Kant, Philosophy, and the Public

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Focusing on Kant’s practical philosophy, I consider here how we best conceive of the public audiences for philosophical works and take up four categories particularly worth addressing. These are: Fellow philosophers; fellow academics; non-academics in positions of power or influence; and the public at large. I consider how Kant’s works addressed the first three of these audiences in his own time, and reflect on an instance where the decision to publish his views met with a significant warning. At the end, I take up Kant’s crucial fourth audience, the general public, both in his time and in our own.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationKant for Children
Publisherde Gruyter
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9783110979862
ISBN (Print)9783110991833
StatePublished - Jan 1 2024

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