Inescapable Metaphysics: Johann Georg Hamann’s critique of Kant

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Kant is often considered the philosopher to end the reign of metaphysical dogmatism. This accounts, even though Kant himself considered his Critique to be just a reform of metaphysics. In order to show how one-sided the idea that Kant simply did away with metaphysics as a whole is, I will draw attention to the metaphysical presuppositions that shape the Critique of pure reason. The first thinker who attempted to explicate the metaphysical basis of the Critique was Kant’s friend and colleague Johann Georg Hamann. With Hamann’s guidance I will argue that Kant neither intended to end metaphysics, nor was he able to free reason from metaphysical speculation – on the contrary, even his Critique of pure reason was based on metaphysical presuppositions. At the same time this text provides an introduction to Hamann’s thought, a thinker ahead of his times.
Translated title of the contributionInescapable Metaphysics: Johann Georg Hamann’s critique of Kant
LanguageGerman
JournalAllgemeine Zeitschrift für Philosophie
Volume44
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Immanuel Kant
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Critique of Pure Reason
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  • metaphysics
  • critique of metaphysics
  • intellectus theory
  • empiricism
  • schematism

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