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Kant in the Land of ExtraterrestrialsCosmopolitical Philosofictions$
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Peter Szendy

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823255498

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823255498.001.0001

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Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

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Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials
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Peter Szendy

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DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823255498.003.0003

This chapter explores Kant’s belief in the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life—a form of life superior to the one known to us as humans on the Earth. Starting with one of his first pieces of writing, Universal Natural History and Theory of the Heavens (1755), all the way through one of the last, Anthropology from a Pragmatic Point of View (1798), Kant, apparently without making it a major theme of his philosophy, will have regularly summoned inhabitants of other planets, inviting them over and over again into his discourse.

Keywords:   aliens, extraterrestrial life, philosophical discourse

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