After 6 years of hard work my Kant on Spontaneity has been published. I have been thinking about the issues discussed in this book since I participated to ‘The New School University’s Second Annual International Undergraduate Philosophy Conference on Kant’s Moral and Aesthetic Philosophy’, the 4th and 5th of March, 2005, organized by Jennifer A. Bautz. Subsequently, I have benefited from interactions with an increasing number of Kantian scholars such as Reinhard Brandt, Wolfgang Carl, Bernd Dörflinger, Félix Duque, Costantino Esposito, Alfredo Ferrarin, Eckart Förster, Piero Giordanetti, Paul Guyer, Norbert Hinske, Hansmichael Hohenegger, Rolf Peter-Horstmann, Patricia Kitcher, Heiner F. Klemme, Claudio La Rocca, Mario G. Lombardo, Mario Longo, Rudolf A. Makkreel, Massimo Marassi, Ferdinando L. Marcolungo, Massimo Mori, Alessandro Pinzani, Stefano Poggi, Ubirajara Rancan de Azevedo Marques, Leonel Riberio dos Santos, Valerio Rocco Lozano, Tom Rockmore, Paola Rumore, Clemens Schwaiger, Pedro Jesús Teruel, María Jesús Vázquez Lobeiras and Günter Zöller. My gratitude to the participants to the following conferences ‘Kant and the Philosophical Tradition/Kant Today’ (Verona-Padova, 22-25 January 2008), ‘Kant’s Critique of Judgement: Art, Science, and Religion’ (Baltimore, 28-29 March 2008) and ‘Kant e la biologia’, (Marilia, 10-12 August 2010) for feedbacks, comments and suggestions.
While any list of reasonable length would be undoubtedly incomplete, I nonetheless want to acknowledge the great help of Seung-Kee Lee and Riccardo Pozzo, and the everyday patient support of Laura Anna Macor. I gratefully acknowledge the help and support of numerous people and institutions while I was working on this book. This research has been possible thanks to a Frances A. Yates Fellowship at The Warburg Institute and to an Assegno di ricerca at the Dipartimento di Filosofia of the Università di Verona.