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

Terrence Thomson

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      <creatorName>Terrence Thomson</creatorName>
      <affiliation>CRMEP, Kingston University</affiliation>
    <title>The Understanding in Transition: Fascicles X, XI and VII of Opus postumum</title>
    <subject>natural science</subject>
    <date dateType="Issued">2019-06-19</date>
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    <description descriptionType="Abstract">&lt;p&gt;This essay investigates the transformation of the faculty of understanding in Kant&amp;rsquo;s &lt;em&gt;Transition from Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science to Physics&lt;/em&gt; drafts found in &lt;em&gt;Opus postumum&lt;/em&gt;. 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&amp;rsquo;s critique of Isaac Newton&amp;rsquo;s conception of phenomena and the so called &lt;em&gt;Selbstsetzungslehre&lt;/em&gt; (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 &amp;lsquo;critical&amp;rsquo; Kant.&lt;/p&gt;</description>
    <description descriptionType="Other">PhD candidate at the Centre for Research in Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University, London</description>
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