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Kant in South America
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international research
Horizon 2020
MSCA-RISE-2017 - Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research and Innovation Staff Exchange (RISE)
Main ERC field: 
Social Sciences and Humanities
Unict role: 
Duration (months): 
Start date: 
Monday, January 1, 2018
End date: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Total cost: 
€ 738.000,00
Unict cost: 
€ 238.500,00
Università degli Studi di Catania
Principal investigator in Unict: 
Luigi Caranti
University department involved: 
Department of Political and Social Sciences

Martin-Luther-Universitaet Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) - London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom) - Faculdade de letras da Universidade de Lisboa (Portugal).

Universidad de Buenos Aires (Argentina) - Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Cientificas y Tecnicas (Conicet) (Argentina) - Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina (Brazil) - Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil).


A consortium of 4 EU Universities and 4 Southern American (SA) academic institutions analyze critically the development of Kant scholarship in Southern America in the last 15 years, following the booming of Kant studies in that continent over that period and the exponential increase of its quality. Top SA Kant scholars are enrolled in the project that promises to enlarge greatly the competence of EU colleagues and in turn profit from their feedback. Early stage researchers from both ends also take part to the exchange. The consortium builds on a web of established relations of most of the participants, at the personal and institutional level.