Is Kant a Naturalist?

For the advanced student – there is a controversy about whether Kant is a naturalist – Rawls says no, but Schneewind, for example, says yes.
Huw Price argues Kant is a subjective naturalist – saying something different from the objective naturalism of the utilitarians.

To answer this conundrum you need to connect Kant’s theory of knowledge and perception (the Critique) to his metaphysics of morals and try to understand the nature of the a priori synthetic – as I understand it, these are categories produced by the natural state of the rational human mind – part of our natural way of thinking – hence “naturalist”.

Here’s an article by Paul Redding.







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