[SydPhil] UNSW Seminar, tomorrow: Douglas Moggach (Ottawa), "Perfectionism, Before and After Kant"

Joanne Faulkner j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
Tue Aug 13 10:57:27 AEST 2013

Date:               Wednesday 14 August
Time:              4 p.m.
Venue:           Morven Brown 310, University of NSW (map reference C20: (1.7MB)<http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/Maps/pdf/kensington.pdf>)

Professor Douglas Moggach (University of Ottawa)

Perfectionism, Before and After Kant

This paper examines debates surrounding the emergence of the Kantian juridical subject against the background of the perfectionist ethical doctrines of Leibniz and Wolff, and the subsequent development of these up to the 1790's. It contends that the Kantian distinctions among welfare, right, and virtue, while supplanting old-style eudaimonistic theories, are reconfigured in post-Kantian thought as a perfectionist ethic of a new kind, intended to promote the conditions for the practice of freedom. Two variants will be outlined, in Schiller and Bruno Bauer.

Professor Douglas Moggach teaches in Philosophy at the University of Ottawa, and holds the University Research Chair in Political Thought. He published on Hegel, Hegelianism, Politics, Religion and Modernity. His current research concerns aesthetics and politics.

Dr Joanne Faulkner, j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
School of Humanities and Languages

Dr Joanne Faulkner
ARC DECRA Research Fellow
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Room 338, Morven Brown Building
University of New South Wales
Kensington, NSW 2052

j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
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