Der Phänomenologiebegriff bei Kant und Reinhold
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Is part ofArchivio di Filosofia = Archives of Philosophy ; vol. 73, no 1-3, p. 59-72
Publisher(s)Fabrizio Serra editore
In this paper I study the sources of Reinhold’s concept of phenomenology introduced in his Beyträge zur leichteren Übersicht des Zustandes der Philosophie… of 1802. Kant renounces to take up Lambert’s definition of phenomenology, which amounts to a theory of illusion (Schein). At the time of the Dissertation (1770) as well as in the Metaphysische Anfangsgründe der Naturwissenschaft (1786) he prefers to define phenomenology as a doctrine of appearances (Erscheinungen). Reinhold for his part integrates both definitions in his conception of phenomenology and assigns to it the task of tracing how illusion operates through the world appearances.