Between Truth and Illusion: Kant at the Crossroads of by Predrag Cicovacki

By Predrag Cicovacki

In among fact and phantasm, Predrag Cicovacki rigorously analyzes Kant's contribution to discussions of man or woman and unearths that he used to be deeply inquisitive about the systematic improvement of the trendy anthropocentric orientation towards liberation and dominance of the topic. at the different palms, modernity's excessive perfect of common clinical and ethical growth became out to be illusory and ill-conceived.

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But what does it mean to judge? And what is the final product of judging? Is it a sentence? Or a proposition? Or is a judgment something entirely different? Kant was never explicit on these issues, but we can be reasonably sure that he would distinguish between a sentence and a judgment, and even between a proposition and a judgment. If a sentence is taken to be a syntactically correct and meaningful linguistic entity, a proposition can be understood as what the sentence expresses, as a statement of thought in words.

4 TRUTH AND INTERACTION One of the deepest "truth traps" in past thinking about the nature of truth has been to assume that it must depend either on the way the world is, or on the way we are and think about the world. But why? Since the relation of "being dependent" admits degrees, in principle it is possible that truth depends both on the way the world is and on the way we are and think about it. Perhaps more than with respect to any other kind of truths, this must be the case with commonsense truths.

I9 The conclusion that there is no decisive demonstration of scientific hypotheses may appear troublesome to us, whether or not we are advocates of scientific realism. If this is so, we could try to rescue our faith in the decisive demonstrability of scientific hypotheses by arguing that the gap between truth and demonstrability could not be as sharp as initially assumed. This is exactly the move made by early modem philosophers, such as Descartes, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Hume. In our time this view is defended by Putnam (and other pragmatically oriented philosophers).

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