Philosophical Quarterly 63 (252):520-545 (2013)

Colin Marshall
University of Washington
The one-world interpretation of Kant's idealism holds that appearances and things in themselves are, in some sense, the same things. Yet this reading faces a number of problems, all arising from the different features Kant seems to assign to appearances and things in themselves. I propose a new way of understanding the appearance/thing in itself distinction via an Aristotelian notion that I call, following Kit Fine, a ‘qua-object.’ Understanding appearances and things in themselves as qua-objects provides a clear sense in which they can be the same things while differing in many of their features
Keywords Kant  qua-objects  transcendental idealism  appearances  things in themselves
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9213.12060
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