XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Dryer and Allison on Kant's Move to Absolute Permanence in the First Analogy

Gregg David Osborne

Edificio: Facoltà di Agraria
Sala: sala Wolff
Data: 24 maggio 2010 - 17:00
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010

Abstract

D.P. Dryer and Henry Allison both take the first analogy to move from a principle that entails the existence of relatively permanent entities as substrata of change to a principle that entails the existence of something sempiternal. This paper explores the attempts of Dryer and Allison to defend such a move and comes to the conclusion that it may be in order given the need for an ultimate subject of predication in entities that undergo objective coming to exist and/or objective ceasing to exist. The paper ends with some doubts as to whether Allison in particular can hold that Kant has established the need for such a subject in those entities and thus clarifies a challenge remaining for those who share his conception of the first analogy.