Universiteit Antwerpen

International Conference on 'Justice and Virtue in Kant's Practical Philosophy', 25-26 March, 2011

Antwerp, 25 and 26 March 2011

Venue: Room E 207, Agora/Sporthal, Grote Kauwenberg 2, 2000 Antwerpen

The conference will bring together some of today’s most eminent Kant scholars who will examine and debate the relationship between virtue and law in Kant's practical philosophy including the relevance of Kant's distinction for contemporary debates



Friday 25 March 2011

9:30 – 11:00 B. Sharon Byrd and Joachim Hruschka (University of Jena and University of Erlangen-Nuremberg): ‘The Rechtsstaat and its Criminal Law Implications for Kant and Anselm Feuerbach’

11:00 – 12:30 Bernd Ludwig (University of Göttingen): ‘“Sympathy for the Devils?: Personality and Legal Coercion in Kant’s Doctrine of Law’

Chair: George Pavlakos (Antwerp and Glasgow)

Lunchbreak until 14:00

14:00 – 15:30 Peter Niesen (Darmstadt University): ‘Law and Ethics in Kant’s Philosophy of Free Speech’
Chair: Katrin Flikschuh (LSE)

15:30-17:00 Barbara Herman (UCLA): ‘The Unity of Morality. Being Helped and Being Grateful: Puzzles about Imperfect Duties and the Ethics of Possession’

30 min coffee break

17:30-19:00 Marcus Willaschek (University of Frankfurt Main): ‘The Practical Possibility of the Highest Good’

20:00 Dinner at Universiteitsclub (Prinsstraat 13b)

Saturday 26 March 2011

9:30-11:00 Onora O’Neill (Cambridge): ‘Enactable and Enforceable Principles’

11:00 – 12:30 Helga Varden (University of Illinois a Urbana-Champaign): ‘Kant’s Moral Philosophy and Its Non-Moral Preconditions’

Chair: Jens Timmermann (St Andrews)

Lunchbreak until 14:00

14:00 – 15:30 Arthur Ripstein (University of Toronto): ‘Right as a Doctrine of Means’

15:30-17:00 Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen):
‘Law, Morality, and human sentiments: the feasibility of Kant’s cosmopolitanism’

30 min coffee break

17:30-18:00: Closing Session
Katrin Flickschuh (LSE) and Jens Timmermann (University of St Andrews)

Chair: Sylvie Loriaux (Radboud Nijmegen)

19:30 Dinner at Enfanterrible1979 (Stadswaag 9/10)


The conference is sponsored by the Centre for Law and Cosmopolitan Values, University of Antwerp and the LSE Department of Government.

 There is limited space for this event as a result of which registration will be mandatory. For registration contact: Triantafyllos.Gkouvas@uantwerpen.be