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The Understanding in Transition: Fascicles X, XI and VII of Opus postumum

Terrence Thomson

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.3250380", 
  "container_title": "Con-Textos Kantianos. International Journal of Philosophy", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "The Understanding in Transition: Fascicles X, XI and VII of Opus postumum", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>This essay investigates the transformation of the faculty of understanding in Kant&rsquo;s <em>Transition from Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science to Physics</em> drafts found in <em>Opus postumum</em>. I argue that in fascicles X and XI Kant implicitly reverses the architectonic order of sensibility and understanding. Without an account of this reversal, Kant&rsquo;s critique of Isaac Newton&rsquo;s conception of phenomena and the so called <em>Selbstsetzungslehre</em> (doctrine of self-positing) in fascicle VII fall apart. I argue that what is at stake is a challenge Kant makes to his own presuppositions and a challenge to the Kantian philosopher who wishes to stay with a strictly &lsquo;critical&rsquo; Kant.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Terrence Thomson"
  "page": "23-48", 
  "volume": "1", 
  "note": "PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London", 
  "type": "article-journal", 
  "issue": "9", 
  "id": "3250380"
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