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Transcendental Arguments

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge

Published in print July 2002 | ISBN: 9780199252138
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598500 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199252130.003.0002
 Transcendental Arguments

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An exploration of the possibility of Kantian‐style a priori arguments to the conclusion that we know many of the things we think we know and that our having such knowledge is a precondition of our ability to think anything at all. Such a conclusion would both answer the challenge of scepticism and explain its perceived depth. Stroud, however, casts doubt on the possibility of success of such a project, if it is severed from the idealism in which it has been previously embedded.

Keywords: a priori; idealism; Kant; knowledge; scepticism; transcendental arguments

Chapter.  7285 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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