The philosopher as legislator: Kant on history

Deligiorgi, Katerina (2017) The philosopher as legislator: Kant on history. In: Altman, Matthew C (ed.) The Palgrave Kant handbook. Palgrave handbooks in German idealism . Palgrave MacMillan, London, UK. ISBN 9781137546555

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Abstract

History plays an important part internally to the Kantian architectonic. In what follows, I argue that Kant’s conception of history as a unified whole presents distinctive features that are illuminating about the critical and moral commitments of his philosophy, and also conversely, that his conception of philosophy makes specific demands that his philosophical history aims to fulfill. The argument is structured around four questions, each of which I take in turn: Why does Kant believe it important that history be seen as forming a whole? How does he argue for the unity of the whole? What are the specific claims he makes about history? And why should anyone care for philosophical history?

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: Kant, History, Progress, Hope, Architectonic
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > Philosophy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B0105 Special topics, A-Z
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Depositing User: Katerina Deligiorgi
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 13:10
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 11:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/62193

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