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  • Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories

    Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration

    Kenneth R. Westphal

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    Immanuel Kant’s ‘Transcendental Deduction of the Categories’ addresses issues centrally debated today in philosophy and in cognitive sciences, especially in epistemology, and in theory of perception. Kant’s insights into these issues are clouded by pervasive misunderstandings of Kant’s ‘Deduction’ and its actual aims, scope, and argument. The present edition with its fresh and accurate translation and concise commentary aims to serve these contemporary debates as well as continuing intensive and extensive scholarship on Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason. Two surprising results are that ‘Transcendental Deduction’ is valid and sound, and it holds independently of Kant’s transcendental idealism. This lucid volume is interesting and useful to students, yet sufficiently detailed to be informative to specialists.

    Kenneth R. Westphal is Professor of Philosophy at Boğaziçi University, İstanbul. His research focuses on the character and scope of rational justification in non-formal, substantive domains, both moral and theoretical. His books include several volumes on Kant.

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    Westphal, K. 2021. Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7
    Westphal, K. R. (2021) Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7
    Westphal, Kenneth R. Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration. Helsinki University Press, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7
    Westphal, K. R. (2021). Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7
    Westphal, Kenneth R. Kant’s Transcendental Deduction of the Categories: Critical Re-Examination, Elucidation and Corroboration. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press, 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7




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    Published on April 7, 2021

    Language

    English

    Pages:

    118

    ISBN
    Paperback 978-952-369-028-8
    PDF 978-952-369-029-5

    DOI
    https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-7



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