Results for 'Purposiveness'

138 found
Order:
  1.  39
    Aesthetic Representation of Purposiveness and the Concept of Beauty in Kant’s Aesthetics. The Solution of the ‘Everything is Beautiful’ Problem.Mojca Küplen - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiries 4 (2):69-88.
    In the Critique of the Power of Judgment, Kant introduces the notion of the reflective judgment and the a priori principle of purposiveness or systematicity of nature. He claims that the ability to judge objects by means of this principle underlies empirical concept acquisition and it is therefore necessary for cognition in general. In addition, he suggests that there is a connection between this principle and judgments of taste. Kant’s account of this connection has been criticized by several commentators (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  2.  64
    An Antinomy of Political Judgment: Kant, Arendt, and the Role of Purposiveness in Reflective Judgment.Avery Goldman - 2010 - Continental Philosophy Review 43 (3):331-352.
    This article builds on Arendt’s development of a Kantian politics from out of the conception of reflective judgment in the Critique of Judgment. Arendt looks to Kant’s analysis of the beautiful to explain how political thought can be conceived. And yet Arendt describes such Kantian reflection as an empirical undertaking that justifies itself only in relation to the abstract principle of the moral law. The problem for such an account is that the autonomy of the moral law appears to be (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  3. The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism.Rachel Zuckert - 2006 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44 (4):599-622.
    Rachel Zuckert - The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 44.4 599-622 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism Rachel Zuckert In the "critique of aesthetic judgment," Kant claims that when we find an object beautiful, we are appreciating its "purposive form." Many of Kant's readers have found this claim one of his (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  4.  80
    Kant's Non -Teleological Conception of Purposiveness.Thomas Teufel - 2011 - Kant-Studien 102 (2):232-252.
    In this paper I argue, first, that Kant's technical definition of purposiveness in § 10 of the third Critique is designed to abstract from all forward-looking considerations (teleological, intentional, normative, etc.) that accompany the conventional understanding of the term. Kant seeks to establish a strictly backward-looking, etiological conception of purposiveness in order to capture the causal link connecting artifacts with their concepts. I argue, second, that he succeeds. Kant's etiological conception of purposiveness neither collapses into mere mechanism, (...)
    Direct download (7 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  5.  6
    Normativity and Purposiveness.Angela Breitenbach - 2016 - British Journal of Aesthetics 56 (4):405-408.
    First, I raise two objections against Ginsborg’s interpretation of natural teleology. I argue that Ginsborg’s notion of primitive normativity is too thin to account for Kant’s more substantive conception of the organism. Furthermore, I question whether Kant has room for a notion of purposiveness that is entirely divorced from intentional activity. Second, I ask about the implications of Ginsborg’s account of the relationship between aesthetic judgement and cognition. I suggest that her reading can easily be extended to allow for (...)
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  6.  1
    Kant's Non-Teleological Conception of Purposiveness.Thomas Teufel - 2011 - Kant-Studien 102 (2):232-252.
    In this paper I argue, first, that Kant's technical definition of purposiveness in § 10 of the third Critique is designed to abstract from all forward-looking considerations that accompany the conventional understanding of the term. Kant seeks to establish a strictly backward-looking, etiological conception of purposiveness in order to capture the causal link connecting artifacts with their concepts. I argue, second, that he succeeds. Kant's etiological conception of purposiveness neither collapses into mere mechanism, nor smuggles normative considerations (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  7.  49
    On Aesthetic Judgement and Our Relation to Nature: Kant's Concept of Purposiveness.Fiona Hughes - 2006 - Inquiry 49 (6):547-572.
    I offer a critical reconstruction of Kant's thesis that aesthetic judgement is founded on the principle of the purposiveness of nature. This has been taken as equivalent to the claim that aesthetics is directly linked to the systematicity of nature in its empirical laws. I take issue both with Henry Allison, who seeks to marginalize this claim, and with Avner Baz, who highlights it in order to argue that Kant's aesthetics are merely instrumental for his epistemology. My solution is (...)
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  8.  60
    Logical Purposiveness and the Principle of Taste.Luigi Caranti - 2005 - Kant-Studien 96 (3):364-374.
    In both Introductions to the Critique of Judgment Kant seems to identify the a priori principle at the basis of aesthetic judgments with the principle that guides reflective judgment in its cognitive inquiry of nature, i.e. the purposiveness of nature or systematicity. For instance Kant writes.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  9. Purposiveness, Time, and Unity: A Reading of "the Critique of Judgment".Rachel Zuckert - 2000 - Dissertation, The University of Chicago
    I propose a unified reading of Kant's third critical work, The Critique of Judgment, as a sustained argument that "purposiveness without a purpose" is the a priori, transcendental principle of judgment, a "subjective" yet necessary condition for the practice of judging and for the possibility of experience. I argue that Kant's principle of purposiveness is a temporal-formal structure of the subject's judging activity, a structure of anticipation that unites present and past moments as "towards" the future. Such (...) is a necessary principle of judgment, I argue, for it enables the judging subject to unify the contingent, heterogeneous information "given" in experience not only as homogeneous but also as empirically heterogeneous. For Kant, we must be able to judge purposively without a purpose, if we are to be able to form empirical concepts or understand particulars in our experience. But purposiveness is a "merely subjective" principle, according to Kant, because it guides the subject's activity but does not and cannot characterize objects or ground objective claims. The function of purposiveness as a principle by which the judging subject can unify the heterogeneous as heterogeneous is, I argue, exhibited in the unity we attribute to organisms in teleological judgment, and instantiated most purely or clearly in the act of aesthetic appreciation. Thus for Kant, in aesthetic experience the subject reveals its nature as projectively temporal, utterly distinct from objects, governed by anticipation and history, not chronology and mechanism. (shrink)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  10. The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism.Rachel Zuckert - 2006 - Journal of the History of Ideas 44:599-622.
    Rachel Zuckert - The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism - Journal of the History of Philosophy 44:4 Journal of the History of Philosophy 44.4 599-622 Muse Search Journals This Journal Contents The Purposiveness of Form: A Reading of Kant's Aesthetic Formalism Rachel Zuckert In the "critique of aesthetic judgment," Kant claims that when we find an object beautiful, we are appreciating its "purposive form." Many of Kant's readers have found this claim one of his (...)
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  11.  6
    Kant's Notion of Intrinsic Purposiveness in the Critique of Judgment.John Zammito - 2009 - Kant Yearbook 1 (1).
  12.  17
    The Pleasures of Contra‐Purposiveness: Kant, the Sublime, and Being Human.Katerina Deligiorgi - 2014 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 72 (1):25-35.
    Serious doubts have been raised about the coherence of theories of the sublime and the usefulness of the concept. By contrast, the sublime is increasingly studied as a key function in Kant's moral psychology and in his ethics. This article combines methodological conservatism, approaching the topic from within Kant's discussion of aesthetic judgment, with reconstruction of a conception of human agency that is tenable on Kantian grounds. I argue that a coherent theory of the sublime is possible and useful, and (...)
    Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  13.  60
    Kant's Principle of Purposiveness and the Missing Point of (Aesthetic) Judgements.Avner Baz - 2005 - Kantian Review 10 (1):1-32.
    My plan in this article is to begin by raising the question of the point of judgements of beauty, and then to examine Kant's account of beauty in the third Critique from the perspective opened up by that question. Having raised the question of the point, I will argue, first, that there is an implied answer to it in Kant's text, and, second, that the answer is ultimately unsatisfying in that it falsely assumes that there is a ‘need’, or ‘task’, (...)
    Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   3 citations  
  14. Spinoza on Human Purposiveness and Mental Causation.Justin Steinberg - 2011 - Logical Analysis and History of Philosophy 14.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
  15. Purposiveness in History: Its Status After Kant, Hegel, Dilthey and Habermas.Rudolf A. Makkreel - 1992 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 18 (3-4):221-234.
  16. Reflective Judgment and the Application of Logic to Nature: Kant's Deduction of the Principle of Purposiveness as an Answer to Hume.Henry E. Allison - 2003 - In Hans-Johann Glock (ed.), Strawson and Kant. Oxford University Press.
  17.  52
    The 'Purposiveness' of Life.Shidan Lotfi - 2010 - The Monist 93 (1):123 - 134.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  18.  18
    Biological Purposiveness and Analogical Reflection.Angela Breitenbach - 2014 - In Eric Watkins & Ina Goy (eds.), Kant's Theory of Biology. De Gruyter. pp. 131-148.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  19. Docility and Purposiveness.Ralph Barton Perry - 1918 - Philosophical Review 27:435.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  20.  27
    Purposiveness in Nature and Life.Edmund Noble - 1914 - The Monist 24 (2):259-283.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  21.  36
    Regulative and Reflective Uses of Purposiveness in Kant.Rudolf A. Makkreel - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (S1):49-63.
    Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  22.  26
    The Abyss of Contingency: Purposiveness and Contingency in Darwin and Kant.Barry Allen - 2003 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 20 (4):373 - 391.
  23.  17
    Purposiveness Without Purpose in a New Context.Mary L. Coolidge - 1943 - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 4 (1):85-93.
  24.  20
    Purpose in the Living World? Creation and Emergent Evolution. By Jacob Klapwijk and Purposiveness: Teleology Between Nature and Mind. Edited by Luca Illetterati and Francesca Michelini.Bradford McCall - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (2):321-322.
  25.  5
    Purposiveness Without a Purpose. [REVIEW]Alix Cohen - 2009 - Metascience 18 (2):343-345.
    No categories
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  26.  10
    Possibility, Necessity and Purposiveness: The Metaphysical Novelties in the Critique of Judgement.Philippe Huneman - unknown
  27.  1
    Art, Nature and Purposiveness in Kant's Aesthetic Theory.Theodore Gracyk - 1995 - Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2:499-507.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  28.  10
    The Purposiveness of Law: Two Concepts of Representation in the European Union. [REVIEW]Hans Lindahl - 1998 - Law and Philosophy 17 (5/6):481 - 507.
    Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  29.  7
    Formal Purposiveness and the Continuity of Kant's Argument in the Critique of Judgment.Mary-Barbara Zeldin † - 1983 - Kant-Studien 74 (1):45-55.
  30.  2
    Purposiveness, Necessity, and Contingency.Philippe Huneman - 2014 - In Eric Watkins & Ina Goy (eds.), Kant's Theory of Biology. De Gruyter. pp. 185-202.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  31.  2
    Kant and McDowell on the Purposiveness of Nature.Ted Kinnaman - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 771-780.
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  32.  2
    An Old Approach to a New Riddle – Kantian Purposiveness and Goodman’s Projectibility.Linda C. Palmer - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 185-196.
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  33.  2
    Kant’s Conception of Internal Purposiveness Revisited: An Examination of a ‘Latent’ Antinomy of Teleological Power of Judgment.Masatoshi Shimono - 2013 - In Margit Ruffing, Claudio La Rocca, Alfredo Ferrarin & Stefano Bacin (eds.), Kant Und Die Philosophie in Weltbürgerlicher Absicht: Akten des Xi. Kant-Kongresses 2010. De Gruyter. pp. 223-232.
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  34.  1
    Docility and Purposiveness.Ralph Barton Perry - 1918 - Psychological Review 25 (1):1-20.
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  35. The Purposiveness of Nature: Kant and Environmental Ethics.Sharon Anderson-Gold - 2008 - In Valerio Hrsg V. Rohden, Ricardo Terra & Guido Almeida (eds.), Recht Und Frieden in der Philosophie Kants. pp. 3--12.
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  36. Purposiveness: Teleology Between Nature and Mind. [REVIEW]Angela Breitenbach - 2010 - Studi Kantiani 23.
    No categories
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  37. Teleology and the Problem of Transition-a Commentary on Regulative and Reflective Uses of Purposiveness in Kant.B. Dorflinger - 1991 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30:65-71.
  38. Purposiveness: Regulative or Realized?Ido GeigerEmail: - 2016 - Hegel-Jahrbuch 2016 (1).
    No categories
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  39. Purposiveness and Normativity.Hannah Ginsborg - 1995 - Proceedings of the Eighth International Kant Congress 2:453-460.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  40. Purposiveness Is Not Paradoxical: All Living Organisms Are Teleological And That's The Origin Of All "Value" From Amoebas To Humans.Ronnie Hawkins - 2004 - Florida Philosophical Review 4 (1):64-67.
  41. The Task of the Critique of Judgment: Why Kant Needs a Deduction of the Principle of the Purposiveness of Nature.Ted Kinnaman - 2001 - American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 75 (2):243-269.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  42. The Purposiveness of Law: Two Concepts of Representation in The European Union.Hans Lindahl - 1998 - Law and Philosophy 17 (5):481-507.
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  43. The ‘Purposiveness’ of Life: Kant’s Critique of Natural Teleology.Shidan Lotfi - 2010 - The Monist 93 (1):123-134.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  44. Regulative and Reflective Uses of Purposiveness in Kant.Rudolf A. Makkreel - 1992 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 30 (Supplement):49-63.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  45. Form of Purposiveness.Bjørn Myskja - 2001 - In Ralph Schumacher, Rolf-Peter Horstmann & Volker Gerhardt (eds.), Kant Und Die Berliner Aufklärung: Akten des Ix. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Bd. I: Hauptvorträge. Bd. Ii: Sektionen I-V. Bd. Iii: Sektionen Vi-X: Bd. Iv: Sektionen Xi-Xiv. Bd. V: Sektionen Xv-Xviii. De Gruyter. pp. 425-433.
    No categories
    Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  46. The Purposiveness of Nature: Kant and Environmental Ethics.Margit Ruffing, Guido A. De Almeida, Ricardo R. Terra & Valerio Rohden - 2008 - In Margit Ruffing, Guido A. De Almeida, Ricardo R. Terra & Valerio Rohden (eds.), Recht Und Frieden in der Philosophie Kantslaw and Peace in Kant’s Philosophy: Akten des X. Internationalen Kant-Kongresses. Walter de Gruyter.
    No categories
    Translate
      Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  47. “The Place of the Sublime in Kant’s Project”.Robert Clewis - 2015 - Studi Kantiani 28:149-68.
    I emphasize the harmony between the sublime and the underlying concept of the purposiveness of nature, i.e. that the sublime is purposive through its initial contrapurposiveness. One favorable outcome of this reading is that it locates further unity in the Critique of Judgment, e.g. it helps make sense of why, besides historical reasons, Kant may have turned to the sublime in the first place in the “Critique of the Aesthetic Power of Judgment” (Part One of the CJ). I question (...)
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  48. The Green Kant: Kant's Treatment of Animals.Holly L. Wilson - 2008 - In Paul Pojman Louis Pojman (ed.), in Environmental Ethics: Readings in Theory and Application.
    Kant's theory of animals is based on his belief that animals have presentations and consciousness and in this are like human beings. When we abuse animals then we are more likely to abuse human beings. But animals are organic beings that have internal purposiveness and hence are ends for which other things are means. In this limited sense animals have intrinsic value.
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  49.  16
    The Generalized Darwinian Research Programme.Nicholas Maxwell - 1984 - In From Knowledge to Wisdom. Blackwell. pp. 269-275.
    The generalized Darwinian research programme accepts physicalism, but holds that all life is purposive in character. It seeks to understand how and why all purposiveness has evolved in the universe – especially purposiveness associated with what we value most in human life, such as sentience, consciousness, person-to-person understanding, science, art, free¬dom, love. As evolution proceeds, the mechanisms of evolution themselves evolve to take into account the increasingly important role that purposive action can play - especially when quasi-Lamarckian evolution (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography  
  50.  7
    Kant's Critique of Judgment and the Scientific Investigation of Matter.Daniel Rothbart & Irmgard Scherer - 1997 - Hyle 3 (1):65 - 80.
    Kant's theory of judgment establishes the conceptual framework for understanding the subtle relationships between the experimental scientist, the modern instrument, and nature's atomic particles. The principle of purposiveness which governs judgment has also a role in implicitly guiding modern experimental science. In Part 1 we explore Kant's philosophy of science as he shows how knowledge of material nature and unobservable entities is possible. In Part 2 we examine the way in which Kant's treatment of judgment, with its operating principle (...)
    Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    My bibliography   1 citation  
1 — 50 / 138