Transcendental Arguments II

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print August 2010 | ISBN: 9780199585861
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191595332 | DOI:
Transcendental Arguments II

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This chapter considers reconstructions of Kant's anti-sceptical stance that highlight temporal features of one's mind: the ability to know of a series of one's mental states that have a specific ordering in time. Such knowledge, it is held, requires knowledge of outer objects — objects located outside one's mind in space. The reconstructors here are Paul Guyer and Arthur Melnick, and it is argued that they fail to provide a convincing Kantian anti-sceptical argument.

Keywords: Kant; Paul Guyer; Arthur Melnick; Transcendental Deduction; time-order

Chapter.  14142 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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