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Kant's Radical Subjectivism

Perspectives on the Transcendental Deduction

Authors: Schulting, Dennis

  • Engages critically with contemporary readers of Kant
  • Presents a detailed discussion of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories
  • Offers comprehensive arguments within the framework of Kant’s radical subjectivism
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In this book, Dennis Schulting presents a staunch defence of Kant’s radical subjectivism about the possibility of knowledge. This defence is mounted by means of a comprehensive analysis of what is arguably the centrepiece of Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason, namely, the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories. Radical subjectivism about the possibility of knowledge is to be understood as the thesis that the possibility of knowledge of objects essentially and wholly depends on subjective functions of thought, or the capacity to judge by virtue of transcendental apperception, given sensory input. Subjectivism thus defined is not about merely the necessary conditions of knowledge, but nor is it claimed that it grounds the very existence of things.

Novel interpretations are provided of such central themes as the objective unity of apperception, the threefold synthesis, judgement, truth and objective validity, spontaneity in judgement, figurative synthesis and spatial unity, nonconceptual content, idealism and the thing in itself, and material synthesis. One chapter is dedicated to the interpretation of the Deduction by Kant’s most prominent successor, G.W.F. Hegel, and throughout Schulting critically engages with the work of contemporary readers of Kant such as Lucy Allais, Robert Hanna, John McDowell, Robert Pippin, and James Van Cleve.

About the authors

Dennis Schulting is former Assistant Professor of Metaphysics and its History at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, and obtained his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Warwick, UK, in 2004. He specialises in Kant and German Idealism, with a focus on issues in philosophy of mind, epistemology and metaphysics. He has published in journals such as the Philosophical Review, Kantian Review, Kant-Studien, Kant Yearbook, Studi kantiani, Tijdschrift voor Filosofie, Algemeen Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Wijsbegeerte and the Hegel Bulletin, and has contributed essays to multiple book volumes. He is author of Kants Deduction and Apperception: Explaining the Categories (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012), and editor of Kantian Nonconceptualism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016).

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Kant’s Radical Subjectivism: An Introductory Essay

    Schulting, Dennis

    Pages 1-50

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  • Kant’s Deduction From Apperception

    Schulting, Dennis

    Pages 53-96

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  • “Pure Consciousness Is Found Already in Logic”: On Apperception, Judgement and Spontaneity

    Schulting, Dennis

    Pages 97-140

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  • Gap? What Gap?—On the Transcendental Unity of Apperception and the Necessary Application of the Categories

    Schulting, Dennis

    Pages 141-191

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  • Problems of Kantian Nonconceptualism and the Transcendental Deduction

    Schulting, Dennis

    Pages 195-255

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Hardcover 106,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-82932-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Kant's Radical Subjectivism
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on the Transcendental Deduction
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-43877-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-43877-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-43876-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82932-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 442
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