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Action, reason, and causes in Kant

Maria Borges

Maria Borges is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emotion, Reason, and Action in Kant

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In this chapter, I analyze Kant’s theory of action and what can count as a reason for or cause of an action. I begin with the distinction between motiva and stimulus in the pre-critical lessons on ethics and metaphysics. In the Groundwork...

On Life and Desire

Paul W. Bruno

Paul Bruno is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Framingham State College, Massachusetts, USA. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Science, Politics, and Ontology of Life-Philosophy

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...In a footnote in the Critique of Judgment Kant references a rather enigmatic definition of life that he had given in the Critique of Practical Reason. He writes, “… life is defined (narrowly) as ‘the ability of a being to act according...

Can we act without feelings? Respect, sympathy, and other forms of love

Maria Borges

Maria Borges is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Emotion, Reason, and Action in Kant

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...Can we act without any sensible incentive? In his article “Kant and Motivational Externalism,” Karl Ameriks insists that “if a Kantian still wishes to reach a truly cosmopolitan audience, it makes sense to step back beyond the perspective...

Seventh Section: Of Practical Learned Cognition

Georg Friedrich Meier

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Georg Friedrich Meier (1718-1777) was a German philosopher, a student of Alexander Baumgarten and a principle architect of the post-Leibnizian rationalism that dominated German-speaking universities through the Eighteenth Century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Aaron Bunch

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Aaron Bunch is a translator. He has translated work by Martin Heidegger and Otfried Höffe. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Axel Gelfert

Axel Gelfert is Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy, National University of Singapore. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Riccardo Pozzo

Riccardo Pozzo is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Verona, Italy. He is the foremost living scholar on Georg Friedrich Meier and his books include Meier’s Vernunftlehre (2000) and Kant und das Problem einer Einleitung in die Logik (1989). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Excerpt from the Doctrine of Reason

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...[AA 16: 516]§216. A cognition is practical (cognitio practica) insofar as it can move us in an appreciable way to perform or to refrain from an action. All more perfect cognition that is not practical is called a speculative cognition...

“I,” “You,” and “We.” Intersubjectivity, Recognition, and Summons

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...From the 1797 Rechtslehre (Foundations of Natural Right) to the late Berlin lectures, “intersubjectivity” never ceased to be one of the central questions in Fichte’s work. And it is now known that it is also one of the topics in which...

Drive (Trieb)

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Before Fichte, the concept of drive (Trieb) was already in wide circulation among German thinkers and writers of both a rationalist and an empiricist persuasion.For a list of possible sources of the concept for Fichte, see Cesa 2006, 29–31....

Intellectual Intuition

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Intellectual intuition (ii) in its most basic sense refers to the I’s original self-determining act as well as the I’s immediate awareness of that self-determining activity. Every basic action,By basic action, I mean what Lucy O’Brien calls...
...Introduction Anyone who has read Sartre knows that he never tired of trying to distinguish his philosophy from idealism. However, several authors have found some striking similarities between Sartre’s existentialism and some forms...

Deduction of Right

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...Fichte’s 1796/97 Foundations of Natural Right opens with the “Deduction of the Concept of Right” (hereafter, the Deduction).Insightful discussions of the deduction are provided by Gottlieb (2016), Nance (2012), Neuhouser (2016), and Ware...

Resistance (Widerstand)

The Bloomsbury Handbook of Fichte

Bloomsbury Academic, 2020

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...A detailed and comprehensive discussion of resistance is a common thread throughout Fichte’s work—from the very beginning (viz. from his early views on “check” or “impulse”: “Anstoß”) to his late 1813 Vorlesungen; what is more...