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The purpose of the North American Kant Society is to further study of the works of Immanuel Kant from a variety of perspectives. Participation by scholars and students in all relevant areas is encouraged: philosophers, political scientists, literary scholars, historians, scholars of religion, etc.


Hoke Robinson founded and served as the first president of NAKS. Karl Ameriks, Sharon Anderson-Gold, Richard Aquila, Patricia Kitcher, Pauline Kleingeld, Robert Louden, Pablo Muchnik, Nelson Potter, and Rachel Zuckert have also served as presidents. Past vice presidents include Michelle Grier, Jane Kneller, Pablo Muchnik, Oliver Sensen, Helga Varden, Eric Watkins, and Günter Zöller. 

Our bibliographers have been Manfred Kuehn, Felicitas Munzel, and Steve Naragon.


Click here to view NAKS's constitution, which was last updated in June 2020.

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The North American Kant Society (NAKS) was founded in 1985 at the Sixth International Kant Congress to further the study of Kantian thought and scholarship within a variety of traditions and disciplines.

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