The First Analogy

Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195153064
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835027 | DOI:
 The First Analogy

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This chapter gives a detailed analysis of the First Analogy. It argues that Kant tries to establish both a Permanence Thesis according to which time requires a permanent perceptual stand-in, and a Permanence-of-Substance Thesis on which that stand-in must be sempiternal substance(s). It reconstructs and assesses the arguments for each of these distinct theses.

Keywords: time; unity of time; perceptual stand-in for time; Permanence Thesis; Permanence-of-Substance Thesis; existence-change; alteration; progressive series of existence changes; substance 1 and substance 2; sempiternal

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Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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