The needs of understanding: Kant on empirical laws and regulative ideals

This article examines the relationship in Kant between transcendental laws and empirical laws (focusing on causal laws), and then brings a particular interpretation of that issue to bear on familiar puzzles concerning the status of the regulative maxims of reason and reflective judgment. It is argued that the 'indeterminate objective validity' possessed by the regulative maxims derives ultimately from strictly constitutive demands of understanding.
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John J. Callanan (2008). Kant on Analogy. British Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (4):747 – 772.
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