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Hume and Kant’s Philosophy of History

(Original title: Hume a Kantova filozofia dejín)
Filozofia, 2006, vol. 61, No 4, pp. 281-294.
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Abstract

The paper deals with the impact of Hume’s philosophy on Kant’s philosophy of history. By comparing the views of the two philosophers the author comes to the conclusion that on some places Kant in his works on his own philosophy of history makes use of Hume’s argumentation concerning the connections between the cultivation of humans, production and trade, and the origins of political freedom, as well as the rise of the society controlled by justice and law. The author sees the two thinkers as very close one to another not only in the understanding of the epistemological question, but also in contemplating the history.

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