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    Critical Realism and Transcendental Idealism: Response to Duindam.Dustin McWherter - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (3):325-328.
    ABSTRACTIn this article I briefly respond to what I view as the most contentious parts of Guus Duindam's defence of transcendental idealism and critique of Bhaskar’s transcendental realism. First, I argue that Duindam does not address the main problem with the transcendental idealist account of causal laws and therefore does not successfully defend it against Bhaskar’s transcendental analysis of experimental activity. Second, I argue that Duindam’s interpretation of transcendental idealism is vulnerable to the problem of the thing in itself, which (...)
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    Metaphilosophical Naturalism and Naturalized Transcendentalism: Some Objections to Kaidesoja’s Critique of Transcendental Arguments in Critical Realism.Dustin McWherter - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (1):54-79.
    This essay offers some fairly extensive objections to the critique of Bhaskar’s use of transcendental arguments found in chapter four of Tuukka Kaidesoja’s Naturalizing Critical Realist Social Ontology. The essay has three sections that correspond to three sets of objections, each of which centres around a certain topic in Kaidesoja’s critique. The first concerns Kaidesoja’s appeal to the connection between transcendental arguments and Kant’s transcendental idealism to criticize Bhaskar. The second concerns Kaidesoja’s problematization of a posteriori premises in Bhaskar’s transcendental (...)
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    Revisiting Metaphilosophical Naturalism and Naturalized Transcendentalism: Response to Kaidesoja.Dustin McWherter - 2017 - Journal of Critical Realism 16 (5):514-532.
    In this article, I assess Tuukka Kaidesoja’s response to my objections to his critique of transcendental arguments and respond to his criticisms of my work. I argue that his new attempt to link transcendental arguments to Kant’s transcendental idealism is just as question-begging as his previous attempt, that his problematization of Bhaskar’s use of Kantian terminology is premised upon a confusion, and that his elaboration of explanatory necessity still fails to clearly distinguish it from transcendental necessity. I also elaborate and (...)
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    The Moore‐Walker Dilemma: A Critique of Transcendental Idealism.Dustin McWherter - 2016 - Philosophical Forum 47 (2):195-206.
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    Empirical Realism and the Legitimacy of Ontology: A Dialogue.Dustin McWherter - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (5):449-460.
    The purpose of this dialogue between an ‘empirical realist’ and a ‘traditional ontologist’ is to clarify and evaluate the presuppositions of the kind of anti-ontological position exemplified by empirical realism. After ontology is defined and the empirical realist's position explained, the traditional ontologist pursues a series of dialectical developments and criticisms of the empirical realist's claim to have a coherently non-ontological position. The eventual conclusion is that the empirical realist's opposition to ontology just arbitrarily assumes ontology to be associated with (...)
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    Idealism and Existence: Second Response to Duindam.Dustin McWherter - 2018 - Journal of Critical Realism 17 (5):519-522.
    ABSTRACTIn this brief response to Guus Duindam's reply to my objections to his recent article, I explain why I think my original objections were not sufficiently answered. Although I believe Duindam advances the debate to some extent, I do not think he has fully explained how transcendental idealism accounts for the distinctive epistemic significance of experiments or how it avoids inconsistency in affirming the existence of things in themselves.
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    Ontology and Metaontology: A Contemporary Guide.Dustin McWherter - 2017 - Philosophical Quarterly 67 (266):195-198.
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    Transcendental Idealism and Ontological Agnosticism.Dustin McWherter - 2012 - Kantian Review 17 (1):47-73.
    Since the initial reception of the Critique of Pure Reason transcendental idealism has been perceived and criticized as a form of subjective idealism regarding space, time, and the objects within them, despite Kant's protestations to the contrary. In recent years, some commentators have attempted to counter this interpretation by presenting transcendental idealism as a primarily epistemological doctrine rather than a metaphysical one. Others have insisted on the metaphysical character of transcendental idealism. Within these debates, Kant's rejection of ontology (of the (...)
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    Reconstructing Bhaskar's Transcendental Analysis of Experimental Activity.Dustin McWherter - 2012 - Cosmos and History : The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 8 (1):199-226.
    In this essay I attempt a thorough reconstruction and modification of Roy Bhaskar's "transcendental analysis of experimental activity" to show that this analysis contains a powerful critique of regularity theories of causal laws and a strong case for a transcendental realist, powers-based theory of causal laws. Despite the short and scattered places in which this analysis occurs in Bhaskar's texts, my reconstruction synthesizes these textual resources to formulate a unified analysis of experimentation that derives three distinct conclusions from four presuppositions (...)
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    DEBATE: Kant, Ontology and Empirical Realism: Response to Assiter.Dustin McWherter - 2015 - Journal of Critical Realism 14 (5):518-529.
    In this debate article I respond to Alison Assiter's various objections and points regarding my work on Kant's empirical realism, his relation to ontology, and related issues. Although Assiter raises some very interesting and important issues, I do not find her ontological interpretation of Kant sufficiently supported textually, and I think her objections to my work are too dependent on omissions and mistaken assumptions to provide an effective challenge.
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    Philosophy Outside-In: A Critique of Academic Reason.Dustin McWherter - 2016 - Journal of Critical Realism 15 (3):301-305.
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    Editors' Note.Leigh Price, Lee Martin & Dustin McWherter - 2017 - Journal of Critical Realism 16 (1):1-1.
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  13. Philosophies of Nature After Schelling. [REVIEW]Dustin Mcwherter - 2007 - Radical Philosophy 144.
     
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  14. Global Genome: Biotechnology, Politics, and Culture; Code: Collaborative Ownership and the Digital Economy. [REVIEW]James Tobias, Dustin Mcwherter, Iain Grant, Matthew Beaumont & Jarkko Toikkanen - 2007 - Radical Philosophy 144.
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