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The Idea of a Transcendental Deduction

Hubert Schwyzer

in The Unity of Understanding

Published in print February 1990 | ISBN: 9780198248293
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191681110 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198248293.003.0004
The Idea of a Transcendental Deduction

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This chapter discusses whether the need for a Transcendental Deduction is due merely to the unfortunate fact that Kant's account of concept possession proceeds from two unrelated points, or is there still a need for such an argument once the concept possession is seen as a unified, unpartitioned capacity. The chapter also discusses Kant's claims towards the purpose of the Deduction.

Keywords: Transcendental Deduction; Kant; concept possession; Deduction; purpose

Chapter.  4370 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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