Instituto de Filosofía

Virtual Conference Epistemis autonomy in Kant and beyond

20210721 KantAndBeyondKant uses the notion of autonomy to characterize not only the supreme principle of practical reason but also to characterize the transcendental philosophy in its entirety. In this sense, autonomy may be taken to characterize the essential activity of all the higher rational faculties, and to play a key role in what might be dubbed Kant´s ‘metaphilosophy’. Despite widespread agreement on this point, difficulties arise concerning the specific role played by autonomy in Kant´s theoretical philosophy. How and in what sense are cognition, holding-for-true, and inquiry more generally oriented by a principle or ideal of autonomy? Is there a loosely unified notion of epistemic autonomy that emerges from Kant´s thought, and if so, in what does it consist? Can an analogue to the practical normative apparatus associated with autonomy be constructed for the theoretical domain, and, if so, what would this look like? This conference brings together speakers working on these topics for two days of intense dialogue and discussion. All are welcome but advanced registration is required.

The activity is open to all public upon registration here


Schedule Program

Schedule in Eastern Standard Time

August 12th

9:50am Welcome and greetings
10:00 – 11:15am “The realm of epistemic ends” 
Speaker: Catherine Elgin (Harvard University) 
Chair: Sasha Mudd
11:30 – 12:45 “What are epistemic norms, for Kant, and how are they grounded?” 
Speaker: Andrew Chignell (Princeton University) 
Chair: Kurt Sylvan 
12:45 – 3:15 Break
3:30 - 4:45 “Does autonomy provide an end for the use of theoretical reason in Kant?” 
Speaker: Sasha Mudd (Universidad Católica de Chile) 
Chair: Catherine Elgin

August 13th

9:00 – 10:00 “Respect for truth and epistemic autonomy: resolving a tension”
Speaker: Kurt Sylvan (University of Southampton)
Chair: Andrew Chignell

10:15 – 11:15 “Kant on Epistemic Autonomy”
Speaker: Alix Cohen (University of Edinburgh)
Chair: Reza Hadisi

11:30 – 12:45
"Comprehension as a Guide to Autonomy in Kant”
Speaker: Karl Schafer (University of Texas, Austin)
Chair: Sasha Mudd

12:45 – 2:00 Break

2:00 – 3:15 “Epistemic Autonomy and Autonomous Action”

Speaker: Reza Hadisi (University of Arizona)
Chair: Alix Cohen

3:15 – 4:00 Open Discussion
Chair: Sasha Mudd

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