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Empirical Ideality, Reality, and Matter

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter explores the sense in which Descartes took matter to be empirically real. This requires the chapter to look at the Sixth Meditation proof for the existence of bodies. Here, the chapter ... More


Empirical Reality and Intelligible Matter

Kurt Smith

in Matter Matters: Metaphysics and Methodology in the Early Modern Period

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199583652
eISBN:
9780191723155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199583652.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter another new interpretation of Descartes is examined, a view which argues that Descartes took there to be only one body, known as res extensa, to exist independent of mind. This is ... More


Objects and Subjects

Bryan Magee

in The Philosophy of Schopenhauer

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198237228
eISBN:
9780191706233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Empirical reality presents itself to us as experience, and this can take only such forms as can be mediated by whatever equipment we possess, including our own bodies. Thus there has to be a detailed ... More


Manifest Reality: Kant's Idealism and his Realism

Lucy Allais

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198747130
eISBN:
9780191809217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747130.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book presents an interpretation of Kant’s transcendental idealism. It argues that his distinction between things in themselves and things as they appear to us has both epistemological and ... More


Frameworks of understanding

Jo Phoenix

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter opens with a description of the empirical realities that shape and have shaped many women's choice to sell sex – realities which have remained constant for some time now. It provides two ... More


Schopenhauer and Indian Thought

Stephen Cross

in Schopenhauer's Encounter with Indian Thought: Representation and Will and Their Indian Parallels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824837358
eISBN:
9780824871048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824837358.003.0017
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This concluding chapter summarizes the numerous affinities between Arthur Schopenhauer’s ideas and Indian thought. It first considers Schopenhauer’s belief that a notable resemblance existed between ... More


The Possibility of Metaphysics

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/9780198747130.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter concludes the book’s account of Kant’s idealism by examining how his idealism relates to his explanation of the possibility of metaphysics. It is argued that a priori concepts and a ... More


Introduction

Thomas C. Vinci

in Space, Geometry, and Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199381166
eISBN:
9780199381234
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199381166.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In the Discourse on Metaphysics Leibniz explains to his readers the sense in which the actual world is the best of all possible worlds: it optimizes two values, the simplicity of the laws and the ... More


Three Ways in Which Space and Time Could Be Transcendentally Ideal

Leslie Stevenson

in Inspirations from Kant: Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199778225
eISBN:
9780190267629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778225.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This essay considers three ways in which space and time could be transcendentally ideal. In particular, it examines Immanuel Kant’s argument, spelled out in the Transcendental Aesthetic, the first ... More


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