New Work on Kant (III): Kant’s Neo-Aristotelian Natural Power Grid—On “Kant and the Laws of Nature”

 

MICHELA MASSIMI & ANGELA BREITENBACH (EDS) | Kant and the Laws of Nature | Cambridge University Press 2017


 

By Robert Hanna
Kant and the Laws of Nature, edited and with an introduction by Michela Massimi and Angela Breitenbach, is a collection of thirteen uniformly excellent essays on Kant’s philosophical views on the nature and (metaphysical or epistemic) status of laws of nature, produced under the aegis of a three-year international research network running from 2012–15.

But as contemporary Kantian philosophers and not merely as Kant-scholars, why should we care about laws of nature? In my opinion, there are at least four good reasons.

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