Freedom as a Regulative Principle: On Some Aspects of the Kant-Herder Controversy on the Philosophy of History

  • Megumi Sakabe
Part of the International Archives of the History of Ideas / Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idées book series (ARCH, volume 128)


Although much work has been done on Kant’s philosophy of history, it seems to me that there remain many points to be reconsidered regarding its relation to his whole system of critical philosophy, especially to his practical philosophy. The problem is all the more complicated, because in Kant’s philosophical thought the philosophy of history is not fully integrated into the system of his critical philosophy. I will discuss the following points, mainly from the perspective of the interpretation of some aspects of the Kant-Herder controversy on the philosophy of history.


Human History Human Race Regulative Principle Constitutive Principle Critical Philosophy 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Megumi Sakabe
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  1. 1.University of TokyoJapan

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