Transcendental Arguments: Superfluity and Scepticism

Theoria 71 (4):333-367 (2005)
The paper is a sustained analysis of some recent work on transcendental arguments with a view to assessing both its relevance to Kant's philosophy and its historical accuracy. Robert Stem's reading of Kant's philosophical aims is examined and criticized narrowly, and Barry Stroud's influential objection to transcendental arguments as a class is shown to be harmless. Kant is presented as a friend rather than a foe of scepticism, and his 'proto-verificationist' criterion of meaning is shown to underpin, rather than undermine, the sceptical position.
Keywords Kant  transcendental arguments  R. Stern  B. Stroud
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DOI 10.1111/j.1755-2567.2005.tb00892.x
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