Kant as philosopher of science

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Michael Friedman's Kant and the Exact Sciences (1992) refocused scholarly attention on Kant's status as a philosopher of the sciences, especially (but not exclusively) of the broadly Newtonian science of the eighteenth century. The last few years have seen a plethora of articles and monographs concerned with characterizing that status. This recent scholarship illuminates Kant's views on a diverse group of topics: science and its relation to metaphysics; dynamics and the theory of matter; causation and Hume's critique of it; and, the limits of mechanism and of mechanical intelligibility. I argue that recent interpretations of Kant's views on these topics should influence our understanding of his principal metaphysical and epistemological arguments and positions. © 2004 by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Janiak, A

Published Date

  • September 1, 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 339 - 363

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1530-9274

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1063-6145

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1162/1063614042795453

Citation Source

  • Scopus