“Kant’s Cosmopolitan Conception of Philosophy and the Methodology of the “Critique of Pure Reason” by Pierre Keller (University of California, Riverside)
Date: March 1 2013 3:30pm - 5:00pm Location: J.R. Howard Hall 202
J.R. Howard Hall 202
I argue for a novel reading of Kant’s critical enterprise and of Kant’s Copernican Revolution, but especially of the First Critique. In the process, I explain why Kant devotes the second half of the First Critique to what he calls the Transcendental Doctrine of Method. I interpret the First Critique as a critical defense of what Kant calls the world, cosmic or cosmopolitan conception of philosophy against the pretensions of academic philosophy.
This event is open to the public.