[SydPhil] UPDATE: New Perspectives on Kant: A Symposium
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Philosophy @ UWS would like to invite you to
New Perspectives on Kant: A Symposium<http://www.uws.edu.au/philosophy/philosophy@uws/events/sponsored_conferences/kant_symposium>
Date & Time: Monday 18 August, 9.00am-4.30pm
Location: Bankstown, Building 5, Meeting Room 05.G.24
All welcome, please RSVP to philosophy at uws.edu.au<mailto:philosophy at uws.edu.au> by the 10th of August for catering purposes
The influence of Immanuel Kant's work on philosophy and the Humanities in general has been sustained across more than two centuries, but earlier orthodox understandings and glosses, focused on major texts and central concepts, have now given way to careful analysis of less obvious but important notions, which also have implications for contemporary philosophy. In particular, closer examination of various texts, which have been neglected in the past, such as the Anthropology and the writings on religion, has opened up new interpretive directions. This seminar brings together scholars working on Kant with the goal of emphasising new perspectives and interpretative angles.
Diego Bubbio<http://www.uws.edu.au/staff_profiles/uws_profiles/doctor_diego_bubbio> - Christ as the Symbol of Conversion in Kant's Religion
Jennifer Mensch<http://philosophy.la.psu.edu/directory/jam782> - Rational History, Irrational Heart: From Anthropology to Grace in Kant
Paul Redding<http://sydney.edu.au/arts/philosophy/staff/profiles/paul.redding.269.php> - By-Passing Transcendental Idealism from Kant's Late Pre-Critical Philosophy
Bruce Robbins<http://www.columbia.edu/~bwr2001/> - Hoping for Global Justice.
The slogan "pessimism of the intellect, optimism of the will" has quietly committed progressives to a Kantian conception of hope that shares too much with the Christianity it comes out of. Can Hegel help us toward a more secular conception of hope?
Dennis Schmidt<http://philosophy.la.psu.edu/directory/djs61> - Kant's 'Original Ethics
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