Darwin verses Kant
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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The more philosophically and scientifically profound aspect of the Copernican revolution, instead of being just a matter of taking the other end of the stick and orienting things in the opposite way, is that whereas before the Earth was looked upon as the centre of the universe (with the human race occupying an equally prime and important place in the existence of things), now it is looked upon as just one insignificant planet circle ling a smallish star amongst countless billions of others. Kant’s Copernican revolution, by contrast, is designed to keep human consciousness unequivocally at the centre of the metaphysical universe. It is therefore going in completely the opposite direction to the scientific effect of the Copernican revolution. Kant seems to be insincerely accepting the prestige of the Copernican revolution as a good scientific achievement while inventing a philosophy which, as it claims to give the ‘real meaning’ of the Copernican revolution, is able to ignore its...
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