Wolfgang Ertl
Keio University
The aim of this paper is to confirm that it was Hamann's translation of Hume's "Treatise" (I.4.7) which triggered Kant's critical turn in 1768/69. If this is indeed so, then Kant's inaugural dissertation must be reassessed, in particular the doctrine, to be found there, that we have cognitive access to the intelligible world. This doctrine is part of a strategy for tackling the problem highlighted by Hume; that there may be conflicting principles at work in the human mind, i.e., an antinomy. The dissertation's strategy failed and so raised the question of how categories can refer to objects
Keywords Precritical Kant  Development of Kant's Philosophy  Hume and Kant
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DOI 10.1080/09608788.2002.10383082
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