Friday: Carson on Kant, Arithmetic, and the Categories

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This week the German Philosophy Workshop welcomes Emily Carson from McGill University, who will present her paper “Arithmetic and the Categories Revisited”. Prof. Carson, who works on Kant and early modern philosophy, is an important figure in debates on Kant’s philosophy of mathematics. The paper will not be distributed in advance.

The talk will be held Friday, October 24 from 1:30-4:30 PM in Cobb 112.

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Three Kant events next week

Watkins-Willaschek posterThe German Philosophy Workshop is proud to begin our year with three events featuring two major Kant scholars.

On Wednesday, October 8 from 5:00-6:30 PM in Cobb 107, Marcus Willaschek (Goethe Universität Frankfurt) will discuss his paper “Right and Coercion: Can Kant’s Conception of Right be Derived from his Moral Theory?”. This meeting will be a joint session of the Practical Philosophy and German Philosophy Workshops; the paper should be read in advance. In addition, there are two optional readings: Michael Nance’s response to Willaschek’s piece, and Willaschek’s rejoinder.

On Thursday, October 9 from 1:30-3:00 PM in Cobb 403, Marcus Willaschek will discuss his paper “The Sensibility of Human Intuition: Kant’s Causal Condition on Accounts of Representation”. This paper need not be read in advance of the meeting, since Prof. Willaschek will give a lightly abridged version of it as a lecture.

On Friday, October 10 from 1:30-4:30 in Cobb 112, Marcus Willaschek and Eric Watkins (UCSD) will present their co-authored paper, “Kant’s Account of Cognition”. This paper should be read in advance of the meeting, as Profs. Willaschek and Watkins will only make some preliminary remarks about their joint project before discussion begins.

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June 6: Ariel Zylberman on Kant, Law, and Freedom

This Friday, June 6, Ariel Zylberman will be the German Philosophy Workshop’s final speaker of the year. Dr. Zylberman (McGill University) will present his paper “The Public Form of Law: Kant on the Second-Personal Constitution of Freedom”. The paper is to be read in advance, and can be downloaded here.

We meet at our usual time and place, 1:30-4:30 PM in SS 302.

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May 23: Hasan on Kant, Poverty, and Freedom

This Friday, May 23, the Workshop is proud to host Rafeeq Hasan (University of Chicago), who will present his paper “The Form and Matter of Choice: Kant on Poverty and External Freedom”.

We will meet in our usual time and place: 1:30-4:30 PM in Social Science 302.

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May 9: Tom Evnen on Hegel’s Metaphysics

This Friday, May 9, the German Philosophy Workshop is proud to welcome Tom Evnen (University of Chicago), who will present his paper ‘Hegel’s Critical Metaphysics and the Logic of “Absolute Form”‘. We will meet from 1:30-4:30 PM in SS 302.

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April 25: Paul Redding on Hegel and Pragmatism

The German Philosophy Workshop is proud to host Paul Redding (University of Sydney) next Friday, April 25. Prof. Redding will present his paper “An Idealist (Hegelian) Solution to a Tangle of Analytic-Pragmatist (Brandomian) Problems”, which may be downloaded here. We will meet in our usual time and place, 1:30-4:30 PM in SS 302.

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April 11: Tizzard on Kant

At the Workshop’s next meeting, Jessica Tizzard (University of Chicago) will present her paper “The Role of Sensibility in Kant’s Account of Moral Judgment”. The meeting will take place at our usual time (1:30-4:30) in a new location, which will be our regular spring quarter meeting place: Social Science 302. The paper can be downloaded here.

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March 14: Pascal Brixel

This Friday, April 14, the German Philosophy and Wittgenstein Workshops will conclude the Winter quarter with a paper from our own Pascal Brixel, “Contextualism and the Very Idea of a Philosophical Theory”. The paper can be downloaded here.

We meet at our usual place and time, Wieboldt 408 from 1:30-4:30.

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Upcoming Workshop events

After a packed month of speakers and conferences, the Workshop looks forward to a busy spring. After Houston Smit’s upcoming visit, we close the quarter with our own Pascal Brixel. The schedule for next quarter is as follows:

April 11: Jessica Tizzard (University of Chicago)
“Subjective Grounds of Willing in Kant’s Practical Philosophy”

April 25: Paul Redding (University of Sydney)

May 2: Hans Sluga (University of California, Berkeley) – Joint meeting with Wittgenstein Workshop

May 9: Tom Evnen (University of Chicago)
“Kant and Hegel on the Non-Discursive Intellect”

May 23: Rafeeq Hasan (University of Chicago)
“Independence versus Need: Kant on Poverty”

June 6: Ariel Zylberman (University of Toronto)
“The Public Form of Law: The Second-Personal Constitution of Freedom”

 

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