XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Appetimus sub ratione boni: Kant’s Practical Principles between Crusius and Leibniz

David Forman

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


Kant famously derides the freedom of Leibniz’s automaton spirituale as “no better than the freedom of a turnspit." But that repudiation takes place within the context of shared background assumptions regarding the nature of human action. It is through an appropriation and transformation of the Leibnizian view that we are free in choosing the apparent good that Kant arrives at his account of the practical principles of a free will: imperatives as the objective principles of the will expressing what we ought to do and maxims as the freely chosen subjective principles of our willing.