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Reason and Reflective Judgment: Kant on the Significance of Systematicity

Paul Guyer

in Kant's System of Nature and Freedom: Selected Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199273461
eISBN:
9780191706196
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273461.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that Kant's reassignment of the regulative principles of scientific inquiry from the faculty of reason (in the Critique of Pure Reason) to the faculty of reflective judgment (in ... More


The Impossibility of a “Newton of the Blade of Grass” in Kant’s Teleology

Thomas Teufel

in The Life Sciences in Early Modern Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199987313
eISBN:
9780199346240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987313.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Kant’s denial, in his Critique of the Teleological Power of Judgment, of the possibility of a Newton of the Blade of Grass is often cited as evidence that Kant rejects the possibility of biology as ... More


The Regulative Use of the Ideas

Ian Proops

in The Fiery Test of Critique: A Reading of Kant's Dialectic

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780199656042
eISBN:
9780191905223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199656042.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Kant’s thesis that the Ideas of Pure Reason, and especially the Ideas of God and of the soul, though not admitting of sensible illustration, nonetheless have a valuable ... More


The Rule of Law and Time’s Arrow

Arthur Ripstein

in Private Law and the Rule of Law

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198729327
eISBN:
9780191796265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729327.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter explains why rights change with the passage of time. It considers two prominent accounts, according to which the point of limitations periods is either to reflect changes in the ... More


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