This conference will be the first one devoted solely to the topic of the status of non-human animals within Kant’s philosophy. The conference will explore the place of animals in Kant’s Pre-Critical and Critical writings, and with regard to Kant’s epistemology, metaphysics, ethics, and natural science.
Topics to be examined will include:
- animal cognition (especially animal sensations and spatial representation) and the implications of thinking about animals for Kant’s account of human cognition.
- duties to animals
- the role of animals in Kant’s biology;
- the contrast with animals in Kant’s anthropology.
- John Callanan (KCL)
- Steve Naragon (Manchester)
- Jon Garthoff (Tennessee)
- Sacha Golob (KCL)
- Ina Goy (Concordia)
- Patrick Kain (Purdue)
- Thaddeus Metz (Johannesburg)
- Colin McClear (Cornell)
- Nick Stang (Florida)
- Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto)
- Clinton Tolley (UCSD)
- Jennifer Uleman (Purchase College)
- Helga Varden (Illinois)
- Eric Watkins (UCSD)
Papers, suitable for presentation in 30 minutes, should be sent to Professor Lucy Allais no later than March 31st 2013.