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International Conference: Kant on Animals

  • 05 Jul 2013
  • 08 Jul 2013
  • South Africa


The conference will be held 5-8 July 2013, and is hosted by the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. Meetings will take place at the Protea Hotel, Kruger Park Gate.

Deadline for submissions: March 31, 2013.

This conference will be the first one devoted solely to the topic of the status of non-human animals within Kant’s philosophy. It will explore the place of animals in Kant’s Pre-Critical and Critical writings, and with regard to Kant’s epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and natural science. 

Topics to be examined will include: 

· animal cognition (especially animal sensations and spatial representation) and the implications of thinking about animals for Kant's account of human cognition.

· duties to animals

· the role of animals in Kant’s biology;

· the contrast with animals in Kant’s anthropology.

Confirmed Speakers:

  • John Callanan (KCL)
  • Steve Naragon (Manchester)
  • Jon Garthoff (Tennessee)
  • Sacha Golob (KCL)
  • Ina Goy (Concordia)
  • Patrick Kain (Purdue)
  • Thaddeus Metz (Johannesburg)
  • Colin McClear (Cornell)
  • Nick Stang (Florida)
  • Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)
  • Clinton Tolley (UCSD)
  • Jennifer Uleman (Purchase College)
  • Helga Varden (Illinois)
  • Eric Watkins (UCSD)

Papers, suitable for presentation in 30 minutes, should be sent to Professor Lucy Allais (Lucy.Allais@wits.ac.za) no later than March 31st 2013.

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