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By Edward G. Ballard, Richard L. Barber, James K. Feibleman, Carl H. Hamburg, Harold N. Lee, Louise Nisbet Roberts, Robert Whittemore

HE prior doesn't swap; it can't, for what has occurred T can't be undone. but how are we to appreciate what has occurred? Our point of view on it lies within the current, and is topic to continuous switch. those alterations, made within the mild of our new wisdom and new event, demand clean reviews and relentless reconsideration. it really is now a hundred and fifty years because the demise of Immanuel Kant, and this, the 3rd quantity of Tulane reviews in Philosophy is devoted to the commemoration of the development. the range of the contributions to the amount function one indication of Kant's continual significance in philoso­ phy. His paintings marks some of the most huge, immense turns within the entire background of human concept, and there's nonetheless a lot to be performed in estimating its success. His writings haven't been effortless to assimilate. The exposition is hard and worked; it really is replete with ambiguities, or even with what frequently seem to be contradictions. Such writings permit for nice range in interpretation. but who might dare ·to disregard Kant from the account? The strength of a man's paintings is measured via his effect on different thinkers; and right here, Kant has few superiors. Of no guy whose effect upon the heritage of rules has been as nice as that of Kant can it's stated with finality: this five 6 TULANE stories IN PHILOSOPHY is his philosophy.

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Any reconciliation of the system of interrelations, or logic, of 7. Transc. , Bk. , Ch. I, Sec. 3, 10. ABO, Bl06, NKS 113. 8. in toe. cit. A82, BlOB, NKS 115. 9. ibid. B110, NKS 116. 10. ibid. B111, NKS 116. TWO LOGICS OF MODALITY 51 the modal Categories, with the logic of the modes of Judgment, then, would require a radical re-arrangement of the (sub-) categories, resulting thus: Possibility Existence Necessity - Contingency11 Non-existence Impossibility How is this disparity to be explained? Two hypotheses, I think, need only be stated to be disposed of.

A233-4, B286, NKS 251-2. 54 TULANE STUDIES IN PHILOSOPHY modality' does not, since the seeming modality of objects of experience turns out to be merely subjective when it is better understood. The categories of modality are then truly different from those of quantity, quality and relation, for these latter named all do pertain to 'real things', that is, to the objects of our experience, as these are described by Kant. KANT AND METAPHYSICS James K. Feibleman of philosophy is cumulative. Every fresh point T of history view may be considered an advance provided it is HE sufficiently comprehensive.

We have accepted the view that the real will, the noumenal self, is free and reasonable. Since it is free, it is also non-phenomenal and hence a-temporal If, though, it is a-temporal, how is moral progress ever possible? For the progress through which character is matured must occur in time. There seems to be no alternative but to admit that the noumenal self cannot be said to make moral progress: Perhaps, then, in order to avoid this conclusion, we are to understand that the noumenal self is complete and perfect and that it stands in relation to the empirical self as the end to be achieved.

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