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Metaphysics: is a theory that has the claim to ask questions and provide answers beyond our available knowledge. It is objected that even for asking questions, a knowledge of the meanings of the words used is required. This knowledge is not given when experiences or at least theories using these terms are not available. See also essentialism, metaphysical possibility.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Immanuel Kant on Metaphysics - Dictionary of Arguments

I 86
Metaphysics/Kant: not by pure and formal intuition, but by the pure mind. - Only practical reason exceeds the intuition.
Bubner I 140
Metaphysics/Kant/Bubner: Kant is considered as its destroyer. His successors had initially refused to interpret him in this way. After all, Kant himself had not understood his transcendental criticism as the last word of philosophy, but as its foundation. He speaks of a "future metaphysics that can occur as science."
However, it is so far the fate that it is constantly failing to take the course of a science.
New: awareness of the historicity of metaphysics.
Kant sometimes refers to his main work as "metaphysics of metaphysics."
Before true world wisdom is to revive, it is necessary that the old destroys itself, and as decay is the most perfect solution which precedes every new generation, so the crisis of scholarship makes me the best hope.
Bubner I 142
Metaphysics deals with objects which are known in a confused manner to reason, but whose true concept is first sought.
, >Concepts/Kant, >Recognition/Kant.

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
I. Kant
I Günter Schulte Kant Einführung (Campus) Frankfurt 1994
Externe Quellen. ZEIT-Artikel 11/02 (Ludger Heidbrink über Rawls)
Volker Gerhard "Die Frucht der Freiheit" Plädoyer für die Stammzellforschung ZEIT 27.11.03
Bu I
R. Bubner
Antike Themen und ihre moderne Verwandlung Frankfurt 1992

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