The main idea of the conference is to focus upon the relationship between the pragmatist philosophy and Kantian philosophy, especially in the contexts of its future developments.
By the term ‘pragmatist philosophy’ we mean the legacy of the works and ideas of the classic American and European pragmatists, its Transcendental forerunners, its critical adversaries, and its so-called ‘neopragmatist’ continuators.
By the term ‘Kantian philosophy’ we mean the philosophy of I. Kant (embraced in all his works), and all those figures and movements that were inspired by his thought, be it within the neo-Kantian Schools, phenomenology, existentialism, Frankfurt School, or elsewhere.
There are no limits with regard the scope of the philosophical disciplines to be discussed, hence the discussion will embrace metaphysics and ontology, epistemology and philosophy of science, logic and methodology, ethics and bioethics, socio-political philosophy, values enquiry, philosophy of religion, and others.
We want to focus upon the future developments of this relationship rather than upon the history of philosophy that would study, for example, the factual influence of the particular pragmatists (especially Peirce and Royce) by Kant and Kantian ideas, though the latter is not, by any means, to be dismissed completely.
We hope that our project will be an interesting contribution to the current philosophical discussion between the pragmatists and the Kantians, as well as a stimulating platform for the exchange of thought for all those who get inspirations from both of these sources.
The Conference co-organizers:
Sami Pihlström, Helsinki
Chris Skowroński, Opole/Berlin