The Kantian Studies Group is a research unity that belongs to the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Buenos Aires. The aim of the group is to promote the investigation on Kantian philosophy. Its specific goals are: 1) to carry out projects and research programs, 2) to offer lectures and seminars, 3) to organize workshops and conferences, 4) to establish contact and academic cooperation with other research groups.

2017 Lectures

APRIL 25.  Kant’s conception of cosmological freedom and its metaphysical legacy

Prof. Christian Krijnen (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires (Avda. Alvear 1711).


Alberto Pirni (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna – Pisa)

La libertad del querer en perspectiva comunitaria
Freedom of the Will in Communitarian Perspective

The main purpose of this conference is to develop some arguments devoted to the “rehabilitation” of the concept of community and its structural relevance within Kantian thought. In order to show that relevance, the text concentrates on the eighth paragraph of the first chapter of the Analytic of Pure Practical Reason, a passage that might appear to exclude any reference to the communitarian dimension. Starting with an analysis of the concepts of Wille and Willkür, my paper firstly distinguishes the different meanings attributed to the freedom of the will (§ 1). Secondly, it distinguishes a positive from a negative dimension of that freedom, referred both to as Wille and Willkür (§ 2). Finally, the development of this aspect leads to a rethinking of the internal dynamics of the entire faculty of the will starting from a communitarian perspective (§ 3), by redefining as an a priori figure the relationship between singular subject and multiplicity of subjects, which Kant considered to operate already in the inner forum of every single being capable of reason.

OCTOBER  26. 15 – 17 hs. FFyL – UBA (Puan 480). Aula 108

2016 Lectures

OCTOBER 31.  La función heurística del uso especulativo de la razón como clave interpretativa de la Dialéctica trascendental

Prof. Pablo Moscón UBA – AGENCIA MINCYT 

Room 452  17 hs

2016 Lectures

JULY 25.  “La tesis del ser como posición y el compromiso empirista de la filosofía kantiana”

Prof. Dr. Héctor Ferreiro.  Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina (UCA)

. Room 452  17 hs

2015 Events

Kantian Studies Group is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the book Critique and Metaphysics. Tribute to Mario Caimi (Hildesheim, Georg Olms, 2015).

The event will be held on December 17 at 18:00, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Avenida Alvear 1711, third floor.
GEK Seminar

Decembrer 2.

Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Av. Alvear 1711, 3rd floor.

14.30 - 15.15 Juan Ormeño (Universidad Diego Portales) “¿Puede la teoría moral de Kant hacer su trabajo?

15.15 - 16.00 Max Gottschlich (Katholische Universität Linz) “Denken als Operieren. Zu den Voraussetzungen und Implikationen moderner formaler Logik.”

16.15 – 17.00 Óscar Cubo (FernUniversität in Hagen) “La pretensión de validez de los juicios de gusto.”

17 - 17.45 Klaus Honrath (FernUniversität in Hagen) “Theoretischer und praktischer Vernunftgebrauch bei Kant. Ein unaufgelöster Dualismus oder Schlüssel für die Einsicht in die Bedingungen eines gelingenden Lebens in Freiheit?”

18.15 - 19.15 Thomas Sören Hoffmann (FernUniversität in Hagen) “Kants 'Kontextualismus'. Zur Logik des Machens der Erfahrung nach Kant.”

Spanish translations will be provided.  

2015 Lectures

June 25. Prof. Dr. Juan Manuel Garrido y Prof. Dr. Eduardo Molina   (Universidad Alberto Hurtado)

Workshop: "La acción prenormativa de la ley moral en nosotros.  Autodeterminación y autocoerción.

16 hs, Academia Nacional de Ciencias de Buenos Aires, Av. Alvear 1711, 3rd floor.