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CFA: Kant and Moral Psychology at Boğaziçi University (Istanbul) June 25th-27th, 2016

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Kant and Moral Psychology (Boğaziçi University, Istanbul)
June 25th-27th 2016.

Abstracts should be submitted to turkant@gmail.com by April 30th. Successful applicants will be informed by may 5th 2015.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Paul Guyer (Brown)
Ken Westphal (Boğaziçi)
Alix Cohen (Edinburgh)

In this conference we hope to bring together researchers working on Kant with an interest in Moral Psychology, and researchers working on Moral Psychology who have an interest in Kant, and so we hope to have a mixture of historical and problem based papers. In much of the Anglophone literature on moral psychology many of the assumptions are broadly Humean, and we believe the Kantian tradition offers a rich, alternative framework that has often been overlooked. We have a broad understanding of what moral psychology is about and among the topics we hope to address are the following: What criteria must a plausible moral psychology meet? What do we want out of such a theory? What sorts of capacities does a moral agent require and how, if at all, does Kant provide insight into the meaning of such requirements? What are the roles of emotions and feelings in Kant’s moral philosophy? What sort of capacities does a Kantian Moral agent require? Does Kant have a plausible account of moral development and moral education? How does his account of moral development relate to his moral philosophy as a whole? Is a Kantian understanding of human psychology compatible with contemporary empirical findings? How should we understand Kant’s distinction between phenomenal and intelligible character? What is the role of judgment in Kantian ethics? How does Kant understand moral deliberation? What is the source of human immorality?

There will be at least one session arranged for presentations by graduate students.

This conference is organized by Dr. Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi) and Dr. Sasha Mudd (Southampton) as part of their joint Boğaziçi -Southampton Newton-Katip Çelebi project AF140071 “Agency and Autonomy: Kant and the Normative Foundations of Republican Self-Government”.


Written by Lucas Thorpe

April 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

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