[en] While the Kantian epistemology was discovered for analytical philosophy by P. F. Strawson in the middle of the last century and has inspired this philosophical discourse since then, the metaphysical features of Kantian philosophy have mostly been ignored in recent times. What is overlooked is the fact that Kant's epistemological foundation of philosophy through the Critique of Pure Reason aims precisely to establish metaphysics as a science. In order to evaluate the possibility of scientific metaphysics, the Critique of Pure Reason examines the principles of synthetic judgments a priori. She comes to the result that the metaphysical questioning about the absolute is laid out in the finite discursive reason of man as such, but cannot be satisfied with the means of speculative use of reason, but refers to the practical use of reason.
Philosophy & ethics
Author, co-author :
Bauer, Sabrina ; University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (FHSE) > Department of Humanities (DHUM)
External co-authors :
„Das System aller philosophischen Erkenntnis ist nun Philosophie“. Kants Kritik und Neubestimmung der Metaphysik
Alternative titles :
[en] "The system of all philosophical knowledge is now philosophy". Kant's Critique and Redefinition of Metaphysics