CFP: 11th International Kant Congress

UPDATE: For some inexplicable reason, American Society for Aesthetics, has a link to my copy of the announcement on its official website, just in case there’s any confusion, please go to the official CFP here.

During the general meeting held in Mainz on 22 October 2005 the Kant-Gesellschaft e.V. has authorized the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani to organize in collaboration with the University of Pisa the 11th International Kant Congress in Pisa, Italy. The congress will take place from 22 to 26 May 2010. The official languages of the congress are German, English, French, and Italian. The congress will include plenary sessions featuring keynote speakers and parallel sessions followed by discussion. Simultaneous translation will be available for plenary sessions.

The general topic of the congress is “Kant and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense“. This topic refers to the “cosmopolitan concept” (Weltbegriff, conceptus cosmicus) of philosophy. According to Kant, philosophy in a cosmopolitan sense concerns that which necessarily interests everyone. Philosophy in this sense is the “science of the relation of every cognition to the essential ends of human reason”. This cosmopolitan sense of philosophy provides the opportunity for reflection on the meaning and function of philosophy in its relation to every form of knowledge and to every aspect of human life.

The congress will consider all aspects of Kant’s philosophy. However, contributions on Kant’s concept of philosophy will be especially welcomed. Sessions are planned on the following topics:

( 1 ) Kant and the philosophical tradition,

( 2 ) Theory of cognition and logic,

( 3 ) Science, mathematics, and philosophy of nature,

( 4 ) Ontology and metaphysics,

( 5 ) Ethics,

( 6 ) Law and justice,

( 7 ) Politics and history,

( 8 ) Anthropology and psychology,

( 9 ) Religion and theology,

( 10 ) Aesthetics,

( 11 ) Kant’s concept of philosophy,

( 12 ) Kant’s heritage,

( 13 ) Kant and the Leibnizian tradition,

( 14 ) Kant and Schopenhauer (in collaboration with the Schopenhauer-Gesellschaft).

Everyone interested is encouraged to participate.

Papers can be written in any of the four official languages mentioned above. Papers must be submitted electronically through the congress website (, along with an abstract of up to 10 lines. The maximum length of papers is 10 pages (font: Times New Roman 12, line spacing: 1,5). Papers must specify which session they are intended for. Papers must not contain any information enabling referees to identify the author (for instance references to one’s own works, indicated as such). Only papers written in correct grammar in any of the four congress languages will be considered for selection.

The deadline for submissions is 31 May 2009. Authors will be notified by 31 December 2009 as to whether their paper has been accepted. Plenary session papers and parallel session papers will be published in the congress proceedings.

Further information on the congress and on the registration will be made available on the congress website. Until the official congress website is launched, requests for information can be addressed to the President of the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, Prof. Claudio La Rocca, e-mail:, Università di Genova, Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, A. Podestà 2, 16128 Genova, Italy.

5 thoughts on “CFP: 11th International Kant Congress

  1. In response to the many requests for an extension received, the deadline for the submission of papers to the organizers of the XI International Kant Congress has been postponed to 15 September 2009.

    All other instructions contained in the Call for Papers on the congress website remain unchanged.

  2. I would like to submit my paper for the XI International Kant Congress but since a couple of days I can’t find a single way to get access to the website of the conference, where the papers need to be uploaded. Could anyone help me out with this?
    Thanks a lot!


  3. The website is actually experiencing some technical problems (the server is down), which will be solved as soon as possible, probably tomorrow, the 14th, in the early mornig.
    We would ask you to try again to submit your paper on Monday.
    We apologise for the inconvenience.
    Claudio La Rocca

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