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Kant’s Wolffianism: Comments on Karin de Boer’s Kant’s Reform of Metaphysics

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 February 2022

Stefanie Buchenau*
Université Paris 8 Saint-Denis, Paris, France


In her new book, Karin de Boer attempts to read Kant’s first Critique as a reform of a Wolffian project. My contribution contains several comments and questions that aim to further develop this stimulating approach to Kant. They concern (1) the affinities and disagreements between Kant and Wolff, regarding metaphysics, epistemology and method; (2) the place of Wolff’s students (in particular Mendelssohn) in De Boer’s narrative; and (3) the development of the dialogue between Wolff and Kant in the latter’s later writings.

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