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The aim of this paper is to cast new light on an important and often overlooked notion of perspectival knowledge arising from Kant. In addition to a traditional notion of perspectival knowledge as “knowledge from a vantage point” (perspectival knowledge 1), a second novel notion — “knowledge towards a vantage point” (perspectival knowledge 2) —is here introduced. The origin and rationale of perspectival knowledge 2 are traced back to Kant’s so-called transcendental illusion (and some of its pre-Critical sources). The legacy of the Kantian notion of perspectival knowledge 2 for contemporary discussions on disagreement and the role of metaphysics in scientific knowledge is discussed.
Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)
- perspectival knowledge
- transcendental illusion
- scientific disagreement
- natural kinds
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- 1 Finished
1/01/16 → 30/06/21
- 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
Massimi, M., Oct 2022, Kant's Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science: A Critical Guide. McNulty, M. B. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 215-239 (Cambridge Critical Guides).
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- 1 Invited talk
- School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences - Personal Chair of Philosophy of Science
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