Conference Program: Kant on Intuition (Chicago)

As we mentioned in an earlier post, there will be a conference this weekend (April 30-May 2) at the University of Chicago on the topic of Kant’s conception of an intuition. The conference program is now posted online. To visit the conference website, please click here.

Here is the description of the event:

This conference will bring together a number of leading German and American philosophers to discuss the interpretation and significance of Kant’s conception of an intuition, with special reference to the readings of Kant on this issue put forward by Wilfrid Sellars, Robert Pippin, and John McDowell, and with special attention to the following three questions: (1) what is an intuition?, (2) what role, if any, do our conceptual capacities play in the constitution of intuitions?, and (3) what significance do Kant’s answers to questions (1) and (2) have for contemporary debates in the philosophy of perception?

Core participants

* Matthew Boyle
* James Conant
* Stefanie Grüne
* Johannes Haag
* Andrea Kern
* Thomas Land
* John McDowell
* Robert Pippin
* Sebastian Rödl
* Justin Shaddock
* Pirmin Stekeler

The format of this conference will be as follows: the papers will be distributed in advance, and rather than the authors reading their papers at the workshop, our sessions will be devoted entirely to discussion, with each author responding to questions and objections.  Participants from outside the University of Chicago are asked please to register via email with Simone Chambers (, from whom they will receive the conference papers.

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