XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Regulative Principles and Regulative Ideas

Gary Banham

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Pacinotti
Data: 24 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010


The regulative principles of understanding (discussed in the Transcendental Analytic) are central to the understanding of Kant’s idea of the “objects” of experience whilst the regulative use of the ideas of pure reason, (discussed in the Transcendental Dialectic),by contrast, are connected to Kant’s idea of a “criterion” of empirical truth. Additionally, there is significant debate concerning the relationship of the regulative use of ideas to the possibility of experience. The argument of the paper will be that the regulative use of ideas is as important to the possibility of experience as the regulative principles of understanding. This argument will require a careful description of both the relationship between the two senses of “regulative” in the Critique of Pure Reason and the differences between these senses.