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Contemporary Kantian Philosophy (CKP) I

Recently the Luxembourg National Research Foundation fully funded the first year of the three-year contemporary Kantian philosophy (CKP) project, which Robert Hanna (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder) will carry out in collaboration with Dietmar Heidemann at the University of Luxembourg, where Professor Hanna will also be a visiting research professor for the full academic year 2013-14.

The CKP project is a three-stage exploration of Kantian themes in contemporary philosophy, whereby Professor Hanna will work in close association with an “inner circle” of University of Luxembourg philosophy researchers, other faculty members, and graduate students, and also an “outer circle” of young philosophical researchers working at universities in Finland, Germany, Norway, and the UK:

Angela Breitenbach (Univ. of Cambridge UK)

Sacha Golob (King's College London UK)

Toni Kannisto (Univ. of Oslo, Norway)

Hemmo Laiho (Univ. of Turku, Finland)

Thomas Land (Univ. of Cambridge UK)

Kristina Musholt (London School of Economics UK)

Sasha Newton (Univ. of Leipzig DE/Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign USA)

Andrew Stephenson (Univ. of Oxford UK).

The overall aim of the project is to explore the nature of human cognitive and practical rationality from a contemporary Kantian point of view, in a collaborative and international setting. The project’s three-part focus is on philosophy of mind & knowledge, the metaphysics of free will and persons, and applied Kantian ethics/philosophical anthropology.

More precisely, the basic topics for 13-14 will be in the areas of the philosophy of mind, epistemology, cognitive semantics, philosophical logic, and metaphysical issues associated with these. In 14-15, the basic topics will be in the areas of the metaphysics of free will, action/agency, and persons. And the basic topics for 15-16 will be in the areas of meta-ethics, normative ethics, applied ethics, philosophical anthropology, and practical philosophy more generally.

In 14-15 and 15-16, the CKP group at Luxembourg will also be mirrored by a CKP group centered at the University of Colorado, Boulder, growing out of Professor Hanna’s existing Intuitions in Philosophy Research Group there.

For further information on the CKP activities, contact either Professor Hanna ( or Professor Heidemann ( Up-dated information will regularly be available here: