Philosophische Zeitschrift der Kant-Gesellschaft
Ed. by Baum, Manfred / Dörflinger, Bernd / Klemme, Heiner F.
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Abstract: It was a widely spread anachronism in Kantian exegesis that Kant himself actually never read the works of Plato and Aristotle. The recent publication of lecture notes taken by students of Kant has shown that for Plato this thesis does not hold any longer since Kant recommended Gedike’s translation of Plato. How ever it is also known that Kant was influenced by some concepts and the terminology of the so called Koenigsberger Aristotelians. Among his books, as they where described by A. Warda, based on an auction catalogue, an edition of the works of Aristotle belonged to Kant. Which edition exactly belonged to Kant was until now uncertain since the title page of the edition was missing. But concerning the influence of Aristotelian thinking in Kant it is an important question which edition exactly was in Kant’s library. With some certainty in this paper it will be shown that it was only the first volume of Johann Gottlieb Buhle’s Aristotelis Opera omnia, appeared in Zweibruecken, 1791.