Evidence and explanation in Kant's doctrine of laws

Studi Kantiani 34:141-49 (2021)
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I emphasize two merits of Eric Watkins’ account in "Kant on Laws": the strong evidential support it has, and the central place it gives to Kant’s laws of mechanics. Then, I raise two questions for further research. 1. What kind of evidential reasoning confirms a Kantian law? 2. Do natures explain Kantian laws? If so, how?

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Marius Stan
Boston College


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