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What real progress has metaphysics made in Germany since the time of Leibniz and Wolff?

Editors introduction,

p. 342. But these difficulties notwithstanding, Progress remains an important text for
students of Kant for a number of reasons. To begin with, it provides a concise synoptic
overview of the critical philosophy in its entirety, as Kant saw it near the end of his career,
after writing all three Critiques. Moreover, this overview makes it clear that Kant saw his
philosophy as embodying and, indeed, completing metaphysics, understood as the
transition from the sensible to the super-sensible, rather than as merely providing a
propaedeutic or prolegomenon to such a metaphysics, as is suggested by the more familiar
accounts in the first Critique and the Prolegomena.

Las proposiciones de la metafsica kantiana, que estn basadas en el requerimiento de la


razn prctica, o sea la necesidad de postular a Dios, la libertad y la inmortalidad como
condiciones de la realizacin del ms alto bien son proposiciones dogmticas, pero no en su
sentido peyorativo, sino en el sentido que Kant le da en la Doctrina del Mtodo en donde
seala que las proposiciones dogmticas son aquellas que proceden por conceptos.

About metaphysics, 20: 259. This is a shoreless sea, in which progress leaves no trace
behind, and whose horizon contains no visible goal by which one might perceive how
nearly it has been approached. In regard to this science, which itself has almost always
existed in idea only, the prescribed task is very difcult, the very possibility of resolving it
a thing to be almost despaired of, and even should it succeed, the condition laid down, of
presenting in brief compass the advances it has achieved, makes the difculty greater still.
For metaphysics is by nature and intention a completed whole; either nothing or everything.
So what is required for its nal purpose cannot be dealt with in a fragmentary way, as in
mathematics or empirical natural science, where progress is constant and unending. But we
shall attempt the task nonetheless.

La metafsica como la ciencia de un progreso por razn, de un conocimiento de lo sensible


hacia lo suprasensible.
20: 260. Ontology is that science (as part of metaphysics) which consists in a system of all
concepts of the understanding, and principles, but only so far as they refer to objects that
can be given to the senses, and thus conrmed by experience. It makes no allusion to the
super-sensible, which is nevertheless the nal aim of metaphysics, and thus belongs to the
latter only as a propaedeutic, as the hallway or vestibule of metaphysics proper, and is
called transcendental philosophy, because it contains the conditions and rst elements of all
our knowledge a priori.