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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


Perception and its Objects

Bill Brewer

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents, motivates, and defends a new solution to a fundamental problem in the philosophy of perception. What is the correct theoretical conception of perceptual experience, and how should ... 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


Internal and External: ‘Empirical’ and ‘Transcendental’

Barry Stroud

in The Significance of Philosophical Scepticism

Published in print:
1984
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198247616
eISBN:
9780191598494
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198247613.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Chapter 4 considers the response to scepticism found in Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason.According to Kant, all theories that leave the existence of things in space doubtful or insufficiently justified ... 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


Anti‐Realism

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Berkeley's response to the Inconsistent Triad is to reject (I), the claim that physical objects are mind-independent. Three variants of this move are distinguished, between which it is argued that ... More


Realism and Explanation

Bill Brewer

in Perception and its Objects

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199260256
eISBN:
9780191725470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260256.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The motivation and defence of (OV) is completed by a detailed engagement with the question how the mind-independence of the physical objects that we perceive shows up from our own perspective as ... More


Kant's transcendentalism

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Kant provides the first example of a recurring methodological contrast that sets the Second Philosopher's approach into high relief. In his effort to explain the source of our a priori information ... More


Realism and Explanation in Perception

Bill Brewer

in Perception, Causation, and Objectivity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199692040
eISBN:
9780191729713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199692040.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

Philosophers of perception face a problem in combining two intuitively compelling ideas about physical objects and our perceptual relation with them: first, empiricism, the thesis that physical ... 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


German Idealism, British Idealism, and Later Developments

Tom Rockmore

in Kant and Idealism

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300120080
eISBN:
9780300134735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300120080.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter posits that all forms of representationalism are based on metaphysical realism. Later forms of idealism move progressively away from representationalism and metaphysical realism, but not ... More


Undoing the Copernican revolution 1

Penelope Maddy

in Second Philosophy: A Naturalistic Method

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199273669
eISBN:
9780191706264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273669.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Kant's two-level scheme allows him to say two things at once: speaking empirically, logic is objectively true (empirically real) because of the structure of the world (e.g., because it's made up of ... 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


Kant’s ‘Transcendental Deduction’

Barry Stroud

in Seeing, Knowing, Understanding: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
July 2018
ISBN:
9780198809753
eISBN:
9780191859205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809753.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter presents a straightforward structural description of Immanuel Kant’s conception of what the transcendental deduction is supposed to do, and how it is supposed to do it. The ‘deduction’ ... 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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