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I. Kant's Theory of the Intelligible Character and Its Reception in the Works of F.W.I. Schelling and A. Schopenhauer

Student: Aleksandra Anisimova

Supervisor: Petr V. Rezvykh

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities

Educational Programme: Philosophy (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 10

Year of Graduation: 2016

The article investigates the meaning and the significance of Kant’s theory of character in accordance with the ethics of duty and in the interpretation of A. Schopenhauer. The object of the current study is the philosophical systems of I. Kant, F.W.J. Schelling and A. Schopenhauer, and the subject of the study is their theories of character. The problem is not sufficiently investigated mainly by Kant in his ethics and in theoretical studies in XIX – XX centuries also. That is why the historical-philosophical issue is focused on work with the study (I. Kant) and with the interpretation of Kant’s notion (F.W.J. Schelling, A. Schopenhauer). The performed reconstruction of Kant’s argument in his theory of character allows to hypothesize about its contradiction with the ethics of duty. The revealed continuity of Kant's theory of character by A. Schopenhauer allows regarding the doctrine of Schopenhauer as a possible alternative, which offers the possibility to exit the circle of contradictions, engendered by the problem of freedom in the Kant's theory.

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