Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society


2013 Meeting

November 2-3, 2013

University of California, Riverside




Saturday afternoon, November 2:

1 PM:              Robert M. Adams, “Kantian Idealism”


2:45 PM:         Ann Margaret Baxley, “Kant’s Account of Happiness as Conditionally Valuable”


4:30 PM:         Henry Allison, “Freedom of the Will in Baumgarten and Kant`s Lectures on Metaphysics L1


6:00 PM:         PSG Business meeting


Sunday morning, November 3:

9:15 AM:         Laura Davis (winner of the Graduate Student Travel Stipend), “Purposiveness and the Possibility of Universality”


11:00 AM:       Houston Smit, “Cognition, Understanding, and Determination:  A Reply to Jacobi”




The meeting will be held in Humanities and Social Sciences 1500, on the UCR campus (C/D-5 on the campus map available at:




UC, Riverside is 20-30 minutes from the Ontario, CA airport. There is a link to directions to the campus at Free parking is available on the weekends in Lot P1, near the University Avenue entrance to the campus.




A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard-Marriott, 1510 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507 at a rate of $105/night. Call 951-276-1500 to reserve and mention the “UCR-Pacific Study Group of the North American Kant Society”. Since these rooms will be released after October 11, you will need to reserve by then. Other lodging possibilities: More elegant rooms are available at the Mission Inn (c. $150/night) – call 888-447-9943 and ask for the UCR rate. (You may need to mention the conference.) Acceptable but much less expensive rooms are available at the Thunderbird Lodge (c. $70/night) –




There is no registration fee for the meeting. However, if you plan to attend, please notify Andy Reath ( by Friday October 18, to help us with our planning. We will organize a dinner for Saturday night for those who RSVP. Depending on our budgetary situation, conference participants may be asked to pay a modest amount for the dinner.




Andy Reath ( and Pierre Keller ( Please get in touch if you have questions or need help with arrangements.