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  1.  8
    Noumenal Freedom and Kant’s Modal Antinomy.Uygar Abaci - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):175-194.
    Kant states in §76 of the third Critique that the divine intuitive intellect would not represent modal distinctions. Kohl and Stang claim that this statement entails that noumena lack modal properties, which, in turn, conflicts with Kant’s attribution of contingency to human noumenal wills. They both propose resolutions to this conflict based on conjectures regarding how God might non-modally represent what our discursive intellects represent as modally determined. I argue that these proposals fail; the viable resolution consists in recognizing that (...)
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    Kant’s Duty to Make Virtue Widely Loved.Michael L. Gregory - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):195-213.
    This article examines an appendix to the Doctrine of Virtue which has received little attention. I argue that this passage suggests that Kant makes it a duty, internal to his system of duties, to ‘join the graces with virtue’ and so to ‘make virtue widely loved’ (MM, 6: 473). The duty to make virtue widely loved obligates us to bring the standards of respectability, and so the social graces, into a formal agreement with what morality demands of us, such that (...)
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    Arthur Ripstein, Kant and the Law of War New York: Oxford University Press, 2021 Pp. Xiii + 270 ISBN 978-0-10-760420-5 (Hbk) $39.95. [REVIEW]Paul Guyer - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):334-337.
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    Kenneth R. Westphal, Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2021 Pp. 111 ISBN 9789523690288 DOI: Https://Doi.Org/10.33134/HUP-7. [REVIEW]Jan Johansson - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):341-344.
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    Permissive Laws and Teleology in Kant’s Juridical and Political Philosophy.Joel T. Klein - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):215-236.
    In this article I argue that the current readings of permissive law fall into hermeneutical difficulties and do not completely explain Kant’s complex use of the concept. I argue that the shortcomings of these interpretations can only be overcome by relating permissive law to practical teleology. That teleological thinking has a role in Kant’s moral thought by way of history is not new. Here, however, I argue that the system of rights itself is in some manner teleologically situated. This interpretation (...)
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    The Reason for Miracles and the Miracles in Reason: Kant’s Practical Conception of Miracles.Amit Kravitz - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):237-256.
    The term ‘miracle’ generally refers to events that are not explicable by natural causes alone. Kant’s notion of miracles is usually understood along these lines. However, Kant’s occupation with miracles should be understood in a practical context. Belief in miracles plays a constitutive role in Kant’s philosophy of religion concerning the need to strengthen the will both before and after departing from original evil. I demonstrate how my argument sheds new light on Kant’s claim that theoretical reason precludes the possibility (...)
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    Claudio Corradetti, Kant, Global Politics and Cosmopolitan Law: The World Republic as a Regulative Idea of Reason New York: Routledge, 2020 Pp. 244 ISBN 9780367030506 (Hbk) $160.00. [REVIEW]Sebastian Orlander - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):315-318.
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    Robert R. Clewis, Kant’s Humorous Writings. An Illustrated Guide London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021 Pp. Xxiv + 256 ISBN 9781350112780 (Hbk), $68.00. [REVIEW]Roberta Pasquarè - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):323-326.
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    Frederick the Great’s Philosophical Writings, Ed. Avi Lifschitz, Trans. Angela Scholar Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2021 Pp. Xlvii + 249 ISBN 9780691176420 (Hbk) $35.00. [REVIEW]Paola Rumore - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):326-329.
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    Kant on Common Sense and Empirical Concepts.Janum Sethi - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):257-277.
    Kant’s notion of common sense (Gemeinsinn) is crucial not only for his account of judgements of beauty, but also for the link he draws between the necessary conditions of such judgements and cognition in general. Contrary to existing interpretations which connect common sense to pleasure, I argue that it should be understood as the capacity to sense the harmony of the cognitive faculties through a sui generis sensation distinct from pleasure. This sensed harmony of the faculties is not only the (...)
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    The Idea of God and the Empirical Investigation of Nature in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.Lorenzo Spagnesi - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):279-297.
    This article aims to justify the positive role in the empirical investigation of nature that Kant attributes to the idea of God in the Critique of Pure Reason. In particular, I propose to read the Transcendental Ideal section and the Appendix to the Transcendental Dialectic together to see whether they can reciprocally illuminate each other. I argue that it is only by looking at the transcendental deduction of the ideas of reason and the resulting analogical conception of God that a (...)
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    Owen Ware, Kant’s Justification of Ethics Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 Pp. 192 ISBN 9780198849933 (Hbk), $70.00. [REVIEW]Martin Sticker - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):338-341.
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    Liberal Democracy Needs Religion: Kant on the Ethical Community.Dennis Vanden Auweele - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):299-314.
    Liberal democracy has been experiencing a crisis of representation over the last decade, as a disconnect has emerged from some of the foundational principles of liberalism such as personal freedom and equality. In this article, I argue that in the third part of Kant’s Religion within the Boundaries of Mere Reason we can find resources to better understand and counteract this crisis of liberal democracy. Kant gives a powerful argument to include an invisible ethical community under a political community, and (...)
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    James A. Clarke and Gabriel Gottlieb (Eds), Practical Philosophy From Kant to Hegel: Freedom, Right, and Revolution Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021 Pp. Xv + 269 ISBN 9781108497725 (Hbk), £75.00. [REVIEW]John Walsh - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (2):318-323.
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    Graham Harrington Bird.Colin Bird - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):1-4.
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  16. Review of Reason and Conversion in Kierkegaard and the German Idealists, Ryan S. Kemp and Christopher Iacovetti. [REVIEW]G. Anthony Bruno - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):169-173.
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    Kant’s Wolffianism: Comments on Karin de Boer’s Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics.Stefanie Buchenau - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):113-117.
    In her new book, Karin de Boer attempts to read Kant’s first Critique as a reform of a Wolffian project. My contribution contains several comments and questions that aim to further develop this stimulating approach to Kant. They concern the affinities and disagreements between Kant and Wolff, regarding metaphysics, epistemology and method; the place of Wolff’s students in De Boer’s narrative; and the development of the dialogue between Wolff and Kant in the latter’s later writings.
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    Kant’s Letter to Fichte, the Pure Intellect and His ‘All-Crushing’ Metaphysics: Comments on De Boer’s Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics.Brian A. Chance - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):119-125.
    I raise three questions relevant to De Boer’s overall project in Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics. The first is whether Kant’s 1799 open letter to Fichte supports or threatens her contention that Kant had an abiding interest in developing a reformed metaphysics from 1781 onwards. The second is whether De Boer’s conception of the pure intellect and its place in Kant’s projected system of metaphysics captures the role of pure sensibility in the Analytic of Principles, rational physics and rational psychology. The (...)
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    Kant, Wood and Moral Arguments.Andrew Chignell - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):61-70.
    In this article I discuss the moral-coherence reading of Kant’s moral argument offered by Allen Wood in his recent book _Kant and Religion_, display some of the challenges that it faces and suggest that a moral-psychological formulation is preferable.
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    Henry E. Allison, Kant’s Conception of Freedom: A Developmental and Critical Analysis Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020 Pp. Xxiii + 531 ISBN 9781107145115 (Hbk), $140. [REVIEW]Yoon Choi & Colin McLear - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):159-165.
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    Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics: A Response to My Critics.Karin de Boer - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):139-153.
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    Reform and/or Revolution? Comments on Karin de Boer, Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics.Paul Franks - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):127-132.
    Karin de Boer has given the best account so far of the reform of Wolffian metaphysics that Kant promised. But does such a reform cohere with the revolutionary goal that Kant also affirmed? Standpoint is singled out as the central meta-concept of Kant’s revolutionary goal, and it is argued that, in the second and third critiques, Kant himself developed his revolutionary insight into the perspectival character of both concept and judgement in ways that he did not anticipate at the time (...)
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    Radical Evil, Social Contracts and the Idea of the Church in Kant.Jacqueline Mariña - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):71-79.
    In this article I argue that Kant’s understanding of the universality of radical evil is best understood in the context of human sociality. Because we are inherently social beings, the nature of the human community we find ourselves in has a determinative influence on the sorts of persons we are, and the kinds of choices we can make. We always begin in evil. This does not vitiate responsibility, since through reflection we can become aware of our situation and envision ourselves (...)
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    Brigitte Falkenburg, Kant’s Cosmology: From the Pre-Critical System to the Antinomy of Pure Reason Cham: Springer Nature Switzerland, 2020 Pp. Xvii. + 284 ISBN 9783030522896 (Hbk), $84.99. [REVIEW]James Messina - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):165-169.
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    Henry Allison on Kant’s First Analogy.Gregg Osborne - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):5-22.
    Henry Allison’s interpretation of Kant’s First Analogy is among the most intriguing in the literature. Its virtues are considerable, but no previous discussion has done full justice to them. Nor has any previous discussion systematically explored the most important challenges to which it seems subject. This paper does both. Early sections provide a more thorough exegesis than is otherwise available and provide stronger textual backing than does Allison himself. Later sections turn to problems, most of which have not been raised (...)
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    How is Religious Experience Possible? On the (Quasi-Transcendental) Mode of Argument in Kant’s Religion.Stephen R. Palmquist - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):81-89.
    Kant’s general mode of argument in Religion within the Bounds of Bare Reason, especially his defence of human nature’s propensity to evil, is a matter of considerable controversy: while some interpret his argument as strictly a priori, others interpret it as anthropological. In dialogue with Allen Wood’s recent work, I defend my earlier claim that Religion employs a quasi-transcendental mode of argument, focused on the possibility of a specific type of experience, not experience in general. In Religion, Kant portrays religious (...)
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    What is Wrong with the Recent Semiological Interpretation of Kant’s Religion.Lawrence Pasternack - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):91-99.
    In this article, I challenge the semiological interpretation of Kant’s Religion, particularly as advanced in recent years by James DiCenso and Allen Wood. As I here argue, their interpretations are neither compatible with broader aspects of Kant’s positive philosophy of religion, nor with how Kant himself describes the project of the Religion. Kant wrote the Religion in order to explore the compatibility between his theologically affirmative pure rational system of religion and Christian doctrines, particularly as understood by the Lutherans and (...)
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    Kant’s Original Space and Time as Mere Grounds for Possibilities.Thomas Raysmith - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):23-42.
    In the Critique of Pure Reason Kant appears to make incompatible claims regarding the unitary natures of what he takes to be our a priori representations of space and time. I argue that these representations are unitary independently of all synthesis and explain how this avoids problems encountered by other positions regarding the Transcendental Deduction and its relation to the Transcendental Aesthetic in that work. Central is the claim that these representations contain, when characterized as intuitions and considered as prior (...)
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    Comments on Karin de Boer’s Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics.Eric Watkins - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):133-138.
    In my comments on Karin de Boer’s Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics, I pose five questions. First, I ask how the fundamental principle of practical philosophy that Kant identifies and claims is fundamentally different from Wolff’s is consistent with the claim that Kant is reforming Wolff’s metaphysics. Second, I ask whether De Boer thinks that Kant, as a reformer of Wolff, continues to accept the Principle of Sufficient Reason. Third, I ask whether De Boer accepts Wolff’s conception of analytic judgements, especially (...)
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    Attention and the Free Play of the Faculties.Jessica J. Williams - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):43-59.
    The harmonious free play of the imagination and understanding is at the heart of Kant’s account of beauty in the Critique of the Power of Judgement, but interpreters have long struggled to determine what Kant means when he claims the faculties are in a state of free play. In this article, I develop an interpretation of the free play of the faculties in terms of the freedom of attention. By appealing to the different way that we attend to objects in (...)
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    Kant and Religion Roundtable.Allen Wood - 2022 - Kantian Review 27 (1):101-112.
    This article provides a summary and some replies to points offered in the Kantian Review Roundtable discussion of my recent book Kant and Religion. The main themes are as follows: Kant’s project in the Religion; religious thinking as symbolic; the rational interpretation of revelation and of religious symbols; Kant’s moral argument for religious faith; the ‘psychological’-moral argument; Kant’s thesis that human nature contains a radical propensity to evil; evil and human sociability; evil and freedom; divine forgiveness and the sinner’s self-acceptance; (...)
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    Ian Proops, The Fiery Test of Critique: A Reading of Kant’s Dialectic Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021 Pp. Xi + 486 ISBN 9780199656042 (Hbk) £105.00. [REVIEW]Rosalind Chaplin - 2022 - Kantian Review (2):1-5.
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    Marco Sgarbi, Kant and Aristotle: Epistemology, Logic and Method Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2016 Pp. X 292 ISBN 9781438459974 (Hbk), $95.00. [REVIEW]Wolfgang Ertl - 2022 - Kantian Review (1):doi:10.1017/S1369415421000650.
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