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The Historical Background of Kant's Critical Teaching

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object

Published in print August 1981 | ISBN: 9780198246381
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680960 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246381.003.0002
The Historical Background of Kant's Critical Teaching

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This chapter gives a brief account of the three major influences which shaped Kant's opinions, which provided the background from which he dissented, and which he in great part transposed and restructured. The influences considered are those of Leibniz, Christian Wolff, and Christian August Crusius.

Keywords: Leibniz; Christian Wolff; Christian August Crusius; metaphysics; ontology; cosmology; rational psychology; rational theology; things-in-themselves

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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