Hofstra University hosts the Kant Multilateral Colloquium
The North American Kant Society welcomes the Kant Multilateral Colloquium, to take place at Hofstra University (Hempstead, NY) on August 7-9, 2016.
The theme of the meeting is: Kant on Violence, Revolution, and Progress: Historical, Political, and Metaphysical Themes. “Revolution” and “progress” are interpreted broadly, in order to include not only their historical or political meaning, but also Kant’s “Copernican Revolution” in metaphysics, science, aesthetics, religion, etc.
The Multilateral Colloquium is an annual conference involving approximately forty participants from Brazil, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, and, more recently, the USA and Russia. This is the first time the meeting will be hosted in the USA. Each of the seven participating countries will be assured up to five slots for speakers.
The North American Kant Society (NAKS) was founded in 1985 at the Sixth International Kant Congress, held at the Pennsylvania State University. The goal of the society is to further the study of Kantian thought and scholarship from a variety of traditions and disciplines. For this purpose, we organize multiple activities (regional study groups, APA meetings, publications, prizes, etc.), which help students and scholars at different stages of their careers to interact and share their work in an atmosphere of both cordiality and philosophical rigor.
Hofstra University is a nationally ranked and recognized private university in Hempstead, N.Y. that is one of only two universities chosen to host consecutive presidential debates (2008 and 2012). At Hofstra, students get the best of both worlds. Our campus is a leafy oasis just a quick train ride away from New York City and all its cultural, recreational and professional opportunities. We offer small classes and personal attention, with the resources, technology and facilities of a large university, including the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Hofstra Northwell School of Graduate Nursing and Physician Assistant Studies, and the Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine. Hofstra University is a dynamic community of more than 11,000 students from around the world who are dedicated to civic engagement, academic excellence and becoming leaders in their communities and their careers.