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. Continue reading