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Indispensability

Barry Stroud

in Engagement and Metaphysical Dissatisfaction

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780199764969
Published online May 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199894970 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764969.003.0005
Indispensability

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The indispensability of certain ways of thinking is central to the metaphysics of a broadly Kantian variety. For Kant indispensability was the key to the very possibility of putting metaphysics once and for all on the secure path of a science. This chapter suggests to the contrary that the indispensability of those irreducible ways of thinking represents an insurmountable obstacle to the kind of metaphysical satisfaction we seek.

Keywords: metaphysics; indispensability; thinking; Kant

Chapter.  9460 words. 

Subjects: Metaphysics

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