October 2013
Washington University Jurisprudence Review;2013, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p27
Academic Journal
The article discusses the idea of purposiveness in nature presented by philosopher Immanuel Kant. It notes that the purposive quality attributed to plants and animals comes from human theory. The author infers that "teleology" as a means to judge the causality of nature is a paradoxical concept. In relation to this, the article asserts that Kant can only be considered a theorist of judgment due to his inability to validate his subjective view of natural law.


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