“Enlightenment is the human being’s emergence from his self-incurred minority. Minority is inability to make use of one’s own understanding without direction from another. This minority is self-incurred when its cause lies not in lack of understanding but in lack of resolution and courage to use it without direction from another. Sapere aude! Have courage to make use of your own understanding! is thus the motto of enlightenment.“

— Kant, “An Answer to the Question: What Is Enlightenment?“, AA VIII: 35



November 22, 2021 – Workshop on Kant’s Political Philosophy (Fribourg University)

November 18, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Andrew Chignell (Princeton): Kant’s Epistemic Fallibilism: Four Models (6.00-8.00pm CET/7.00-9.00pm Kaliningrad Time)

November 14, 2021 – Online Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy: Workshop on Jacobi. Talks by Wai Lam Foo, Guido Frilli, Juliana Martone (5.00-6.30 pm CET/ 6.00-7.30 pm Kaliningrad time)

November 12-13, 2021 – Conference: Kant and Frank: convergences and divergences (IKBFU, Kaliningrad, in Russian)

November 12-13, 2021  Nature, Mind, Freedom – A Conference in Celebration of Béatrice Longuenesse, New York University, Kimmel Center

November 11, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Corinna Mieth (Bochum), Jacob Rosenthal (Konstanz): Blind Spots in the Formula of Humanity: What Does It Mean Not to Treat Someone as an End? (6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

November 10, 2021 – V-NAKS: Kant on Reasoning Well (Janum Sethi, Krista Thomason, Yoon Choi, Lucy Allais; 1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/8.00 pm Kaliningrad Time)

November 4, 2021 – Online Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy: Abraham Anderson (The American University in Cairo): Kant and Hume (5.00-6.30 pm CET/ 6.00-7.30 pm Kaliningrad time)

October 28, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Colin McLear (Lincoln, NE): Self-Consciousness and Rationality (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

October 26, 2021 – Kant-Lecture at Academia Kantiana: Andrey Patkul (Saint-Petersburg) with the topic Reason as the “stiff-necked adversary of thought”: destruction of the opposition of the rational and the irrational in Heidegger (in Russian; offline event at IKBFU; 7.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

October 25, 2021 – Deadline for submissions: KRL Workshop: Ideas in Kant’s Transcendental Philosophy

October 21, 2021 – Online Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy: Alistair Welchman, University of Texas: TBA
(5.00-6.30 pm CET/Kaliningrad time)

October 20, 2021 – V-NAKS: Formal Principles in Kant’s Political Philosophy (Fiorella Tomassini, Paola Romero, Frederick Rauscher, Sorin Baiasu; 1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

October 15-17, 2021 – 3rd KRL Conference: Kantian Rationality in the Project of the Enlightenment

October 7, 2021 – Online Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy: Three papers on Novalis’ Fichte-Studien.
Talks by Violetta Waibel, David W. Wood, James D. Reid
(5.00-6.30 pm CET/Kaliningrad time)

October 6, 2021 – V-NAKS: Kant on Autonomy as Self-Making (Sabina Vaccarino Bremner, Barbara Herman, Christine Korsgaard; 1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

September 30 – October 2, 2021 – Conference: Immanuel Kant und sein Wirkungsort Königsberg. Universität, Geschichte und Erinnerung heute (Museum Lüneburg)

September 30, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Adam Cureton (Knoxville, TN): Autonomy and the Interests of Reason
(6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

September 22-24, 2021 – Justice, Peace, and Cosmopolitan Values – IX Multilateral Kant Colloquium, University of Lisbon
(submission deadline: April 30th, 2021)

September 22, 2021 – UK Kant Society (UKKS) workshop
Independence and Kant’s Positive Conception of Freedom, registration required

September 22-24, 2021 – Kant and Schopenhauer in Dialogue, Johannes Gutenberg Universität, Mainz

September 22, 2021 – Language, Truth and Meaning in Kant: online mini-workshop

September 21, 2021 – Online lecture at UK Kant Society (UKKS): Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen):
Independence and Kant’s Positive Conception of Freedom, (3.00-5.00 pm UK time/4.00-6.00 pm CET) registration required

September 16, 2021 – Online Leuven Seminar in Classical German Philosophy: Book Launch: The Experiential Turn in Eighteenth-Century German Philosophy, edited by Karin de Boer and Tinca Prunea-Bretonnet, Routledge 2021 (5.00-7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad time)

August 25, 2021 – V-NAKS: Beauty, Community, and Faith: New Perspectives on the third Critique. Speakers: Larissa Berger, Samantha Matherne, Seniye Tilev, Jessica Williams (1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

August 12, 2021 – Virtual Conference: Epistemic autonomy in Kant and beyond, registration required (10am-4.45pm Eastern Standard Time)

August 11, 2021 – V-NAKS: Efraín Lazos: Kant and the Current IberoAmerican Scene | Kant on the Mathematical Schematism
(1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

July 28, 2021 – V-NAKS: Samuel Kahn: Kant’s Violinist: Reconstructing Kant’s Position on Abortion and the Right to Life (1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

July 14, 2021 – V-NAKS: One Precise Way in Which Schelling or Hegel Improves on Kant’s Theoretical Philosophy.
Talks by Naomi Fisher, Anton Kabeshkin, Jake McNulty (1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 30, 2021 – V-NAKS: Thomas Sturm: The Unity and Uses of Reason
(1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 24, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Alex John London, Adam Björndahl & Kevin Zollman (Pittsburgh):
Kantian Decision Making Under Uncertainty: Dignity, Price and Consistency (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 23-24, 2021 – Kant in Progress: Zoom Conference, University of Bayreuth (10:00 – 16:45 CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 16, 2021 – Workshop of the Hong Kong Kant Society at the Hong Kong University (mixed format, details under the link)

June 16, 2021 – V-NAKS: Reza Hadisi: Kant and the Primacy of Epistemic Normativity
(1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 10, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Alexandra Mudd (Santiago / Chile):
Both the law and the good: A no-priority approach to Kant’s ethics (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

June 2, 2021 – V-NAKS: Claudi Brink: Spontaneity and Teleology in Kant’s Theory of the Understanding (1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

May, 27-29, 2021  Leuwen Kant conference

May, 27, 2021 Kantian Conversations (virtually speaking): Sofie Møller: Whose Progress? Kant on Cultural Hierarchy and Human Development (15:00-17:00 GMT/16:00-18:00 CET & Kaliningrad time)

May 19, 2021 – V-NAKS: Kant and Race: (How) Should We Teach Kant’s Views on this Topic? Talks by Jameliah Shorter-Bourhanou, Elvira Basevich & Patrick Frierson (1.00 pm Princeton time/7.00 pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

May 14-16, 2021 – 2nd KRL Conference: Kantian Rationality in Ethics: Foundations, Applications, Challenges

May 13, 2021: KRL ReCaM session (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

April 29, 2021 Online Lecture in the research seminar on Enlightenment and Religion at Jagiellonian University in Kraków: Prof. Stephen Palmquist (Hong Kong Baptist University): “Does Kant’s Enlightened Religion Have Quaker Roots?” (16-18 CET)

April 22, 2021Leuwen Classical German Philosophy Seminar: Luis Fellipe Garcia (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München): A Dynamical Concept of Matter: The Kantian Source of Schelling’s Philosophy of Nature – Response by Eckhard Förster

April 15, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Eric Watkins & Joe Stratmann (San Diego): Kant on the Principle of Sufficient Reason (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

April 8, 2021: KRL ReCaM session (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

April 1, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Karl Schafer (Irvine): Kant on Reason as the Capacity for Comprehension (6.00-8.00pm CET/Kaliningrad Time)

March 30, 2021 – Kantian Conversations – Online Seminar Series in Kantian Political Thought: Ewa Wyrębska-Đermanović: Which Kant? Approaching Kant on Race and Racism

March 26, 2021 – Philosophy talk at Boğaziçi University Istanbul: Daniele Mezzadri: Kant on the Nature of Logical and Moral Laws

March 26, 2021 – Actualité de la recherche kantienne – Workshop in Grenoble

March 25, 2021Leuwen Classical German Philosophy Seminar: Huaping Lu-Adler: Kant on lazy savagery, racialized

March 18, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Tobias Rosefeldt (Berlin): In What Sense Does Practical Reason Give a Law to Itself?(6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

March 11, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Marcus Willaschek (Frankfurt): The Structure of Normative Space: Kant’s System of Rational Principles (6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

March 4, 2021: KRL ReCaM session (6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

February 25, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Sophie Möller (Frankfurt): Kant on Reason, Law and Normativity (6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

February 20-21, 2021 – Kant on the Self Conference, Princeton/Zoom

February 19, 2021 – Kant and Metaphysics Conference

February 19, 2021 – Leuwen Classical German Philosophy Seminar: Stefan Bird-Pollan: Making Conceptual Space for the Unconscious: From Kant through Schopenhauer to Freud

February 4, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Katrin Flikschuh (London): Kant’s Innate Right: A Critical Reading (6.00-8.00pm CET/7:00-9:00 Kaliningrad Time)

January 14, 2021 – KRL Lecture: Catherine Wilson (Berlin): Kant and the Interests of Reason

December 17, 2020 – KRL Lecture: Pauline Kleingeld (Groningen): A Kantian solution to the Trolley Problem

November 26, 2020 – KRL Lecture: Ido Geiger (Ben-Gurion University): Description and Explanation in Kant’s Philosophy of Science

October 9-11, 2020 – 1nd KRL Conference: Kantian Rationality in Philosophy of Science