The Società Italiana di Studi Kantiani (Italian Society for Kantian Studies) was founded on 12 June1990 by Franco Bianco, Emilio Garroni and Silvestro Marcucci.

Its scope is to promote the study of the thought of Immanuel Kant, his period, and the origins and development of Kantianism, and to favour communication and the exchange of knowledge between scholars in Italy and abroad, in order to facilitate the realization of studies and projects aimed at deepening and disseminating our knowledge of critical philosophy.


We are glad to announce a call for abstracts is now open for the first Padua Kant Workshop, which will take place in Padova, from September 11th to 12th, with the title “Concepts, Intuitions and Manifest Reality”.

The aim of the workshop is to discuss two crucial problems in the interpretation of Kant’s philosophy, namely the relation between idealism and realism and the problem of non-conceptual contents, through the reference to Allais’ book “Manifest Reality: Kant’s Realism and his Idealism” . The deadline for submission is July 25th.

This conference encourages debate between historical and contemporary accounts of Kantian themes in ethics law and politics. Immanuel Kant envisaged a cosmopolitan federation of independent republics as the only way to secure peace. The means to achieving this end are the rule of law, both domestically in the  form of republicanism and internationally in the form of cosmopolitanism.