Programme The Burn

St. Andrews Kant Reading Party 2019: Kant and Leibniz on the Ontological Argument


(July 30 – August 2, 2019)


Tuesday, 30 July

13:00 Meeting for Departure from St Andrews, outside Edgecliffe (5 The Scores), the building of the Philosophy Department15:00 Estimated Arrival at The Burn
15:15 Coffee/tea
15:30 Welcome remarks
15:45-17:45 Discussion Session 1: The Ontological Argument: Anselm, Descartes, and Leibniz’ Objection of Incompleteness [Chair: Kristina Kersa]
16:45-17:00 Break
18:00 Dinner
19:30-21:30 Discussion Session 2: Leibniz’ Ontological Arguments [Chair: Alex Douglas]


Wednesday, 31 July

9:00 Breakfast
10:00-15:30 Hike (incl. packed lunch)
15:30-16:00 Break
16:00 Coffee/tea
16:30-18:00 Paper Session 1: Jun Young Kim (UIC) ‘A Combinatorial Theory of Compossibility in Leibniz’s Metaphysics’ [Chair: Geertje Bol]
18:30 Dinner
19:30-21:30 Discussion Session 3: Leibniz on Existence, Baumgarten’s Ontological Arguments, and Kant’s Early Objections [Chair: Kristina Kersa]


Thursday, 1 August

9:00 Breakfast
10:00-12:00 Discussion Session 4: Kant on Real Modality in the Critique of Pure Reason [Chair: Ralf Bader]
12:00-13:00 Break
13:00 Lunch
14:00-15:30 Paper Session 2: Nicholas Currie (UCL) ‘Distinguishing Logical from Real Predicates’ [Chair: TBA]
15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea
16:00-18:00 Discussion Session 5: Kant’s Critique of Ontotheology [Chair: Uygar Abaci]
18:00-18:30 Break
18:30 Dinner
19:30-21:30 Discussion Session 6: Kant on Progress in Metaphysics [Chair: Jens Timmermann]


Friday, 2 August

09:00 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Paper Session 3: Martijn Buijs (UC Santa Barbara) ‘The Need of Reason’ [Chair: TBA]
11:30-11:45 Break
11:45-13:15 Final discussion: [Chair: TBA]
13:15 Lunch
14:15-14:30 Break (check-out/group photo)
14:30 Departure
16:30 Estimated Arrival in St Andrews

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