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The stage on which our ingenious play is performed : Kant's epistemology of Weltkenntnis
De Bianchi, Silvia (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre d'Estudis d'Història de les Ciències (CEHIC))

Data: 2018
Resum: This paper focuses on Kant's account of physical geography and his theory of the Earth. In spelling out the epistemological foundations of Kant's physical geography, the paper examines 1) their connection to the mode of holding-to-be-true, mathematical construction and empirical certainty and 2) their implications for Kant's view of cosmopolitan right. Moreover, by showing the role played by the mathematical model of the Earth for the foundations of Kant's Doctrine of Right, the exact relationship between the latter and physical geography is highlighted. Finally, this paper shows how, in Kant's view, the progress of physical geography can be assured if and only if the free circulation of human beings is established and regulated by law. Therefore, examining the mutual relationship between the theory of Earth and the foundations of right opens new perspectives on the relationship between epistemology and practical philosophy within Kant's system.
Ajuts: Ramón y Cajal Programme RYC-2015-17289
Drets: Aquest document està subjecte a una llicència d'ús Creative Commons. Es permet la reproducció total o parcial, la distribució, i la comunicació pública de l'obra, sempre que no sigui amb finalitats comercials, i sempre que es reconegui l'autoria de l'obra original. No es permet la creació d'obres derivades. Creative Commons
Llengua: Anglès
Document: Article ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
Matèria: Kant ; Earth sciences ; Physical geography ; Epistemology ; Doctrine of right
Publicat a: Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, Volume 71, October 2018, pp. 58-66, ISSN 0039-3681

DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2018.06.006
PMID: 30342574

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