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Recent Work On Kant's Theoretical Philosophy

Karl Ameriks

in Interpreting Kant's Critiques

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780199247318
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191601699 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199247315.003.0003
 Recent Work On Kant's Theoretical Philosophy

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This chapter is influenced by the work of Gerold Prauss, and it consists largely in an overview of interpretations of Kant’s transcendental deduction and transcendental idealism. It distinguishes a wide variety of non-regressive interpretations of the deduction, and indicates some of their limitations. More positively, it explains how Prauss’ highly original discussion of Kant’s notion of appearance in experience helps with understanding details of the complex Critical conception of judgements of perception. The survey of work on transcendental idealism gives special attention to the early Kant scholarship of Prauss and Henry E. Allison, but it does not endorse their preference for a relatively non-metaphysical version of Kant’s doctrine.

Keywords: interpretation; judgement of experience; judgement of perception; metaphysics; regressive argument; thing in itself; transcendental deduction; transcendental idealism; unity of apperception

Chapter.  16596 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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