is well known to any student of Kant, Mary Gregor’s translations of the Groundwork,
of Practical Reason, the Metaphysics of
Morals, and several other works, have exerted tremendous influence on contemporary
scholarship and constitute a substantial contribution to The
Cambridge Edition of the Works of Immanuel Kant. Mary Gregor also was
the author of important interpretive work on Kant’s practical philosophy: her
1963 Laws of Freedom, for instance, remains one of the
best monographs on Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals.
recognition of the importance of her work, NAKS has sponsored a lecture series
at the APA Central Division Meeting for the past twelve years. The series
originated thanks to an anonymous donation after Gregor’s death in 1994.
Pauline Kleingeld, NAKS president at the time, decided to name an annual
lecture series after Mary Gregor, and to use the donated funds specifically for
main goal of the series is to invite distinguished Kant scholars from outside
of North America to speak to NAKS members and their guests on relevant issues
in Kant’s practical philosophy. Rolf-Peter Hostmann was the first lecturer in
2002. Since then, NAKS has featured:
- 2002: Rolf-Peter Hostmann
various budget reasons, and in order to better support our projects and serve
our members, last year the NAKS Executive Committee decided to make the Gregor
Lecture a biennial event, instead of an annual event as we have done so far. The
2014 Gregor Lecture is the first in that biennial cycle.
will find some of the Gregor lectures in the members-only section of our