Monday, September 21, 2009

The Shadows of Totalization, Part XXXVIII

Newton and Kant both respond in some depth to Descartes.

(But I’m not going to say Newton and Kant respond solely to Descartes or that the origin of both is to be found only in Descartes.)

These are, however, very different responses.

Kant’s response becomes Kantian critical philosophy.

Newton’s response becomes Newtonian physics.

Could we just as well refer to a Newtonian critical philosophy? I contend we could.

Could we also just as well refer to a Kantian physics? I contend we could not.

Maybe this would also mean we’ve been wrong to have ever referred to a Kantian critical philosophy.


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