Kant's First Critique Analysis

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Normative determinations differ from scientific determinations in that they follow a procedure. Returning to the matter of stealing cake, Jack could acknowledge that rather than stealing from Tom, he has other choices in accordance with moral law. While he may realize that in accordance with causal law he will ultimately face the effect of his theft, only via a normative determination will he experience practical freedom. In this Critique, Kant’s main purpose is not to draw the reader’s attention to actual moral experience, and the First Critique does not actually explain the moral philosophy. Kant’s ultimate aim is to demonstrate how metaphysics could be possible; in doing this, he constructs his transcendental philosophy. It seems Kant does not want to go further which has led critics to argue that Kant gave an unclear exposition here and in preceding writings, thereby muddling the doctrine of practical and transcendental freedom. Likewise, many commentators, most notably Allison and Henrich, argue that while Kant attempts to provide a direct interpretation of morality in the First Critique, he fails. In their view, because Kant…show more content…
Hegel’s empty formalism charge is paraphrased from the critique of patricidal reason, the limited interpretation views that there are dual sense of empty in Hegel’s empty charge. The first sense of ‘empty’ is equivalent to have both for and content. The second sense of ‘empty’ is the ‘determining’. Systematic Interpretation of Emptiness Charge views as Hegel’s empty charge a non-self-standing philosophical problem, irrespective of its historical context or systematic place in Hegel’s theory. The will must be acting on a law and cannot be acting merely randomly. The only law follows a law like, e.g. universalizable maxim. Law-giving force is reciprocal with moral law in the Analytic, when one is following the moral will, one is acting independently of one's contingent desires, that is,

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