The Religion & Post-Kantian Philosophy Research Cluster is an inter-disciplinary group, based in the Department of Philosophy, whose overall goal is to consolidate and expand upon the active research program that has built up in the last few years around the Philosophy of Religion Research Seminar, the KAPKI (Kantian & Post-Kantian Idealism) Seminars, and an ARC funded project on "The God of Hegel's Post-Kantian Idealism".
In 2008 and 2009, the Philosophy of Religion Research Seminar addressed and put into perspective many questions and challenges surrounding the discipline of the philosophy of religion by inviting a number of philosophers to present papers. In 2008, the Philosophy of Religion Research Seminar has received an increasing attention from scholars working on post-Kantian tradition (broadly conceived), both inside and outside the Department of Philosophy.
At the same time, there has been an increase of postgraduate research interest in the post-Kantian approach to the philosophy of religion (including research in the areas of German Idealism, Existentialism, Hermeneutics). A significant expression of this interest is the KAPKI (Kantian and Post-Kantian Idealism) Research Group. Further evidence of the fruitfulness of research in this area is represented by the ARC grant, related to the project “The God of Hegel’s Post-Kantian Idealism”, that has been secured by Paul Redding and Paolo Diego Bubbio in 2008.
As a result of the merging of these two successful experiences, the Religion & Post-Kantian Philosophy Research Cluster has been established in 2009. The overall goal of the “Religion & Post-Kantian Philosophy Research Cluster” is to bring together academic staff currently divided by disciplinary and administrative boundaries, to build on complementary research methodologies and to develop research opportunities.