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Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism

Joel Smith and Peter Sullivan (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199608553
eISBN:
9780191729645
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199608553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Kant’s introduction of a distinctive form of philosophical investigation and proof, known as transcendental, inaugurated a new philosophical tradition. This volume reviews the present state and ... More


Essays on Skepticism

Anthony Brueckner

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book is a collection of important work on the problem of scepticism, by someone who has provided perhaps the leading contemporary investigation of this problem. The guiding questions of this ... More


The Promise of Transcendental Arguments

Christian F. R. Illies

in The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines whether transcendental arguments might suffice for a justification of a source of normativity, and hence for the project of moral realism. There are two groups or types of ... More


Introduction: Transcendental Philosophy and Naturalism

Joel Smith and Peter Sullivan

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/9780199608553.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Some varieties of both transcendental philosophy and naturalism are distinguished, and a number of relations between them mapped. There is a discussion of transcendental idealism; transcendental ... More


Strawson on Other Minds

Joel Smith

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/9780199608553.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Strawson famously offered a transcendental argument against scepticism about other minds. His argument has had a mixed reception. Two versions of the argument are distinguished, the more plausible of ... More


The Goal of Transcendental Arguments

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Stroud distinguishes between two different sources of ‘invulnerability’, which correspond to two different ways of demonstrating that at least some of our beliefs are invulnerable. Stroud argues that ... More


The Value of Humanity: Reflections on Korsgaard’s Transcendental Argument

Robert Stern

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/9780199608553.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This article considers Christine Korsgaard's argument for the value of humanity, and the role that her transcendental argument plays in this, to the effect that an agent must value her own humanity. ... More


The Disjunctive Conception of Experience as Material for a Transcendental Argument

John McDowell

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers a diagnostic approach to scepticism about perceptually acquired knowledge of the external world and suggests that this approach can be pursued through a transcendental argument ... More


Comment on John McDowell's ‘The Disjunctive Conception of Experience as Material for a Transcendental Argument’

Crispin Wright

in Disjunctivism: Perception, Action, Knowledge

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231546
eISBN:
9780191716126
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231546.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

In his contribution to the present volume, John McDowell proposes a distinctive kind of ‘transcendental’ argument for the disjunctive conception of experience, and renews his claim that the latter ... More


The Possibility of Philosophical Understanding: Reflections on the Thought of Barry Stroud

Jason Bridges, Niko Kolodny, and Wai-hung Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780195381658
eISBN:
9780199918317
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381658.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General, History of Philosophy

Barry Stroud’s work has had a profound impact on a wide range of topics in contemporary philosophy. This volume contains contributions by students, colleagues, and well‐known interlocuters of Stroud ... More


Kant’s Thinker

Patricia Kitcher

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199754823
eISBN:
9780199855889
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754823.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The book presents Kant’s theory of the cognitive subject. It begins by setting the stage for his discussions of the unity and power of ‘apperception’ by presenting the attempts of his predecessors to ... More


A ‘Justified Normativity’ Thesis in Hans Kelsen's Pure Theory of Law?: Rejoinders to Robert Alexy and Joseph Raz

Stanley L. Paulson

in Institutionalized Reason: The Jurisprudence of Robert Alexy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199582068
eISBN:
9780191739354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582068.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter explores the justified normativity thesis in Kelsen's legal philosophy, with particular attention to the works of Raz and Alexy. It raises doubts about whether anything as ambitious as ... More


Modest Transcendental Arguments

Anthony Brueckner

in Essays on Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199585861
eISBN:
9780191595332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585861.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter is about Stroud's recent attempt to circumvent his earlier claim that Kantian transcendent arguments are doomed to failure. Stroud uses ideas from Donald Davidson concerning radical ... More


The Argument from Discourse

Christian F. R. Illies

in The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Two highly developed transcendental arguments exist in the current ethical and meta-ethical debates about moral realism and moral judgements. Karl-Otto Apel has developed what is known as an ... More


The Argument from Agency

Christian F. R. Illies

in The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter examines a transcendental argument developed by Alan Gewirth. Gewirth's ‘Dialectically Necessary Method’ is designed to provide a justification for fundamental moral principles on the ... More


The Argument from Normative Consistency and the Goodness of Truth and Freedom

Christian F. R. Illies

in The Grounds of Ethical Judgement: New Transcendental Arguments in Moral Philosophy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198238324
eISBN:
9780191679612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198238324.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter suggests a new transcendental argument of the retorsive type and shows how it can overcome the criticised insufficiencies of the traditional transcendental approaches. It seems that ... More


Transcendental Arguments and ‘Epistemological Naturalism ’

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

Stroud discusses Jay Rosenberg's Peirce‐inspired epistemological naturalism in relation to the requirements of a Kantian epistemological project that answers scepticism. Stroud explores the question ... More


Transcendental Arguments

Barry Stroud

in Understanding Human Knowledge: Philosophical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199252138
eISBN:
9780191598500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199252130.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

An exploration of the possibility of Kantian‐style a priori arguments to the conclusion that we know many of the things we think we know and that our having such knowledge is a precondition of our ... More


Kant Our Contemporary

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/9780199754823.003.0015
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter draws on the theory of the cognitive subject presented and defended in earlier chapters to develop Kantian alternatives to contemporary views of the self-ascription of belief, knowledge ... More


Language, Thought, and World

Ernie Lepore and Kirk Ludwig

in Donald Davidson: Meaning, Truth, Language, and Reality

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199251346
eISBN:
9780191602634
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251347.003.0024
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Reviews a number of interconnected arguments concerned with the question whether the third person stance of the radical interpreter is conceptually basic in understanding language. These include ... More


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