Pacific Study Group

of the
North American Kant Society

2007 Meeting Program

October 27-28, 2007

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Saturday October 27:

1:00 pm Beatrice Longuenesse (New York University)
"Kant and Descartes on 'I think'."

2:30 pm James Kreines (Claremont McKenna College)
"Kant on the Laws of Nature and the Limitations of our Knowledge"

4:00 pm James Messina (University of California, San Diego)
Winner of the Graduate Student Stipend
"Spatial Relations, Different Places, and the Possibility of Co-Existence:
The First Metaphysical Exposition Revisited"

5:30 pm
Business meeting

Evening: Group dinner (for registered conference participants). Arrangements will be announced at the meeting.

Sunday, October 28:

9:00 am Light Breakfast (coffee and rolls)

9:30 am Ina Goy (Universität Tübingen)
"Kant on the Moral Feeling of Respect"

11:00 am Frederick Rauscher (Michigan State University)
"Pure Practical Reason as a Natural Faculty"


The meeting will take place on the University of California-Los Angeles campus in Royce Hall, Room 314.

The conference is open to the public and free.

The PSG receives financial support from the North American Kant Society and from host universities (in this case, UCLA).

The keynote speaker for the meeting will be Béatrice Longuenesse. For participants arriving on Friday, Professor Longuenesse will also be giving a talk to the UCLA Philosophy Department. The talk will be held in Dodd 161 at 3 pm.


A map of the campus can be found at this link:

The best place to park is Structure 2, located at the Hilgard & Westholme entrance to campus.


There are a variety of hotels close to the UCLA campus. One is the Hilgard House Hotel. (

Other possibilities can be found at the following site:

Be sure to mention that you are attending a meeting at UCLA and would thus like a UCLA rate. Most, if not all, will offer such a rate.


Professor Barbara Herman

To register for the conference, contact Barbara Herman:  (Please register by Thursday October 25, so that dinner arrangements can be made for Saturday evening.)  

For other questions about the PSG, contact Eric Watkins (