Kantian Journal

2010 Issue №4(34)

The seventieth birthday of Vladimir Zhuchkov

Kant’s practical philosophy

Kant and the Berlin Enlightenment

Abstract

This article compares the concepts of enlightenment formulated by M. Mendelssohn in the article “On the question: what does ‘to enlighten’ mean?” and I. Kant in the article “An Answer to the Question: ‘What is Enlightenment?’”. The author emphasises the paramount significance of Kant’s Copernican turn, which assigns the agent the responsibility for everything they do and everything that depends on them and facilitates, in Habermas’s words, “the structural transformation of the public sphere”.

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On the morals-centeredness of Kant’s transcendental anthropology and on the role of morals in the human nature

Abstract

This article proves that the philosophical system of Kant is a system of transcendental anthropology, which acts a method in Kant’s pragmatic anthropology. The essence of transcendental anthropology is the metaphysics of morals. This role of morals manifests itself in the primacy of practical reason over the theoretical one. The humanity owes its development and existence to the practical reason. In Kant’s system, morality is the essence of humanity.

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The receptions of Kant's philosophy

Logic and argementorics

Kant's argumentation in the scholia to theorem VI in “Nova dilucidatio”: T. Pinder and J. Schmucker’s interpretations

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This article considers Kant’s objection to the ontological argument in his early work “A New Elucidation of the First Principles of Metaphysical Cognition”. The alternative interpretations of Kant’s argumentation offered by T. Pinder and J. Schmucker are discussed. The author comes to the conclusion that none of these interpretations has advantages over the traditional one.

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Publications

Research. Archives. Documents

Russians in Kant-Studien

Abstract

This article is an introduction to the research project dedicated to the study of the publications of Russian thinkers in "Kant-Studien", the leading periodical of Kant studies and the main journal of the Kant Society. The idea of the project was formulated by V. N. Bryushinkin. The article offers a short history of the journal.

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Russian Kantianism and Neo-Kantianism of the beginning of the 20th century in the unpublished memoirs of A. A. Borovoi

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The unpublished memoirs of the anarchist writer Alexei Borovoi (1875—1935) contain crucial information on Russian Kantianism and Neo-Kantianism. The article describes philosophical societies, discussions and philosophical biographies on the basis of archive records.

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