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Accordingly, this book is Hanna's attempt to 'work out the elements of a fundamentally anthropocentric or humanistic, realistic, and non-reductive Kantian theory of the exact sciences' (7).
Pippen's essay takes up the role of reflection in the hermeneutical project, as it defends a Hegelian notion of understanding rooted in the Kantian theory of judgment against a Heideggerian notion of understanding as "disclosedness" and arguing that Gadamer's hermeneutical project would do well not to forget its debt to Hegel.
It is arguable, however, that a more coherent Kantian theory of punishment can be developed which makes no appeal to retribution at all: hypothetical contractors would have no good reason to endorse punishment distributed retributively.