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,How is Metaphysics Possible?' Workshop with Nick Stang

WORKSHOP: How is metaphysics possible?
with Nick Stang (UoT)

Organizers: Tobias Rosefeldt (HU), Myriam Stihl (HU)
When and Where: 08–09 July 2024, R. 2249a (Unter den Linden 6)

We are pleased to announce a workshop with Nick Stang to discuss parts of his latest book manuscript on Kant’s critique of metaphysics. Here is what participants may look forward to:

In my in-progress book manuscript, ,How is Metaphysics Possible? A Critique of Analytic Reason‘, I use Kant's critique to criticize contemporary analytic metaphysics, which, I argue (in Parts One and Two), has not adequately answered the question in my title. The workshop will concentrate on Part Three of the book MS, where I try to motivate Kant's transcendental idealism and its explanation of the possibility of what he calls 'immanent' metaphysics (metaphysics of the spatiotemporal world and the human mental capacities that condition it.) I also reconstruct Kant's reasons for thinking 'noumenal' metaphysics (which includes much contemporary work) is impossible. I have tried to write the four chapters we will be discussing so that they will be of interest both to Kantians and those interested in contemporary analytic metaphysics. 


Monday, 08.07.:

Session 1: 10.30 - 13.00 Uhr: Transcendental Idealism
Session 2: 14.30 - 17.00 Uhr: The Spatiotemporal Structure of the Phenomenal World

Tuesday, 09.07.:

Session 3: 10.30 - 13.00 Uhr: The Possibility of Immanent Metaphysics
Session 4: 14.30 - 17.00 Uhr: The Impossibility of Transcendent Metaphysics


If you would like to attend the workshop, please register by 5th of July by sending an email to Readings will be made available to you after registration.