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Kant's Empirical Realism

Paul Abela

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Immanuel Kant claims that transcendental idealism yields a form of realism at the empirical level. Polite silence might best describe the reception this assertion has garnered among even sympathetic ... More


Empirical Realism and the Priority of Judgement

Paul Abela

in Kant's Empirical Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Transcendental idealism is Immanuel Kant's general theory. Like a grand mansion, it includes many rooms, housing Kant's treatment of knowledge, morality, and aesthetics. Empirical realism is one room ... More


: Transcendental Realism, Empirical Realism, and Transcendental Idealism

Henry E. Allison

in Essays on Kant

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This essay argues that the key to understanding Kant's transcendental idealism is to understand the transcendental realism with which he contrasts it. It maintains that the latter is not to be ... More


Truth and the Constraint of Possible Experience

Paul Abela

in Kant's Empirical Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Transcendental Dialectic portion of the Critique of Pure Reason poses a potential obstacle to the realist interpretation. The elementary worry is that empirical realism may be vulnerable to ... More


Judgement and the Manifold of Appearance

Paul Abela

in Kant's Empirical Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The Analogies, as testified by the sheer volume of secondary literature produced since the original publication of the Critique of Pure Reasons, constitute the heart and soul of Immanuel Kant's ... More


The Role of the Ideal of Systematicity: A Realist Interpretation

Paul Abela

in Kant's Empirical Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The final step in consolidating the realist reading requires a discussion of the other relevant lesson of the Dialectic: the ontological significance that flows from the transcendental regulative ... More


Judgement and Empirical Intuition

Paul Abela

in Kant's Empirical Realism

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199242740
eISBN:
9780191697173
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199242740.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An examination of empirical realism should begin by taking seriously the radical break with the Cartesian-inspired model of cognition that Immanuel Kant's Copernican revolution announces. This ... More


Relational Appearances

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter shows how my essential manifestness account enables us to see how Kant can combine a genuine form of mind-dependence with a genuine empirical realism that sees objects as existing ... More


Why Kant is Not a Phenomenalist

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents seven arguments against understanding Kant’s transcendental idealism about spatio-temporal objects (things as they appear to us) as a phenomenalistic idealism which sees ... More


Things in Themselves Without Noumena

Lucy Allais

in Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter argues against two extreme ways of understanding Kant’s notion of things as they are in themselves. The first extreme, ‘noumenalism’, is the view that he is committed to the existence of ... More


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