Kantian Theoretical Hope

Contemporary Studies in Kantian Philosophy 5:1-14 (2020)
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Abstract

There has been a considerable amount of research concerning Kantian hope, but focused on the perspective of Kant’s moral and religious philosophy. In this essay, I will present the Kantian theory of theoretical hope, as found in the first Critique. My argument first establishes that there is such a thing as Kantian theoretical hope. And the second part of the argument defines Kantian theoretical hope as a priori, necessary, and universal within the use of reason and understanding, or, in Kantian terms, as a transcendental concept.

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Micha Danziger
Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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