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Joe Stratmann
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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    Kant, Grounding, and Things in Themselves.Joe Stratmann - 2018 - Philosophers' Imprint 18.
    One of the central issues dividing proponents of metaphysical interpretations of transcendental idealism concerns Kant’s views on the distinctness of things in themselves and appearances. Proponents of metaphysical one-object interpretations claim that things in themselves and appearances are related by some kind of one-object grounding relation, through which the grounding and grounded relata are different aspects of the same object. Proponents of metaphysical two-object interpretations, by contrast, claim that things in themselves and appearances are related by some kind of two-object (...)
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    The End of Explanation: Kant on the Unconditioned.Joe Stratmann - forthcoming - Wiley: Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
    Human reason demands ultimate explanation; it demands a Because that admits of no further Because –something unconditioned. Pace dogmatic rationalist metaphysics, Kant concludes that theoretical reason must remain modest; it cannot know or cognize the existence of particular unconditioned entities (e.g. God or Leibnizian monads). The prevailing view goes even further; it maintains that theoretical reason cannot even know that something or other unconditioned exists. Yet I argue that Kant’s critique contains an ambitious conclusion: reason can know that something unconditioned (...)
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    The End of Explanation: Kant on the Unconditioned.Joe Stratmann - forthcoming - Philosophy and Phenomenological Research.
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    From Dogmatic Slumber to Rationalist Nightmares: Kant Among the Dreamers of Reason.Joe Stratmann - forthcoming - European Journal of Philosophy.
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    Kant’s Mathematical Antinomies and the Problem of Circular Conditioning.Joe Stratmann - 2018 - Philosophical Quarterly 68 (273):679-701.
    On the reading of Kant's resolutions of the first two antinomies advanced here, Kant not only denies that the empirical world has a ground floor of empirical objects lacking proper parts in the resolution of the second antinomy, but he also denies that it has a ceiling consisting in a composite whole enclosing all other empirical objects in the resolution of the first antinomy. Indeed, the order of explanation in the first antinomy runs from wholes to the proper parts they (...)
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