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Themes in Kant's metaphysics and ethics

Author: Arthur Melnick
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Catholic University of America Press, ©2004.
Series: Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy, v. 40.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Intended for those interested in Kant's contribution to philosophy, this volume provides an overview of Kant's arguments concerning central issues in metaphysics and ethics. Arthur Melnick argues that the key to all of Kant's arguments is his constructivist theory of space and time."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Kant, Immanuel <1724-1804>; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Melnick
ISBN: 0813213711 9780813213712
OCLC Number: 52411913
Description: ix, 275 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. The transcendental aesthetic --
The consistency of Kant's theory of space and time --
Kant vs. Lambert and Trendelenburg on the ideality of time --
pt. 2. The transcendental deduction --
Apperception and the premise of Kant's transcendental deduction --
Categories, logical functions, and schemata in Kant --
A modified version of Kant's theory of cognition --
pt. 3. The principles --
Kant's proofs of causation and substance --
Kant's refutation of idealism in the B edition --
pt. 4. Things in themselves --
Kant on things in themselves --
Kant's proof of transcendental idealism in the first antinomy --
Macroscopic facts, quantum mechanics, and metaphysical realism --
pt. 5. Freedom and morality --
Reason, freedom, and determinism in Kant's third antinomy --
Kant's formulations of the categorical imperative --
The rational justification of morality.
Series Title: Studies in philosophy and the history of philosophy, v. 40.
Responsibility: Arthur Melnick.
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