Metaphysics, Science and Kant's Troubles with Space and Time

Petr Jedlička, Jitka Paitlová

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First, we will introduce Kant's stance towards some crucial questions in metaphysics and natural philosophy, and we will locate his work within the context of the Enlightenment philosophy. In particular, we will focus on his concepts of time and space within the framework of his transcendental aesthetics and transcendental logic, which were laid out in his Critique of Pure Reason. Subsequently, we will examine the main objections raised by both philosophers and scientists against his conceptions, and this will serve as a springboard for the concluding debate on the relationship between physical concepts and metaphysics.

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Kant’s metaphysics, time and space in Kant’s work, philosophy and physics

https://doi.org/10.5817/pf17-2-1704

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