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Kant's Transition Project and Late Philosophy: Connecting the Opus postumum and Metaphysics of Morals

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2018.06.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Oliver Thorndike, Kant's Transition Project and Late Philosophy: Connecting the Opus postumum and Metaphysics of Morals, Bloomsbury, 2018, 280pp., $114.00 (hbk), ISBN 9781350050303. Reviewed by Michael Bennett McNulty, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities The most plausible interpretive theses have an air of familiarity to them. Their proponents assemble pieces that naturally go together, but whose coherence was overlooked or seen only indistinctly. The substantive historical thesis of Oliver Thorndike's welcome volume has just this quality. According to this thesis, Kant recognized the need in his Critical system for transition from the a priori to the empirical, a need found in the domains of both natural and practical philosophy. It is well known that Kant embarked on a transition from the a priori metaphysical foundations of natural science to empirical physics in his last, unpublished work, the. . .

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