Kant and the Stoics


Dates: 4-6 July 2016

Organisers: Stefano Lo Re, Pärttyli Rinne, Prof. Jens Timmermann

Attendance: 25 participants (8 established scholars, 17 students; 18 men, 7 women; 14 from UK, 3 from Germany, 3 from US, 2 from Norway, 1 from Canada, 1 from Italy, 1 from the Netherlands)

Sessions: 4 discussion sessions, 2 paper sessions

Discussion Session 1Happiness, Prudential Value and Indifferents

Chair: Jens Timmermann (University of St Andrews)

Discussion Session 2Highest Good

Chair: Michael Oberst (University of California, San Diego)

Discussion Session 3Passions and Apathy

Chair: Sarah Broadie (University of St Andrews)

Discussion Session 4: General discussion

Chair: Michael Walschots (University of St Andrews)

Paper Session 1Kant’s Critique of Stoic Monism – Presuppositions and Implications

Speaker: Jacob Kristensen (University of Oslo)

Paper Session 2Kant on Moral Appraisal of Others and Illusion

Speaker: David Hakim (Western University)


The British Society for the History of Philosophy, the Classical Associationthe Mind Association, the Scots Philosophical Association, the Department of Philosophy at the University of St Andrews, and the UK Kant Society.