Orientation and Disorientation: Kantian Themes in Analytic Philosophy (SIFA Midterm Conference)

Deadline: 31.08.2024


Midterm Conference of the S.I.F.A. (Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy)

University of Modena and Reggio Emilia

Reggio Emilia, 2-3 December 2024

The deadline for submission is August 31st, 2024.

Keynote speakers:

  • Katharina Bauer (Erasmus University Rotterdam)
  • Andrew Chignell (Princeton University) 
  • Andrea Kern (University of Leipzig)

General Aim

The Conference aims to gather papers in all domains of analytic philosophy which are directly or indirectly related to Kant’s conception of orientation.


This conference aims to address the import and impact of Kant’s metaphor of orientation in analytic philosophy, with regard to epistemology, perception theory, cognition theory, moral philosophy, theory of practical and moral reasoning, action theory, aesthetics, and history of analytic philosophy. 

The Italian Society of Analytic Philosophy invites submitted symposia and papers for this meeting. Submissions will be blind-refereed and selected on the basis of quality and philosophical relevance. 

Topics might include, but are not limited to: 

  • Kant on orientation in (moral) thinking
  • The metaphor of orientation/disorientation
  • Orientation and disorientation in (moral, political) thinking
  • Orientation and disorientation in thinking
  • Orientation and disorientation in perception and self-perception
  • Orientation and disorientation in knowledge, and self-knowledge
  • Orientation and disorientation and mutual recognition
  • Orientation and disorientation and cognition
  • Orientation and disorientation and judgment
  • Orientation and disorientation and (shared, collective) action
  • Orientation and disorientation and (epistemic, moral, political) conflict
  • Orientation and disorientation and (epistemic, practical, moral, political) reasoning

Session Papers should not exceed a length of 25 minutes (about 12 double-spaced pages) for a total 60 minutes session

Symposia are allocated a two-hour slot and consist of a set of 4 papers on a common theme. 

Symposia organisers should submit an outline of the symposium along with a list of speakers and abstracts as a single document. 

Please do not submit more than one PDF file per symposium.


All submissions will be blind reviewed. The selection process will focus on quality and philosophical significance. Abstracts must be written in English, submitted as pdf files, and prepared for blind review. Please submit (i) a short abstract of max 300 words and (ii) a long abstract of max 1000 words, references included.

Long abstracts should clearly outline the main claims and the argument.

Participants can only send one contribution as first authors, but they can appear as second authors of other contributions. 

Submissions should be sent to the following address:


The deadline for submission is August 31th, 2024. Notification of acceptance is expected by Nov. 1st, 2024.


Participation in the Conference is allowed only upon payment of the conference fee, by bank transfer to:

Società Italiana di Filosofia Analitica

Cariparma Crédit-Agricole (via Armorari, 4 20123 Milano)

IBAN: IT07H0623001627000045841814

Early bird conference registration (by Nov 15th, 2024):

€ 105,00: faculty (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

€ 55,00: others (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

Late conference registration (after November 15th, 2024):

€ 125,00: faculty (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

€ 65,00: others (includes the 2024/25 SIFA membership)

Early bird registration will be open on October 15th, 2024.

  • Registration for Bachelor and Master Students: All Bachelor and Master students (Lauree Triennali & Magistrali) can attend the Conference by only paying the 2024/25 SIFA membership: €25
  • The conference fee does NOT cover the conference dinner.
  • Instructions for the registration to the conference dinner will be provided in due time.

Publication Opportunities: Selected papers will be considered for publication in a special issue of Argumenta or The European Journal of Philosophy.


• Deadline for submission: August 31st, 2024

• Notification of acceptance: Nov 1st, 2024

• Registration opens: October 15th, 2024

• Early registration by Nov 15th, 2024

Organizing Committee: Alberto Voltolini (President), Cristina Amoretti (Vice-president), Carla Bagnoli, Marta Benenti, Sofia Bonicalzi, Camilla Cadice, Damiano Canale, Massimo Dell’Utri, Filippo Ferrari, Mara Floris, Pietro Maffettone, Cristina Meini, Lorenzo Manera, Marco Mazzone, Luca Zanetti.

Venue Malaguzzi International Centre, Viale Ramazzini, 72/A 42124 Reggio Emilia

All inquiries should be addressed to: sifaconference24@gmail.com




Reggio Emilia, Italy

Italian Society for Analytic Philosophy

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