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Arguing for Apperception

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the background materials from the Empiricists, the Rationalists, and Kant’s earlier work, and the interpretations of the structure of the transcendental deduction and of the crucial ... More


The Unity of Kant’s Active Thinker

Patricia Kitcher

in Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608553
eISBN:
9780191729645
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter examines Kant’s theory of the unity of apperception and the argument he offers for it in the transcendental deduction of the Critique of Pure Reason. His theory is that the unity of ... More


Overview

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The chapter lays out the goal of the book, which is to present an account of Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject that is both historically situated and illuminating for issues of contemporary ... More


Experiential and Pragmatic Aspects of Religious Commitments

Robert Audi

in Rationality and Religious Commitment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199609574
eISBN:
9780191731822
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609574.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics/Epistemology

In this chapter the character of religious experience is explored. Perceptual and non-perceptual kinds are distinguished, and both are shown to have possible confirmatory value for religious ... More


Is Kant’s Thinker (as Such) a Free and Responsible Agent?

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Both Kant scholars (Henry Allison) and Kant enthusiasts (Akeel Bilgrami) have appealed to the Critique to support the assimilation of cognition to responsible moral action. This approach is ... More


Locke’s Internal Sense and Kant’s Changing Views

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant’s Thinker

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter addresses three questions about the doctrine of ‘inner sense’ that Kant adapted from Locke: Why did he originally believe that a Lockean inner sense was crucial for a theory of rational ... More


A Kantian Critique of Transparency

Patricia Kitcher

in Kant and the Philosophy of Mind: Perception, Reason, and the Self

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198724957
eISBN:
9780191792434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198724957.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Many contemporary philosophers have defended the ‘transparency’ thesis: How a subject answers the question of whether she believes that p is not by an inner glance; rather, that question is answered ... More


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