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Department of Philosophy

2024 NAKS Southern Study Group Meeting

Dates: 31st May & June 1st, 2024,  University of South Carolina, USA
Location: Spigner house, 915 Gregg street, Columbia, SC
Registration: Please register here by May 24th 2024.

(Information about transport and accommodation is below the schedule)



May 31st

8:15 to 9:00   Breakfast at Spigner house
9:00 to 10:00 Claudi Brink Kant’s Distinction Between Absolute and Relative Spontaneity Reconsidered
10:10 to 11:10 Stephen Cunniff Content as Schema: Kant on the Content of Concepts
11:20 to 12:20 Nick Dunn On Act-Types and Act-Tokens: or, the Distinction between Practical Reason and Practical Judgment in Kant
12:30 to 2:00 Lunch at Spigner house
2:00 to 3:00 Conrad Damstra Moral Progress in History: Kant Against Mendelssohn on Hope in Progress
3:10 to 4:10 Lewis Wang The Role and Significance of the Doctrine of Method in the Critique of Pure Reason
4:20 to 5:50 Katherine Dunlop (Keynote) Sensibility and Understanding in Prolegomena §38


June 1st

8:15 to 9:00   Breakfast at Spigner house
9:00 to 10:00 Courtney Fugate Universal Gravitation and the Moral Law: The Newtonian Framework for Kant's Fact of Reason
10:10 to 11:10 S.M. Love Equality as Freedom
11:20 to 12:20 Clark Wolf Appearances as Representations: An “Analytic” Reading
12:30 to 2:00 Lunch at Spigner house
2:00 to 3:00 Adam Jurkiewicz Body, Thought, and the Testimony of Self-Consciousness: The Role of Epistemic Parity between Inner and Outer Sense in the Fourth Paralogism Argument
3:10 to 4:10 Joe Stratmann Without Imperative: Kant, God, and the Unity of the Moral Law
4:20 to 5:50 Matthew Boyle (Keynote) Kant on Consciousness and Self-Consciousness (Or, perhaps, “Kant on Judgment as Synthesis”)


Conference transport: Attendees will book their own travel to Columbia. If you are flying in to the conference, you can either fly:

  1. directly into Columbia (Columbia Metropolitan Airport CAE). There are two options to get from CAE to the USC campus/The Graduate Hotel. (a) take a ride-share, $20-$40, 20 minutes (b) if the timing works out, you can take the 91 bus ($2, 22 min + 15 min walk) to the Assembly and Pendleton stop. It is a about a half mile walk East down Pendleton from there to the Graduate Hotel. Or
  2. to Charlotte (Charlotte Douglas International Airport, CLT) and book the Charlotte-Columbia shuttle (about US$75 each way).

Conference accommodation: The university has reserved a block of rooms for the 30th May to the 2nd June at the Graduate Hotel. We must make our reservations before 5/16/2024.  The rate is $145 per night.
If you are interested in attending the conference and would like to take advantage of the hotel rate, please email the organizer: Tyke Nunez 



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