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Conference on Kant's Lectures on Political Philosophy (Naturrecht Feyerabend)

From:Fr 14-10-2022
Until:Su 16-10-2022
Where:University of Groningen (in-person event)

General information

We are pleased to invite you to the conference "Kant's Lectures on Political Philosophy (Naturrecht Feyerabend)". The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers interested in Kant's political philosophy of the 1780s and/or its relation to other aspects of his work. The Feyerabend lectures are the only transcript of Kant's course on natural law, stemming from the summer of 1784 as he was writing the Groundwork. These lectures have been neglected until very recently despite their importance as Kant's only in-depth discussion of political philosophy from the decade of the three Critiques.

The talks of the conference will be collected in a forthcoming book, Kant's Lectures on Political Philosophy: A Critical Guide, edited by Fred Rauscher (Cambridge UP, 2023). The event is organized by the research group "Kant, Kantianism, and Morality" (University of Groningen) and supported by the Dutch Research Council (NWO).


  • Lucy Allais (Johns Hopkins University and University of the Witwatersrand)
  • Luigi Caranti, University of Catania)
  • Mike Gregory (University of Groningen)
  • Paul Guyer (Brown University)
  • Sarah Holtman (University of Minnesota)
  • Monique Hulshof (State University of Campinas)
  • Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen)
  • Larry Krasnoff (College of Charleston)
  • Susan Meld Shell (Boston College)
  • Jordan Pascoe (Manhattan College)
  • Frederick Rauscher (Michigan State University)
  • Fiorella Tomassini (University of Groningen)
  • Kenneth Westphal (Academia Europaea)
  • Howard Williams (Cardiff University)

Early-career participant funding

We can provide (at least partial) funding to a small number of early-career researchers such as PhD students, postdocs, and junior faculty. If you fit this category and are interested in attending the conference, work on topics closely related to the conference theme, and do not have other sources of funding, you can apply for a travel and accommodation subsidy for early-career participants. Your application should be sent by email and include:

  • A brief description of your research interests
  • A short academic CV

Deadline: September 5th, 2022.


Please find the full programme here.


Attendance is free but registration is required. This is planned as an in-person event; unfortunately it is not possible to join remotely.


Mike Gregory (University of Groningen)

Pauline Kleingeld (University of Groningen)

Fiorella Tomassini (University of Groningen)