Abstract

Kant’s philosophy has had a decisive effect on the formation of contemporary french philosophy. Particularly in the school system, where the tradition of french reflective philosophy continues, the influence of Kant is very important. But a meticulous study of this theme is not emphasized. So in this paper, I try to explicate the effect of Kant’s philosophy on french philosophy of twenties by showing a concrete example. French philosophy of the twenties performed tasks of thought without certainty as the foundation of modernity but the ambiguity of human life. Since the concrete life of the human do not represent clearity or distinctness but complexity as ambiguity, reflective philosophers such as Sartre or Merleau-Ponty focused on the concept of ambiguity. However, this approach had a problem, for it was bears brunt of anglo-saxon philosophical camp based on logical rigor. How should we then solve this problem? In this context, Paul Ricoeur tried to save the French reflective philosophy by using kant. In conclusion, I attempt to shed new light on traits of contemporary French philosophy and Kant.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2383-9899
Print ISSN
2092-6081
Pages
pp. 123-147
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-06
Open Access
No
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