From Platonism to Phenomenology

in Kant and Phenomenology

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print January 2011 | ISBN: 9780226723402
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226723419 | DOI:
From Platonism to Phenomenology

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This chapter examines the Platonic background to an approach to knowledge through ideas. It analyzes the Platonic theory of ideas in which forms or ideas cause appearances and considers the anti-Platonic relation of ideas as appearances in causal theories of explanation. The chapter also discusses the representationalist dimension of Immanuel Kant's crypto-Platonic position and analyzes anti-phenomenology in the Platonic attack on aesthetics.

Keywords: knowledge through ideas; Platonic theory; causal theories; Immanuel Kant; crypto-Platonic position; anti-phenomenology; aesthetics

Chapter.  10898 words. 

Subjects: History of Western Philosophy

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