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    Kant on Common-sense and the Unity of Judgments of Taste.Samuel A. Stoner - 2019 - Kant Yearbook 11 (1):81-99.
    Though the notion of common-sense plays an important role in Kant’s aesthetic theory, it is not immediately clear what Kant means by this term. This essay works to clarify the role that common-sense plays in the logic of Kant’s argument. My interpretive hypothesis is that a careful examination of the way common-sense functions in Kant’s account of judgments of taste can help explain what this notion means. I argue that common-sense names the capacity to discern the relation between the cognitive (...)
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    Who Is Descartes’ Evil Genius?Samuel A. Stoner - 2018 - Journal of Early Modern Studies 7 (2):9-29.
    This essay examines René Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy. It argues that the evil genius is the meditator who narrates Meditations and that Descartes’ goal in Meditation One is to transform his readers into evil geniuses. This account of the evil genius is significant because it explains why the evil genius must be finite and why it cannot call mathematics or logic into doubt. Further, it highlights the need to read the Meditations on two levels—one examining the meditator’s line of (...)
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    Reflective Judgment and Radical Evil in Kant’s Religion.Samuel A. Stoner & Paul T. Wilford - 2021 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 60 (2):277-303.
    The Southern Journal of Philosophy, Volume 60, Issue 2, Page 277-303, June 2022.
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    Introduction. Modernity and Postmodernity: Our Temporal Orientation.Samuel A. Stoner & Paul T. Wilford - 2021 - In Samuel Stoner & Paul Wilford (eds.), Kant and the Possibility of Progress: From Modern Hopes to Postmodern Anxieties. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 1-16.
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    Arendt’s Kantian Existentialism and the Political Significance of Jesus of Nazareth.Paul T. Wilford & Samuel A. Stoner - 2023 - Idealistic Studies 53 (3):213-235.
    Despite her emphasis on politics, Hannah Arendt’s account of the existential grounds of action in The Human Condition culminates in a discussion of Jesus of Nazareth that emphasizes the significance of forgiveness for grasping the radicality of human freedom. This essay investigates Jesus’s role in Arendt’s thought by excavating and explicating the premises that undergird her account of Jesus’s political significance. It argues that Arendt’s innovative approach to politics is complemented by a comparably innovative conception of human agency and shows (...)
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    Kant on the Philosopher’s Proper Activity.Samuel A. Stoner - 2019 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (1):95-113.
    This essay investigates Kant’s understanding of the philosopher’s proper activity. It begins by examining Kant’s well-known claim in the Critique of Pure Reason that the philosopher is the legislator of human reason. Subsequently, it explicates Kant’s oft-overlooked description of the transcendental philosopher as an admirer of nature’s logical purposiveness, in the ‘First Introduction’ to the Critique of the Power of Judgment. These two accounts suggest very different ways of thinking about the philosopher’s character and concerns. For, while Kant’s philosopher-legislator pursues (...)
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    On the Primacy of the Spectator in Kant’s Account of Genius.Samuel A. Stoner - 2016 - Review of Metaphysics 70 (1):87-116.
    This essay argues that §49 of Kant’s third Critique pursues the question of the nature of genius through an analysis of the spectator’s response to beautiful art. It presents and defends a spectator-centered interpretation of §49’s opening paragraphs, which clarifies Kant’s notion of aesthetic ideas and reveals that beautiful art provokes a productive imaginative activity in its spectators. This interpretation is significant because it elucidates the character of Kant’s account of genius and his understanding of art criticism. Moreover, it suggests (...)
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    Critical Philosophy as Artistic Endeavor.Samuel A. Stoner - 2010 - Southwest Philosophy Review 26 (1):181-187.
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    Chapter 6. Realizing the Ethical Community: Kant’s Religion and the Reformation of Culture.Samuel A. Stoner & Paul T. Wilford - 2021 - In Samuel Stoner & Paul Wilford (eds.), Kant and the Possibility of Progress: From Modern Hopes to Postmodern Anxieties. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 94-114.
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    J. Colin McQuillan, Immanuel Kant: The Very Idea of a Critique of Pure Reason. Reviewed by.Samuel A. Stoner - 2017 - Philosophy in Review 37 (1):22-24.
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    Kant and His German Contemporaries. Edited by Daniel O. Dahlstrom.Samuel A. Stoner - 2019 - International Philosophical Quarterly 59 (3):373-375.
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    Kant and Theodicy: A Search for an Answer to the Problem of Evil by George Huxford.Samuel A. Stoner - 2020 - Review of Metaphysics 74 (1):153-155.
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    Kant and the Divine: From Contemplation to the Moral Law by Christopher J. Insole.Samuel A. Stoner - 2020 - Review of Metaphysics 74 (2):389-391.
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    Kant's Philosophy of Communication by G. L. Ercolini.Samuel A. Stoner - 2018 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 51 (3):315-320.
    The Enlightenment can be described as an attempt to make reason more worldly in order to make the world more reasonable, and the Enlightenment project is characterized by an unflagging confidence in reason's ability to ensure humanity's progress toward a more peaceful, civilized, and moral social and political order. However, the luminaries of the Enlightenment did not succumb to the naive belief that disembodied reason was capable of exercising an immediate influence on human history. To the contrary, these thinkers recognized (...)
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    Lessing and the Art of History.Samuel A. Stoner - 2021 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 59 (1):93-112.
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    The Moral Formation of Descartes’ Meditations.Samuel A. Stoner - 2022 - The European Legacy 27 (3-4):321-334.
    Although Descartes’ Meditations on First Philosophy seems to be an especially theoretical work, this essay argues that reading the Meditations as a work of pure theory conceals an important dimensi...
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    Thinking Through Kant’s Conception of Pedagogy.Samuel A. Stoner - 2018 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 38 (3):339-342.
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    Kant on freedom, nature, and judgment: The territory of the third critique, By KristiSweet, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 2023. pp. x + 222. $99.99 (hbk). ISBN : 9781316511121. [REVIEW]Samuel A. Stoner - 2023 - European Journal of Philosophy 31 (4):1135-1138.
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    Munzel, G. Felicitas., Kant’s Conception of Pedagogy: Toward Education for Freedom. [REVIEW]Samuel A. Stoner - 2014 - Review of Metaphysics 67 (3):654-656.
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