Wednesday, 13 July 2022

18:00: Opening Lecture

Rainer Forst (Frankfurt a.M.): Noumenale Entfremdung. Gesellschaftskritik nach Kant und Marx

Venue: Altes Auditorium, Hörsaal 11 (MAP)

Be advised that the opening lecture will also be held as part of the regular lecture series of the Department of Philosophy. Since we want to reach out with the lecture to a larger audience (students and interested public in Göttingen), we asked Rainer Forst to give his talk in German.

Thursday, 14 July 2022


9:00–9:30        Welcome and Introduction


Derivation or Separation?

Derivational Readings of Kant’s Legal Philosophy


Paul Guyer (Providence): "Morality, Right, and Responsibility"

Comment by Michael Gregory (Groningen)

10:45–11:00 – coffee break –


Bernd Ludwig (Göttingen): "The Direct Route from the Categorical Imperative to the General Principle of Right"

Comment by Çağlar Çömez (Istanbul)

12:15–14:00 – lunch break –


Non-Derivational Readings of Kant’s Legal Philosophy


Christoph Horn (Bonn): "Is there a Categorical Imperative of Right in Kant?"

Comment by Daniel Ranweiler (Los Angeles)


Marcus Willaschek (Frankfurt a.M.): "Kant on Moral Universality and the Normative Foundations of Right"

Comment by Stephan Zimmermann (Halle)

16:45–17:15 – coffee break –


Sorin Baiasu (Keele): "Kant’s Right as Normatively Independent. Three Arguments Considered and Rejected"

Comment by Lara Scaglia (Warsaw)

19:00 – dinner –


Friday, 15 July 2022

Systematic Potentials and Limit

What Freedom Is Required for Law?


James P. Messina (New Orleans): "Two Conceptions of Freedom in Kant’s Political Philosophy"

Comment by Luigi Filieri (Mainz)

10:45–11:00 – coffee break –


Japa Pallikkathayil (Pittsburgh): "What is External Freedom?"

Comment by Micha Gläser (Zürich)

12:15–14:00 – lunch break –


George Pavlakos (Glasgow): "The Kantian Legal Relation as Radical Non-Positivism"

Comment by Luke Davies (London)

15:15–15:45 – coffee break –


Law and Morality in the Political Domain


Alice Pinheiro Walla (Hamilton, Ontario): "Bridging the Gap: Ethical and Juridical Duties in Case of Lacking Political Institutions"

Comment by Daniel Häuser (Hamburg)



Katrin Flikschuh (London): "Exactitude and Indemonstrability in Kant's Doctrine of Right: On the Limits of Kant’s Legal Philosophy"

Comment by Sofie Møller (Frankfurt a.M.)


19.00 – dinner –


Saturday, 16 July 2022

Tensions and Tangencies Between Right and Morality in Kant


Kate Moran (Boston) & Jens Timmermann (St. Andrews): "Should Criminals Be Punished for Their Folly? On the Ethical Foundations of Kant’s Legal Philosophy"

Comment by Katja Stoppenbrink (München)

10:45–11:00 – coffee break –


Ralf Bader (Fribourg): "Morality, Legality, and Luck"

Comment by Marie Newhouse (Guildford)

12:15–14:00 – lunch break –



Philipp-Alexander Hirsch (Freiburg): "Legal Coercion as a Moral Problem? Kant on the Enforcement of Rights and the Limits of Autonomy"

Comment by Fiorella Tomassini (Groningen)


Martin Brecher (Mannheim): "Wrong, but Permitted? Kant’s Notion of Permissive Law"

Comment by Jakob Huber (Berlin)


Closing Remarks