Kant's "argument from geometry"

Journal of the History of Philosophy 42 (2):195-215 (2004)
Lisa Shabel
Ohio State University
: Kant's 'argument from geometry' is usually interpreted to be a regressive transcendental argument in support of the claim that we have a pure intuition of space. In this paper I defend an alternative interpretation of this argument according to which it is rather a progressive synthetic argument meant to identify and establish the essential role of pure spatial intuition in geometric cognition. In the course of reinterpreting the 'argument from geometry' I reassess the arguments of the Aesthetic and illustrate the origin of Kant's view of the role of pure intuition in geometry
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DOI 10.1353/hph.2004.0034
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