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: 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's Account of Freedom

Michelle Kosch

in Freedom and Reason in Kant, Schelling, and Kierkegaard

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780199289110
eISBN:
9780191604003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199289115.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter outlines Kant’s theory of freedom, his approach to the problem of freedom and determinism, and his account of the unity of reason.


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


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


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


Kant's Theory of Knowledge: An Analytical Introduction

Georges Dicker

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195153064
eISBN:
9780199835027
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153065.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book expounds, analyzes, and appraises the constructive part of Kant’s theory of knowledge, as presented in the Prefaces, Introduction, Transcendental Aesthetic, and especially the ... More


How are Cognitions Possible?

Robert Hanna

in Kant and the Foundations of Analytic Philosophy

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199272044
eISBN:
9780191699573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272044.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, General

This chapter argues that the key explanatory notion in Immanuel Kant's general cognitive semantics is his epigenetic or generative/productive theory of the mind, according to which object-directed ... More


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


Introduction: The Common Ground of Kant's Critiques

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:
10.1093/0199247315.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Argues, first, that there is a common ground in a methodological sense in the similarity of structure in Kant’s three Critiques. Also contends that central to Kant’s metaphysics and argumentative ... More


Transcendental‐Phenomenological Idealism: Husserl and Weyl

Thomas Ryckman

in The Reign of Relativity: Philosophy in Physics 1915-1925

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780195177176
eISBN:
9780199835324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195177177.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Weyl’s major contributions in the spring of 1918 to the general theory of relativity and to constructive analysis reveal the influence of Husserl’s transcendental-phenomenological idealism. The known ... 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


Hegel's Idealism

Robert Stern

in Hegelian Metaphysics

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199239108
eISBN:
9780191716942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199239108.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The nature of Hegel's idealism has been much disputed, and this chapter offers an account of it that is distinctive. Against recent commentators such as Robert Pippin, it is argued that Hegel was not ... More


Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason

Karl Ameriks

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198238973
eISBN:
9780191597022
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198238975.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book presents the first extensive analysis in English of Kant's systematic criticism of dogmatic accounts of the mind as a distinctive object.This criticism has been much admired, especially in ... 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


Geometry, Space, and Transcendental Idealism

Georges Dicker

in Kant's Theory of Knowledge: An Analytical Introduction

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195153064
eISBN:
9780199835027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153065.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter expounds Kant’s view of space in contrast to those of Newton and Leibniz, and explains how Kant was led to this view by an argument from geometry. It explains how his view of the ... More


Chapter Six

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

I argue that both Kant and, in his later work, Wittgenstein (the latter in spite of himself) indicate the possibility of just such a transcendental‐idealist response to the Basic Argument. I also ... More


On Reconciling the Transcendental Turn and Kant’s Idealism

Karl Ameriks

in Kant's Elliptical Path

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199693689
eISBN:
9780191745584
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693689.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter starts from a distinction between Kant's ‘transcendental turn’, as a positive theory about the pure and objective but immanent structures of experience, and the additional metaphysical ... More


Essays on Kant

Henry E. Allison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199647033
eISBN:
9780191741166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199647033.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This volume contains a collection of seventeen essays which have been previously published on Kant and an addendum to one of these essays that is here published for the first time. Although these ... More


Chapter Seven

A. W. Moore

in Points of View

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198250623
eISBN:
9780191598050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198250622.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

There remains the problem of accounting for the appeal of transcendental idealism. Transcendental idealists themselves may say that there is nothing wrong with the doctrine, but only with the attempt ... More


More Arguments for Transcendental Idealism

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:
10.1093/0198237227.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

At the core of what Schopenhauer took from Kant is transcendental idealism. An understanding of this calls not only for intelligence but for what might be called ‘intellectual imagination’. The ... More


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