Pacific Study Group

of the
North American Kant Society

2009 Meeting Program

October 24-25, 2009

University of California, San Diego

La Jolla, California

Saturday October 24:

1:00 pm Robert Pippin (University of Chicago)
"On Hegel's Claim that 'Self-Consciousness is Desire Itself (Begierde überhaupt)'"

2:30 pm  Marcus Willaschek (Universität Frankfurt/Univ. of California-Berkeley)
"Kant on Pure Reason and Metaphysics"

4:00 pm  Lanier Anderson (Stanford University)
"A Difficult Birth: The Emergence of Kant’s Analytic/Synthetic Distinction"

5:30 pm
Business meeting

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

Sunday, October 25:

8:30 am Light Breakfast (coffee and rolls)

9:00 am Sasha Newton (University of Pittsburgh)
"Kant on Logical Form"
Winner of the Graduate Student Travel Stipend

10:30 am Andrews Reath (University of California, Riverside)
"Formal Approaches to the Formula of Humanity"

12:00 pm Barbara Herman (University of California, Los Angeles)
"Rational Nature as an End in Itself"

The meeting will take place in the Philosophy Department's Seminar Room (room 7077, on the 7th floor), Humanities & Social Sciences Building (H&SS), on the campus of the University of California, San Diego. The Humanities and Social Sciences building is located in Muir College, with parking nearby. (See Campus map for details.

Lodging is available at: La Jolla Shores Hotel, 8110 Camino del Oro, La Jolla, CA, 92037. Reservations can be made be calling (toll-free) 800-237-5211. (See also  When making a reservation, please indicate that you are attending the UCSD Philosophy/PSG meeting. A block of rooms at a special discounted rate has been reserved until 9/25. After that date, room availability cannot be guaranteed.

Lodging may also be available at The Stratford Inn, 710 Camino Del Mar, Del Mar, CA 92014 (858) 755-1501.

The major airport closest to campus is San Diego International Airport (Lindbergh Field). Shuttles can be arranged from the airport to the hotel or campus. Other information on directions can be found at:,1162,20604,00.html.

FEES AND REGISTRATION: Meetings are free and open to all. There is no membership. The PSG receives financial support from the North American Kant Society and from host universities (in this case, the University of California, San Diego).

Please notify the Eric Watkins by October 18 if you plan on attending the meeting.

Professor Eric Watkins,
University of California, San Diego
Department of Philosophy, 0119
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
(858) 822-0082

For questions about the PSG, contact Eric Watkins (