more from John McDowell

Single Idea 8251

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 3. Pure Reason]

Full Idea

The logical space of reasons is just part of the logical space of nature. ...And, in a Kantian slogan, the space of reasons is the realm of freedom.

Gist of Idea

The logical space of reasons is a natural phenomenon, and it is the realm of freedom


John McDowell (Mind and World [1994], Intro 7)

Book Reference

McDowell,John: 'Mind and World' [Harvard 1996], p.-9

A Reaction

[second half on p.5] This is a modern have-your-cake-and-eat-it view of which I am becoming very suspicious. The modern Kantians (Davidson, Nagel, McDowell) are struggling to naturalise free will, but it won't work. Just dump it!