Recent Conferences

Spring 2013 Conference
Justice and Virtue in Kant

Spring 2012 Conference
Intentions and Belief

Summer 2011 Conference
Philosophy in an Age of Science: A Conference in Honor of Hilary Putnam's 85th Birthday

Spring 2011 Conference
Varieties of Normative Experience

Spring 2010 Conference
Intersections with the Philosophy of Language

Spring 2013 Conference

The 10th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Study Group of The North American Kant Society &
The Brandeis Philosophy Department Spring Conference:  Justice and Virtue in Kant

April 19 & 20
Eastern North American Kant Society (ENAKS) Meeting featuring:
Rae Langton, M.I.T. and Thomas Pogge, Yale University
(This event is co-sponsored by Brandeis's Department of Philosophy and History of Ideas Program)

April 21

The Brandeis Philosophy Department Spring Conference,
co-sponsored by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life, featuring:
Allen Wood
, Indiana University
Jens Timmermann, University of St. Andrews
and Kate Moran, Brandeis University


Friday, April 19th
11.30 AM: Greetings
11.45 AM: Welcoming Words, Kate Moran and Pablo Muchnik

Afternoon Session
Chair: Susan Hahn, MIT
•      12-1 PM: Marius Stan, Boston College, “Kant on Action by Contact”
•      1.15-2.15 PM: Andrew Specht, Syracuse University, “Kant and the Necessity of Geometry: Trendelenburg's Challenge”
•     2.30-3.30: Tyson Gofton, University of Toronto, “Infinitesimals and Differentials in Salomon Maimon’s Essay on Transcendental Philosophy, (Candidate for the Herz Prize)
•     3.45-4.45: James Hebbeler, Saint Joseph’s University “Kant on Knowledge of Particular Causal Laws,”
Keynote Speaker
•     5.30-7 PM: Thomas Pogge, Yale University, “Transcendental Idealism”
•     7:30PM Group Dinner at The Elephant Walk in Waltham (by invitation)

Saturday, April 20th
Morning Session
Chair: Huaping Lu-Adler, Georgetown University
•     10-11 AM: Oliver Sensen, Tulane University, “Is Kant a Moral Constructivist?”
•     11.15-12.15: Paul Cudney, “No Hope for Kant’s Formula of Universal Law,” Georgetown University

Lunch Break: 12.30-1.45 PM

Afternoon Session
Chair:  Christopher Arroyo, Providence College
•     2-3 PM: Adam Cureton, University of Tennessee, “A Contractualist Reading of Kant’s Proof of the Formula of Humanity”
•     3.15-4.15: Melissa Seymour Fahmy, University of Georgia, “Interpreting Kant’s Formula of Humanity,”
•     4.30-5.30: Donald Wilson, “Norms of Truthfulness and Non-Deception in Kantian Ethics,” Kansas State University
Keynote Speaker
•     6 -7:30 PM: Rae Langton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, “Dignity and Evil”

Sunday, April 21st

    10:00 am - Noon: Allen Wood, Indiana University, “The Independence of Right from Ethics”

Lunch Break: 12:00-1:45 pm

     2:00-4:00 pm: Jens Timmermann, University of St. Andrews, “The Demands of Kant’s Ethics”

Afternoon Break: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30-6:30 pm: Kate Moran, Brandeis University, “Justice and Beneficence in Kant”