XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Is Kant’s Worldly Concept of Philosophy really “Regional Philosophy”?

Holly L Wilson

Edificio: Palazzo dei Congressi
Sala: sala Verri
Data: 26 maggio 2010 - 14:30
Ultima modifica: 13 aprile 2010

Abstract

Kant distinguishes between worldly philosophy (Weltbegriff) and scholastic philosophy (schulbegriff) and Kant gives worldly philosophy a high calling. Did Kant ever do worldly philosophy? Can we identify his cosmopolitan philosophy of physical geography and anthropology as types of worldly philosophy? If so how do they measure up to Kant's definition of worldly philosophy. What do prejudices have to do with worldly philosophy and how does Kant's cosmopolitan philosophy address prejudices and help students to think for themselves? Finally, the question this paper will address is what we would call worldly philosophy if it were practiced in our universities today in the way Kant defines it. Would it be a type of regional philosophy?