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Single Idea 22052

[catalogued under 26. Natural Theory / A. Speculations on Nature / 1. Nature]

Full Idea

In the first Critique, nature is just a system of necessary laws.

Gist of Idea

Kant's nature is just a system of necessary laws


comment on Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason [1781]) by Andrew Bowie - German Philosophy: a very short introduction 1

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'German Philosophy: very short intro' [OUP 2010], p.18

A Reaction

This seems to have provoked rebellion in Schiller and the early Romantics, and Kant tried to add teleology to his picture of nature. Leibniz saw nature as dimly alive, and Schiller focused on organisms. Biology is not very lawlike.

Related Idea

Idea 22053 The Critique of Judgement aims for a principle that unities humanity and nature [Kant, by Bowie]