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Kant's intuitionism : a commentary on the transcendental aesthetic

Author: Lorne Falkenstein
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1995.
Series: Toronto studies in philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ever since the publication of his Critique of Pure Reason in 1781, Immanuel Kant has occupied a central position in the philosop Transcendental Aesthetic, namely, his position on how we manage to intuit the properties and relations of objects as they exist in space and time." "It is a major problem not only in philosophy, but in cognitive science in general, to decide how much structure sensory input has of itself  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Falkenstein, Lorne, 1957-
Kant's intuitionism.
Toronto, Ont. : University of Toronto Press, ©1995
(DLC) 96122369
(OCoLC)34057082
Named Person: Immanuel Kant; Immanuel Kant
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lorne Falkenstein
ISBN: 9781442676480 1442676485 1282023462 9781282023468
OCLC Number: 244767362
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Awards: Winner of Raymond Klibansky Prize 1997 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contents --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
Bibliographical Note --
INTRODUCTION --
i. Nativism and Empirism --
ii. Intuitionism and Constructivism --
iii. Formal Intuitionism --
iv. Kant's Formal Intuitionism --
v. Grounds for the Popular Neglect of Formal Intuitionism --
PART I: KANT'S REPRESENTATION TERMINOLOGY --
Introduction --
i. The Place of the Aesthetic in the Critique of Pure Reason --
ii. Basic Confusions in Kant's Thought --
1 The Distinction between Intuition and Understanding --
i. The Sense/Intellect Distinction in ID --
ii. The Argument of ID Iii. Strategic Difficultiesiv. The Distinction between the Faculties in the Critique --
v. The Circularity Problem --
vi. Regressive Terminology --
2 The Distinction between Form and Matter of Intuition --
The Blindness Problem --
i. The Two Basic Features of an Intuitive Representation --
ii. Textual Evidence against Forms as Mechanisms --
iii. Textual Evidence against Forms as Representations --
iv. Conflicting Passages --
v. Afterword --
3 Sensation and the Matter of Intuition --
i. The Epistemological Role of Sensation Ii. The Ontological Status of SensationAppendix: Sensations as Effects of the Intensity of Force --
Objection --
4 Origins of the Form and the Matter of Intuition --
Summary and Conclusions to Part I --
PART II: THE EXPOSITIONS --
Introduction: Purpose and Method of the Expositions --
i. Purpose --
ii. Method --
Appendix: An Empirical Exposition of Our Concepts of Sensible Qualities --
5 The First Exposition --
i. Kant's Objectives in the First Exposition --
ii. Kant's Sensationist Opposition --
iii. The Standard Objection to the First Exposition Iv. The Grounds of Kant's Rejection of SensationismAppendix: Meditations on the Epistemology of Order --
6 The Second Exposition --
i. Analysis of the Argument --
ii. The Inextricability Argument --
iii. The Third Exposition in A and the Validity of Geometry --
iv. The Independence Argument --
7 The Later Expositions --
i. The Singularity Argument --
ii. The Whole/Part Priority Argument --
iii. The Infinity Argument --
iv. The Completeness of the Later Expositions --
v. The Composition of Intelligible Spaces and Times --
8 The Transcendental Expositions I. The Buttressing Argumentii. The Subjectivity Argument --
iii. The Explanation of the Possibility of Geometry and Mechanics --
Summary and Conclusions to Part II --
i. The Metaphysical Expositions --
ii. The Transcendental Expositions --
iii. Conclusions --
PART III: CONCLUSIONS FROM THE ABOVE CONCEPTS --
Introduction --
9 Kant's Argument for the Non-spatiotemporality of Things in Themselves --
i. Substantival Space and Time --
ii. Relative Space and Time --
iii. Limits of Kant's Result --
iv. Summary and Conclusions
Series Title: Toronto studies in philosophy.
Responsibility: Lorne Falkenstein.
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Kant's Intuitionism examines Kant's account of the human cognitive faculties, his views on space, and his reasons for denying that we have knowledge of things as they are in themselves.  Read more...

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