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    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • Stanford University


    Submission deadline: May 1, 2017

    Time: October 14-15, 2017

    Place: Stanford University


    Keynote Speakers:

    Eckart Förster

    Paul Franks 

    Invited Speakers:

    Henry Allison

    Karin de Boer

    Angela Breitenbach

    Emily Carson

    Anja Jauernig

    Allen Wood


    The North American Kant Society and the Society for German Idealism and Romanticism are inviting submissions for the 2017 SGIR-NAKS joint conference to be held at Stanford University on October 14-15. The theme for the conference will be Kantian Legacies in German Idealism and Romanticism. The SGIR and NAKS welcome papers on all aspects of the philosophy of Kant and on the thought of the various figures in German Idealism and Romanticism generally, but preference will be given to talks that take up the relationship between Kant's philosophy and some aspect Idealism and Romanticism. Submissions should not exceed 5,000 words and should be prepared for blind review. Please only include your personal information (name, affiliation) in the body of the email. Submitted papers will be considered for the SGIR Awards (1) SGIR Faculty Paper of the Year and 2) SGIR Graduate Paper of the Year) as well as for the NAKS Markus Herz Prize for graduate students."    

    Submissions should be emailed to us by May 1st at: sgir.naks.2017@gmail.com 

    Important Note to Attendees: Because the conference dates overlap with Homecoming, attendees are strongly advised to reserve rooms as soon as possible. As a result of homecoming, we are unable to take out block reservations, so attendees must book individually. For the most affordable options we recommend reserving through either TripAdvisor or renting through Airbnb. For more information on recommended hotels near Stanford visit: 


    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 15 Oct 2017
    • University of Minnesota


    Submission deadline: June 30th, 2017.

    Keynote:  Daniel Warren (UC Berkeley).

    The Midwest Study Group of NAKS invites submission for its Fall 2017 meeting to be held October 6-7th at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (hosted by Michael Bennett McNulty).

    Submissions should be prepared for blind review. Please send contact information in a separate document, indicating whether you are a graduate student. Presentation time is limited to 25 minutes and submissions should not exceed 20 pages (double-spaced, regular margins).

    In addition, the program committee invites proposals for panel discussions on Kantian topics or author-meets-critics sessions on recently published books. Proposals should include a short (up to 500 words) description of the topic/summary of the book to be discussed, as well as brief biographies of the confirmed participants.

    The selection committee welcomes contributions on all topics of Kantian scholarship (both contemporary and historically oriented), including discussions of Kant’s immediate predecessors and successors. We especially encourage submissions from individuals of groups underrepresented in philosophy and Kant scholarship in particular.

    The best graduate student paper will receive a $200 stipend and be eligible for the Markus Herz Prize awarded by NAKS.  Papers already presented at other NAKS study groups or meetings are not eligible for submission.  Presenters must be members of NAKS in good standing (though this is not required in order to submit a paper). 

    Papers should be submitted electronically (in .pdf or .docx format) to the Program Committee Chair, Corey W. Dyck.

    • 03 Nov 2017
    • 04 Nov 2017
    • Washington University, St. Louis


    In response to need expressed by junior female Kantians, NAKS aims to organize a workshop during the academic year of 2017/18. The workshop will allow junior scholars to present their work-in-progress to and get feedback from senior female Kant scholars. The aim is to provide better conditions for junior scholars writing excellent research papers during their pretenure/pre-tenure track/ pre-permanent position years. The exact format and the location of the workshop is yet to be determined. At this point, if you would like to participate in this workshop as a junior female Kant scholar presenting work or if you would be willing to participate as a senior female Kant scholar, please send an email to Helga Varden at hvarden@illinois.edu.

    • 17 Nov 2017
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • Tulane University


    Submission deadline: June 1, 2017.

    Dates: November 17-19, 2017

    Place: Tulane University, New Orleans 

    Topic: Kant on Freedom

    Keynote: Paul Guyer (Brown University)


    This is a first call for papers for the 2017 meeting of the Southern Study Group of NAKS. The meeting will be a themed conference on Kant’s conception of freedom. The selection committee welcomes any paper on this topic, whether it refers to Kant’s writings on theoretical or practical philosophy, and whether it is oriented towards a historical or systematic understanding of Kant’s notion of freedom. Ideally, papers will be around 4000 words long. Selected papers may be submitted to the NAKS Rethinking Kant series for publication, and manuscripts by graduate students will be considered for the Markus Herz Prize.


    Please send papers, prepared for blind peer-review, to the Chair of the Program Committee, Oliver Sensen (sensen@tulane.edu).

    • 31 Dec 2017
    • NAKS


    Submission Deadline: December 31, 2017 

    (for books published throughJanuary 1 to December 31, 2017).

    NAKS is pleased to anounce the fifth Book Prize for Senior Scholars competition. This prize will be awarded for an outstanding book dealing with any aspect of Kant’s philosophy. Submissions will be judged by a panel consisting of members drawn from the NAKS Advisory Board, and the winner will receive a prize of $500. The Awards Committee reserves the right not to award a prize, if in its judgment none is warranted. 

    Eligibility rules:

    ·    Only single-authored monographs or collections of essays written in English will be considered.

    ·    Authors must be members of NAKS at the time of submission.

    ·    Submission must be made by the publisher, and four (4) copies of the book must be submitted to NAKS. (Submissions should be sent to: Prof. Rachel Zuckert, Northwestern University, Department of Philosophy, Kresge 3512, 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208.

    ·    Senior" is defined here as: "40 or older (regardless of tenure status), or tenured (regardless of age).”

    ·    Current NAKS Executive and/or Advisory Board Members are not eligible to compete for the prize.

    • 15 Jan 2018
    • tbd


    Submission deadlines:

    Title and abstract (5-800 words): Feb 28, 2017.  

    Final Paper (7-10,000 words): Jan. 15, 2018.

    Date of publication will be Fall 2018.

    Transcendental phenomenology is not simply a theory about the structure of (inter)subjectivity, nor is it merely a discourse about how we understand and perceive the natural world and our sense-constitutive activities and passivities. It is not even a theory about how the world appears to us, if such a theory is supposed to be complemented by a further investigation (left to metaphysics) of what the world itself is like. Transcendental phenomenology aims  to  answer  the  following  question:  “in  what  way  is  the  being  of  the world,  the  world,  which  is  for  me  and  could  be  for  me,  grounded  in  my intending, in my streaming experiencing and otherwise conscious life, and in my enduring features”? (Edmund  Husserl, Husserliana XXXIV: 244)

    Despite of a long tradition  of  invocation and discussion of Husserl’s transcendental thinking, the deep meaning of the idea of a transcendental constitution of consciousness  remains even  today  troublingly  obscure. We would like to take Husserl’s references seriously and reflect on the following topics:

    ·       The Kantian and the Husserlian notion of the transcendental ego

    ·       The distinction between the transcendental and the natural, the transcendental and the psychological, the transcendental and the anthropological

    ·       Husserl’s notion of a world-annihilation

    ·       Husserl’s mature transcendental phenomenology

    ·       The idea of transcendental logic

    ·       The transcendental foundation of the natural sciences

    ·       The relation of transcendental phenomenology to post-Kantian philosophies

    ·       Eugen Fink and the critique of transcendental reason

    Submit abstracts and papers to Claudia Serban [claudia_serban@hotmail.fr] and Iulian Apostolescu [iulian.apostolescu@gmail.com].

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