Kant's Deduction From Apperception. An Essay on the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

Berlin, Germany: De Gruyter (forthcoming)
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Dennis Schulting
University of Warwick (PhD)
Abstract
This book offers a thoroughgoing, analytic account of the first half of the Transcendental Deduction of the Categories in the B-edition of Kant's Critique of Pure Reason that is different from existing interpretations in at least one important aspect: its central claim is that each of the 12 categories is wholly derivable from the principle of apperception, which goes against the current view that the Deduction is not a proof in a strict philosophical sense and the standard reading that in the Deduction Kant only gives an account of the global applicability of the categories to experience. This novel approach enables a reappraisal of Kant's controversial claim that transcendental self-consciousness is not only a necessary condition of objective experience but also (formally) sufficient for it. The book provides an extensive analysis of Kant's theory of transcendental apperception and also explains why the argument of the Transcendental Deduction is both a regressive and a progressive argument.
Keywords Kant  Transcendental Deduction  Apperception  Self-Consciousness  Synthesis  Categories
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Call number B2799.A7.S38 2012
ISBN(s) 1137256095   9781137256096   9780230358829  
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