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Kantian Humility: Our Ignorance of Things in Themselves

Rae Langton

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199243174
eISBN:
9780191597909
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199243174.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book offers a new interpretation and defence of Kant's doctrine of things in themselves. Kant distinguishes things in themselves from phenomena, and in doing so he makes a metaphysical ... More


Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Christopher Janaway

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Centres on Schopenhauer's conception of the self and how it relates to the world, primarily dealing with his book The World as Will and Representation. It locates Schopenhauer in relation to Kant, of ... More


Will to Power in the Genealogy

Christopher Janaway

in Beyond Selflessness: Reading Nietzsche's Genealogy

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199279692
eISBN:
9780191707407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279692.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter argues that Nietzsche's conception of will to power underlies his explanations of moral values, and that its manifestations may be outward-directed or inward-directed, achieve genuine ... More


Kantian Objects

Christopher Janaway

in Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Kant's central contribution to theoretical philosophy was the position he called ‘transcendental idealism’. Schopenhauer also adopted transcendental idealism, though he wanted to modify Kant's ... More


One Way to Read Hegel

Edward Craig

in The Mind of God and the Works of Man

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236825
eISBN:
9780191597244
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236824.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 4 relates Hegel, the great spokesman and philosophical champion of the Weltbild of his literary contemporaries, to the two major themes of the book. On the one hand, it shows how he picked up ... 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


Kant and Short Arguments to Humility

Karl Ameriks

in Interpreting Kant's Critiques

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247318
eISBN:
9780191601699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247315.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Offers an extended analysis of the problems of idealism and interaction as treated in Rae Langton’s recent monograph, Kantian Humility (1998). It endorses Langton’s thought that Kant’s notion of ... More


Knowing the Thing in Itself

Christopher Janaway

in Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The central claim of Schopenhauer's metaphysics is that the thing in itself is will. He arrives at this by way of an observation about self‐knowledge: I can know myself only as willing or active, not ... More


Recent Work On Kant's Theoretical Philosophy

Karl Ameriks

in Interpreting Kant's Critiques

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199247318
eISBN:
9780191601699
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199247315.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter is influenced by the work of Gerold Prauss, and it consists largely in an overview of interpretations of Kant’s transcendental deduction and transcendental idealism. It distinguishes a ... More


Introductory

J. N. Findlay

in Kant and the Transcendental Object: A Hermeneutic Study

Published in print:
1981
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246381
eISBN:
9780191680960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246381.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter discusses the following: (i) The Kantian concept of the Transcendental Object, and of its relation to that of the Noumenon and the Thing-in-itself; (ii) Kant's theory of knowledge cannot ... More


Common Sense and Physics

Michael Dummett

in The Seas of Language

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236214
eISBN:
9780191597350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236212.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

The distinction between `how things are in themselves’ and `how they appear to us’ bifurcates into two different distinctions: that between what is true of the world and what only appears to be, but ... More


Hegel Contra Kant on Philosophical Critique and the Limits of Knowledge

John Mccumber

in Understanding Hegel's Mature Critique of Kant

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780804785457
eISBN:
9780804788533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804785457.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

With the understanding that Hegel’s critique of Kant provides substantial insight into Hegel’s own philosophical project, this chapter disentangles Hegel’s criticisms of Kant’s theoretical philosophy ... More


Schopenhauer's Aesthetics: The Meaning of Art and Music

Barbara Hannan

in The Riddle of the World: A Reconsideration of Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195378948
eISBN:
9780199869589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195378948.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer's views on the meaning of art and music are presented and evaluated in this chapter. Schopenhauer argues that art reveals the “Platonic Forms.” He seems undecided as to whether art ... More


The Primacy of Will

Christopher Janaway

in Self and World in Schopenhauer's Philosophy

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250036
eISBN:
9780191597817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250037.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Schopenhauer conceives the will as metaphysically primary, as the thing in itself that underlies all phenomena, but also as having primacy over the intellect in human psychology. Experience is a ... More


Things in Themselves: A Kantian Refutation of Berkeley’s Idealism

Waxman Wayne

in Kant's Anatomy of the Intelligent Mind

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199328314
eISBN:
9780199369348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199328314.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter presents Kant’s doctrine of things in themselves as the affirmation of a robust esse is NOT percipirealism that trumps Berkeley’s esse is percipi idealism. It opens with a recapitulation ... More


Jakob Friedrich Fries and the Birth of Psychologism

Frederick C. Beiser

in The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722205
eISBN:
9780191789052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722205.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 1 discusses Fries’ founding role in the birth of neo-Kantianism and his early philosophical development until (and including) 1808, the year of the publication of his Neue Kritik der ... More


The Ontological Status of Will

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/9780824837358.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines the ontological status of Arthur Schopenhauer’s doctrine of the will. It begins by addressing the question that has dogged Schopenhauer’s philosophy: how the will can be said to ... More


Rehabilitating Otto Liebmann

Frederick C. Beiser

in The Genesis of Neo-Kantianism, 1796-1880

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198722205
eISBN:
9780191789052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198722205.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Chapter 7 discusses the early philosophical works and development of Otto Liebmann. It focuses upon the contents and motives behind his early Kant und die Epigonen and his early critique of ... More


Schopenhauer’s Conception of the World as Will

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/9780824837358.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter examines Arthur Schopenhauer’s conception of the world as will and whether there is any common ground between his doctrine and Indian thought. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Reconstructing Schopenhauer’s Metaphysics

Frederick C. Beiser

in Weltschmerz: Pessimism in German Philosophy, 1860–1900

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780198768715
eISBN:
9780191822070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198768715.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter attempts to provide a sympathetic reconstruction of Schopenhauer’s metaphysics and to save it from the more common objections raised against it. Central to the reconstruction is the ... More


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