions:  The Purdue Union Club on Campus. There are no special rates for this meeting but the Union Club is very reasonable. 
Location:  The Kant Meeting will be held at the Stewart Center building directly adjacent to the Purdue Union Club. Saturday's session will begin in Stewart Center room 310 at 12:30 and move to Stewart Center room 202 at 2:00 for the remainder of the session. Sunday's session will be in Stewart Center room 202.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

2005

University of Illinois, Chicago, IL. | November 12-13, 2005

CALL FOR PAPERS

Invited Speaker:  Robert Pippin, University of Chicago
 
The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.
 
The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference.  Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the cover letter or e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.
 
Papers may not be submitted simultaneously to the Midwest Study Group and the Pacific Study Group. 
 
Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by postal-mail or e-mail, but preferably by e-mail, by July 1, 2005, to:
 
Professor Fred Rauscher, Michigan State University
Department of Philosophy
503 South Kedzie Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824
rauscher@msu.edu
Tel. (517) 353-9390

PROGRAM

Invited Speaker: Robert Pippin

Saturday, November 12, 2005:
12:00 Anne Margaret Baxley (Washington-St. Louis), "Self-Mastery And Self-Perfection:  Kant’s Recipe For Health Of The Soul"  abstract
1:30 Sarah Miller (Memphis), "Bedürfnis and Rational Agency in Kant’s Practical Philosophy"  abstract
3:00 Brandon Look (Kentucky), "The Amphiboly of Concepts of Reflection: Some Issues in Kant’s Critique of Leibniz"  abstract
4:30 Robert Pippin (Chicago), “Concept and Intuition:  On Inseparability and Indistinguishability”
6:00 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 13, 2005:
8:00 Breakfast Reception
9:00 Nate Zuckerman (Chicago), "How do the Categories ‘Make the World Possible’?"  abstract
10:30 Scott Edgar (Pennsylvania), "Trying to De-Psychologize the Transcendental Deduction: Paul Natorp’s Early Writings on Psychology"  abstract
12:00 Sebastian Luft (Marquette), “Reassessing neo-Kantianism: Another Look at Hermann Cohen’s Kant Interpretation”  abstract

Location of meeting: The meeting will be held in Room 613 in Student Center East. Student Center East (SCE) is located at 750 S. Halsted Street (between Harrison and Polk). Campus Map is available here. For parking, use the lot marked "HTPS" on this map. Note that on some campus maps, the "Student Center East" building is marked "CCC" (its old name).

Hotel: Rooms for Friday and Saturday nights are available at a reduced rate of $109/night at the Crown Plaza Hotel Metro Chicago, 733 West Madison, Chicago. Those wishing to make a reservation should either call 312 829-5000 or e-mail Norma Badal, Crown Plaza Sales Manager; mention that it is for the North American Kant Society meeting to get the discount.

For questions about the program and website write Fred Rauscher and for questions about local arrangements contact Daniel Sutherland and Sally Sedgwick.

This meeting of the Midwest Study Group is financially supported by the North American Kant Society, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of UIC, The Graduate College of UIC, Department of Philosophy of UIC, and the Goethe Institute of Chicago.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all.

2006

10TH ANNIVERSARY CONFERENCE
Marquette University | November 11-12, 2006

PROGRAM

Invited Speaker:  Rudolf A. Makkreel
All events at Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Union, 227

Saturday, November 11, 2006:
11:30 Lunch Reception
12:00 Corey W. Dyck (University of British Columbia, Okanagan), Kant’s Account of Intuition in the Early 1770’s and the Discovery of the Deduction Problem
1:30 Bryan Hall (Indiana University Southeast), Appearance and the Problem of Affection in Kant
3:00 Matthew Rukgaber (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign), The Key to Transcendental Philosophy:  Space, Time, and the Body in Kant
4:30 Keynote Address:  Rudolf A. Makkreel (Emory University), Kant and Reflective Topology Some Hermeneutic Implications of the Limit-Bound Distinction
6:00 Business Meeting and Reception
Sunday, November 12, 2006:
9:00 Colin Hahn (Marquette University), The Status of the Schematism:  Assessing the Literature on Third Things and Rules
10:30 Matthew Peters (Loyola Marymount University), The Problem of the Schematism
12:00 Kyla Ebels Duggan (Northwestern University), Inner Freedom and Required Ends

The local organizers at Marquette University are Sebastian Luft and Claudia Schmidt (Philosophy), and Philip Rossi (Theology). For information on travel, accommodations, banquet reservations, and other arrangements, visit our website at http://academic.mu.edu/phil/lufts/KantConference.htm.

Accommodations are available at the Astor Hotel for a conference rate of $69-$89.  The fee for the banquet at Karl Ratzsch's will be $ 30-$35, or $10-$ 15 for graduate students.  For banquet entrees and reservations, contact Claudia Schmidt.

The 2006 meeting of the Midwest Study Group has been supported by the North American Kant Society, the German Consulate in Chicago, and the Department of Philosophy, the Department of Theology, and the Klingler College of Arts and Sciences at Marquette University.

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. The meeting is free and open to all. 

2008

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN. | October 18-19, 2008

CALL FOR PAPERS

Invited Speaker: Allen W. Wood
Indiana University and Stanford University
 
The Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is an informal group formed to advance the discussion of Kant and to promote interaction among Kant scholars. Papers on any topic in Kantian Studies are welcome. The term "Kantian Studies" is broadly conceived to include not only contemporary "Kantian" approaches to philosophical problems but also the discussion of the German Idealists. Reading time should be around 30-45 minutes, leaving time for plenty of discussion.

The best paper submitted by a graduate student will be awarded a stipend of $100 to offset expenses for the conference. Graduate students who would like to be considered for this stipend should specify their status as a graduate student in the e-mail accompanying their submission. The winning essay is eligible for the Annual Markus Herz Award for the best paper by a graduate student read at any of the regional NAKS study group meetings.

Papers may not be submitted to the Pacific Study Group and the Midwest Study Group in the same year.
Please submit a one-page abstract, or abstract plus paper, by e-mail, by July 1, 2008, to:
 
Professor Patrick Kain
Purdue University
 

2010

The University of Western Ontario, London, Canada | October 23-24, 2010

PROGRAM

Saturday, October 23, 2010:


8:30 Breakfast (provided)
9:00 Welcome
Session I Chair — Corey W. Dyck (UWO)
9:15 “Kant’s Empiricist Rationalism,” Robert Clewis (Gwynedd-Mercy College)
10:15 “Kant’s Non-Humean Account of Miracles,” Juan A. Bonaccini (Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brasil/CNPq)
11:15 Coffee Break
Session II Chair — Dennis Klimchuk (UWO)
11:30 “Logical Form and Ethical Content,” Susan S. Hahn (Concordia University)
12:30 Lunch (provided)
11:30 Session III Chair — Rolf George (Waterloo)
2:00 “The History of a Distinction: Sensible and Intellectual Cognition from Baumgarten to Kant,” Colin McQuillan (Emory University)
3:00 “Systematicity and Symbolization in the Deduction of Judgments of Taste,” Alex Rueger (University of Alberta)
4:30 Angelica Nuzzo (CUNY Brooklyn) “Moral Space and the Orientation of Practical Reason”
Chair — Brigitte Sassen (McMaster)
7:00 Dinner (provided, at Marienbad Restaurant)
Sunday, October 24, 2010
8:30 Breakfast (provided)
Session IV Chair — Robert DiSalle (UWO)
9:00 “McDowell on Kant’s Theory of Space” Jeremy Livingstone (McMaster University)
10:00 “Kant’s Case for the Syntheticity of Mathematics in the First Critique and Afterwards” Katherine Dunlop (Brown/University of Texas, Austin)
11:00 Coffee Break
Session V Chair — Gillian Barker (UWO)
11:30 “Kant, Autonomy and Revolution,” Rachel Zuckert (Northwestern)

The goal of the Midwest Study Group of the North American Kant Society is to advance the discussion of Kant and
to promote interaction among Kant scholars.

We are grateful for the support of the sponsors for our 2010 meeting:
Department of Philosophy, The University of Western Ontario | Department of Philosophy, McMaster University
Research Western | Dean’s Office, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UWO
Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, UWO | UWO Kant Research Group

For more information, contact: Corey W. Dyck at cwdyck@gmail.com
or Brigitte Sassen at sassenb@mcmaster.ca
Or visit us on the web at: uwo.ca/philosophy/ or northamericankantsociety.org/