On Kant’s Concept of the Public Use of Reason:
A Rehabilitation of Orality
With this paper I intend to rehabilitate the status of orality as medium of the public use of reason in the normative Kantian sense. As a first step, I reconstruct the reasons why Kant rejects the spoken word and designates the written word as the sole medium of public reasoning. As a second step, I argue for the possibility of employing the spoken word as medium of public reasoning while remaining within the normative framework of Kant’s concept of the public use of reason.
Recebido / Received: 20 de abril de 2020; / 20 April 2020
Aceito / Accepted: 6 de maio de 2020 / 6 May 2020
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