Systematicity and Political Salience

Alexander Kaufman

in Welfare in the Kantian State

Published in print March 1999 | ISBN: 9780198294672
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599637 | DOI:
 Systematicity and Political Salience

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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

Chapter.  9341 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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