XI KANT KONGRESS, XI Congresso Kantiano Internazionale

Teleology, Freedom and Will in Kant's Moral Philosophy

Courtney David Fugate

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

Abstract

In this paper I first distuinguish three conceptions of the human will that I contend are found in Kant's moral philosophy. I then explicate these by reference to three parallel notions of will to be found in his writings. In the course of this explication I aim to highlight what I think are the key teleological features of these concepts. In particular, I try to elucidate the unique kind of teleology that is essential to Kant's notion of pure will by reference to the analogues in the Critique of Judgment of a natural end and objective formal perfection.