This week we’ll be discussing the role that teleolgy plays in Kant’s conception of unity of the faculties of a rational animal. We’ll start off by discussing a suggestion by Karl Schafer (see §§4-5) concerning the way that reason reorients all of the ends of one’s animal faculties. Guest Sasha Mudd will then help lead us in discussion of issues regarding the understanding of teleology in Kant more generally, as well as the sense in which theoretical reason might be “autonomous”.
- Schafer, “A System of Rational Faculties: Additive or Transformative?”
- Mudd, “The Demand for Systematicity and the Authority of Theoretical Reason in Kant”
- Mudd, “Rethinking the Priority of Practical Reason in Kant”
- Mudd, “Autonomy as the end of theoretical reason in Kant” (see listserv for link)