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Immanuel Kant Lectures at Stanford

The Kant Lecture series is an annual tradition of the Stanford Philosophy Department. It takes place over the course of three days and includes two lectures and a discussion seminar, which are presented by a distinguished philosopher. Past lecturers have included John Rawls, Noam Chomsky, John Searle, Margaret Wilson, Wilfred Sellars, Michael Friedman and Peter Railton.

Past Lectures: 

2014 -2015 Kant Lectures

David Velleman, Professor of Philosophy, NYU 

Morality Here and There

12 Nov Lecture I: "Aristotle in Bali"

13 Nov Lecture II: "Kant Among the Sherpas"

14 Nov Discussion Seminar with Professor Velleman 





2013- 2014 Kant Lectures

Beatrice Longuenesse, Silver Professor of Philosophy, NYU

Self-consciousness and the first person.  Back to Kant, and back again.

7 May Lecture 1: “Uses of ‘I’”

8 May Lecture 2: “Kant on Persons”

9 May Discussion Seminar with Professor Longuenesse







2012 - 2013 Kant Lectures

Ned Block, Silver Professor of Philosophy, NYU

Attention and Perception.

5 December Lecture 1: "How Facts about Attention Constrain Philosophical Theories of Perception"

6 December Lecture 2: "The Grain of Vision and the Grain of Attention"

7 December Discussion Seminar with Professor Block