David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In R. W. Munk (ed.), Mendelssohn's Aesthetics and Metaphysics (2011)
While there is good reason to think that Mendelssohn's Morgenstunden targets some of the key claims of Kant’s first Critique, this criticism has yet to be considered in the appropriate context or presented in all of its systematic detail. I show that far from being an isolated assault, Mendelssohn’s attack in the Morgenstunden is a continuation and development of his earlier criticism of Kant’s idealism as presented in the Inaugural Dissertation. I also show that Mendelssohn’s objection was more influential on Kant than has previously been suspected; not only did Kant respond to it in a brief review and a set of remarks published along with a disciple’s examination of Mendelssohn’s text but, as I will suggest, Kant’s Refutation of Idealism is intended (at least in part) to undermine the Cartesian starting-point Mendelssohn had presumed throughout his campaign against Kantian idealism.
|Keywords||Kant Mendelssohn Idealism|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Walter Kinkel (1929). Moses Mendelssohn Und Immanuel Kant. Kant-Studien 34 (1-4):391-409.
Katrin Flikschuh (2007). Duty, Nature, Right: Kant's Response to Mendelssohn in Theory and Practice III. Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):223-241.
Ralf M. Bader (2013). Self-Knowledge in § 7 of the Transcendental Aesthetic. In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. 531-540.
Georges Dicker (2011). Kant's Refutation of Idealism: A Reply to Chignell. Philosophical Quarterly 61 (242):175-183.
Dennis Schulting (2010). Kant's Idealism: The Current Debate. In Dennis Schulting Jacco Verburgt (ed.), Kant's Idealism. Springer.
Moses Mendelssohn, Daniel Dahlstrom & Corey W. Dyck (2011). Morning Hours, or Lectures on God's Existence. Springer.
James Schmidt (1999). Liberalism and Enlightenment in Eighteenth‐Century Germany. Critical Review 13 (1-2):31-53.
Bruce Rosenstock (2010). Philosophy and the Jewish Question: Mendelssohn, Rosenzweig, and Beyond. Fordham University Press.
Brian O'Connor (2006). A Missing Step In Kant's Refutation of Idealism. Idealistic Studies 36 (2):83-95.
Added to index2010-03-20
Total downloads225 ( #3,034 of 1,679,387 )
Recent downloads (6 months)67 ( #1,192 of 1,679,387 )
How can I increase my downloads?