Rationality: What difference does it make?

Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 107 (1):1-26 (2023)
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A variety of interpreters have argued that Kant construes the animality of human beings as ‘transformed’, in some sense, through the possession of rationality. I argue that this interpretation admits of multiple readings and that it is either wrong, or doesn't result in the conclusion for which its proponents argue. I also explain the sense in which rationality nevertheless significantly differentiates human beings from other animals.

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Colin McLear
University of Nebraska, Lincoln


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