Leuven Kant Conference

May 27-29, 2021
KU Leuven


Keynote Speakers

Silvia Altmann (Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul)

Andrea Esser (Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena)

Brandon C. Look (University of Kentucky)

“The light dove, cleaving the air in its free flight, and feeling its resistance, might imagine that its flight would be even easier in empty space.” (CPR, A5/B8).


While the current crisis deeply affects our society in many ways, it need not entail the impossibility of the social and intellectual exchanges that academic conferences provide. In order to create, at this difficult time, a platform where Kant scholars can share their ideas, receive support and feedback, and create new bonds, the 2021 edition of the Leuven Kant Conference will be held on Zoom. Apart from the three keynote speakers, 15 researchers will present papers on various aspects of Kant’s philosophy. The papers will be circulated in advance so that most time can be used for the discussion. The conference will take place between 2 pm and 8 pm (CET) to accommodate different time zones.




Karin de Boer (KU Leuven, Arnaud Pelletier (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Henny Blomme (KU Leuven), Stephen Howard (KU Leuven), Luciano Perulli (KU Leuven), Pierpaolo Betti (KU Leuven)​​​​