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AuthorPlaass, Peter. author
TitleKant's Theory of Natural Science [electronic resource] / by Peter Plaass
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XVI, 367 p. online resource


Plaass's treatise stood at the beginning of a renewed wave of scholarship regarding Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science (MF). Plaass argues that the MF represents an integral step in Kant's development between the two editions of the Critique of Pure Reason. The MF repeats the ̀Copernican turn', using the conditions of subjectivity to derive the metaphysical determinations of ̀matter' as the object of natural science with the new method called ̀metaphysical construction', which simultaneously grounds the mathematizability of physics. The translators provide background and analysis of Plaass's work, extend it to include the body of the MF and offer a variation on the analysis of the relationship between mathematics and metaphysics in the MF. They discuss its relevance for contemporary paradigm-dependency approaches to the philosophy of science and for philosophical hermeneutics. The book will be of interest to Kant specialists as well as to students of the philosophy of science in general


Translators' Introduction and Commentary -- Table of Contents to Introduction and Commentary -- Kant's Theory Of Natural Science According To P. Plaass: An Introductory Analytic Essay by C. F. von Weizsรคcker (1965) -- Kant's Theory of Natural Science โ{128}{148} Peter Plaass -- Preface โ{128}{148} C. F. von Weizsรคcker -- Foreword โ{128}{148} P. Plaass -- 0. Introduction -- 1. The Object of Natural Science: Nature -- 2. Doctrine and Science Proper -- 3. The Pure Part of Natural Science -- 4. The Empirical Concept of Matter -- 5. Pure Natural Science as Pure Doctrine of Motion -- 6. The Function of the Pure Part -- Selected Bibliography Since Plaass

Philosophy History Metaphysics Philosophy and science Philosophy of nature Philosophy Philosophy of Science History general Philosophy of Nature Metaphysics


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