David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1990)
From Descartes to Hume, philosophers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries developed a dialectic of radically conflicting claims about the nature of the self. In the Paralogisms of The Critique of Pure Reason, Kant comes to terms with this dialectic and with the character of the experiencing self. In this study, Powell seeks to elucidate these difficult texts, showing that the structure of the Paralogisms provides an essential key to understanding both Kant's critique of "rational psychology" and his theory of self-consciousness. As Kant realized, the ways in which we must represent ourselves to ourselves have import not only for epistemology, but for our view of persons and of our own immortality, as well as for moral philosophy. His theory of self-consciousness is also shown to have implications for contemporary discussions of the problem of other minds, functionalism, and the problem of indexical self-reference.
|Keywords||Self (Philosophy Philosophy of mind|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$64.23 used (49% off) $110.78 new (12% off) $117.11 direct from Amazon (7% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B2799.S37.P685 1990|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Matthew Boyle (2009). Two Kinds of Self-Knowledge. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 78 (1):133-164.
Similar books and articles
Matt McCormick (2003). Questions About Functionalism in Kant's Philosophy of Mind: Lessons for Cognitive Science. Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence 15 (2):255-266.
Henry E. Allison (1990). Kant's Theory of Freedom. Cambridge University Press.
Brandon C. Look (2011). Kant's Thinker. Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (4):502-503.
Jens Timmermann (2007). Simplicity and Authority: Reflections on Theory and Practice in Kant's Moral Philosophy. Journal of Moral Philosophy 4 (2):167-182.
Thomas Sturm & Falk Wunderlich (2010). Kant and the Scientific Study of Consciousness. History of the Human Sciences 23 (3):48-71.
Alan Thomas (1997). Kant, McDowell and the Theory of Consciousness. European Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):283-305.
Pierre Keller (1998). Kant and the Demands of Self-Consciousness. Cambridge University Press.
Patricia Kitcher (2011). Kant's Thinker. Oxford University Press.
Corey W. Dyck (2011). A Wolff in Kant's Clothing: Christian Wolff's Influence on Kant's Accounts of Consciousness, Self-Consciousness, and Psychology. Philosophy Compass 6 (1):44-53.
Karl Ameriks (2000). Kant's Theory of Mind: An Analysis of the Paralogisms of Pure Reason. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads58 ( #25,982 of 1,098,889 )
Recent downloads (6 months)7 ( #33,586 of 1,098,889 )
How can I increase my downloads?