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TitleKant's Theory of Knowledge [electronic resource] : Selected Papers from the Third International Kant Congress / edited by Lewis White Beck
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 1974
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Descript 226 p. online resource


The Third International Kant Congress met in Rochester, New York, March 30 to April 4, 1970. The Proceedings, published by D. Reidel Publishing Company in 1972, contained 76 complete papers and 30 abยญ stracts in three languages. Since this large volume covered many phases of Kant's philosophy from a wide variety of standpoints, it is unlikely that the entire contents of it will be of interest to anyone philosopher. I have therefore selected from that volume the 20 papers that seem to me to be most likely to be of interest to English-speaking philosophers who are, to use a fairly vague description, in the 'analytical tradition'. The topics treated here are those which are most relevant to current philosophยญ ical debate in the theory of knowledge, philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science. The division of papers under the seven principal topics, however, is in some respects a little arbitrary. I hope this little volume, published 250 years after Kant's birth, will show philosophers who are not already convinced that Kant is one of the most contemporary of the great philosophers of the past. I believe that the efforts of the authors of the papers will show that there can be genuine Kantian contributions towards the solution of problems that have freยญ quently been handled in opposition to, or obliviousness of, the eighteenthยญ century philosopher who did more than anyone else to formulate the problems which still worry philosophers in the analytic tradition


I Aspects of Kant's Method in the Theory of Knowledge -- Are Transcendental Deductions Impossible? -- The Ptolemaic Counter-Revolution -- II Linguistic and Transcendental Themes -- From Kant to Peirce: The Semiotical Transformation of Transcendental Logic -- B 132 Revisited -- Phenomena and Noumena: On the Use and Meaning of the Categories -- III Analytic and Synthetic Judgments -- Concepts, Objects and the Analytic in Kant -- Non-Pure Synthetic A Priori Judgments in the Critique of Pure Reason -- Extensional and Intensional Interpretation of Synthetic Propositions A Priori -- On Kant, Frege, Analyticity and the Theory of Reference -- IV Space -- The Meaning of โ{128}{152}space' in Kant -- Absolute Space and Absolute Motion in Kant's Critical Philosophy -- Onthe Subjectivity of Objective Space -- V Causality and the Laws of Nature -- Transcendental Affinity โ{128}{148} Kant's Answer to Hume -- The Conception of Lawlikeness in Kant's Philosophy of Science -- The Status of Kant's Theory of Matter -- VI The Thing in Itself -- Kant's Theory of the Structure of Empirical Scientific Inquiry and Two Implied Postulates Regarding Things in Themselves -- The Unknowability of Things in Themselves -- Noumenal Causality -- VII Kant and Some Modern Critics -- Kant and Anglo-Saxon Criticism -- On Kant and the Refutation of Subjectivism 208

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