Kant and the Problem of Metaphysics

William J. Richardson

in Heidegger

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print January 1993 | ISBN: 9780823222551
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235247 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Kant and the Problem of               Metaphysics

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This chapter discusses Kant and the problem of metaphysics, dealing largely with finite transcendence and ontological knowledge. The first section, looking primarily at ontological knowledge, examines its components—pure intuition, pure thought, and pure synthesis. It notes the meaning of transcendental imagination and its roots in intuition, pure reason, and practical reason. It also examines pure synthesis as pure apprehension, pure reproduction, and pure recognition. The second section provides general remarks on Being as horizon and truth; There-being as project, center of man, and subject; and thought. For Heidegger and Kant, the structure in man which enables him to metaphysicize is the process of finite transcendence, whose ultimate meaning is time.

Keywords: transcendental imagination; metaphysics; finite transcendence; ontological knowledge; knowledge; pure synthesis; There-being

Chapter.  21754 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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