Responses to Kant’s treatment of teleology are especially
prominent in post-Kantian German philosophy. For example, Hegel emphasizes in
his Science of Logic (1812-1816) the
importance of Kant’s analysis of natural teleology, but argues that we can have
knowledge of real natural teleology. For comprehensive references, see the excellent online Ginsborg 2008. Some representative and important recent works are as follows: On teleology and biology, two especially
important recent interpretations are Ginsborg’s (especially Ginsborg 2004) and McLaughlin’s (McLaughlin 1990). On our supposed need for teleological judgment of nature, see Guyer 1990 and Ginsborg 1990. On the place of this material within the project of the third Critique, see Zuckert 2007. On the connection to morality and religion, see Guyer 2000.