Imagination and Power of Judgment in Kant in the readings of some major interpreters (Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Sellars)

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In the 20 hours devoted to Ph.D. students, we will problematically analyze Hegel's, Husserl's, Heidegger's, and Sellars' interpretations of fundamentals of transcendental idealism (especially synthesis, imagination, temporality, and experience).

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The course aims to approach the interpretations mentioned above both for what they can teach us about Kant, to critically discuss their results, and finally to use the perspective on Kant as a particular window on the work of philosophers who on the basis of the critique of transcendental idealism, and the proper distance to be marked from Kant, have defined their own thought.

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Primary texts on the syllabus:

G.W.F. Hegel, Faith and Knowledge

Id., Encyclopedia of Philosophical Sciences

E. Husserl, Kant and the idea of transcendental philosophy

Id., Crisis of European Sciences

M. Heidegger, Logic. The Problem of Truth

Id., Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

Id., The Question of the Thing

W. Sellars, The role of imagination in the Kantian theory of experience


A bibliography will be handed out at the beginning of the course