On Kant’s Concept of the Public Use of Reason: A Rehabilitation of Orality

Estudos Kantianos 8 (1):101-110 (2020)
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With this paper I intend to rehabilitate the status of orality as medium of the public use of reason in the normative Kantian sense. As a first step, I reconstruct the reasons why Kant rejects the spoken word and designates the written word as the sole medium of public reasoning. As a second step, I argue for the possibility of employing the spoken word as medium of public reasoning while remaining within the normative framework of Kant’s concept of the public use of reason.
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