Kant's Refutation of Idealism

Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge

Published in print November 2004 | ISBN: 9780195153064
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780199835027 | DOI:
 Kant's Refutation of Idealism

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This chapter first reconstructs and criticizes the version of the Refutation of Idealism that Kant offers in the Critique. Next, it reconstructs and defends an improved version of the Refutation, found by Guyer in Kant’s later “Reflexions.” Finally, it discusses the relation of the Refutation of Idealism to both the strong on the weak versions of Transcendental Idealism.

Keywords: Problematic Idealism; temporal order of one’s own experiences; memory; “ordering argument”; enduring objects; objective states of affairs; empirical self; cause; strong TI; weak TI

Chapter.  8967 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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