In the 1780s Kant’s critique of rational cosmology clearly identified the limits of theoretical cosmology in agreement the doctrine of transcendental idealism of space and time. However, what seems to be less explored and remains still a desideratum in the literature is the thorough investigation of the implications of transcendental philosophy for Kant’s view of cosmology in the 1790s. This contribution fills this gap by investigating Kant’s view of teleology and measurement in the Critique of Judgment and explores their implications for Kant’s late view of cosmology. By considering the historical and scientific context in which Kant developed his reflection, I advance the proposal to read Kant’s late view of the universe in terms of “functional cosmology”.

Kant’s functional cosmology: Teleology, measurement, and symbolic representation in the Critique of Judgment / S. De Bianchi. - In: HOPOS. - ISSN 2152-5188. - 12:1(2022), pp. 209-224. [10.1086/719019]

Kant’s functional cosmology: Teleology, measurement, and symbolic representation in the Critique of Judgment

S. De Bianchi
2022

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In the 1780s Kant’s critique of rational cosmology clearly identified the limits of theoretical cosmology in agreement the doctrine of transcendental idealism of space and time. However, what seems to be less explored and remains still a desideratum in the literature is the thorough investigation of the implications of transcendental philosophy for Kant’s view of cosmology in the 1790s. This contribution fills this gap by investigating Kant’s view of teleology and measurement in the Critique of Judgment and explores their implications for Kant’s late view of cosmology. By considering the historical and scientific context in which Kant developed his reflection, I advance the proposal to read Kant’s late view of the universe in terms of “functional cosmology”.
Kant; cosmology; measurement; symbolic representation; teleology;
Settore M-FIL/02 - Logica e Filosofia della Scienza
Settore M-FIL/06 - Storia della Filosofia
dic-2021
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