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Kant Our Contemporary

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199754823
Published online January 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199855889 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0015
Kant Our Contemporary

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This chapter draws on the theory of the cognitive subject presented and defended in earlier chapters to develop Kantian alternatives to contemporary views of the self-ascription of belief, knowledge of other minds, and the explananda of theories of consciousness. It also shows that Kant’s new method of ‘transcendental’ argument is successful in the case of the representation ‘I-think’ for reasons that cannot be extended to other seemingly crucial concepts.

Keywords: transcendental arguments; self-ascription of belief; knowledge of other minds; theories of consciousness

Chapter.  12576 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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