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Beyond Objectivity. The Play of Fiction in Kant’s Anthropology

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The Play of Fiction in Kant’s Anthropology
Article
journal RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA
issue RIVISTA DI FILOSOFIA NEO-SCOLASTICA - 2020 - 3. Rethinking Objectivity: With and Beyond Kant
title Beyond Objectivity. The Play of Fiction in Kant’s Anthropology
author
publisher Vita e Pensiero
format Article | Pdf
online since 12-2020
doi 10.26350/001050_000215
issn 00356247 (print) | 18277926 (digital)
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Bearing in mind the problem of body-soul commerce, and its sub-task of reordering the I’s bodily and spiritual faculties—all pertinent questions in the elevation of the new study of man to a science of man—, the present essay intends to analyze how these are seen by Platner, Baumgarten, and especially in Kant’s Lectures on Anthropology. Here, we aim at explaining how the different imaginative faculties, and their singular redisposition, serve the purpose of a Kantian anthropology; how Kant indeed proposes that revolution of the representative faculties, and centers it around the faculty of imagination; and how, with this pragmatic conception of the faculty of imagination, Kant suggests an alternative temporality and existence, thus supplanting Platner’s and even Baumgarten’s more objective and generalizing conception of the power of imagination, and bringing the imagining I’s subjectivity to the center of the creative process.

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Kant, Baumgarten, Platner, Imagination, Body-Soul

Author biography

Centre of Philosophy, University of Lisbon. Email: fmfsilva@yahoo.com

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