Space, Time, and the Origins of Transcendental Idealism

Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy from 1747 to 1770

Authors: Rukgaber, Matthew

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  • Provides a novel approach to Kant pre-Critical and Critical metaphysics
  • Fills important lacunae in the English-language literature on the pre-Critical writings and on Kant’s entire philosophy of space and time
  • Offers a textually compelling narrative that engages Kant’s physics and metaphysics
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This book provides an account of the unity of Immanuel Kant’s early metaphysics, including the moment he invents transcendental idealism. Matthew Rukgaber argues that a division between “two worlds”—the world of matter, force, and space on the one hand, and the world of metaphysical substances with inner states and principles preserved by God on the other—is what guides Kant’s thought. Until 1770 Kant consistently held a conception of space as a force-based material product of monads that are only virtually present in nature. As Rukgaber explains, transcendental idealism emerges as a constructivist metaphysics, a view in which space and time are real relations outside of the mind, but those relations are metaphysically dependent on the subject. The subject creates the simple “now” and “here,” thus introducing into the intrinsically indeterminate and infinitely divisible continua of nature a metric with transformation rules that make possible all individuation and measurement.

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Matthew Rukgaber teaches at Eastern Connecticut State University and Gateway Community College, USA.

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Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Space, Time, and the Origins of Transcendental Idealism
Book Subtitle
Immanuel Kant’s Philosophy from 1747 to 1770
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-60742-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-60742-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-60741-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 284
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