Conference: Agency, Persons, and Kant

Location: University of Notre Dame

April 8 - 9, 2016


  • Lucy Allais (UCSD/Witwatersrand) “Autonomy, Agency, and Evil"
  • Karl Ameriks (Notre Dame) “Once Again: The End of All Things”
  • Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh)“Understanding Autonomy: Form and Content of Practical Knowledge”
  • Paul Guyer (Brown) “Kant's Struggle for Freedom”
  • Barbara Herman (UCLA) “Animals and Agency”
  • Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen) “Autonomy in Kant's Moral Theory: Its Rise and Fall”
  • Beatrice Longuenesse (NYU) “Kant’s Multiple Concepts of Person”
  • Robert Pippin (Chicago) “The Dynamic of Reason: On the Theoretical and the Practical in Kant and Hegel”
  • Dieter Sturma (Bonn) “The Practice of Self-Consciousness: Kant on Nature and Freedom”
  • Eric Watkins (UCSD) “The Unconditioned in Action” 
  • Marcus Willaschek (Frankfurt) “Freedom as a Postulate”
  • Allen Wood (Indiana) “Universal Law”


Conference Organizer

Eric Watkins (UCSD),

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Sponsored in part by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies.