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<i>The Critique of Pure Reason</i> as Metaphysics

Olli Koistinen

in Categories of Being

Published in print July 2012 | ISBN: 9780199890576
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199980031 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199890576.003.0006
The Critique of Pure Reason as Metaphysics

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This chapter seeks to considers the structure of the Critique from the viewpoint of metaphysics. The idea is that the Critique is a work on metaphysics when metaphysics is conceived the way it is done in Kant's lecture notes on metaphysics. The chapter seeks to illuminate two things: first, to help us to understand the science of metaphysics as Kant conceived it and to see what are the metaphysical questions which are possibly answerable; second, to help us to understand the structure as well as the content of the Critique by looking at it as a work that is mainly designated to solve the problems Kant took to be metaphysical. The aim is also to show with the help of an example that perhaps there is in contemporary analytic metaphysics room for a Kantian perspective.

Keywords: Kant; metaphysics; analytic metaphysics; science of metaphysics; Critique

Chapter.  11174 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Metaphysics

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