In defence of transcendental idealism: reply to McWherter

Journal of Critical Realism 17 (5):514-518 (2018)
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I recently argued that critical realists ought to adopt transcendental idealism in favour of Bhaskar’s transcendental realism. In response, Dustin McWherter presents two arguments against transcendental idealism: it is inferior to transcendental realism because it cannot account for the epistemic significance of experimentation, and it is internally inconsistent because it affirms the existence of things-in-themselves. This brief reply defends transcendental idealism against both objections.


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Guus Duindam
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

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