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Kant Crisis
Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/Revue d’Études Interculturelles de l’Image
  • William H. Carter, Iowa State University
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Article
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Published Version
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Abstract

This study approaches the last days of Immanuel Kant through the lens of his contemporary biographers and other correspondents. Among the latter, Kant’s brother and, subsequently, his brother’s family provide a symptomatic reflection upon Kant’s management of his genealogy and his legacy. Yet behind this body of work is another corpus, one which embodies maternal and paternal legacies that are not readily subsumed by Oedipus or Kant’s philosophy. This work (of art) is Kant’s own body or corpus, which he painstakingly maintained and which provided a case study for his refelctions on preventive medicine in The Conflict of the Faculties.

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This article is from Imaginations 2 (2011): 68–79. Posted with permission.

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William H. Carter
Language
en
Date Available
2015-04-30
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Citation Information
William H. Carter. "Kant Crisis" Imaginations: Journal of Cross-Cultural Image Studies/Revue d’Études Interculturelles de l’Image Vol. 2 Iss. 1 (2011) p. 68 - 79
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/william_carter/1/