Philosophy at St Andrews

Kant Reading Party

Mon 24th July 2017 12:00 to Thu 27th July 2017

The Burn - Edzell

Organiser - Lucas Sierra Velez


St Andrews Kant Reading Party 2017 – ‘Kant & Sidgwick’

The Kant Reading Party is an academic, yet informal gathering aimed at discussing philosophical themes in light of Immanuel Kant’s contributions and those of another prominent figure in the history of philosophy. The event is held once a year at the Burn House in Edzell (Scotland), and its tenth edition will take place from the 24th to the 27th of July 2017. The title of this year’s edition is ‘Kant & Sidgwick’, and its main goal will be to investigate the philosophical relations between Kant's ethics and the utilitarian philosophy of Henry Sidgwick, with a special focus on the nature of morality and the good.

It is commonly argued that Kantian ethics and Utilitarianism (whose most rigorous formulation is arguably to be found in the work of Henry Sidgwick) are incompatible and even opposed to each other. However, it has also been argued that the two views are actually quite similar, both in form and in upshot, and some philosophers have gone as far as to claim (i) that they are largely compatible and/or (ii) that by combining the two an even stronger ethical system could be developed. This debate over the relation between Kantian ethics and utilitarian philosophy is still alive and well, waiting for new insights and new creative contributions.

The Kant Reading Party provides philosophers and scholars from related disciplines a great opportunity to engage in a fruitful exchange of ideas, in what is a truly unique setting.

For any questions, please contact Lucas Sierra Vélez (lsv2@st-andrews.ac.uk). For more detailed information, please visit: https://philevents.org/event/show/32758.

The Kant Reading Party is made possible by the support of the British Society for the History of Philosophy, the Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development of the University of St Andrews, the St Andrews Philosophy Department, the International Society for Utilitarian Studies, the Mind Association, the Scots Philosophical Association, and the UK Kant Society.  

           

       


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