Modest Transcendental Arguments

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

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

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This chapter is about Stroud's recent attempt to circumvent his earlier claim that Kantian transcendent arguments are doomed to failure. Stroud uses ideas from Donald Davidson concerning radical interpretation to show that one cannot coherently believe that there is not an external world whose states are correlated with one's true beliefs about the states. It is argued that Stroud's modest strategy fails.

Keywords: Kant; Stroud; Donald Davidson; transcendental argument; Strawson

Chapter.  7421 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Mind

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