The Third 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 Third Analogy

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This chapter offers a detailed analysis and a critique of Kant’s attempt in the Third Analogy to prove that all substances stand in relations of causal reciprocity. It discusses implications of modern physics for Kant’s argument, and, drawing again on Guyer’s work, reconstructs and evaluates the most plausible version of the argument.

Keywords: knowledge of co-existence; successive perceptions of co-existing substances; speed of light; reversibility; Lucey, Kenneth; necessary condition for knowledge of co-existence; sufficient condition for knowledge of co-existence

Chapter.  8614 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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