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Kant's Third Critique: The Project of Unification

Gardner, S; (2016) Kant's Third Critique: The Project of Unification. Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements , 78 pp. 161-185. 10.1017/S1358246116000254. Green open access

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Abstract

This paper offers a synoptic view of Kant's Critique of the Power of Judgement and its reception by the German Idealists. I begin by sketching Kant's conception of how its several parts fit together, and emphasize the way in which the specifically moral motivation of Kant's project of unification of Freedom and Nature distances it from our contemporary philosophical concerns. For the German Idealists, by contrast, the CPJ's conception of the opposition of Freedom and Nature as defining the overarching task of philosophy provides a warrant and basis for bold speculative programmes. The German Idealist development therefore presupposes Kant's failure in the CPJ to resolve the problem of the relation of Freedom and Nature. What is fundamentally at issue in the argument between Kant and his successors is the question of the correct conception of philosophical systematicity and in this context I reconstruct Kant's defence of his claim to philosophical finality.

Type: Article
Title: Kant's Third Critique: The Project of Unification
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S1358246116000254
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1358246116000254
Language: English
Additional information: © The Royal Institute of Philosophy and the contributors 2016. This article has been published in a revised form in Royal Institute of Philosophy Supplements http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S1358246116000254. This version is free to view and download for private research and study only. Not for re-distribution, re-sale or use in derivative works.
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1471819
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