Kant-Studien 108 (4):495-516 (2017)

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Toni Kannisto
University of Oslo
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There are two traditional ways to read Kant's claim that every event necessarily has a cause: the weaker every-event some-cause and the stronger same-cause same-effect causal principles. The focus of the debate about whether and where he subscribes to the SCP has been in the Analogies in the Critique of Pure Reason and in the Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science. By analysing the arguments and conclusions of both the Analogies and the Postulates as well as the two Latin principles non datur casus and non datur fatum that summarise their results, I will argue for the novel thesis that the SCP is actually demonstrated in the Postulates of the First Critique.
Keywords analogies of experience  casus  fatum  postulates of empirical thinking
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DOI 10.1515/kant-2017-0041
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