Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Reorientation through interruption: On the relation of Immanuel Kant's modes of egoism to his critical philosophy
by Tarantino, Giancarlo, M.A., Loyola University Chicago, 2010, 117; 1484251
Abstract (Summary)

The relationship between Immanuel Kant's anthropology, and his Critical philosophy has proven to be a notoriously difficult problem, both for specifically Kantian scholarship as well as for philosophy in general. This thesis attempts to investigate this relationship by showing the importance of Kant's modes of egoism at work in his three Critiques. In doing so this thesis will highlight the phenomena of interruption, and orientation as playing crucial interpretive roles for parsing out the aforementioned relationship. I will try to show that anthropology and Critique mutually interrupt, and re-orient one another's specific contributions to the major themes of Kant's thinking.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Cutrofello, Andrew
Commitee: Peperzak, Adriaan, Wike, Victoria
School: Loyola University Chicago
Department: Philosophy
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Philosophy
Keywords: Critique, Egoism, Interruption, Kant, Immanuel, Orientation
Publication Number: 1484251
ISBN: 9781124414553
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