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Kant, Science, and Human Nature

Robert Hanna


This book argues for the importance of Kant's theories of the epistemological, metaphysical, and practical foundations of the ‘exact sciences’ — relegated to the dustbin of the history of philosophy for most of the 20th century. It has two aims, one negative and one positive. Its negative aim is to develop a Kantian critique of scientific naturalism. Its positive and more fundamental aim is to work out the elements of a humane, realistic, and nonreductive Kantian account of the foundations of the exact sciences. According to this account, the essential properties of the natural world are direc ... More

Keywords: exact sciences, scientific naturalism, foundations, natural world, practical reason

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199285549
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199285549.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Hanna, author
University of Colorado at Boulder
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