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Kantianism is the name given to a philosophical tendency of the last two decades of the 18th century that drew on Immanuel Kant’s Kritik der reinen Vernunft (Critique of Pure Reason, 1781/87) and contributed to the popularization of Kantian philosophy. Discussions of Kantianism may be regarded as the first reflection of the Copernican revolution in philosophy effected in Kant’s Kritik. This revolution consisted in the assertion that the phenomenal world was depen…

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Lehmann-Brauns, Sicco, “Kantianism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021907>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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