CFP: Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics


Call for abstracts

Abstracts are welcome for the 8th Edition of the Multilateral Kant Colloquium “Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics,” to be held at the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Catania, October 11-13, 2018. The theme is to be intended in the broadest possible sense, as involving any aspect of Kant’s philosophy with an impact on issues debated in contemporary philosophy and science, as well as relevant for the most pressing political problems of our time.

Scholars from all over the world will be involved in presentations and discussions of the most up-to-date research on Kant’s philosophy. With the support of the Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani, the conference is part of an annual initiative started in 2008 by an international group of scholars keen on promoting informed debate on the latest developments of Kant scholarships. The current edition aims at highlighting the relevance of Kantian thought with respect to the contemporary world, which becomes increasingly acknowledged in a wide number of issues crosscutting both the theoretical and practical sides of his work.

The Colloquium is addressed to scholars at an advanced stage of their career as well as junior researchers with an interest in Kantian philosophy. Participants will find the ideal context for high quality feedback on their ongoing work and challenging discussions. Over three days, the conference will be structured around 10 invited talks and presentations selected through this call for papers.

The official language is English, but participants can submit and present their papers in Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish or French. If papers are not written in English, an English version of the texts should be made available at the moment of the presentation. An international committee chaired by Prof. Luigi Caranti will select the papers.

Abstracts should be prepared for blind review and be confined between 600 and 800 words. Each presentation will last 30 minutes, followed by 15 minutes for questions and debate. Deadline for subission: February 1st 2018. Please send abstracts to: Notice of acceptance will be issued by March 1st 2018.


Rooms at Camplus d’Aragona (few minute walk from the Department) are available at the following rates (breakfast included): 50€ single, 55€ double as single, 60€ double, 75€ triple. Reservations should be made by April 30th 2018, specifying your participation to the Multilateral along with the rates mentioned. Alternatively, there are many good and cheap accommodations in Catania that you may book on your own.

Important dates:

Deadline for submission: February 1st, 2018
Notice of acceptance: March 1st, 2018
Multilateral Kant Colloquium: October 11-13, 2018



Prof. Luigi Caranti, University of Catania, Italy


Nunzio Alì, Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina, Brazil

Denise Celentano, University of Catania & École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France

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