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Kants Theorie der Biologie
Kant's theory of biology. A commentary. A reading. A historical classification

Ein Kommentar. Eine Lesart. Eine historische Einordnung

The author of “Kant's theory of biology” analyzes the development of the theory of organized beings in Kant’s writings and provides a commentary on the “Second introduction” and §§61–91 of the “Critique of the power of judgment” in part 1 of the book. In part 2, she introduces a new systematic reading of Kant’s theory of biology, and determines the place of this theory in early modern discourses of the life sciences and natural history in part 3.

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Ina Goy, University of Tübingen, Germany.


„Kants Theorie der Biologie (KTB) is a landmark text, providing the first systematic account of Kant’s extensive reflections on organized beings. It is comprehensive in scope, displaying a remarkable attention to textual detail while maintaining a systematic view of the critical project."
Andrew Cooper in: British Journal for the History of Philosophy, 2017, www.tandfonline.com

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