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Single Idea 22053

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

Full Idea

The Critique of Judgement aims to show how judgement functions 'according to the principle of the appropriateness of nature to our capacity for cognition'. It is meant to provide a principle of the unity of humankind and nature.

Gist of Idea

The Critique of Judgement aims for a principle that unities humanity and nature


report of Immanuel Kant (Critique of Judgement II: Teleological [1790]) by Andrew Bowie - German Philosophy: a very short introduction 1

Book Reference

Bowie,Andrew: 'German Philosophy: very short intro' [OUP 2010], p.19

A Reaction

Hence this work is often overlooked as a key part of Kant's 'system'. At first he probably didn't realise he was creating a system. Kant set an agenda for the philosophy of the ensuing thirty years.

Related Idea

Idea 22052 Kant's nature is just a system of necessary laws [Bowie on Kant]