XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Actualism and the Archaeology of Nature

Peter McLaughlin

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: Auditorium
Data: 24 maggio 2010 - 17:00
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


After favoring Naturgeschichte over Naturbeschreibung for 20 years, Kant finds himself at the end of the Cr. of Judgment squarely on the side of Naturbeschreibung. In the Methodology of the Cr.of tel. Judgment (§80) he outlines and rejects a speculative mechanistic theory of nature that would fit the name of Naturgeschichte or archaeology of nature. This paper interprets this “adventure of reason", locating it within the context of Enlightenment naturalism.