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Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

2010

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Kant’S Ethics Of Grace: Perspectival Solutions To The Moral Difficulties With Divine Assistance, Stephen R. Palmquist Jan 2010

Kant’S Ethics Of Grace: Perspectival Solutions To The Moral Difficulties With Divine Assistance, Stephen R. Palmquist

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

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The Kantian Grounding Of Einstein’S Worldview: (I) The Early Influence Of Kant’S System Of Perspectives, Stephen R. Palmquist Jan 2010

The Kantian Grounding Of Einstein’S Worldview: (I) The Early Influence Of Kant’S System Of Perspectives, Stephen R. Palmquist

Department of Religion and Philosophy Journal Articles

Recent perspectival interpretations of Kant suggest a way of relating his epistemology to empirical science that makes it plausible to regard Einstein’s theory of relativity as having a Kantian grounding. This first of two articles exploring this topic focuses on how the foregoing hypothesis accounts for various resonances between Kant’s philosophy and Einstein’s science. The great attention young Einstein paid to Kant in his early intellectual development demonstrates the plausibility of this hypothesis, while certain features of Einstein’s cultural-political context account for his reluctance to acknowledge Kant’s influence, even though contemporary philosophers who regarded themselves ...