Princeton Project in Philosophy and Religion Colloquium

A Colloquium on Immanuel Kant's On the Miscarriage of All Philosophical Trials in Theodicy (1791)
Dec 1, 2023, 8:30 amDec 2, 2023, 6:00 pm
By Invitation Only


Event Description


Courtney Fugate (Florida State University)

Jacqueline Mariña (Purdue)

George Huxford (Independent)

Melissa Zinkin (SUNY Binghamton)

Lawrence Pasternack (OkState)

Pablo Muchnik (Emerson)

Andrew Chignell (Princeton)

John Hare (Yale)

Susan Shell (Boston College)

Shterna Friedman (Harvard)

Scott Ferguson (Independent)


December 1st

8:30am-9 Coffee

9 - 10:15 Courtney Fugate (FSU), “Theodicy from Leibniz to Kant”

10:20 - 11:35 Jacqueline Mariña (Purdue), “On the Validity of Kant’s Response to Leibniz”

11:35 - 1:30 Lunch 

1:30 - 2:45 John Hare (Yale), “On Artistic and Moral Wisdom in the Theodicy”

2:45-3:05 Coffee Break

3:05 - 4:20 Susan Shell (Boston College), “Kant's Political Theodicy”

4:25 - 5:40 Lawrence Pasternack (OSU), “Practical Reason and the Problem of Evil”


December 2nd

8:30am-9 Coffee

9 - 10:15 George Huxford, “Theodicy and the pre-Critical Kant” 

10:20 - 11:35 Shterna Friedman (Harvard), “Theodicy, Cosmodicy, and the Threat of 

Systemic Injustice”

11:35 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:45 Melissa Zinkin (SUNY), “From the Third Critique to the Theodicy: 

Counterpurposiveness in Kant's Account of Theodicy & the Sublime”

2:50 - 4:05 Pablo Muchnik (Emerson), “Judging the Inner Judge: Kant on the 

Infallibility of Conscience in the Theodicy Essay”

4:05 - 4:30 Coffee Break

4:30 - 5:45 Andrew Chignell (Princeton) Scott Ferguson, “Faith,
Counterpurposiveness, and Negative Wisdom"



Andrew Chignell