Autonomy – The 9th Kant Multilateral Colloquium

Country: China

City: Beijing

Abstr. due: 30.04.2020

Dates: 23.10.20 — 25.10.20

Area Of Sciences: Philosophy;

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Organizers: Department of Philosophy, Tsinghua University


The "Kant Multilateral Colloquia" is an organization that aims to promote multi-lingual Kant studies. It was initiated by Kantian scholars from Italy, Portugal, and Brazil in 2006. Previous meetings took place in Italy (I. "Kant Today", Verona and Padua, 2008), Portugal (II. "What is Man? – Was ist der Mensch?", Lisbon, 2010), Germany (III. "Kant and Antinomical Thinking", Mainz, 2011), Brazil (IV. "Kant e as metáforas da razão", Tiradentes, 2013), Spain (V. "Artículos y Opúsculos – Kleine Schriften", Madrid, 2016), the U.S. (VI. "Kant on Violence, Revolution, and Progress: Historical, Political, and Metaphysical Themes", Hempstead, NY, 2016), Germany (VII. "Kant und seine Kritiker", Halle, 2017), and Italy (VIII. "Kant and the Contemporary World: Philosophy, Science, Politics", Catania, 2018). The 9th edition of the Kant Multilateral Colloquia will be held at the Tsinghua University, Beijing, October 23-25, 2020.

The topic of the multilateral colloquium in this year is "Autonomy". As core concept of Kant’s philosophy autonomy contains such a theoretical and at the same time practical potential that it is still heatedly debated in the contemporary philosophy and meanwhile it poses power challenges in practical life. In almost every area, e.g., theoretical, practical, and not least aesthetic, of Kantian philosophy, autonomy establishes itself as the principle, but in each area in its own way. The current multilateral colloquium dedicates itself to the Kantian autonomy. Contributions from any perspectives on the topic are welcome.

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