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Introduction: Kant’s Organicism

Jennifer Mensch

in Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021980
eISBN:
9780226022031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book is oriented by the conviction that Kant should be placed within a framework that has begun to take shape in a number of fields when it comes to thinking about the mid- to late eighteenth ... More


Generation and the Task of Classification

Jennifer Mensch

in Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021980
eISBN:
9780226022031
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter delves into the theory of classification developed by Locke and explores the special problems posed for taxonomy by its inability to account for organic processes in general. Designed ... More


Kant’s Organicism: Epigenesis and the Development of Critical Philosophy

Jennifer Mensch

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226021980
eISBN:
9780226022031
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226022031.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Because it laid the foundation for nearly all subsequent epistemologies, Immanuel Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason has overshadowed his other interests in natural history and the life sciences, which ... More


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