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Entwurf
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[German Version]

(design, draft, plan), is a term first used in a philosophically significant way by I. Kant, to designate the productive role of reason with respect to the realm of what is understandable. In this sense Kant says “that reason only understands that which it produces according to its own design [Entwurf].” Reason needs to force nature “to answer its questions” instead of allowing itself to “be led, as it were, by the nose,” otherwise there will be no progress beyond accidentally made observations, “not in accordance with any previ…

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Figal, Günter, “Entwurf”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_04405>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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