Kant Philosophy Article Published

Dr Joe Saunders has had a paper accepted for publication.

The article, 'Kant and Degrees of Responsibility', is available online at the Journal of Applied Philosophy.


Kant views every human action as either entirely determined by natural necessity or entirely free. In viewing human action this way, it is unclear how he can account for degrees of responsibility. In this paper, I consider three recent attempts to accommodate degrees of responsibility within Kant’s framework, but argue that none of them are satisfying. In the end, I claim that transcendental idealism constrains Kant such that he cannot provide an adequate account of degrees of responsibility.

Congratulations to Dr Saunders for this most recent publication!