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Chapter Six

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print March 2000 | ISBN: 9780198250623
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598050 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198250622.003.0006
 Chapter Six

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I argue that both Kant and, in his later work, Wittgenstein (the latter in spite of himself) indicate the possibility of just such a transcendental‐idealist response to the Basic Argument. I also argue, however, that transcendental idealism, for all its appeal, is incoherent. This is because its attempt to invoke the ‘transcendent’ is an attempt to invoke that which, by definition, cannot be invoked. So, it does not provide an alternative to unregenerate endorsement of the Basic Argument after all.

Keywords: Kant; transcendent; transcendental idealism; Wittgenstein

Chapter.  10773 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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