The Resolution of the Antinomy of the Teleological Judgment: Can We Assert that the
Intelligent World-Cause Has an Intuitive Understanding?
In the Critique of the Power of Judgment, Kant underlines that all appearance of an antinomy
between the mechanical maxim and the teleological maxim rests on confusing a fundamental
principle of the reflecting with that of the determining power of judgment. Nevertheless, it seems
that the complete resolution of the conflict does not simply consist in the detection of this
confusion. Kant often remarks that the principle of the unification of the two principles must be
placed in the supersensible. The aim of the work I am presenting is to examine this second aspect
of the resolution of the antinomy. In this context, I particularly intend to elucidate to what extent
the reference to an intuitive understanding can be considered an enlargement of the concept of
an intelligent cause of the world that is productive in accordance with intentions.