XI Kant Readings Conference Program

Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University announces the XI International Kant Readings: “Kantian Project of Enlightenment Today”, dedicated to Kant’s 290th anniversary and to 230th anniversary of his widely influential essay “Answering the Question: What is Enlightenment?”

The conference is organized with the support of Russian Foundation for Humanities, grant № 14-03-14026г and Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University, development program Г-2014-53211 «Organization and Implementation of International Conference “XI International Kant Readings”»

The conference will take place on April 21st – 24th, 2014. The Organizing committee suggests the following broad topics for discussion:

  1. What is the meaning of Enlightenment in twenty-first century?Age of Enlightenment and modernity.
  2. What constitutes the power of an enlightened reason?
  3. Social and political problems of today’s world in light of the Kant’s treatise.
  4. Enlightenment and world religions.
  5. Problems of morality in today’s world.
  6. Enlightenment, science and education.
  7. Enlightenment and evolution of law and legal awareness in nowadays society.
  8. Aesthetic theory, art and Enlightenment.
  9. Educational functions of mass media and communication.
  10. Contemporary culture and Enlightenment.

Traditional topics of Kantian studies, not immediately connected to the topic of Enlightenment, are also proposed for discussion in relevant sections of the Readings.
Working languages – German, English, Russian.

Panel Sections

  1. Theoretical Foundations of the Philosophy of Enlightenment
  2. Enlightenment, Human Nature, and Religious and Moral Issues
  3. Enlightenment and Social and Political Issues
  4. Criticism and Reception of the Ideas of Enlightenment
  5. Enlightenment and its Relevance Today
  6. Enlightenment in Education and Art

Time limit

Plenary papers – 40 min., discussion – 20 min.
Session papers – 20 min., discussion – 10 min.

Download conference program in PDF (English)

Download conference program in PDF (German)