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  1.  55
    Review of Inés Valdez, Transnational Cosmopolitanism: Kant, Du Bois, and Justice as a Political Craft. [REVIEW]Elvira Basevich - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (3):475-78..
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    Alternate Possibilities, Divine Omniscience and Critique of Judgement §76.Kimberly Brewer - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (3):393-412.
    A philosophically and historically influential section of the Critique of Judgement presents an ‘intuitive intellect’ as a mind whose representation is limited to what actually exists, and does not extend to mere possibilities. Kant’s paradigmatic instance of such an intellect is however also the divine mind. This combination threatens to rule out the reality of the mere possibilities presupposed by Kant’s theory of human freedom. Through an analysis of the relevant issues in metaphysical cosmology, modal metaphysics and philosophical theology, I (...)
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    Regulative Principles and Kinds of the Unconditioned.Angela Breitenbach - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):287-297.
    In his Kant on Laws, Eric Watkins presents an account of reason on which the principles of specification and continuity are regulative instructions to search for different kinds of the unconditioned. I suggest that we correct Watkins’ account in two ways. First, we need to complete Watkins’ claim to the plurality of the unconditioned: reason aims for three kinds of the unconditioned, associated with the lowest, next and highest concepts. Second, we need to look beyond reason’s search for the unconditioned (...)
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  4. Meier, Reimarus and Kant on Animal Minds.Jacob Browning - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):185-208.
    Close attention to Kant’s comments on animal minds has resulted in radically different readings of key passages in Kant. A major disputed text for understanding Kant on animals is his criticism of G. F. Meier’s view in the 1762 ‘False Subtlety of the Four Syllogistic Figures’. In this article, I argue that Kant’s criticism of Meier should be read as an intervention into an ongoing debate between Meier and H. S. Reimarus on animal minds. Specifically, while broadly aligning himself with (...)
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    Toby Svoboda, Duties Regarding Nature: A Kantian Environmental Ethic New York, Routledge: 2019, Pp. 172, ISBN 9780367258405 (Pbk) £29.59. [REVIEW]Milene Consenso Tonetto - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):345-348.
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    Christopher J. Insole, Kant and the Divine: From Contemplation to the Moral Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020, Pp. Xvi + 426, ISBN 9780198853527 (Hbk) £85.00. [REVIEW]Kienhow Goh - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):352-356.
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    Karl Ameriks, Kantian Subjects: Critical Philosophy and Late Modernity, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, Pp. Xi + 272, ISBN 9780198841852 (Hbk) £70.00. [REVIEW]Markus Kohl - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):335-340.
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  8. Gottfried Achenwall, Natural Law. A Translation of the Textbook for Kant’s Lectures on Legal and Political Philosophy, Ed. By Pauline Kleingeld, Transl. By Corinna Vermeulen, with an Introduction by Paul Guyer. [REVIEW]Katerina Mihaylova - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):348-352.
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    Allen W. Wood, Kant and Religion, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020, Pp. 270, ISBN 9781108422345 (Hbk) $89.99.Lawrence Pasternack - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):357-361.
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    The Role of Synthetic A Priori Propositions in the Development of Kant’s Account of Practical Autonomy: A Critique of Watkins’ Reading of Kant’s Prolegomena.Konstantin Pollok - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):299-305.
    I draw attention to a 12-page Vorarbeit to Kant’s Prolegomena from the so-called Scheffner-Nachlaß and argue that the parallel Kant draws there between the possibility of theoretical and practical synthetic a priori propositions provides important insight into the development of his account of practical autonomy in the Groundwork. Based on a brief sketch of the role synthetic a priori propositions play in the development of Kant’s critical philosophy, I conclude that for Kant the objective validity of any science depends on (...)
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    Bering and Kant on a Hundred Actual and Possible Thalers.Rogelio Rovira - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):209-234.
    This paper has three aims. First, to show Kant’s originality in using the celebrated example of the hundred thalers as a criticism of the ontological proof, despite being inspired by a 1780 booklet by Johann Bering. Second, to assess Bering’s and Kant’s different reasons for supporting the truth meant to be illustrated by the case of the thalers. Third, to point out that the debate on the example demands a discussion of the problem of universals. Indeed, the value and scope (...)
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    Kant’s Enlightenment and Women’s Peculiar Immaturity.Charlotte Sabourin - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):235-260.
    In ‘What is Enlightenment?’, Kant claims that no women are currently enlightened. Here I argue that this exclusion is due to certain legal restrictions guiding Kant’s conception of enlightenment. As enlightenment is intended to take place in society, it appears that Kant has a specific legal context in mind that affects its enactment. His twofold conception of citizenship and the dimension of subordination he puts forward by restricting the private use of reason will prove useful in clarifying those legal restrictions. (...)
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    Watkins on Kant’s Laws of Nature.Janum Sethi - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):307-314.
    I discuss three sets of worries concerning Watkins’ account of laws of nature in Kant on Laws. First, I argue contra Watkins that Kant’s laws of nature do not depend on acts of prescription in any literal sense. Second, I question how his generic conception of laws applies to empirical laws of nature and suggest that the worries about unknowability or contingency that he raises for contemporary alternatives may equally arise for empirical laws on Kant’s account. Finally, I discuss his (...)
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    Kant’s Ideal of Systematicity in Historical Context.Hein van den Berg - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):261-286.
    This article explains Kant’s claim that sciences must take, at least as their ideal, the form of a ‘system’. I argue that Kant’s notion of systematicity can be understood against the background of de Jong & Betti’s Classical Model of Science (2010) and the writings of Georg Friedrich Meier and Johann Heinrich Lambert. According to my interpretation, Meier, Lambert, and Kant accepted an axiomatic idea of science, articulated by the Classical Model, which elucidates their conceptions of systematicity. I show that (...)
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    Wolfgang Ertl, The Guarantee of Perpetual Peace Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019, Pp. Iv + 72, ISBN 9781108529785 (Pbk) £15.00. [REVIEW]Eric Watkins - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):340-345.
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    Replies to the Comments of Angela Breitenbach, Konstantin Pollok and Janum Sethi.Eric Watkins - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (2):315-334.
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    Rachel Zuckert, Herder’s Naturalist Aesthetics New York: Cambridge University Press, 2019 Pp. 266 ISBN 9781108483070 (Hbk) $114.95. [REVIEW]William Eck - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):171-176.
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    The Impossible Possibility of Palmquist’s Kant and Mysticism.Chris L. Firestone - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):99-104.
    Stephen R. Palmquist’s Kant and Mysticism revisits his earlier work on Kant and Swedenborg, arguing that, contrary to standard interpretations, the arguments of Dreams of a Spirit-Seer expand into ‘Critical mysticism’ throughout the Critical philosophy and into the Opus Postumum. Although the beginning portions of Palmquist’s book successfully disturb the standard portrait of Kant as the all-destroyer of metaphysics and religious experience, his argument for critical mysticism is inconclusive. It is impossible to know if his interpretation of the Opus Postumum (...)
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    Obligatory Actions, Obligatory Maxims.Samuel Kahn - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):1-25.
    In this paper, I confront Parfit’s Mixed Maxims Objection. I argue that recent attempts to respond to this objection fail, and I argue that their failure is compounded by the failure of recent attempts to show how the Formula of Universal Law can be used to demarcate the category of obligatory maxims. I then set out my own response to the objection, drawing on remarks from Kant’s Metaphysics of Morals for inspiration and developing a novel account of how the Formula (...)
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    Kant’s Critical Theory of the Best Possible World.Maya Krishnan - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):27-51.
    In this article I argue that the Critical Kant endorses the claim that God creates the best possible world, and that this claim is best understood as committing him to the view that God creates an infinitely valuable world. Kant’s understudied Critical theory of the best possible world differs significantly from his better-known quasi-Leibnizian pre-Critical account insofar as it uses an axiological rather than ontological metric for the goodness of worlds. The axiological metric introduces unique challenges for a Kantian account (...)
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    Daniel O. Dahlstrom (Ed.), Kant and His German Contemporaries, Vol. 2, Aesthetics, History, Politics, and Religion. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Pp. Xii + 285. ISBN 9781107178168 (Hbk) $105.00. [REVIEW]Robert B. Louden - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):163-168.
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    Kant and the Need for Orientational and Contextual Thinking: Applying Reflective Judgement to Aesthetics and to the Comprehension of Human Life.Rudolf A. Makkreel - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):53-78.
    This essay explores the relation between worldly orientation and rational comprehension in Kant. Both require subjective grounds of differentiation that were eventually developed into a contextualizing principle for reflective judgement. This kind of judgement can proceed either inductively to find new universals or by analogy to symbolically link different objective spheres. I will argue that the basic orientational function of reflective judgement is to modally differentiate the formal horizonal contexts of field, territory, domain and habitat laid out in the Introduction (...)
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    Dreams of a Spirit-Seer and Kant’s Critical Method: Comments on Stephen R. Palmquist’s Kant and Mysticism.J. Colin McQuillan - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):113-117.
    In his new book, Kant and Mysticism, Stephen Palmquist argues that Kant had already formulated his critical method by the mid-1760s and that it emerged from his reflections on Swedenborg’s mystical visions. In order to evaluate these claims, I consider Kant’s correspondence with Charlotte von Knobloch and Moses Mendelssohn before and after the publication of Dreams of a Spirit-Seer; the context in which Kant published Dreams; and the method he employs when he discusses Swedenborg’s visions in that work. I conclude (...)
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    Mysticism Without the Mustikos? Some Reflections on Stephen Palmquist’s Mystical Kant.Swami Medhananda - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):105-111.
    This article critically examines some of the main arguments of Stephen Palmquist’s Kant and Mysticism. While I agree with Palmquist that Kant admits the possibility of certain indirect forms of mystical experience, I argue that Palmquist makes Kant out to be more of a mystic than he actually was. In particular, I contend that Palmquist fails to provide convincing justification of two of his main claims: that Kant was a mystic or at least had strong mystical tendencies and that some (...)
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    Critical Mysticism or Critical Ethos? Intercultural Reflections on Stephen Palmquist’s Kant and Mysticism.Eric S. Nelson - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):119-127.
    This contribution offers a sympathetic historical and intercultural reflection on Stephen Palmquist’s work Kant and Mysticism. It examines the appropriateness of this portrayal of Kant and mysticism in relation to its historical context, suggesting that Kant is committed to an account of rationality, ethical personhood and a ‘critical ethos’ in tension with mysticism; and the inadequacy of Kant’s understanding of mysticism in the context of South and East Asian philosophical and religious discourses, indicating the need for an intercultural turn in (...)
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    Responses to Critics: What Makes Mysticism Critical?Stephen R. Palmquist - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):137-162.
    After summarizing the content of my book, Kant and Mysticism, I warn against four preliminary misconceptions. The book never argues that Kant viewed himself as a mystic, fully acknowledges Kant’s negative view of mysticism, offers no comprehensive overview of mystical traditions, and aims to initiate a dialogue, not to have the final word. I then respond to the foregoing essays by the five critics.
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    Immediate Experience, Mystical ‘Encounters’ and the ‘Voice’ of God: Palmquist’s Critical Mysticism and Kant’s Theory of Experience.Lawrence Pasternack - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):129-135.
    In this brief commentary, I focus on Part II of Kant and Mysticism, where Stephen Palmquist explores the space for mystical experience in Kant. In particular, I focus on what Palmquist calls ‘immediate experience’ or ‘encounters’; what he calls the ‘supervening’ of religious experience on ordinary experience; and moral conscience as the ‘voice’ of God.
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    Helga Varden, Sex, Love, and Gender: A Kantian Theory Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020 Pp. Xxii+ 337 ISBN 9780198812838 (Hbk) £65.00. [REVIEW]Charlotte Sabourin - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):176-181.
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    Dilek Huseyinzadegan, Kant’s Nonideal Theory of Politics Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2019 Pp. 216 ISBN 978-0-8101-3988-6 (Hbk) $99.95. [REVIEW]Susan Shell - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):168-171.
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    The Symbol of Justice: Bloodguilt in Kant.Krista K. Thomason - 2021 - Kantian Review 26 (1):79-97.
    One of the more notorious passages in Kant occurs in the Doctrine of Right where he claims that ‘bloodguilt’ will cling to members of a dissolving society if they fail to execute the last murderer. Although this is the most famous, bloodguilt appears in three other passages in Kant’s writings. These have received little attention in Kant scholarship. In this article, I examine these other passages and argue that bloodguilt functions as a symbol for the demandingness of justice. I then (...)
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    Are Kantian Emotions Feelings?Uri Eran - 2021 - Kantian Review:1-8.
    According to Alix Cohen, Kant defines emotions as ‘feelings’. Although I find her account of Kantian feelings compelling, I provide three reasons to doubt that it is an account of emotions: (1) it is unclear why Cohen identifies emotions with Kantian feelings; (2) some Kantian feelings are not emotions; (3) some Kantian desires may be emotions. I propose, however, that with some qualifications Cohen’s account may be upheld, provided its extra-textual assumptions about emotions are explicated. Against her claim that Kantian (...)
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