Kant's Model of the Mind: A New Interpretation of Transcendental Idealism
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Oxford University Press (1991)
This book argues that Kant's transcendental idealism has been misinterpreted: it denies not simply the super-sensory reality of space, time, and appearances, but their reality outside imagination as well. After adducing extensive and explicit textual evidence in its favor, Waxman shows this interpretation to be essential to the Transcendental Deduction, the affirmation of things in themselves, and the attempt to surmount Hume's scepticism. He further argues that Kant's much-neglected claim that, besides himself, "no psychologist has so much as even thought that the imagination might be a necessary constituent of perception," should be construed so that even our consciousness of sensation itself (visual, tactile, etc.) is impossible without imagination. A compelling and original contribution to Kantian scholarship, Kant's Model of the Mind will also bear close examination by students and scholars of Hume, the philosophy of mind, and the philosophy of science.
|Keywords||Perception (Philosophy Knowledge, Theory of Intuition Transcendentalism Philosophy of mind|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$48.50 used (17% off) $141.68 new Amazon page|
|Call number||B2779.W35 1991|
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
Melissa McBay Merritt (2010). Kant on the Transcendental Deduction of Space and Time: An Essay on the Philosophical Resources of the Transcendental Aesthetic. Kantian Review 14 (2):1-37.
Anil Gomes (2010). Is Kant's Transcendental Deduction of the Categories Fit for Purpose? Kantian Review 15 (2):118-137.
William Noble (1993). Meaning and the “Discursive Ecology”: Further to the Debate on Ecological Perceptual Theory. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 23 (4):375-398.
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.
Sebastian Luft (2007). From Being to Givenness and Back: Some Remarks on the Meaning of Transcendental Idealism in Kant and Husserl. International Journal of Philosophical Studies 15 (3):367 – 394.
Toni Kannisto (2010). Three Problems in Westphal's Transcendental Proof of Realism. Kant-Studien 101 (2):227-246.
Lucy Allais (2007). Kant's Idealism and the Secondary Quality Analogy. Journal of the History of Philosophy 45 (3):459-484.
William Blattner (1994). Is Heidegger a Kantian Idealist? Inquiry 37 (2):185 – 201.
Henry E. Allison (1996). Idealism and Freedom: Essays on Kant's Theoretical and Practical Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Axel Mueller (2011). Does Kantian Mental Content Externalism Help Metaphysical Realists? Synthese 182 (3):449-473.
Kieran Setiya (2004). Transcendental Idealism in the 'Aesthetic'. Philosophy and Phenomenological Research 68 (1):63–88.
Lucy Allais (2010). Kant's Argument for Transcendental Idealism in the Transcendental Aesthetic. Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 110 (1):47-75.
Gaven Kerr (2011). Kant's Transcendental Idealism. International Philosophical Quarterly 51 (2):195-222.
Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.
Added to index2009-01-28
Recent downloads (6 months)0
How can I increase my downloads?