Kant on Evidence: A Hypothetical Reply to Kerr

Green Bag 2d. (Summer 2019)

1 Pages Posted: 20 Jun 2015 Last revised: 18 Sep 2019

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

University of Central Florida; Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Date Written: September 17, 2019

Abstract

What influence, if any, did Immanuel Kant exert on evidentiary approaches in 18th Century Bulgaria? The seminal work to address this mystery is Kerr, 2015. Although we do not question Professor Kerr’s meticulous research nor impugn his well-reasoned conclusion, we would propose an alternative approach to this important scholarly problem. Briefly, instead of searching through endless old tomes in dark and dusty libraries for a direct correspondence or causal relation between Kant’s work and evidentiary approaches in 18th Century Bulgaria, we would propose the following clean and simple thought experiment: What if Kant were an 18th Century Bulgarian law professor?

Keywords: Kant, evidence, thought experiments

JEL Classification: K1, K19

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., Kant on Evidence: A Hypothetical Reply to Kerr (September 17, 2019). Green Bag 2d. (Summer 2019). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2620974 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2620974

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

University of Central Florida ( email )

Orlando, FL 32816
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.priorprobability.com

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

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