Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Religion and Philosophy

Language

English

Abstract

This fourth article in a six-part series correlating Kant’s philosophy with the Yijing begins by summarizing the foregoing articles: both Kant and the Yijing’s 64 hexagrams (gua) employ “architectonic” reasoning to form a four-level system with 0+4+12+(4x12) elements, the fourth level’s four sets of 12 correlating to Kant’s model of four university “faculties”. This article explores the second twelvefold set, the law faculty. The “idea of reason” guiding this wing of the comparative analysis is immortality. Three of Kant’s “quaternities” correspond to three sets of four gua in the Yijing: the fourfold nature of the soul in rational psychology (as substantial, simple, unified, spatially related) corresponds to gua 47, 6, 58, 10, respectively; the three “Definitive Articles” and fourth, “Secret Article”, in Perpetual Peace correspond to gua 16, 35,51, 21; and the four objective relations of law to duty in Metaphysics of Morals correspond to gua 45, 12, 17, 25.

Keywords

Immanuel Kant, Yijing, Book of Changes, political philosophy, rational psychology, architectonic reasoning, immortality of the soul, peace; duty

Publication Date

2017

Source Publication Title

Modernos e Contemporâneos

Volume

1

Issue

1

Start Page

109

End Page

126

Publisher

Instituto de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Estadual de Campinas

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://www.ifch.unicamp.br/ojs/index.php/modernoscontemporaneos/issue/view/179

ISSN (print)

25951211

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Philosophy Commons

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