The Political Implications of Kant's Theory of Knowledge

The Political Implications of Kant's Theory of Knowledge

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Immanuel Kant has long been considered one of the leading exponents of the theory of knowledge with his philosophical writings inspiring generations of political theorists, underpinning many notions and ideas on the concept of progress. Based on and innovative reading of Kant's theory of knowledge, this book challenges contemporary critiques of the concept of progress from post-Marxist, post-Modern and or existentialist approaches which dismiss progress as an anachronistic and deceptive concept that has formed the basis of many of modernity's abominations. Instead this book reveals Kant's unique synthetic theory of knowledge, arguing that the idea of progress should be thought of as a crucial political idea in matters of political management at the outset of the 21st century.Such an example can be found in Desplanda#39;s research (1973, pp. 35a€“6, 41a€“3). ... We do not need to a€œsavea€ the plan of nature, and can certainly be satisfied with clarifying the relevancy of the Enlightenment plan for progress. For Kant, this will anbsp;...

Title:The Political Implications of Kant's Theory of Knowledge
Author:Golan Moshe Lahat
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2013-10-30


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