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Mon, 23 Oct


Institute of Philosophy, UJ, Kraków

Ethics, Politics, and Religion - Kantian Perspectives

Lectures by Catherine Wilson (York), Howard Williams (Cardiff), Justyna Miklaszewska (Jagiellonian), Ansgar Lyssy (Leipzig), Anna Szyrwińska-Hörig (Vechta), Jakub Szczepański (Jagiellonian) and Anna Tomaszewska (Jagiellonian)

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Ethics, Politics, and Religion - Kantian Perspectives
Ethics, Politics, and Religion - Kantian Perspectives

Time & Location

23 Oct 2023, 09:00 – 18:00 CEST

Institute of Philosophy, UJ, Kraków, Grodzka 52, 31-044 Kraków, Poland

About the Event

In anticipation of the 300th anniversary of Immanuel Kant's birth, this extended seminar aims to assemble leading scholars to discuss Kant. The focus will lie on Kant’s practical philosophy broadly conceived, examining its relevance to a host of pressing issues confronting individuals and societies today, such as ethical challenges posed by new technologies, the crisis of liberal democracy and spirituality in post-secular times.


10:00 Welcome: Anna Tomaszewska

Session 1 (chair: Hasse Hämäläinen, IS)

10:15 Catherine Wilson (York): Kant's Dualism of Nature and Reason and Its Implications for the Problem of Warfare

10:45 Howard Williams (Cardiff): Kantian Reflections on the Conflict in Ukraine

11:15 Coffee break

Session 2 (chair: Wojciech Kozyra, Warsaw)

11:30 Justyna Miklaszewska (Jagiellonian): The Idea of Freedom in the Philosophy of Kant and Rawls

12:00 Ansgar Lyssy (Leipzig): Speaking for Oneself and Exercising Judgment. Two Aspects of the Kantian Enlightenment

12:30 Discussion

13:00 - 15:30 Lunch break

Session 3 (chair: Damian Barnat, AWF Kraków)

15:30 Anna Szyrwińska-Hörig (Vechta): Secularization of Eschatology and the Origin of Enlightenment Optimism. Kant and Spener on How the Humankind Should Prepare for the Future

16:00 Anna Tomaszewska (Jagiellonian): Kant – an Enlightened Schwärmer?

16:30 Jakub Szczepański (Jagiellonian): The Idea of the Sublime from the Political Point of View

17:00 Discussion

17:30 Closing remarks: The Organizers

18:30 Dinner at “Pod Aniołami”

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