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: The Gulf between Nature and Freedom and Nature's Guarantee of Perpetual Peace

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay examines the relation between Kant's Toward Perpetual Peace and the nature–freedom problem posed in the third Critique. The problem concerns the “immense gulf,” which separates the ... More


Kant's Critical Ethics and the Sublime

Paul Crowther

in The Kantian Sublime: From Morality to Art

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198239314
eISBN:
9780191597275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198239319.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

Outlines Kant's basic epistemological position and also that of his moral philosophy. Attention is then paid to the way in which the sublime functions—via the notion of respect—in this philosophy. It ... More


The Unobservable and the Supersensible

Rae Langton

in Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Invisible forces, sub‐microscopic particles, are possible objects of experience, while things in themselves are not: the former are unobservable, the latter supersensible. Kant drew on this ... More


A Transcendental Chicken-and-Egg Dilemma

Thierry de Duve

in Aesthetics at Large: Volume 1: Art, Ethics, Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226546568
eISBN:
9780226546872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226546872.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter revisits section 9 for a close reading and an attempt to go through the unresolved issues it raises, which are all the more important that its opening sentence states, “the solution of ... More


The Recognitive Personhood of Absolute Spirit

Robert R. Williams

in Hegel on the Proofs and the Personhood of God: Studies in Hegel's Logic and Philosophy of Religion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780198795223
eISBN:
9780191836527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198795223.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In the 1824 Lectures on the Philosophy of Religion, Hegel’s discussion of the ontological proof leads directly into the metaphysical concept of God and his account of Christianity reconstructed from ... More


Things in Themselves Without Noumena

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against two extreme ways of understanding Kant’s notion of things as they are in themselves. The first extreme, ‘noumenalism’, is the view that he is committed to the existence of ... More


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