Call for papers: Nietzsche and the Kantian Tradition / Nietzsche e a Tradição Kantiana

2 – 6 October 2012 - Belo Horizonte/Ouro Preto - Brasil


1st International Conference on Nietzsche and the Philosophical Tradition / 4th International Workshop on Nietzsche and Kant

October, 2nd-4th, 2012 – Belo Horizonte/Brazil – October, 5th-6th, 2012 – Ouro Preto/Brazil

Organizer Committee:
Prof. Rogério Lopes (UFMG/Brazil)
Prof. Giorgia Cecchinato (UFMG/Brazil)
Prof. Bruno Guimarães (UFOP/Brazil)
Prof. Cíntia Vieira (UFOP/Brazil)

1st International Conference on Nietzsche and the Philosophical Tradition: Nietzsche and the Kantian Tradition

The conference will be held at the Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas (FAFICH) of the Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) from the 2nd to the 4th of October, in Belo Horizonte, and at the Instituto de Filosofia, Artes e Cultura (IFAC) of the Universidade Federal de Ouro Preto (UFOP) from the 5th to the 6th October, in Ouro Preto.
This conference is intended to be the first in a series of international conferences aiming to discuss Nietzsche’s relation to a variety of schools and traditions within the Western philosophy. The series of international conferences on Nietzsche and the Philosophical Tradition is an academic project conceived by GruNie (Nietzsche’s Research Group of the UFMG). In its first edition, the International Conference will have as theme Nietzsche and the Kantian Tradition, which shall include not only the different sorts of reception of Kantian themes by Nietzsche (acceptance, assimilation, refusal and reformulation of recognizable Kantian views in the fields of metaphysics, epistemology, morals and aesthetics), but also the role played in this reception by various authors of the nineteenth century German philosophy (for instance, Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Albert Lange, Afrikan Spir, Otto Liebmann, Otto Caspari, Gustav Teichmüller and Hermann von Helmholtz); and, finally, an assessment of the relevance of Nietzsche’s criticism of certain aspects of the Kantian philosophy in the light of contemporary reinterpretations of Kantianism.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

Peter Bornedal (American University of Beirut/Lebanon)
Maria João Branco (Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Portugal)
Marco Brusotti (Università degli Studi di Lecce/Italy)
João Constâncio (Universidade Nova de Lisboa/Portugal)
Michael S. Green (William & Mary School of Law/USA)
Oswaldo Giacóia Jr. (Unicamp/Brazil)
Helmut Heit (TU-Berlin/Germany)
Beatrix Himmelmann (University of Trømso, Norway)
André Itaparica (UFRB/Brazil)
Zeljko Loparic (PUC-PR/Brazil)
Luca Lupo (Università dela Calabria/Italy)
Scarlett Marton (USP/Brazil)
Mattia Riccardi (Universidade do Porto/Portugal)
Herman Siemens (Leiden University/Holland)
Paul van Tongeren (Nijmegen University/Holland)

We invite submissions for parallel sessions (3 x 30 minute sessions: 30 minute papers including discussion) on all topics bearing on the conference theme. Potential topics include:

Nietzsche and Kant on the nature and place of aesthetic experience
Nietzsche and the Kantian revival of the second half of the nineteenth century
Nietzsche and the naturalization of Transcendental Philosophy
Nietzsche’s reaction to the controversy on the Kantian Transcendental Aesthetic
Enlightenment and Modernity
Moral psychology
Thing-in-itself and phenomenon
Kant and Nietzsche on Phenomenalism
Freedom, autonomy and sovereignty

If you want to contribute to this conference, please send an abstract of a maximum of 400 words of your paper on the above or other related topics, and a short CV (no longer than one page) via e-mail by June 15th, 2012 to (Rogério Lopes/Giorgia Cecchinato), with the following in the subject box: Submission – Conference on Nietzsche and the Kantian Tradition. Proposals may be presented in Portuguese, English or Spanish. Notification of acceptance will be sent no later than 10 July 2012.

In addition, The Faculty of Philosophy of the UFMG will simultaneously be hosting the 4th International Workshop on Nietzsche and Kant, which will feature invited speakers, but we welcome proposals for 30-minute papers on all topics relevant to the workshop theme. Please send your proposals to the same e-mail address ( with the following in the subject box: Submission – Workshop Nietzsche and Kant on Religion

4th International Workshop on Nietzsche and Kant – Kant and Nietzsche on Religion

The 4th Edition of the International Workshop on Nietzsche and Kant: Kant and Nietzsche on Religion will be focused on the way Nietzsche received, adopted, rejected, radicalized and criticized the Kantian philosophical treatment of both religious concepts and experience. That involves Kant´s rejection of the modern philosophical project of grounding religious belief upon demonstrative reasoning, that is, his rejection of conventional natural theology, as well as his argumentative strategies and dialectical attempts at making plausible the alternative project of grounding the content of religious belief upon moral reasoning, and his account of the relationship between religion and philosophy of history and politics in works such as Critique of Pure Reason, Critique of Practical Reason, Critique of Judgment, Religion within the Boundaries of mere Reason, Perpetual Peace, The Conflict of the Faculties.
As it is well known, Nietzsche reacted strongly against the Kantian project of interpreting religion from an exclusively moral point of view. But at the same time it could be said that Nietzsche does not only maintain, but he also emphasizes, even in his genealogical approaches, the intimate links between religion and morality pointed out by Kant. At least for Christianity and particularly for the Protestant Tradition Nietzsche is inclined to see the Kantian reading as a correct one, certainly not in the normative sense Kant had originally recommended it, but rather in his own ‘descriptive’ and genealogical sense of a rebellion of slaves in morality.

For further information: Nietzsche and Kant – UFMG 2012

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