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Invited Papers/Participation

2021:   "Kant's Right As Normatively Independent: Three Arguments Considered and Rejected", paper invited for the "Law and Morality in Kant" conference at Goettingen University (organised by Martin Brecher - Mannheim and Philipp-Alexander Hirsch - Goettingen), July.

2021: "Is There a Kantian A Priori in Indian Philosophy?", paper invited for the Central APA Virtual session on "Knowledge and Justification: East and West", February.

2020: "Merit and the Epistemological Argument Against Desert", participation invited for the Second ALEF Workshop in Analytic Philosophy, online event organised by Dan Zeman, September.

2020: "Information Disorder: A Kantian Moral Perspective", paper invited for the online roundtable "Kant's Moral Philosophy and Future Society", hosted by the University of Jilin, China, September.

2020: "The Problem of Autonomy in Kant: How Far Do We Self-legislate", paper invited for the online "Homo Zoomenon" Lectures organised by Martin Sticker, September.

2020:   "Kant, AI and the Problem of the Transcendental Unity of Apperception", paper invited for the "Kant and Artificial Intelligence" conference at the Chung-Ang University, Humanities Research Institute, Seoul (South Korea), May. (Event postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.)

2020:    "A Responsibility-enhancing Desert-sensitive Theory of Justice" - a set of four lectures invited at the University of Jilin, China - April. (Visit postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.)

2020:    ""Free Will and Determinism: A Solution to the Kantian Paradox of Libertarianism", paper invited for the Royal Institute of Philosophy Public Lecture Series at the University of Kent, March. (Lecture postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.)

2020:   "Shaping Society: Media and Its Influence on Social Values" - talk invited as part of the Oxford Prospects Programme, January.

2019:   "Formal Vs Material Wrongs: Intentional Not Moral", paper invited for a symposium on Jens Timmermann's manuscript Kant's "Supposed Right to Lie", University of St Andrews, December.

2019:    "Migration and Cosmopolitan Rights", paper invited for the conference "Rights and Citizenship: Reconsidering Politics and Law in the Face of Contemporary Challenges”, Freie Universitaet Berlin, September.

2019:    "Kant and Cosmopolitanism: The Classical View", paper invited for the workshop "Cosmopolitanism in an age of global challenges", Brussels, June.

2019:    "Existentialism, Constitutivism and Free Will", paper (co-authored with Michelle Darnell) invited for a session on "Constitutivism and Existentialism" at the Pacific APA, Vancouver, April.

2018:    "The Guarantee for Perpetual Peace" - invited paper for a workshop (in German and English) on Kant’s Towards Perpetual Peace; the event is by-invitation only, Porto Alegre, October. Due to personal circumstances and difficulties for the organisers in securing funding for the event, I did not attend the event.

2018:    “Sincerity in Politics”, a paper invited for a conference on misinformation in referenda, University of Lausanne, August.

2018:    “Kantian Justice: Normative, But Not Utopian”: invited paper to the “Utopia Now? Global Ethics and Politics From a Kantian Point of View”, workshop of the Contemporary Kantian Philosophy Project, New York, May.

2018:    “Merit and Desert: Comments on a Recent Desert-based Account of Justice” – presented to the research seminars of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, University of Oxford, February.

2017:    “External Sovereignty”, Invited participation to a workshop on Dieter Grimm’s Sovereignty: The Origin and Future of a Political and Legal Concept. Organiser: Edward Kanterian (Kent) with participation from Philosophy and Law, December.

2017:    [As Keynote] Invited paper to a conference on “The Concept of the Will in Classical German Philosophy”, München, November.

2017:    Invited to lead the meeting of the Centre for Critical Commentary on Kant (KetKIK); the texts discussed (in German) will be a section of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, sections from the Jäsche Logic and from the Metaphysics of Morals; accompanied by two research students from Keele: Sebastian Orlander and Christopher Murphy), November.

2017:    “Universal Ethics: Metaphysics, Politics and Conflict Resolution”, invited paper for a conference on “The Philosophy of Kant and Rawls”, Cardiff University, October.

2017:    Invited participation to the UK Analytic Legal and Political Philosophy Conference, Glasgow; this is a by-invitation-only event, where 5 or 6 pre-circulated papers are discussed, but no presentation is given, September.

2016:    “Kant’s Critique of Religion”: paper invited for the Second Annual Workshop of The Critique & Contemporary Kantian Philosophy Project, Mainz, December.

2016:    Invited commentator to the UK Analytic Legal and Political Philosophy Conference, Manchester; this is a by-invitation-only event, where 5 or 6 pre-circulated papers are discussed, but no presentation is given, September.

2016:    “Individual Identity in a Socially Structured World”: paper invited for a conference on Sartre’s social ontology organised at the University of Vienna; July.

2016:    (with Ruhi Demiray) “Secularism and Its Liberal Critics: A Reconsideration”: paper invited for a session on the role of religion in law and politics, as part of the 24th World Congress of Political Science, Poznan; July.

2016:    [As Keynote] “Kant’s Critique of Religion and the Fact of Moral Pluralism”: talk  invited for a colloquium on Enlightenment and Secularism at the Department of the History of Philosophy, the Institute for Philosophy, Jagiellonian University, Krakow. May.

2016:    “Kant and Human Rights: the 'Dignity' Counter-argument”: paper invited for the Colloquium in Philosophy and Global Affairs, at the University of Catania; May.

2015:    “Sincerity, Desert and Institutions”: paper invited for the seminar series of the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Oxford, October.

2015:    “Was ist ein gutter Wille?”: participation invited for this course (in German) on Kant’s philosophy, organised by the Centre for Critical Commentary on Kant (ZetKIK) at Siegen University; October.

2015:    “Normativity and German Idealism: Contemporary Perspectives”: participation invited for this conference organised at the University of Sussex; May. Participation cancelled due to too much additional work.

2015:    “Constitutivism and Kantian Practical Philosophy”: paper given to the Departmental Research Seminars at the University of Durham; March.

2014:    “Kant on Law’s Complex Dependence on Ethics”: participation invited to the Marie Curie Workshop on “Kantian Insights into the Relation between Law and Ethical Commitments”, Keele University, organiser: Ruhi Demiray, November

2014:    “Normative Justification: Transcendental Logic and Metaphysics of Morals”: participation invited to the conference “Transcendental Arguments and Practical Philosophy”, Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg Greifswald, November.

2014:    “Sincerity, Desert and Institutions”: paper invited to the Graz-Köln-Wien Kolloquium – July.

2014:    “On a Supposed Kantian Republican Virtue: Comments on Sankar Muthu”: participation invited to the Kant and Republicanism conference co-organised by Peter Niesen and Marcus Willaschek at the University of Hamburg, 8-10 April.

2013:    “Varieties of Contradiction and Kant’s Practical Judgement”: paper invited for a workshop on Contradiction, Department of Philosophy, University of Padova, December.

2013:    “Imagination and Kant’s Typic of Judgement”: paper invited for a workshop on Imagination, Department of Philosophy, University of Padova, December.

2013:    “Normativity, Externality and Unconditionality: Kant’s Juridical Imperatives”: paper invited for an international conference on “Freedom and Coercion”, University of Vienna, November.

2013:    “Aspects of Normativity: A New Answer to an Old Kantian Question”: paper invited to the “Distortions of Normativity” project, Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna, September.

2013:    “Kant’s Guarantee of Perpetual Peace”: paper invited for the Research Centre for SPIRE seminars; Keele University. May. Organiser: Helen Parr.

2013:    “Choice, Desert, Justice”: paper invited for a workshop on Law, Jurisprudence, Governance and Existential Indeterminacy, at the Oñati International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Spain. May. Organiser: James Hardie-Bick.

2013:    A set of research papers on Kant invited by various Universities in Turkey on the occasion of my visit as Erasmus visiting lecturer at METU University in Ankara; I presented papers at Kocaeli University in Izmit, METU and Bilkent in Ankara, and Bogazici University, in Istanbul; April.

2012:    The Final End of the Doctrine of Right: Comments on RL 6: 354-355: paper invited for a workshop on Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals, as part of the Manchester Workshops in Political Theory, September. Organiser: Harry Lesser.

2012:    Caird on Kant’s Idealism: Revolutionary or Traditionalist?: paper invited to the UK Kant Society Annual Conference on Kant and British Idealism, Hull University, August. Organiser: Colin Tyler.

2012:    (As author) Launch of my monograph on Kant and Sartre: Re-discovering Critical Ethics. Organised by the Forum for European Philosophy, Oxford branch. May.

2012:    “Space, Reality and Mind-dependence”: invited as part of the Philosophy Research Seminars at the Middle-East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, April.

2012:    “The Epistemic Character of Kant’s Account of Practical Justification”: invited as part of the Philosophy Research Seminars at Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, April.

2011:    [As Keynote] Cosmopolitanism and the Highest Political Good: invited to an international colloquium on “Cosmopolitanism and Philosophy in a Cosmopolitan Sense”, organised by the New Europe College, Bucharest, October.

2011:    Perpetual Peace as the Highest Political Good: presented to a workshop devoted to Kant’s Perpetual Peace, which was part of the 2011 UK Kant Society Annual Conference; organisers: Harry Lesser and Jens Timmermann; University of St Andrews, September.

2011:    Space, Time and Mind-dependence: presented to the Research Seminars in analytic philosophy at the University of Padova, Italy, May.

2011:    Invited Commentary on Christopher Freiman’s Symposium paper, “Allocation and Distribution”; to be presented to the American Philosophical Association Central Division Meeting, Minneapolis, April. [Participation cancelled due to personal circumstances.]

2011:    Invited Graduate Seminar Leader for a session on Kant’s Critique of Judgement; this is part of the Critical Theory and Spiritual Practice Graduate Seminar convened by Professor Paul Fiddes and Dr Pamela Sue Anderson, Regent’s Park College, Oxford, February

2010:    “Morality and Enforceability”; presented to the conference “The Morality of Law: Kantian Perspectives”, Keele University, November; commentator: Professor Tatiana Patrone (Ithaca).

2010:    Kant: Faktum der Vernunft – an event organised by the ZetKIK at the University of Siegen, September; no papers presented; the few Kant scholars invited discussed (in German) Kant’s idea of a fact of reason. [Participation cancelled due to personal circumstances.]

2010:    “How Egalitarian is Rawls’s Egalitarianism?”; presented to the Political Philosophy Research seminars organised by Monica Mookherjee, Keele University, February.

2009:    “Freedom and Values”; two lectures on Sartre – part of a course on “The Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre”, University of Oxford, Department of Further Education, November.

 2009:    “The Paradox of Juridical Imperatives”; ECPR General Conference (“Politics and Metaphysics in Kant” Workshop, organised by Howard Williams and Kerstin Budde), Potsdam, September.

2008:    “Practical Justification in Kant: How to Get It Right”; Departmental Seminars, Philosophy Department, University of Sheffield, May.

2007:    “Politics and Metaphysics in Kant: The Case of Practical Judgement”; Politics Research Seminars organised by Glen Newey, School of Politics, IR and Philosophy, University of Keele, November.

2007:    “Kantian Justifications of Political Norms”; Staff Research Seminars, Philosophy Department, University of Sussex, January.

2006:    “Kantian Justifications of Political Norms”; Staff Research Seminars, Philosophy Department, University of Hull, December.

2005:    “Institutions and the Normativity of Desert”; Research Seminars, Department of Government, LSE, February.

2002:    “Ethics and Deliberation”; Forum for European Philosophy, University of Manchester, February.

2001:    “How Bad Is Social Isolation?”; discussion of Brian Barry’s keynote address for the 6th Graduate Conference in Political Thought, Manchester, June.

1999:    “The Anxiety of Influence: Sartre on Kant and the Categorical Imperative”; Philosophy Seminars, Manchester Metropolitan University, May.

 

Other Talks (Responses to Call for Papers, Etc.)

2020:   "Kant on Misinformation, Disinformation and Malinformation', part of a panel on 'Kant's Practical Philosophy in the Age of "Fake News", "Message Control" and "Echo Chambers"' - this is included in a section on 'Truth and Politics in Kant and Kantian Theories', ECPR General Conference, Innsbruck, August.

2020:   "Merit and the Epistemological Argument Against Desert", session led for the online Summer School on Political Epistemology organised by the Kantian Standing Group of the European Consortium for Political Research, July.

2020:   "Is My Share of Social Goods Different From Yours? Probably So; Should It Be?Probably Not", talk (with Amy Kings and Aaran Burns to the Pint Of Science 2020 even in Stoke-on-Trent, May. (Presentation postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.)

2020:   "Comments on Adrian Moore's 'Armchair Knowledge: Some Kantian Reflections", part of the 'Rousseau' Annual Conference, Keele University, March. (Event postponed due to the Covid-19 outbreak.)

2019:   "Political Cognitivism and Deep Disagreements" - paper presented to the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research as part of a Section on Kant and Contemporary Political Theory/Philosophy organised by the Kantian Standing Group, Wroclaw, Poland, September.

2019:    ''Political Cognitivism and Deep Disagreements" - paper presented to the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research as part of a Section on Kant and Contemporary Political Theory/Philosophy organised by the Kantian Standing Group, Wroclaw, Poland, September.

2019:    'Kantian Sincerity and Current Politics' - presented to the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops within a workshop on “Kant on Political Change”, UCL, Mons, April.

2019:    'The Role of Just Deserts in Today's Society' - paper presented to the Seminars of the Keele Political Theory/Philosophy Research Cluster organised by Marit Hammonds, March - event organised jointly with the Keele Business School's Economics and Finance Group.

2018:   "Kant on the Moral Progress of Humankind" - paper presented to the Annual 'Rousseau' Conference, which discussed several texts if Susan Shell (Boston), Keele University, November.

2018:    "Kant, AI, and Philosophy of Mind", paper to be presented to the "Recent Kantian Scholarship" session of this year's UK Kant Society Annual Conference, University of Cardiff, September.

2018:    "Kant's Global Juridical Condition and Its Enforceability" - paper presented as part of the ECPR General Conference within a section on “Kant on Political Change: Global Challenges”, University of Hamburg, August.

2018:    "How Far Do We Self-legislate?", paper presented as part of the ‘Rousseau’ Annual Conference (discussing several recent papers by Pauline Kleingeld on Kant’s Categorical Imperative), Keele University, March.

2017:    “Recent Work on Kant and Artificial Intelligence”: paper presented to the “Recent Kantian Scholarship” session at the UK Kant Society, University of St Andrews, September.

2017:    “Can There Be a History of Pure Reason”: paper presented to the Section on “Kant on Political Change”, ECPR General Conference, Oslo, September.

2017:    “Universal Ethics: Metaphysics, Politics and Conflict-resolution”: Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Keele University, March.

2016:    “Dealing Ethically with Deep Disagreements”: participation to the “Deep Disagreements: Dealing Normatively with Deep Differences” panel discussion, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, November.

2016:     Comments on Antje du Bois-Pedain's paper "Responsibility for Self in Criminal Law", as part of the 'Jean-Jacques Rousseau' Annual Conference, Keele, November.

2016:    “The Epistemic Status of Kant’s Guarantee for Perpetual Peace”: paper presented to the ECPR General Conference as part of a Section on “Kantian Peace” and a panel on the “Guarantee”, Prague, September.

2016:    “Right and Ethics in Tugendlehre”: paper for the ‘Jean-Jacques Rousseau’ Annual Conference on Kant’s “Doctrine of Virtue”, Keele University, Keele, March.

2016:    “Hermeneutic Approaches: Existentialism”: seminar for the Training School on “Ethical Approaches to Conflict Reconciliation”, British Academy Newton Advanced Fellowship, Keele, March.

2015:    “Kant’s View on the Conflict between Law and Religious Commitments”: participation to the ECPR Annual Conference, University of Montreal, September; participation cancelled due to family-related considerations.

2015:    “Nature and Freedom: The Highest Good and the Beck/Silber Debate Today”: paper presented to the International Kant Congress in Vienna; September.

2015:    “Messy Morality and Politics: The Case of Lying”: session presented to the Summer School on Methodology in Normative Political Philosophy, organised at Keele by the European Consortium for Political Research; June.

2014:    “Comments on A. W. Moore’s Kant Chapter in The Evolution of Modern Metaphysics”: participation to the launch of the Keele-Oxford-St Andrews Centre for Kantian Studies; November.

2014:    “Comments on Constitutivism”: participation to the ECPR General Conference at the University of Glasgow; September.

2014:    “9. Siegener Kant Kurs”: participation to this workshop on the relation in Kant between law and ethics, University of Siegen, September; workshop cancelled.

2014:    “Normative Justification: Transcendental Logic and Metaphysics of Morals”: participation to the Conference of the European Society for Analytic Philosophy, Bucharest, August.

2014:    “On a Supposed Non-epistemic Practical Epistemology in Kant”: paper presented to the Joint Session of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, Cambridge, July.

2014:    “Kant’s Justification of Welfare as a Duty of Justice”: paper presented to the ECPR Research Session on “Justice and Imperfect Duties, Essex, July.

2014:    “The Role of Politics and Metaphysics in a Theory of Justice”: seminar held at the ECPR Summer School on Methods in Normative Political Philosophy, Keele University, June.

2014:    “Hegel’s ‘Empty Formalism’ Objection and a New Reading of Kant’s Categorical Imperative”: presented to the 30th International Hegel Congress, University of Vienna, 23-26 April 2014.

2013:    “Why It Doesn’t Pay Not to Play”: paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Keele Forum for Philosophical Research. Keele. November.

2013:    “Kant’s Justification of Welfare”: paper for section on Justification and Application: The Function and Nature of Political Norms, which I organised as part of the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research. Bordeaux. September.

2013:    “Kant’s Non-epistemic Practical Epistemology: A Potential Problem for a Recent Interpretation”: paper presented to the Joint Sessions of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association. Exeter University. July. Cancelled due to Guest Research Professorship at the University of Vienna.

2011:    “Comments on Unconditionality”: comments on papers presented as part of a panel on “The Unconditionality of Political Norms”, organised within a Section on “Kantian Approaches to Political Normativity”; organisers: Peter Niesen and Viljhálmur Árnason, the European Consortium for Political Research General Conference, Reykjavik, Iceland, September.

2011:    (Part of Erasmus Exchange Programme) Five lectures on Kant’s Critique of Judgement for an MA seminar on Aesthetics; University of Padova, May.

2011:    (Part of an Erasmus Exchange Programme) Five seminars on Aspects of Practical Justification in Kant, presented at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bucharest, in April.

2011:    “Unconditional Sincerity: Justification and Limitation”; presented to the “Sincerity in Ethics, Politics and International Relations” Workshop, as part of the European consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions, University of St Gallen, Switzerland, April.

2010:    "Unconditionality"; Keele Forum for Philosophical Research Summer Seminars, Keele University, May.

2010:    “The Deontic Force of the Formula of Universal Law”; presented to the XI International Kant Congress, Pisa, May.

2009:    “Kripke/Putnam and the Analytic-Synthetic Distinction”; Keele Forum for Philosophical Research Summer Seminars, Keele, May.

2009:    “Ethical and Political Normativity in Kant: Pluralism and the Paradox of Juridical Imperatives”; ECPR Joint Sessions, Workshop on “Political Normativity: Conceptual and Normative Issues”, Lisbon, April.

2007:    “How Metaphysical Is Kant’s Kingdom of Ends?”; discussion paper on Katrin Flikschuh’s invited talk, UK Kant Society Annual Conference, Manchester, September.

2007:    “Kant on Practical Judgement”; ECPR General Conference (“Politics and Metaphysics in Kant” Workshop), Pisa, September.

2007:    “Is Kant’s Moral Law Prior to the Good?”; APA Central Division Meeting, Chicago, February.

2007:    “Dealing Ethically with Differences”; ‘Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict’ Workshop, Politics Department, University of Durham, March.

2006:    “Dealing Ethically with Differences”; ‘California Roundtable on Philosophy and Race’, University of San Francisco, September.

2006:    “Dealing Ethically with Differences”; ‘Conflict, Dialogue and Philosophy’ – the Royal Irish Academy Philosophy Conference, Dublin, November.

2006:    “Kantian Justifications of Political Norms”; the Political Studies Association’s ‘Workshops in Political Theory’ Annual Conference (‘Kantian Justifications of Political Norms’ Workshop), Manchester, September.

2006:    “Is Kant’s Moral Law Prior to the Good?”; Joint Session of the Mind Association and Aristotelian Society, University of Southampton, July.

2006:    “The Normative Pluralism of Desert”; selected as first reserve for the Annual Conference of the British Society for Ethical Theory, University of Southampton, July.

2006:    “Leaving Deontology Behind: Is Kant’s Moral Law Prior to the Good?”; Staff Research Seminars, Manchester Centre for Political Theory, Manchester, January.

2005:    “Value and Principle in Kant’s Moral Theory”; Joint Session of the Society for European Philosophy and the Forum for European Philosophy, Reading, September.

2005:    “Rawls’s Luck Egalitarianism”; the Political Studies Association ‘Workshops in Political Theory’ Annual Conference (‘Justice and Desert’ Workshop), Manchester, September.

2005:    “Justice and the Normative Pluralism of Desert”; Annual Conference of the Aristotelian Society and Mind Association, Manchester, July.

2005:    “The Normative Fragmentation of Desert”; Workshop organised by the Manchester Centre for Political Thought, Manchester, April.

2004:    “The Practical Relevance of Phenomenology”; International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg am Wechsel (Austria), August.

2004:    “The Problem of Desert in Rawls’s Egalitarianism Revisited”; Annual Conference of the U.K. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy, University of Wales College, Newport, July.

2002:    “Scepticism about Human Nature and the Possibility of Action”; 5th Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy, University College Cork, Ireland, September.

2001:    “Kant and the Sources of Normativity”; Centre for Philosophy Research Seminars, Manchester University, October.

2000:    “From Self to Other: Kant’s Fact of Reason and Sartre’s Fact of Mind”; 3rd Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy, Middlesex University, September.

2000:    “Kant’s Practical Reason: The Possibility of Action-guiding Principles”; International Wittgenstein Symposium, Kirchberg (Austria), August.

2000:    “Rorty’s New Intellectual Tradition Facing the Demands of Language”; Essex Graduate Conference in Political Theory, Essex University, May.

2000:    “Consciousness and Freedom in Kant and Sartre”; Ph.D. Research Seminars, Graduate Centre in Government, Manchester University, March.

1999:    “How Monological Is Kant’s Moral and Political Discourse?”; Centre for Philosophy’s Research Seminars, Manchester University, November.

1999:    “Sartre and the Difficulties of Beginning: Freedom and Emancipation”; 7th Annual Conference of the Society for Sartrean Studies, London, October.

1999:    “Sartre on Kant and the Categorical Imperative: Towards the Idea of a Morale in Sartre”; 2nd Annual Conference of the Society for European Philosophy, Cambridge University, September.

1998:    “Kant and the Difficulties of Beginning: Freedom and Emancipation”; PSA Graduate Conference, Keele University, November.

1998:    “Between Traditional Philosophy and Postmodernism: Self, Morality and Politics in Sartre’s Existentialism”; 3rd Graduate Conference in Political Thought, Manchester University, June.

1998:    “Interpersonal Relations in Sartre’s Critique of Dialectical Reason”; Political Theory Discussion Group, Manchester University, February.

1996:    “Wittgenstein and the Problem of Difference”; Research Workshop, Graduate Centre in Government, Manchester University, Whaley Bridge, October.

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