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Philosophische Zeitschrift der Kant-Gesellschaft

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Volume 104, Issue 2


Die Weltgeschichte im Kontext der Kritik der Urteilskraft

Joel Thiago Klein
Published Online: 2013-06-01 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/kant-2013-0013

Abstract: In this paper, I shall defend the thesis that the idea of a universal history in Kant’s third Critique is not legitimated from a theoretical and systematic point of view but instead from a practical point of view. In order to sustain this interpretation, I shall reconstruct parts of arguments from the entire Critique of Teleological Judgment. First, I shall argue that in the Analytic as in the Dialectic, the external purposiveness can legitimize only a teleological history of nature but not a universal history. Second, I defend that in the Methodology, the idea of a universal history is grounded in an interest of pure practical reason.

: teleology; universal history; interest; practical reason

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Published Online: 2013-06-01

Published in Print: 2013-06-01

Citation Information: Kant-Studien, Volume 104, Issue 2, Pages 188–212, ISSN (Online) 1613-1134, ISSN (Print) 0022-8877, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/kant-2013-0013.

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