Kant on Teleology

  • Hein van den Berg
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Part of the Studies in German Idealism book series (SIGI, volume 15)

Abstract

Kant’s views on teleology can be profitably interpreted on the basis of the teleological views of the rationalist philosophers Baumgarten and Wolff. Like his rationalist predecessors, Kant modelled the concept of purpose on intentional agency. This explains why he denied that teleology can explain anything in nature.

Keywords

Natural Object Objective Ground Intentional Agency Teleological Explanation Explanatory Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hein van den Berg
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  1. 1.Faculteit der WijsbegeerteVrije Universiteit AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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