Hein van den Berg

Winner Dissertation Prize 2011

Kant on Proper Science. Biology in the Critical Philosophy and the Opus Postumum

Supervisors: Prof. dr W. R. de Jong en dr E. O. J. Onnasch
Nomination: VU University Amsterdam, Faculty of Philosophy

Report by the selection committee

This study is an important contribution to the knowledge of Kant’s philosophy. Kant’s views on the methodology of the natural sciences have attracted attention for a long time. His ideas about biology as a natural science have seldom been studied.