Second Annual Kant Conference: Why Faith?
This past spring, the second annual Kant meeting was held at Memorial from May 21-22. The conference was planned by Dr. Joël Madore and Dr. Scott Johnston.
The description of the conference was as follows:
In his first critique, kant famously argued that he found it necessary to deny knowledge in order to make room for faith. This undoubtedly raised more questions than it answered. Among others, to what extent is it compatible with transcendental idealism? Is belief in god and immortality legitimate or the twitching remains of an otherwise secularized philosophy? And what can it possibly consist of in the context of a rational religion that excludes its historical and ritualistic dimension? In short, why faith?
Dr. Paul Abela, Acadia University
Dr. George Di Giovanni, Mcgill University
Dr. Pablo Muchnick, Emerson College
Featuring Papers by:
Dr. Joël Madore
Dr. Scott Johnston
And Responses by:
Dr. Suma Rajiva
Dr. Toni Stafford
Dr. Michelle Rebidoux
Dr. Seamus O'Neill
Dr. Francis Peddle