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Welfare in the Kantian State$
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Alexander Kaufman

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198294672

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0198294670.001.0001

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Systematicity and Political Salience

Systematicity and Political Salience

(p.85) 4 Systematicity and Political Salience
Welfare in the Kantian State

Alexander Kaufman (Contributor Webpage)

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Kant's account of systematicity, in the Critique of Judgment, provides the basis for judgements regarding the moral salience of objects in experience, thus satisfying this necessary condition for the practical employment of teleological judgement. Kant's account of systematicity, however, grounds merely theoretical teleological interpretation of experience without necessarily grounding practical judgements. In order to provide a basis for practical judgements, teleological judgement must subordinate the teleological interpretation of experience to an account of the necessary commitments of a rational subject.

Keywords:   affinity, humanity, moral salience, purpose of nature, reflective judgement, symbolic exhibition, systematicity, teleological judgement, unconditioned

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