Philosophy in Assos

July 3-6, 2017

Immanuel Kant

July 3, Monday:
19:00 Temple of Athena: Welcome, blue sea, wine and sun set.
21:30 Dinner at the Harbour (Uzun Ev Restaurant)


July 4, Tuesday:
13:30 Rolf-Peter Horstmann (Humboldt University): “Kant on Imagination”
15:00 Desmond Hogan (Princeton University): “The Antinomy of Pure Reason and Transcendental Idealism”
16:30 Frederick Beiser (Syracuse University): “Hermann Cohen: A Centenary Reappraisal”
18:00 Patricia Kitcher (Columbia University): “Kant on Freedom in Thought and Action”
20:00 Dinner at the Symposium Area (Assos Terrace Hotel Restaurant)


July 5, Wednesday:
13:30 Kenneth Westphal (Boğaziçi University): “Free Agency without Transcendental Idealism”
15:00 Jan-Willem van der Rijt (University of Bayreuth): “The Dignity of Moral Agents”
16:30 Lucas Thorpe (Boğaziçi University): “Kantian Humanity and Chimps”
18:00 Andrew Chignell (University of Pennsylvania): “The Role of Hope in Kant’s Moral Psychology”
22:30 Classical music at the Ancient Theater: Anne Monika Sommer-Bloch


July 6, Thursday:
14:00 Visit to Troy
21:00 Farewell dinner (Assos Terrace Otel Restaurant)


PS: The meetings will take place at the Assos Terrace Hotel (Telephone: 0-286-7640285). All talks are in English. There is no translation into the Turkish.


About the speakers:

Rolf-Peter Horstmann: Humboldt University of Berlin. Areas of interest and research: Metaphysics, Ontology, Epistemology, 18th, 19th and 20th century philosophy, Kant and Hegel. He is the author of the books “Hegels vorphänomenologische Entwürfe zu einer Philosophie der Subjektivität in Beziehung auf die Kritik an den Prinzipien der Reflexionsphilosophie”, “Kritische Darstellung der Metaphysik. Eine Diskussion zu Hegels 'Logik'” (with H. F. Fulda ve M. Theunissen), “Ontologie und Relationen. Hegel, Bradley, Russell und die Kontroverse über interne und externe Beziehungen”, “Wahrheit aus dem Begriff. Eine Einführung in Hegel”, “Die Grenzen der Vernunft. Eine Untersuchung zu Zielen und Motiven des Deutschen Idealismus”, “Bausteine kritischer Philosophie. Arbeiten zu Kant” and “G. W. F. Hegel. Eine Einführung” (with D. Emundts) and of numerous articles is his area.

Frederick Beiser: Syracuse University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: German philosophy, Kant, Hegel, Fichte, Schelling. He is the author of the books “The Fate of Reason: German Philosophy from Kant to Fichte”, “Enlightenment, Revolution & Romanticism: The Genesis of Modern German Political Thought, 1790-1800”, “The Sovereignty of Reason: The Defense of Rationality in the Early English Enlightnement”, “German Idealism: The Struggle against Subjectivism, 1871-1900”, “The Romantic Imperative: The Concept of Early German Romanticism”, “Hegel”, “Schiller as Philosopher”, “Diotima’s Children: German Aesthetic Rationalism from Leibniz to Lessing”, “The German Historicist Tradition” and “Late German Idealism: Trendelenburg and Lotze” and of numerous articles in his area.

Kenneth Westphal: Boğaziçi University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Epistemology, Ethics, Political Philosophy, Descartes, Hume, Kant and Hegel. He is the author of the books “Kant’s Transcendental Proof of Realism”, “Hegel’s Epistemology: A Philosophical Introduction to the Phenomenology of Spirit”, “Hegel, Hume und die Identität wahrnehmbarer Dinge” and “Hegel’s Epistemological Realism” and of numerous articles in his area.

Patricia Kitcher: Columbia University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: History of Modern Philosophy, Kant, Philosophy of Psychology, Freud, Personal Identity. She is the author of the books “Kant’s Transcendental Psychology”, “Freud’s Dream: A Complete Interdisciplinary Science of Mind” and “Kant’s Thinker” and of numerous articles in her area.

Desmond Hogan: Princeton University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Early Modern Philosophy, Leibniz, Kant. He is the author of numerous articles in his area.

Andrew Chignell: University of Pennsylvania Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: 17th, 18th and 19th century philosophy, Epistemology, Ethics, Aesthetics, Philosophy of Religion, Kant. He is the author of the book “What May I Hope?” (forthcoming) and of numerous articles in his area.

Jan-Willem van der Rijt: University of Bayreuth Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law. He is the author of the book “The Importance of Assent: A Theory of Coercion and Dignity” and of numerous articles in his area.

Lucas Thorpe: Boğaziçi University Department of Philosophy. Areas of interest and research: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Early Modern Philosophy, Kant. He is the author of the book “The Kant Dictionary” (forthcoming) and of numerous articles in his area.