The Early Reception of Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science

@inproceedings{Barnaby1988TheER,
  title={The Early Reception of Kant’s Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science},
  author={Dwight C. Barnaby},
  year={1988}
}
As the traditional criteria for the evaluation of hypotheses in terms of the conceivability of their “inner nature” came into question towards the end of the eighteenth century, Kant proposed in his Metaphysical Foundations of Natural Science a new set of rational standards for the design of scientific explanation. Although this work attracted a wider audience than has previously been suspected, it was poorly understood, typically being caricatured as an a priori assertion of what must exist in… CONTINUE READING