Workshop 1. Morality after Kant
University of York, UK. 8th-9th December 2017
Kant’s Groundwork and second Critique advanced a radically new conception of morality. The early post-Kantians attempted to develop and, in some cases, challenge the key claims of Kant’s account of morality. Among the questions they attempted to answer were: Can an alternative deduction of the categorical imperative be provided? What role, if any, do custom and tradition play in determining our moral obligations? What role do “drives” play in a Kantian conception of morality? Can Kantian ethics provide an adequate account of human freedom? This workshop will look at the answers to such questions, and consider whether they might inform and deepen our understanding of Kant’s moral philosophy.
You can listen to some of the talks here:
Paul Guyer: "The Right, the Good, and the Highest Good: Pistorius and Kant"
Reed Winegar: "Elise Reimarus on Freedom"
Wayne Martin: "Fichte’s Creuzer Review and the Transformation of the Free Will Problem"
Tim Brownlee: "Morality and Recognition in Hegel’s Phenomenology of Spirit"
Joe Saunders: "Freedom, Nature, and Practical Philosophy: Schelling’s Challenge to Kant in the Introduction to the Ideas"
Schiller, Wilhelm and Alexander von Humboldt with Goethe in Jena 1797