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Kant and the Sciences

Eric Watkins


Kant’s contributions to the central problems of philosophy — metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and aesthetics — have received considerable attention. What is far less studied is his interest in the sciences. This book reveals the deep unity of Kant’s conception of science as it bears on the particular sciences of his day (such as physics, chemistry, anthropology, history, psychology, and biology), and on his conception of philosophy’s function with respect to them. This collection of twelve essays consider different aspects of Kant’s conception of science.

Keywords: Kant, science, philosophy, philosophy of science, German philosophy, history of philosophy, Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science, Kantian

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780195133059
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006 DOI:10.1093/0195133056.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Eric Watkins, editor
Virginia Polytechnic University
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