The Moral Image in Kant

Ka Cheong Chun

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In the first Critique, Kant attempts to demonstrate that, for our theoretical cognition, there is a necessary connection in forms between outer and inner objects on the one hand and our cognitive power. Dieter Henrich contends that a similar challenge to Kant needs to be addressed in the moral context. In this paper, I elaborate on Henrich's arguments by comparing Kant's arguments in theoretical and practical cognition, showing the importance of developing a moral image in Kant. The development of the Kantian moral image can be seen as an indispensable thread that weaves up different stages of Kant's philosophy, up to his writings in his last years, collected in the so-called Opus Postumum.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages15
Publication statusNot published / presented only - 17 Jun 2021
Event2021 HKKS Workshop - The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Duration: 17 Jun 202117 Jun 2021


Workshop2021 HKKS Workshop
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
CityHong Kong


  • Kant
  • Dieter Henrich
  • Moral Image
  • cinnabar
  • Critique of Judgment
  • Critique of Practical Reason
  • Critique of Pure Reason


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