Mind of God, point of view of man, or spirit of the world? Platonism and organicism in the thought of Kant and Hegel
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
In his account of Plato’s ideas in the first book of the “Transcendental Dialectic”, “On the concepts of pure reason”, Kant, in describing how for Plato ideas were “archetypes of things themselves”, adds that these ideas “flowed from the highest reason, through which human reason partakes in them”.1 Later, in the section of the Transcendental Dialectic treating the “ideals of pure reason”, he again attributes to Plato the notion of a “divine mind” within which the “ideas” exist. An “ideal”, Kant says, “was to Plato, an idea in the divine understanding”.2 But as the editors of the Cambridge University Press translation of the Critique of Pure Reason point out, the idea of a divine mind as container of the ideas was not Plato’s and did not originate until the “syncretistic Platonism from the period of the Middle Academy”. From there it “was later adopted by Platonists as diverse as Philo of Alexandria, Plotinus and St Augustine, and became fundamental to later Christian interpretations of Platonism”.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|External links||This entry has no external links. Add one.|
|Through your library||Only published papers are available at libraries|
Similar books and articles
Andrew Kelley (1997). Intuition and Immediacy in Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. Journal of Philosophical Research 22:289-298.
A. C. Ewing (1938/1987). A Short Commentary on Kant's Critique of Pure Reason. University of Chicago Press.
Brain T. Trainor (2010). The Divine Undergirding Of Human Knowing. Philosophy and Theology 22 (1/2):205-234.
Kieran Setiya (2004). Transcendental Idealism in the 'Aesthetic'. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (1):63–88.
H. W. B. Joseph (1935/1971). Essays in Ancient and Modern Philosophy. Freeport, N.Y.,Books for Libraries Press.
John Hund (1998). Hegel's Break with Kant: The Leap From Individual Psychology to Sociology. Philosophy of the Social Sciences 28 (2):226-243.
Phillip Cary (2011). Philosophical and Religious Origins of the Private Inner Self. Zygon 46 (1):121-134.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads28 ( #51,526 of 1,006,047 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #64,735 of 1,006,047 )
How can I increase my downloads?