Analytic Kantianism

A Conference at the University of Leipzig, 8-10 Juli 2019
This conference will be devoted to the study of episodes in twentieth-century analytic philosophy in which major figures in the analytic tradition build on aspects of Kant’s critical philosophy. It will focus on how certain Kantian views are inherited, articulated and transformed in the writings of certain analytic philosophers, as well as on how certain central texts by such figures may serve to further our understanding of the Kantian philosophical project.  It will be concerned with both what the central aspirations of Kant’s theoretical philosophy were, as well as with what they should be, according to analytic Kantians, past and present. Hence the aims of the conference will be in equal parts historical and systematic: inquiring into how these figures sought, as well as how we may still seek, to use Kant to illuminate the direction in which one central current of the analytic tradition has been – and still is – traveling.

Bianca Ancillotti (Leipzig)
Stephen Engstrom (Pittsburgh)
Paul Franks (Yale)
Ido Geiger (Ben Gurion)
Till Hoeppner (Potsdam/Chicago)
Andrea Kern (Leipzig)
Jean Philippe Narboux (Bordeaux)
Sebastian Rödl (Leipzig)
Barry Stroud (Berkeley)


July 8 & 9:
Bibliotheca Albertina
Beethovenstrasse 6

July 10:
Neuer Senatsaal
Ritterstrasse 26


8-10 July 2019


bianca.ancillotti [at]



July 8 – Vortragssaal der Bibliotheca Albertina

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 On Kant’s Transcendental Proofs: Ambitious, Progressive, and Presuppositionless
Speaker: Bianca Ancillotti
Moderator: Moran Godess-Riccitelli

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 C.I. Lewis on the Kantian Deduction of the Categories
Speaker: Jean Philippe Narboux
Moderator: Jonas Held

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 Truth: formal and material, theoretical and practical
Speaker: Stephen Engstrom
Moderator: Johannes Haag


July 9 – Vortragssaal der Bibliotheca Albertina

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 Kant’s Epistemic Perfectionism
Speaker: Andrea Kern
Moderator: Christian Martin

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 Is Humanity the Source of Moral Normativity? A Critique and Diagnosis of Korsgaard’s Interpretation
Speaker: Ido Geiger
Moderator: Benjamin Pollock

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 Reflections and Reflective Judgment
Speaker: Paul Franks
Moderator: Eli Friedlander

July 10 – Neuer Senatsaal

10:00–10:15 Coffee

10:15–12:15 Kant’s Indirect Proof of Transcendental Idealism
Speaker: Sebastian Rödl
Moderator: Tyke Nunez

12:15–14:15 Lunch Break

14:15–16:15 Kantian Thoughts
Speaker: Till Höppner
Moderator: Amichai Amit

16:15–16:30 Coffee Break

16:30–18:30 The Centrality of Judgment
Speaker: Barry Stroud
Moderator: James Conant

Conference Sponsors: