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Kant-Studien 97 (2):138-162 (2006)
This paper is an exposition and defense of Kant’s philosophy of geometry. The main thesis is that Euclidean geometry investigates the properties of geometrical objects in an inner space that is given to us a priori (pure space) and hence is a priori and synthetic. This thesis is supported by arguing that Euclidean geometry requires certain intuitive objects (Sect. 1), that these objects are a priori constructions in pure space (Sect. 2), and finally that the role of geometrical construction is to provide geometrical objects, not concepts, as some have claimed (Sect. 3).
|Keywords||Michael Friedman Charles Parsons Jaakko Hintikka P. F. Strawson|
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