Kant cont. and Herber Notes

Kant cont. and Herber Notes - IAH 207 Notes- Kant and...

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IAH 207 Notes- Kant and Gottfried von Herder 1/24/11 At this point in time race is the product of option and belief. Kant Cont. Kant's argument against race as a species: 1. (assumption that, if true, shows the premises to be true) All natural genera are composed of being with reproductive power in common. 2. All beings (composed of the same reproductive power) have a shared origin. 3. All (human beings) are (beings with reproductive power in common). 4. Therefore all (human beings) have (a shared origin) logical form: all A is B all C is A therefore all C is B Identify an objective reality to race story of seeds if kants story of seeds is true then races are real. A reality beyond mere opinion and/or belief Kant's theory of seeds, if true, would identify the origin of race in 'nature' or in the 'world' in a way that is necessary to identify the actual existence of race beyond mere option. Herder Kant and reductionism emphasizes the priority of the part over the whole. Breaking a system into it's fundamental parts analyzing it s parts aids in understanding the
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