The Norwegian Kant Society

The Norwegian Kant Society is a non-affiliated, non-profit society working to further knowledge of Kant's philosophy and its relevance for almost all areas of current philosophy, both among professional philosophers and for the interested layman.

The Kant Society arranges single lectures, one-day symposia and broader conferences and research education courses lasting 2-3 days.


Time and place: Aug. 6, 2019Aug. 9, 2019, University of Oslo, Faculty of Law

Please Note: The conference is now closed for registration.

The 13th International Kant Congress is hosted by The Norwegian Kant Society and will take place in Oslo, August 6-9, 2019. It is dedicated to the topic of the court of reason.

Der 13. Internationale Kant-Kongress wird von der Norwegischen Kant-Gesellschaft ausgerichtet. Er findet vom 6. bis 9. August 2019 in Oslo statt. Schwerpunktthema des Kongresses ist Kants Idee eines „Gerichtshofs der Vernunft“. 

Le 13e International Kant Congress, organisé par The Norwegian Kant Society, aura lieu à Oslo du 6 au 9 août 2019. Il a pour thème central l’idée kantienne de “tribunal de la raison”.

Time: Aug. 5, 2019
Time and place: Nov. 15, 2018 10:00 AM, Room 652, Georg Morgenstierne's House
Time and place: June 15, 2018 10:00 AM3:45 PM, HF-12, Niels Treschows hus, Blindern campus, Niels Henrik Abels vei 36, University of Oslo

The workshop is free and open to everyone. This is a read ahead workshop and papers will only be briefly presented. Sign-up is not necessary, but write to Reidar Maliks if you will participate and would like access to papers.

Time and place: May 15, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Room 152, Georg Morgenstierne's House
Portrait of Postdoctoral Research Fellow Ariel Zylberman (Photo: Ariel Zylberman)
Time and place: May 11, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 152 George Morgenstiernes Hus

Ariel Zylberman, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at UCLA, will deliver the talk "The Bounds of Rights" for this session of Filosofisk seminar and The Norwegian Kant-Society. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by a reception on the third floor of Georg Morgenstiernes hus.

18th century portrait of Immanuel Kant, artist unknown
Time and place: Feb. 10, 2017 2:15 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 152 Georg Morgenstiernes Hus

The Norwegian Kant Society and Filosofisk seminar invite you to the lecture "Kant's Case against Heterosexual Marriage" by Martin Sticker, research fellow at Trinity College Dublin. The seminar is open for everyone, and will be followed by a reception on the third floor of Georg Morgenstiernes hus.

Time and place: Nov. 3, 2015 5:00 PM7:00 PM, Seminar room GM 452, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, Blindern (University of Oslo)

The Norwegian Kant Society will host a guest lecture by professor Eric Nelson, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, on the topic "A Peculiar Fate: The Reception of Confucianism in German Philosophy".

Time and place: Aug. 20, 2015Aug. 22, 2015, University of Oslo

According to Kant, your first duty to yourself and the “beginning of all human wisdom” is to know yourself (MM, 6:441). But what kind of knowledge is this, how can we attain it, and how is it relevant to our moral agency? Kant’s conception of the self and the subjective conditions for moral actions were challenged by subsequent thinkers like Fries, Fichte, and Hegel who identified alleged tensions in Kant’s account and proposed innovative solutions. The question about the relation between self-knowledge and morality is still subject to debate among scholars of Kant and German Idealism.

Time and place: Apr. 25, 2014 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 203, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

Filosofisk seminar and the Norwegian Kant Society invites you to the lecture "Using Kantian Ethics to Improve Economics" by professor Mark D. White.

Time and place: Sep. 12, 2013 5:00 PM7:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, room 152, Blindern

The Norwegian Kant Society has the pleasure to announce the following guest lecture by Hans Marius Hansteen, University of Bergen: The Sublime and the Revolution: Notes on Aesthetics, Rhetoric and Politics in Kant. All interested are welcome!

Time and place: Aug. 27, 2012Aug. 28, 2012, University of Oslo

MultiRights Workshop & Graduate Conference

Time and place: May 8, 2012 3:15 PM5:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes Hus Møterom 652

The Norwegian Kant Society welcomes you to the presentation “Misplaced Respect: Kant on Subreption and the Status of the Sublime” by Helen Haav. 

Time and place: Sep. 23, 2011 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Seminarrom 203, Georg Morgenstiernes hus

Lecture by professor Christoph Horn (Universität Bonn), organized by Filosofisk seminar and the Norwegian Kant Society.

Time and place: May 5, 2011May 10, 2011, Georg Morgenstiernes hus 452

PhD course/workshop at the University of Oslo, jointly given by Houston Smit (University of Arizona), Robert Hanna (University of Boulder, Colorado), Eric Watkins (UCSD), and Camilla Serck-Hanssen (University of Oslo).


Time and place: Sep. 15, 2010 5:00 PM7:00 PM, "Kjøkken" in P. A. Munchs hus, 4th floor, Blindern, University of Oslo

Jonas Indregard

Time and place: Apr. 13, 2010 4:15 PM6:00 PM, PM, Seminarrom 7, Sophus Bugges hus, Blindern, University of Oslo

Toni Kannisto

Time and place: Dec. 3, 2009 4:00 PMDec. 5, 2009 6:00 PM, Georg Sverdrups hus, und. rom 2

Conference at the University of Oslo, December 3-5, 2009  

Time and place: May 22, 2008May 25, 2008, Oslo
Time and place: May 4, 2007, Georg Sverdrups hus

Mini-conference on the Paralogisms.

Time and place: Dec. 1, 2006Dec. 2, 2006, Universitetet i Oslo, Blindern Campus,Georg Sverdrups hus, Moltke Moes vei 39, Undervisningsrom 2

Workshop organized by the Norwegian Kant-Society in cooperation with Filosofisk Seminar.

Time and place: June 1, 2006June 2, 2006, Rica Hotel Kirkenes

The First Philosophical Conference on Borderology at the Barents Institute in Kirkenes, at Rica Hotel Kirkenes