Last Comparisons and Assessments

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object

Published in print August 1981 | ISBN: 9780198246381
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191680960 | DOI:
Last Comparisons and Assessments

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This chapter gathers together the threads of the interpretation of Kantian transcendentalism, seeing what it amounts to and how it compares with other related types of doctrine, especially to such as came after it and built upon it. It considers to what extent it should be accepted or amended, laying wonted stress on the Transcendental Object, which plays an essential, if highly problematic role in Kantian theory. The chapter inquires into the feasibility of a view that sees the world of our common experience as throughout dependent on objects and relationships, including those of the subject, which can and must be thought, in quite empty, formal fashion, if the world of our common experience is to be understood, and if we are to find empirical surrogates for what ultimately underlies it.

Keywords: Kant; transcendentalism; Transcendental Object; Kantian theory

Chapter.  14301 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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