Re: MD Is the MoQ still in the Kantosphere?

From: Sam Norton (
Date: Fri Dec 17 2004 - 11:15:39 GMT

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    Hi Ian,

    If you missed the post, the essay is at:

    tho' Horse is going to make one final tweak before it gets linked from the main page.

    I would precis my argument like this:
    - Kant was still working through the 'drama of justification' that he'd inherited from Descartes, in
    other words: what are our grounds for certainty?
    - his epistemological division between phenomena and noumena was his answer, circumscribing reason
    to the phenomena;
    - this proved unpalatable to the theologically minded;
    - Schleiermacher argued that feelings could give us access to the noumena and called this
    'mysticism' (thereby changing the sense of the word 'mysticism');
    - the tradition following Schleiermacher emphasises certain metaphysical claims;
    - these claims seem to be present in the MoQ;
    - it therefore seems to be that the MoQ is still operating within the Kantian epistemological
    framework (the conceptual shape is the same as Schleiermacher's).

    Hope you find it interesting.



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