Contemporary Pragmatism 17 (1):21-47 (2020)

Samuel J. M. Kahn
Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis
In this paper I argue that Kant would have endorsed Clifford’s principle. The paper is divided into four sections. In the first, I review Kant’s argument for the practical postulates. In the second, I discuss a traditional objection to the style of argument Kant employs. In the third, I explain how Kant would respond to this objection and how this renders the practical postulates consistent with Clifford’s principle. In the fourth, I introduce positive grounds for thinking that Kant would have endorsed this principle.
Keywords Kant  Clifford  evidentialism  practical postulates  highest good  doxastic voluntarism  pragmatic encroachment
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DOI 10.1163/18758185-01701003
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