Kant über Mitleidenschaft

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Abstract

In his discussion of sympathetic participation in § 34 of the Doctrine of Virtue, Kant twice uses an unusual word that does not reappear anywhere in his writings: Mitleidenschaft. So far, the significance of this has gone unnoticed. But there is a historical source that reveals precisely why he uses this word, which in turn sheds new light on the philosophical substance of Kant’s theory of sympathy.
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)729–732
Number of pages3
JournalKant-Studien
Volume107
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 21 Dec 2016

Keywords

  • § 34 of the Doctrine of Virtue
  • Theory of sympathy

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