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Kant s Cosmology From the Pre Critical System to the Antinomy of Pure Reason


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Table of Contents

Part I The Pre-Critical System
1 Physics and Metaphysics

2 Kant’s Analytic Method

Part II The Critical Turn

3 The Collapse of the Pre-Critical Cosmology

4 A Closer Look at the Critical Turn

Part III Critical Cosmology

5 The Antinomy of Pure Reason

6 Cosmology and Transcendental Idealism

Part IV Appendix

A The Concept of a System

B The Analytic-Synthetic Method

About the Author

Brigitte Falkenburg is Professor for Philosophy (retired) at the Department of Philosophy and Political Science at the Technische Universität Dortmund. She holds a diploma in physics, a PhD in Philosophy and a 2nd PhD in Physics. Her areas of specialization are: philosophy of science (philosophy of physics, philosophy of neuroscience), history of philosophy (Kant, Hegel, Neo-Kantianism), philosophy of technology. Selected publications: Mythos Determinismus (Heidelberg: Springer 2012); Particle Metaphysics (Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer 2007); Kants Kosmologie (Frankfurt am Main: Klostermann 2000); Wem dient die Technik? Johann Joachim Becher-Preis 2002. Ed. by the J.J.Becher-Stiftung (Baden-Baden: Nomos 2004). As editor: Mechanistic Explanations in Physics and Beyond (with G. Schiemann, Springer Nature AG Switzerland 2019); Why More is Different (with M. Morrison, Berlin/Heidelberg: Springer 2015); From Ultrarays to Astroparticles (with W. Rhode) (Dordrecht: Springer 2012); Natur – Technik – Kultur (Paderborn: Mentis 2007); Erhard Scheibe: Between Rationalism and Empiricism. Selected Papers in the Philosophy of Physics (New York: Springer 2001).  


“This new work from Brigitte Falkenburg is a revised and thoroughly updated edition of her earlier Kants Kosmologie … . It is structured chronologically and combines the narrative approach typical of intellectual biography with more detailed discussions of specific moments and themes in Kant’s intellectual development.” (Courtney D. Fugate, Journal for General Philosophy of Science, Vol. 53, 2022)

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