‘A Place of Love and Mystery’

Dorothea Olkowski

in The Universal (In the Realm of the Sensible)

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780748625567
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652402 | DOI:
‘A Place of Love and Mystery’

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This chapter explores the Kantian rules that are considered by many philosophers as governing the organization of dynamical systems in human history. It explains that Immanuel Kant's transcendental Ideas supply the rules of motion for a given spatio-temporal manifold and that they correspond to no objects of experience. The chapter discusses Kant's argument that we mistakenly take the subjective necessity of a connection of our concepts, and that this mistake arises from reason itself.

Keywords: Kantian rules; dynamical systems; human history; Immanuel Kant; transcendental Ideas; spatio-temporal manifold; reason

Chapter.  15043 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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