Elastic force in Kant’s early works


This paper argues that the notion of elastic force is an important and overlooked thread running through a number of Kant’s writings from 1754 to 1764. After presenting the historical context, I argue that the key aspects of Kant’s early understanding of physical elasticity can be found in On Fire (1755), and show how Kant attempts to explain a wide range of phenomena through elasticity. On my account, one aim of his account of physical monads is provide metaphysical grounds for elastic phenomena. Finally, I examine Kant’s hints that minds can be understood through an analogy with elastic physical phenomena.

Texto completo:


Enlaces refback

  • No hay ningún enlace refback.

Indexada en 


CAPES/ Qualis Periódicos: A3


Directory of Open Access Journals - Wikipedia

Directory of Open Access Journals - Wikipedia

        ERIH      Welcome to ROAD | ROAD









 Philosopher's Index – EBSCO – Doherty Library News & Notes   https://ojs.uv.es/public/site/images/peteruiz/redib_v3_400






Revista de Estudios Kantianos. Publicación internacional de la SEKLE. 

e-ISSN: 2445-0669

Contacto: rek.kant@gmail.com

http://ojs.uv.es/public/site/images/peteruiz/sekle_120 Resultado de imagen de departament de filosofia universitat valencia logo