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Kant's New Foundations of Metaphysics

P. F. Strawson

in Entity and Identity

Published in print February 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250159
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598470 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250150.003.0014
 Kant's New Foundations of Metaphysics

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Some muted echoes of Kantian idealism are to be found in the work of many twentieth century philosophers (e.g. Putnam, Davidson, Quine, Dummett, Wittgenstein) who would readily describe themselves, like Kant, as ‘empirical realists’ but dismiss the notion of a reality in principle inaccessible to human cognitive capacities; only muted echoes, therefore, since Kant holds to a belief in precisely such a reality. The crucial distinction lies in the Kantian doctrine of the ideality of space and time.

Keywords: appearances; Copernican Revolution; idealism; intuition; space; time; understanding

Chapter.  4246 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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