Kant's Project of Enlightenment
14th International Kant Congress Bonn, September 8-13, 2024

About the congress

The 14th International Kant Congress will be organized and hosted by the University of Bonn and the Kant Society (Germany). In celebration of the 300th anniversary of Kant's birth, and in view of the political developments of our time, the theme of the congress will be "Kant's Project of Enlightenment". In 2024, the city of Bonn will also be celebrating the 75th anniversary of the German Constitution, which was enacted into law in Bonn on May 23, 1949, as the Grundgesetz of the Federal Republic of Germany. The Enlightenment emphasized the moral autonomy of the individual and the inalienable political rights of all human beings. Its aim was to overcome deeply engrained prejudices in religion, the state, and society and to defend the principles of rational criticism and emancipation, all while advocating a scientific orientation to the world. The ideas of the Enlightenment are understood to be universal: All human beings are to be considered equal, regardless of gender, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Kant remains one of the most important representatives of the European Enlightenment and one of its central contributors.

Important Dates

Those who wish to participate in the conference without submitting a paper are also welcome to register for the event.


Kongressgebühren für die Teilnahme am Kongress mit oder ohne Vortrag in einer der Sektionen:

  • Regular tariff (entire conference): 150 EUR
  • Reduced fare: 75 EUR
  • Day ticket: 35 EUR
  • Students (with valid ID): 35 EUR

Exceptions are possible in cases of hardship.


Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn
Institut für Philosophie
Prof. Dr. Christoph Horn
Prof. Dr. Rainer Schäfer