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Single Idea 18236

[catalogued under 2. Reason / A. Nature of Reason / 4. Aims of Reason]

Full Idea

For Kant, theoretical reason, like practical reason, seeks the unconditioned: it keeps asking why until explanation is complete.

Gist of Idea

Reason keeps asking why until explanation is complete


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Christine M. Korsgaard - Aristotle and Kant on the Source of Value 8 'Kant'

Book Reference

Korsgaard,Christine M.: 'Creating the Kingdom of Ends' [CUP 1996], p.241

A Reaction

I love this idea. It is so important in philosophy of science, because some theorists say we should give up before our explanations are complete.